Why Your Skin Will Thank Osso Good
Skincare is a hot topic in the wellness world. From face masks made from snails, gold, and bee pollen, to jade rollers and microneedling, we’re all about improving our skin’s appearance, texture, and bounce. But we can also boost our skin health from the inside out, and Osso Good Bone Broth provides nutrients and benefits to our body’s largest organ. Here’s why your skin will thank Osso Good.
Collagen, Collagen, Collagen!
Collagen is more than a blogger buzzword: It’s responsible for holding our bodies together, providing elasticity and strength, and supporting healthy joint function and movement. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body, and it’s made of amino acids like glycine and arginine that prevent the loss of cartilage and reduce inflammation. There are six major types of collagen, each responsible for slightly different roles and functions in the body. Bovine collagen, or collagen produced from cows, is rich in the substances that support connective tissue and the production of collagen stores in the human body. Collagen from chicken sources is helpful in building cartilage and providing anti-aging properties. Osso Good makes bone broth from a variety of animal sources — try them all to experience the maximum health benefits!
Roughly 70% of the protein in our skin is collagen, but we lose collagen as we age — it’s why our skin can look less full, dehydrated, and more wrinkled. Collagen can also be damaged by other factors. Eating a diet high in sugar can increase cellular processes that dry out collagen stores. Chemicals from tobacco smoke and the ingestion of nicotine can severely damage collagen and impede the delivery of vital nutrients to skin cells. Sunlight also causes a breakdown in collagen, leaving our skin looking wrinkled and dried out.
The good news is that collagen can be replaced fairly easily — the body is great at reabsorbing and using collagen. Osso Good Bone Broth is a great source of collagen in the form of dietary gelatin, which is made during our cooking process when collagen in animal products is broken down. In your skin, which is made up of various layers, collagen helps create a cellular network, replacing dead skin cells with healthy ones. It further supports skin health by creating a barrier to retain moisture and keep out toxins and other pathogens. Higher levels of collagen in the skin can also reduce the appearance of cellulite by creating a thicker barrier and skin surface.
Research has shown that diets rich in certain vitamins and minerals can help the skin repair itself, stay looking healthy, and function properly. Make sure to consume sufficient amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium, many of which are found in Osso Good Bone Broth and soups.
In addition to containing gelatin itself, our bone broth also contains other amino acids and vitamins that can stimulate the production of not only collagen but also elastin and melanin, which are equally helpful in maintaining and improving the appearance and function of our skin. Elastin works together with collagen to provide structure to the skin cell matrix and is rich in amino acids like glycine and proline — both found in our bone broth. Melanin, made from the amino acid tyrosine, is responsible for skin’s pigmentation (like freckles), and it helps protect us from harmful UV rays in sunlight.
Consider swapping out your morning coffee for a mug of Osso Good Bone Broth — instead of consuming caffeine, which can have diuretic properties and make your skin look and feel dried out, you’ll be racking up your nutrients and nourishing your skin from the inside out. It fits into popular diets, like paleo or keto, and it’s creamy without the addition of dairy, which may contribute to skin inflammation. Bone broth also makes an easy, healthy lunch: Add in chopped vegetables, shredded chicken, and even rice noodles for a quick and nutritious meal, without the added sugars of packaged soups and mixes.
Osso Good Bone Broth has numerous health benefits, from improving your immunity to helping heal your gut. But it’s also full of superfood ingredients to support your skin. Treat it well by fueling it with collagen, magnesium, and other vital nutrients. Your skin will thank you!
Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it from the inside out. Bone broth is full of collagen, which helps boost your skins elasticity, structure, and bounce. Skip the pricey creams and give your skin a big drink — it will thank you and it’s Osso Good!