The Biology Behind the Healing Benefits of Bone Broth

“There’s no food that replicates the nutritional benefits of broth.” – Erica Seigel N.D.

I have shared with you the history behind bone broth and my own personal experiences using it as a form of nutritional therapy for healing.

Let’s take a look at why this happens from a biological stand point specific to healing the body after trauma. Bone broth contains a menagerie of elements that makes it ideal for anyone healing from an illness or surgery. Bone broth and all of it’s inherent goodness is easily assimilated into the body and supports the immune system while you are recovering. The following are the key elements in bone broth that aid in the healing process. Each of these elements are complex and could be a blog post on their own. I have done my best to summarize the information in an understandable way.

Chrondroitin Sulfate is the structural component that maintains the integrity of the extracellular matrix (ECM).The extracellular matrix has nothing to do with Keanu Reeves – but is the key player in the part of the multicellular structure that provides structural and biochemical support to the surrounding cells.
The extracellular matrix has been found to cause the regrowth and healing of tissues.
Extracellular Matrix

Glycine and Proline are both essential amino acids. Glycine is vital to the heme – the deep red, non protein,ferrous component of hemoglobin that carries oxygen in the blood. Proline is essential to the production of collagen. Both Glycine and Proline are essential for wound healing.

Gelatin and Collagen promote soft tissue and wound healing and support the form and repair of cartilidge and bone tissue. The major difference between the two is that collagen naturally exists inside a living organism. Gelatin is the extraction of that collagen. Collagen is the major protein of the ECM. It controls many cellular functions including cell shape,differentiation and migration. Collagen acts as a structural scaffold in tissues. It has a stiff triple stranded helical structure. Three types of collagen are found in connective tissue and they constitute 90% of collagen in the body.

Minerals are necessary for the development of connective tissue and bone. Minerals create an electrical potential that facilitates nerve conduction. The minerals in bone broth include calcium, silicon, sulphur, magnesium, phosphorous and trace minerals. Should someone suffer from nerve damage from an accident or surgery bone broth can aid in the nerves healing themselves and returning to their proper functions.

If you or anyone you know can benefit from the healing benefits of bone broth please feel free to contact us and place an order at anytime.


The above is in no way to be construed as medical advice. The above information is purely informational. Should you have a medical condition please contact your physician.

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