Broth Benefits

Whether for bonebreak, stomachache or heartbreak, broth has been the remedy for centuries. Grandmothers, shamans and doctors agree — broth is magic.

Builds a Healthy Gut

The nourishing gelatin of bone broth is one of the best things you can consume to heal and strengthen the lining of the gut. The glutamine in gelatin plugs and prevents holes in the digestive tract lining, which reduces the intestinal inflammation that’s often at the root of symptoms ranging from heartburn and bloating to itchy skin and food allergies. The gelatin in bone broth also acts as a helping hand during digestion, making it easier to break down food and effectively absorb nutrients.

Healthy Skin, Hair + Nails

Collagen is the structural support for your skin, hair, and nails. As production of collagen drops off with age, skin gets weaker, thinner and drier (hello, wrinkles), and hair and nails are more prone to dryness and breakage. Regularly drinking gelatin-rich bone broth promotes smooth, supple skin, and strong, healthy hair and nails by delivering a bounty of collagen-building tools directly to your cells.

Fights Colds + Infections

The medicinal qualities of a good chicken soup come down to the teamwork of a few key components in the broth’s gelatin. The amino acid cysteine has been shown to thin the mucus in the lungs and make it less sticky, so it can be expelled easier. Glutamine supports the growth of all kinds of cells, including those needed for immunity. And research shows that the compound carnosine may help the immune system fight off flu in its early stages.

Encourages Relaxation

Need to wind down? Glycine, the most abundant amino acid in gelatin, curbs the buzzing activity of neurotransmitters in the brain. This calming effect not only improves the quality of your sleep, it reduces daytime sleepiness and improves your memory.

Promotes Healthy Bones

Bone broths contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals needed for bone formation, growth, and repair. They’re not present in substantial amounts, but the minerals in bone broth are more bioavailable, meaning they’re easier for your body to absorb and use. Also, bone broth’s collagen contributes to our bones’ resiliency.

Reduces Joint Pain + Inflammation

Collagen is the structural support for your skin, hair, and nails. As production of collagen drops off with age, skin gets weaker, thinner and drier (hello, wrinkles), and hair and nails are more prone to dryness and breakage. Regularly drinking gelatin-rich bone broth promotes smooth, supple skin, and strong, healthy hair and nails by delivering a bounty of collagen-building tools directly to your cells.

Encourages Speedy Recovery + Hydrates

The medicinal qualities of a good chicken soup come down to the teamwork of a few key components in the broth’s gelatin. The amino acid cysteine has been shown to thin the mucus in the lungs and make it less sticky, so it can be expelled easier. Glutamine supports the growth of all kinds of cells, including those needed for immunity. And research shows that the compound carnosine may help the immune system fight off flu in its early stages.

Supports Natural Detoxing

The glycine in bone broth supports your liver’s ability to remove the daily assault of toxins you encounter, from pesticides and mercury to prescription drugs and alcohol. Glycine is also a key building block for glutathione, the superhero antioxidant good for anti-aging, fighting chronic disease, and cleansing your liver.

Stabilizes Moods

Sipping bone broth is warm and comforting, but the mood-stabilizing effects have more to do with the gut-brain connection. Serotonin is one of the neurotransmitters responsible for your mood. Roughly 90% of your serotonin supply is produced in the gut. Poor gut health = poor mood. By contributing to good gut health, drinking bone broth regularly may indirectly help you maintain a balanced mood.