- Bone Broth contains over 19 amino acids you need for your health.
- What essential, non-essential and conditional amino acids are.
- Our high-stress, poor nutrient lifestyles means that we don’t produce the same amount of amino acids we required to rebuild and repair.
- We need amino acids for muscle recovery, healing the gut, recovery from illness and injuries, regeneration of new cells and avoiding disease.
Bone Broth is known for containing a whole array of amino acids that you need in your diet. An amino acid is a part of a protein. A group of amino acids makes up a protein. Because our body is made up of protein we need specific amino acids to perform different roles in our health.
Bone broth contains over 19 essential and non-essential amino acids which are responsible with the healing properties of bone broth and why it can work so quickly. Non-essential amino acids are those that are already produced in the body, whereas essential amino acids you have to get in your diet.
Conditional amino acids are those classified as non-essential however are essential under some conditions like if you are ill or stressed and are not making enough for the bodies needs. Most of the time, this is the case, based on how we live our lives today, fast-paced, high-stressed and consuming western diets void of essential nutrients. Most nutritionists will argue that this makes all conditional amino acids essential.
Why do we need amino acids?
The tissues in our body are made up of proteins, which break down into amino acids. Our body is busy breaking down, repairing, building tissue all the time and we need to have the proper nutrients available if we want to repair and rebuild properly.
Every time we train our muscle fibers physically break down, and rebuild this is how they get stronger and how they build in size. When you experience soreness or muscle fatigue for a long time after your workout it is a sign that you have not had the right amino acids available in the body to help repair the damage that was done during the training, and the muscles will not be able to build stronger.
Our gut also goes through a certain amount of change each day depending on what we eat, how stressed we get, what we inhale. Therefore this damage is constantly trying to be healed. The amino acids, glutamine, is what rebuilds our gut. This amino acid is non-essential therefore we produce it, however, in most cases we do not produce enough to heal the damage that occurs every day. When this happens the gut continues becomes weaker and can cause a whole host of other issues in the body, like digestive dysfunction, low immunities and not absorbing the nutrients from our food.
Recovery from illness & healing
When we go through an illness a certain amount of our cells become unhealthy and require the immune system to fight off the infection and rebuild new healthy cells. The same occurs in an injury where the tissue has been damaged significantly and in order to recover the body has to produce a large amount of new cells. If the proper amino acids are not present in the body for this to happen the body will not produce quality cells and will take a lot longer to do so. This means long recoveries and injury which never really go away.
Regeneration of new cells
We are producing new cells every day, we get a new stomach lining every 4 days. For the cells the regenerate well we need to have the proper building blocks if these aren't present we will be continuously producing a weaker body.
Having the proper and correct amount of amino acids present in the body is very important in the immune system. Our immunity is multi-layered with different functioning cells to fight off different levels of infection. All of these defenses need to be reproducing cells frequently to keep up with the demand for fighting off foreign bodies, therefore need to have plenty of amino acids available to rebuild.
Here are some of the amino acids that are