Numerous Health Benefits From Bone Broth
I’m always talking about the benefits of bone broths for a variety of health issues. Here is another helpful article from Epigenetic Labs about the numerous health benefits of bone broth.
Dr. Eifrig also wrote about many of the health benefits of bone broth in his May 2023 Health & Wealth Bulletin that is published by Stansberry Research.
“It turns out that bones are rich in nutrients, like:
Vitamins and Minerals – In bone broth, you’ll find a plethora of essential vitamins and minerals, including:
- Calcium – Calcium serves many functions in the body, including keeping your bones and tissues strong and flexible.
- Phosphorus – Phosphorus is important for repairing and maintaining your body’s tissues and cells. It also helps build your DNA and balance your intake of other vitamins and minerals.
- Magnesium – Magnesium is a mineral that we don’t typically get enough of, yet it’s so vital for our health… It helps regulate our muscle and nerve functions. It balances blood sugar levels and blood pressure. And it helps make new bone, protein, and DNA.
- Vitamin A – This vitamin supports vision, the immune system, reproduction, and growth. It also helps your organs (heart, lungs, etc.) work properly.
- Vitamin K2 – K2 helps the body use calcium to build bones and keep our blood vessels pliable. It also contributes to skin health, brain function, bone metabolism, and prevents heart-related disease.
- Iron – Iron helps deliver oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body – like the muscles.
- Zinc – Zinc helps your immune system fight off bacteria and viruses.
- Selenium – This mineral protects your cells from damage and also helps build your DNA.
- Manganese – Manganese helps your body metabolize amino acids, cholesterol, and carbohydrates. It helps with reproduction, bone formation, and immune system responses. It also pairs up with vitamin K to help your blood clot.
Glycine – Glycine is an amino acid that functions as a neurotransmitter – meaning it helps your nervous system send messages back and forth. It plays a vital role in breaking down blood sugar and improving your liver fat content. It also promotes the secretion of digestive acids in the stomach and regulates your cholesterol levels.
Gelatin and Collagen – Bone broth is a good source of gelatin, which promotes the health of your skin, joints, hair, nails, and gut. Studies show that collagen – which is found in bone tendons, ligaments, and cartilage – provides essential amino acids that improve your body’s collagen production.
And gelatin – which is broken down into collagen – is especially important for your joints. As we age, the cartilage in our joints becomes thinner and smaller. This creates more pressure on your joints and causes you pain. But gelatin actually helps you restore your thinning cartilage.
A Boston study out of Tufts Medical Center found that consuming 10 grams of broken-down (“hydrolyzed”) collagen per day caused participants to experience thickened knee cartilage. Another study found that taking 10 grams of collagen hydrolysate over the course of 24 weeks decreased movement-related knee pain in a group of athletes. Just two cups of bone broth contain 10 grams of collagen.”