Immune system boosting is a requirement for the winter months and there is no better natural product in our opinion than well-made, high-quality bone broth.
High quality bone broth on it’s own is excellent for immune system boosting. High-quality bone broth, PLUS Chinese Herbs that are known to promote immune system support and you’re drinking something that will keep you going through these long winter months.
Immune System Boosting Benefits Of Bone Broth
Because of bone broth’s high concentration of minerals and macronutrients, Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint, goes as far as to call bone broth a “superfood” that can strengthen your immune system, heal your gut and much, much more. (There is a reason you were fed endless bowls of chicken soup when you got sick.)
It is the job of a healthy immune system to hunt down pathogenic cells out and destroy them before they get out of hand. Bone broth contains nutrients that are vital in this process. First, bone broth contains the amino acids arginine (essential for immune system and liver function), glutamine (which helps with your metabolism), and glycine (which aids in glutathione production and helps dictate your quality of sleep). Bone marrow that liquefies over time as bone broth simmers is especially beneficial to the immune system. This marrow will contain lipids, especially alkylglycerols, which are vital for the production of white blood cells. Alkyglycerols also appear in colostrum from mother’s milk and have been found to control cancer tumor cell growth.
Leaky gut is undigested particles from food that seep through tiny openings in the weakened intestinal lining and enter the bloodstream. When this occurs the immune system detects them and becomes hyperactive. This increases inflammation and leads to the immune system releasing high levels of antibodies that can cause an autoimmune-like response and the attack healthy tissue. Bone broth is one of the most beneficial foods to consume to restore gut health and therefore support immune system function and healthy inflammation response.
Collagen… A Super Nutrient
The collagen content in high-quality bone broth will break down into gelatin during the long simmering process. This is why cold bone broth turns to a jello-like consistency, a sign of a high-quality bone broth. Gelatin is very beneficial on many levels, especially for autoimmune disease and leaky gut, two conditions which have been linked to high cancer risk. In addition, because collagen itself supports the function of healthy connective tissues, it may also prevent cancer tumor metastasis.
Gut Health Support
80 % of all immune system cells reside in the digestive system. This means that as you heal your gut, you are also boosting your immune system. Bone broth is an important component of this healing. This is due to the glycosaminoglycans (or GAGS) found in it. GAGs help to restore the intestinal lining. They also play a role in maintaining collagen and elastin content between tissue fibers.
Bone broth supports detoxification
Anyone who has needed healing from disease knows that detoxifying the body is one of the key steps to building up your health. Regularly drinking bone broth assists the body’s natural detoxification process by helping the digestive system remove waste. It strengthens and cleanses the liver, and its glycine content supports detoxification as well. Finally, the antioxidant glutamine as well as other amino acids contribute to the elimination of heavy metals.
So there you go. Some MAJOR REASONS why bone broth should be a part of your immune system support and illness prevention protocol. Of course, these benefits just skim the surface; there are dozens of other ways in which a warm, nourishing cup of bone broth can be beneficial to you and your health.