Broth & Collagen

The glue that holds your body together, collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and is needed just about everywhere. Bone broth with its rich dissolves of collagen is a fabulous way to ensure you get enough of this protein.


Sipping on your MADE for MOTHERS foundational broth, made extra special with it’s abundant and various dissolves of collagen rich cartilage, skin, and ligaments, provides your body with an abundance of the amino acids needed to make collagen. 


I use a wide range of bones from pastured hens with a focus on bones and chook parts that have heaps of cartilage in a high ratio to water. I go low and slow, simmering chicken for 12 hours and beef for 24. This delivers a very gelatinous broth packed with the amino acids and proteoglycans needed for collagen production and connective tissue growth. 


Collagen has vital roles in the body which includes its ability to strengthen your ligaments and tendons, your internal organs and provide cushion for your joints. It builds a barrier to prevent absorption of unwanted substances entering the body and helps skin retain its firmness and elasticity.


Ageing, facing health issues (chronic and acute) and increased demands on the body such as pregnancy and early motherhood make the requirements for collagen much greater than what can ordinarily be maintained. For this reason, supporting your body with a regular consumption of broth will help you reek benefits for the many years to come.



References

Fallon, S., (2014). Nourishing Broth (1st ed.). New York, NY: Grand Central Life & Style.

Gedgaudas, N. T., (2011). Primal Body, Primal Mind (2nd ed.). Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press.

Grossman, S. C., Porth, C. M., (2014). Porth’s Pathophysiology Concepts of Altered Health States (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.