Why a bone broth diet could be the key to increasing collagen

What is collagen?

We’ve all heard how important collagen is for our bodies, but what exactly is it? Collagen is an important fibrous protein found in connective tissue. As well as being in our bones and joints, it’s a huge part of our skin and makes up 30% of the human body’s proteins. 

Gram for gram, collagen is stronger than steel, so it’s no wonder its main function is to ‘glue’ the body together - in fact, the word ‘collagen’ actually comes from the latin ‘kolla’ which translates to ‘glue’.

As we get older, our body produces less collagen and as a result, our skin begins to wrinkle and our joints become weak. This makes us more prone to injury and contributes to the sort of bone loss experienced in osteoporosis.

How can we get more collagen into our bodies?

As we start ageing, it’s really important to add more collagen into our diet. There are lots of cosmetic products on the market promising to slow down the ageing process with their ‘anti-wrinkle’ collagen technology. However, these products are unlikely to actually help. Our skin is made up of three layers: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis and the collagen is found in the middle layer which the creams can’t reach. 

The key to getting collagen into our bodies lies in our diet. Foods rich in vitamin C such as fruit and vegetables are naturally collagen rich as well as helping to change the proline and lysine in our bodies into collagen, but the one thing known for its high collagen percentage is bone broth.

What is bone broth?

Unsurprisingly, bone broth is a type of broth made from simmering animal bones. Whereas standard stock is used mainly to add flavour to food, the main use of bone broth is to aid gut health, which in turn helps with other health issues. The bones used in bone broth are clean of meat and then simmered gently on a low heat for a number of days.

So how can drinking bone broth help to increase collagen in our bodies? 

When the bones in bone broth are cooked, the collagen breaks down and becomes digestible. Osius Bone Broth has been tested scientifically to determine its collagen content which is displayed on the packaging. Regularly consuming Osius Bone Broth supplies our bodies with the collagen it needs to prevent wrinkles, strengthen bones, and improve overall health. According to research, the average person needs approximately 3.5g of collagen each day, although this will of course vary from person to person depending on the age and general health. But 100ml of Osius Bone Broth should be sufficient to maintain good gut health for most people

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Disclaimer - this health information is purely informational and is not intended as medical advice. If you have a medical condition, please contact your doctor.