Bone Broth: Ancient Elixir for Joint Health
By Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS
Possibly the "hottest trend in health" today, even though it is centuries old, is using bone broth for its nutritional properties. The media seems to be reporting almost daily on celebrities that are making bone broth a central component of their health and fitness program. Bone broth is a great place to find valuable amino acids, collagen, gelatin, and trace minerals that boost the health of many body systems. It supports healthy inflammation, hair, skin and nail growth, bone health, digestion, and much more.*
There are dozens of different nutrients found within bone broth, many of which can't be obtained easily from other commonly eaten foods. Plainly put, bone broth is "nature's multivitamin."
For as long as humans have been cooking food over fire, bone broth—the simmering stock of bones otherwise discarded—has been a daily part of life, celebrated by cultures around the world. Considered to be one of the most ancient and remarkable nutritional substances on the planet, bone broth is a beneficial "elixir" that imparts significant and broad health benefits, especially on the health of the joints.*
Many people are "bankrupt" of the nutrients provided by bone broth and need to get more readily available portions into their diets on a daily basis. When bone broth is created, the marrow from the bone is decocted to extract certain nutrients, which we don't get from simply eating the meat. These nutrients include connective tissue proteins such as gelatin, collagen, and GAGs such as glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid. Also, they contain an abundance of minerals: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, and high levels of potassium.
One of the best sources of natural collagen
Collagen is the protein found in vertebrae animals—in their bones, skin, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and bone marrow. As we get older, our joints naturally experience wearand- tear, and we become less flexible.
Why does that matter?
As we age, cartilage diminishes as it gets attacked by antibodies—agerelated degradation of joint cartilage. As bone broth simmers, collagen from the animal parts leaches into the broth and becomes readily absorbable to help restore cartilage.
Do you already take collagen powder?
You may be missing out on more than you think. Many collagen supplements are sourced from beef— the hides and hooves—and turned into a powder (Types 1 & 3). Bone Broth Protein contains pure chicken bone broth concentrate which is Type 2, an important collagen people need today in their diets, as well as an abundance of amino acids and important minerals not found in Types 1 and 3.
Since cartilage within our joints is mainly composed of type 2 collagen, bone broth from chicken or turkey works wonders for our connective tissue and is also best for repairing and sealing the gut lining.*
More co-factors for joint health
Bone broth is rich in gelatin, which acts like a soft cushion between bones that helps them "glide" without friction. Gelatin also provides us with building blocks that are needed to form and maintain strong bones; helping take pressure off of aging joints and supporting healthy bone mineral density.
Glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid are found in significant levels in bone broth as well. These key nutrients support the health of your joints, and surrounding connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments.
Bone broth made easy
Two major drawbacks to experiencing the benefits of bone broth is the time to make it at home and expense to buy it pre-packaged. To decoct all of the nutrients in a traditional bone broth recipe it would take 24-48 hours. It's hard enough to make it for one person let alone for an entire family on a weekly basis.
Introducing Bone Broth Protein™ —a breakthrough in protein supplementation that delivers the benefits of bone broth in an easy-to-mix, convenient, and on-thego form.
Not only does Bone Broth Protein™ pack 20g of gut-friendly and paleofriendly protein per serving, it also provides Bone Broth Co-Factors such as collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and key electrolyte minerals—to support the health of your gut, joints, muscles, skin, and healthy detoxification.*
Unlike many of the protein powders on the market currently, Bone Broth Protein does NOT contain any: gluten, grain, dairy, soy, nuts, legumes, or artificial sweeteners. Also, all of the formulas are either very low or absent of carbohydrates, with the chocolate and vanilla flavors providing just 2 grams of carbs and 1 gram of sugar per serving.
So transform your body with Bone Broth Protein™, the ultimate food to support gut health, metabolism, lean muscle, joints, and glowing skin.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any disease.