Superfood Spotlight: Bone Broth


Rich in easily absorbable vitamins and miners, chock full of vital proteins and nutrients, and gut-friendly - what’s not to love about bone broth?


Bone broth is made by boiling then simmering bones over the course of a few days, which causes the release of highly absorbable nutrients like amino acids, collagen, minerals, chondroitin sulphates, and glucosamine.


Amino Acids – Bone broth is a rich source of the “conditional” amino acids glutamine, proline, arginine, and glycine. These amino acids contribute to the healing properties of this fantastic superfood. Although generally nonessential, these amino acids are essential when you are sick or stressed. Additionally, they have many research-supported healing benefits, including:

  • Reduced inflammation in the respiratory system

  • Improved digestion

  • Improved immune functioning

  • Improvements in asthma, allergies, and arthritis

Glutamine

  • Acts as metabolic fuel for cells in the small intestine

  • Protects the lining of the gut Improves metabolism & muscle building Reduces healing & recovery time in hospital patients as well as athletes on an intense training regimen

Arginine

  • Speeds wound healing

  • Promotes immune system functioning

  • Promotes regeneration of damaged liver cells

  • Necessary for the production and release of growth hormone Necessary for sperm production

Glycine

  • Prevents breakdown of protein tissue, i.e. muscle

  • Inhibitory neurotransmitter that improves sleep, relaxation, memory & performance

  • Promotes detoxification of chemicals/supports liver in naturally detoxifying the body

  • Necessary for the synthesis of glutathione & uric acid – the body’s most vital endogenous anti-oxidants, i.e. internally produced

Proline

  • Helps repair leaky gut

  • Promotes regeneration of cartilage

  • Helps heal joints

  • Improves skin

  • Reduces cellulite

Collagen/Gelatin - Gelatin is produced by the breakdown of collagen in bone broth, offering a number of great health benefits such as:

  • Protecting & soothing the lining of the digestive tract

  • Helping people with food allergies and sensitivities tolerate troublesome foods - including gluten and milk

  • Helping heal leaky gut syndrome Promoting probiotic growth and balance Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite Promoting healthy hair, skin, and nails Easily absorbable bone-building minerals that can help prevent bone loss, reduce joint pain, and promote strong bones

Chondroitin Sulphates & Glucosamine - This combo may help slow or prevent joint cartilage degeneration, which is the underlying cause of osteoarthritis pain, as well as:

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Decrease joint pain

  • Reduce arthritis damage and pain


Essential Minerals – Bone broth also boasts easily absorbable minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon and sulphur. As estimated 80% of people in the United States are deficient in magnesium due to depletion by excess caffeine and sugar consumption, stress, birth control pills, and diminishing food sources of this mineral in the wake of factory farming, over-cultivation of soil, and GMO’s. Magnesium deficiency is linked with high blood pressure, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, low stamina, insomnia, kidney stones, headaches, muscle cramps, osteoporosis, tingling, poor memory, confusion, and other issues. Bone broth offers highly absorbable, quality supplementation of magnesium and other vital minerals.


Overall Benefits of Bone Broth:

  • Boosted immune system

  • Improved joint health

  • Treating leaky gut syndrome Reducing joint pain and inflammation

  • Inhibiting infection caused by cold and flu viruses

  • Reduced cellulite

  • Fighting inflammation

  • Promoting healing of tendons and ligaments

  • Promoting recovery from intense exercise and injury Healing & sealing the gut

  • Calming effects, promoting restful sleep Healthy digestion Improving & overcoming food intolerances and allergies Promoting strong, healthy bones

  • Promoting healthy hair and nail growth

  • Aiding in healing IBS, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis and acid reflux

Important note: Store-bought “stock” and “broth” isn’t REAL. It is a lab-created mixture of chemicals and flavors. To get the true benefits of this incredible superfood, opt for authentic, grass-fed bone broth. Visit our recipe page if you’d like to make it yourself, or check out your local health food store!

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