What is BONE BROTH?
Bone Broth is an ancient elixir that is created when carefully select bones and filtered water are cooked for long periods of time. What differentiates a Bone Broth from a ‘normal’ Broth or traditional Stock, is the cooking duration. A typical stock or broth may only be cooked for a couple of hours, however KARMIC Bone Broth is cooked for 24-48 hours depending on the type of bones being used.
This longer process enables larger, more mineral dense, ingredients; such as marrowbones, to almost completely dissolve, resulting in significantly higher nutrient density than other stocks or broths.
What are the Benefits of BONE BROTH?
The benefits of Bone Broth are substantial to say the least. When the healthy, organic bones are cooked for a significant period of time (specific to the bone density) they excrete a myriad of proteins, amino acids and minerals. Some of the best-known elements found in abundance in Bone Broth are: Gelatine, Collagen, Glycine, Glutamine, Arginine, Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
Essentially, Bone Broth provides easily assimilated “building blocks” for the human body through aforementioned amino acids, proteins and minerals. Further to this, all the proteins in Bone Broth are highly anti-inflammatory which is why it may be so helpful in treating autoimmune diseases, leaky gut and other chronic inflammatory conditions.
Some specific benefits of Bone Broth are:
SKIN & HAIR:
The amino acids in Gelatine, improve the appearance and health of your skin and hair. Skin, just like Gelatine, is made of Collagen. Gelatin-rich broths help build connective tissue, which makes skin smoother (less cellulite, fewer wrinkles) and healthier. There is also some evidence that it helps reduce the signs of ageing and reduces inflammatory markers.
DETOXIFY THE BODY:
Glycine found in Bone Broth helps the liver to remove toxins from the body. Further to this, Glycine is necessary for the creation of Glutathione and Uric Acid, the body's most important internally made anti-oxidant – this helps to reduce oxidative stress and to mop up free radicals.
BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM:
Bone Broth has a high concentration of minerals, which can help strengthen your immune system (remember the chicken soup when you got sick!)
A Harvard study even showed that some people with autoimmune disorders experienced a relief of symptoms when drinking Bone Broth.
HEAL AND SEAL YOUR GUT:
Glutamine and Gelatine, amino acids in Bone Broth in abundance, are a natural remedy to “Leaky Gut” – this is a condition where the lining of the gut walls have been compromised, allowing molecules that should stay in the digestive system to permeate into the bloodstream, potentially causing a host of autoimmune reactions. Glutamine and Gelatine help to seal up gut permeability over time, with consistent consumption of Bone Broths.
Glycine helps stimulate stomach acid, which is required for efficient and effective digestions of foods. Contrary to popular belief, not enough stomach acid may cause reflux, as the undigested food tries to find a way out.
Further to this, Glycine is a component of bile acid and is necessary for fat digestion in the small intestine.
JOINT HEALTH (Arthritis Care) & STRONGER BONES:
Joint Health benefits of Bone Broth come from the Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Collagen. These elements have been shown in several studies to reduce joint pain and arthritic damage (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).
Additionally, Bone Broth contains some very important ‘non-essential’ proteins in Proline and Glycine – these proteins give your body the raw materials to rebuild your own connective tissue. Perfect for healing ligaments and tendonitis.
When Bone Broth is cooked over a long period, the minerals in the bones, which includes phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium, seeps out into the broth leaving you with the essential building blocks for healthy bones.
SPECIFIC ATHLETIC BENEFITS:
Bone Broth assists with enhanced recovery from injury. Under the stress of an injury or disease, the body's needs for amino acids increases – that’s why many of them are considered “conditionally essential” even though technically they aren’t required in the diet because it is possible to synthesize them from other sources. During periods of increased physical demands or stress, the body needs more of these amino acids than it can produce, so they do become “essential,” and getting more of them can speed up recovery.