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What is bone broth?

Bone broth is a popular and healthy choice because the bones from which it is derived contain a range of nutrients, minerals and 17 different kinds of amino acids. These amino acids are found in the broth within the proteins of collagen and gelatin. Added herbs, vegetables and spices provide additional taste profiles and nutritional value.

Why is bone broth beneficial?

Glycine is the primary amino acid found in collagen, and it is a significant amino acid in terms of what it does for the body. Glycine is a non-essential amino acid, meaning our body can synthesize it. However, it is best described as being ‘conditionally essential’, as it is synthesised from the amino acid serine at only about 3 grams per day which is not nearly enough for our body’s requirements.

The human body requires at least 10 grams per day of glycine for basic metabolic processes, so we have a significant daily deficit that we need to get through dietary or supplement means. Bone broth contains approximately 27.2 grams of glycine per 100 grams of protein, making it a great source of this important amino acid. Rather than taking an isolated glycine supplement, bone broth contains glycine with other amino acids and minerals, acting synergistically with each other.

Joint cartilage is easily broken down in well-cooked bone broth. Cartilage contains collagen protein and elastin. Elastin fibres play a big role in maintaining the integrity, elasticity, and the mechanical properties of cartilage. Cartilage also contains glucosamine and chondroitin, both well-known supplements for arthritic pain, particularly in the knees.

Bone marrow, found deep in the centre of the bone is an important source of minerals in bone broth. There are two types: red bone marrow and yellow bone marrow. Yellow bone marrow is higher in fat cells, whereas red bone marrow is higher in platelets. Red bone marrow contains reticulin fibres (Type III collagen). Chicken bones have higher red marrow and make for a more flavourful broth. Bone marrow is fatty and gelatinous, containing a high mineral content. The fat tissue in bone marrow is a significant source of a hormone called adiponectin which has been linked to reducing insulin sensitivity.

Found in many high-end beauty serums, hyaluronic acid is the main component in synovial fluid, acting as a joint lubricant. Hyaluronic acid is found in the bones and the connective tissue, which is usually attached to the bones. Hyaluronic acid’s presence in bone broth not only yields benefits for natural beauty support, but also for joint health and reduced inflammation.

Proline forms the structure of collagen, and like glycine, is a ‘conditionally essential’ amino acid that we can gain through diet and supplementation. This important amino acid for skin health and wound healing can be found in bone broth. Proline is needed to build collagen and to increase collagen synthesis in human fibroblast cells. Proline is also great for healing and recovery from exercise and injury.

What are the other benefits of bone broth powder?

Gut Healing

  • Improves our digestive health, through inhibiting cytokines, thus decreasing inflammation in the gut lining
  • Assists with sealing the mucosal layer in the intestines
  • Aids in liver detoxification
  • Helps with fructose malabsorption

Improves Joint Health

  • Maintenance of collagen stores within the body
  • Repairs tissue after injury & exercise recovery

Supports Natural Beauty Nutrition

  • Triggers the synthesis of new collagen fibres and extracellular matrix recognition by stimulating fibroblasts

Supports Hormonal Balance

  • Restoration of glutathione, a vital protection against oxidative stress
  • Helps decrease the impact of estrogens that can build up over time, compromising our hormonal health

Improved Cognition

  • Targets the glycine modulatory site of the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor has been suggested as a therapeutic strategy to improve cognition
  • Glycine is considered an ‘inhibitory neurotransmitter’ and may support healthy brain functions

Improved Sleep Quality

  • 3 grams of glycine taken before bed may support a higher quality of sleep and reduces the impact subsequently of daytime sleepiness
  • Sipping bone broth before bed provides a bioavailable source of glycine, helping us achieve deeper, more restorative sleep at night

Why grass fed and finished?

It is important when purchasing beef bone broth to consider how cattle were raised and what they were fed; for health of yourself and your family, but also for the health of the environment. Nutraviva’s bovine collagen hydrolysate is sourced from an established company using humanely raised, grass-fed and finished cattle.

Nutraviva’s Bone Broth range is:
  • 100% natural premium bone broth powder
  • Grass fed & finished
  • Gluten & GMO free
  • Paleo & keto friendly
  • Kosher certified

Nutraviva Bone Broth is available in 100g packs in 4 delicious flavours (Original, Hearty Beef, Beef & Veg and Turmeric) and in a 250g tub in Original flavour.

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