Submitted by Ana Miranda
You may have just heard whispers of the magic of bone broth, however, bone broth is an ancient elixir that has been used medicinally for a long time.
Steeping the bones of healthy animals allows us to extract valuable proteins, vitamins and minerals that are difficult to get from one potent source! That is why it has earned superfood status.
The super powers of bone broth are attributed primarily to the specific amino acids and protein compounds it has. The stars of the show are l-glutamine, glycine, cysteine, proline, arginine amino acids and some of the complex proteins they create including collagen and gelatin. The supporting cast is a melody of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, boron, iron, copper, manganese and many more!
So what are the benefits of this potent mix of nutrients?Improves gut health! This is where the amino acid L-glutamine shines!
Glutamine acts as fuel for the cells of the gut lining helping to build and restore its health and integrity.
Collagen is also needed to build the tissue that lines the colon and entire GI tract, making it a supportive and protective nutrient for the gut.
Gelatin has proven to aid in the growth of your good gut bacteria, supporting digestion and further reducing inflammation in the gut.
Glycine is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA and many proteins in the body. This makes it so important for digestive health, as it regulates the production of bile salts and secretion of gastric juices!
Altogether, the amino acids proline, glutamine and arginine along with collagen and gelatin can repair damage and seal any openings in the gut lining. In doing so, they help to heal and prevent leaky gut, reduce food sensitivities, bring down inflammation in the gut and regulate immune system function.
Bone broth has also proven to help build muscles, protect joints due to high level of collagen, enhances detoxification with glycine, strengths bones and teeth having multiple vitamins and minerals, and much more.