A nutrient dense diet is key in a healthy lifestyle.  Bone Broth is nutrient dense and heals your body from the inside out.  Recent research has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health.  If the gut is unhealthy, it can contribute to a wide range of diseases including: diabetes, obesity, autism, depression, arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Read more to find the answer to your question, “What is Bone Broth and How Does it Work?”

What is Bone Broth?

The simple answer; it is the nutrient-dense liquid leftover from slowly simmering bones, meat, vegetables, and herbs for at least 24 hours over low heat in just enough water to cover them.

Because we can’t literally bite into a bone to use its nutrients, or easily digest cartilage and tendons, we extract their nutrients in the liquid known as bone broth.  Besides, why let any portion of an animal go to waste?!  Especially when they are so nourishing.  Our ancestors survived on bone broth and reaped the benefits we need today more than ever.  Especially with our increasing stress levels, antibiotic overuse, and abundance of processed food.   These factors cause our gut flora to dissipate and our digestion to become suppressed and leaky.

How does Bone Broth WORK?

Bone Broth contains gelatin to revive your health.  When we make Osso Good Bone Broth, we turn skin, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments into a gelatin-rich “liquid glue”.  The cooking process breaks down the collagen proteins into gelatin, which provides the amino acids the body uses to make our body’s connective tissue.  This tissue functions by strengthening the tendons that connect muscle to bone and ligaments that connect bone to bone.  Collagen also supports the largest organ in the body; skin.  Not only does the collagen boost youthful firmness and elasticity, it also builds a barrier to prevent the absorption and possible spread of pathogens, toxins, microorganisms, and cancerous cells.  Collagen is also the lubricant of the joints, making it possible for you to run a marathon or to simply just get out of bed in the morning.  As we age, collagen production decreases making it even more necessary to drink Osso Good Bone Broth to absorb these nutrients.  Last, but not least, by enhancing gastric acid secretion and restoring a healthy mucosal lining, gelatin is one of the most potent gut healers on the planet.  Gelatin absorbs water to keep fluids in our digestive tract to promote healthy bowel movements and movement through the intestine.  By keeping a healthy intestinal tract, you are able to prevent leaky gut, a root cause of most autoimmune disorders.

A healthy gut is a happier you!

Bone Broth also supplies your body with essential amino acids and vital minerals which aren’t available in lean cuts of meat. Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, and Potassium can all be found in Osso Good Bone Broth.  Proline, Glycine, and Glutamine are great for boosting your immune system, improving digestion, maintaining a balanced nervous system, and also muscle repair/growth.  Glycine is known as the anti aging amino acid because it maintains lean muscle, prevents loss of cartilage, improves energy, and helps maintain focus.  Glucosamine which is formed when Glutamine and Glucose combine, is best known as a supplement that helps repair cartilage, decrease inflammation, alleviate joint pain, and increase range of motion.  In the gut, glucosamine helps repair the defensive barrier in the mucosa called glycosaminoglycan layer (GAG).  Defects in the GAG layer of the intestines contribute to Autism, Crohn’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other Autoimmune Disorders.  Regular consumption of 8-10 ounces of Osso Good Bone Broth 1-2 times per day can help to alleviate these issues!

The gut – sometimes called our “second brain” – has more nerve endings than the spine and manufactures more neurotransmitters than the brain.  The gut is also the source of 95% of our serotonin production.  With insufficient serotonin, we are more likely to experience insomnia, depression, and other mood disorders.  Maybe this is the reason why you feel so GOOD and HAPPY when you sip Osso Good Bone Broth daily!

 

Resources:

Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morrell and Kaayla T Daniel

Dr.KellyAnn’s Broth Diet by Dr.KellyAnn Petrucci

Mercola

Mind Body Green

Scientific American

John Hopkins Medicine