Bone broth is one of those things that they got totally right back in the day. It’s a simple, natural, traditional way of extracting all the nutrition you can out of ingredients and getting that goodness into your body and is packed full of amino acids.
Proteins play a crucial role in almost all biological processes in our bodies, and they are made up of smaller pieces called amino acids. That’s why amino acids are considered the basic building blocks of the body.
Essential amino acids are called ‘essential’ because the human body cannot manufacture them itself and therefore must receive them from food. Commonly referred to as the ‘building blocks of life’ they are absolutely critical for healthy functioning bodies. A fifth of the body is made from protein and amino acids are the building blocks of protein.
Below is the amino acids in our bone broth powder:
Amino Acid Profile for Mitchells Bone Broth Powder.
Glycine for healthy Blood
Glycine is an important amino acid found in Bone Broth.
Closely associated with the central nervous system and the digestive system, Glycine helps with the breakdown of fat by regulating the concentration of bile acids. Glycine is also required for the biosynthesis of heme, heme is a key component of haemoglobin, and haemoglobin is essential in the maintenance of red blood cell integrity and optimal oxygen carrying capacity.
Glycine is also an important anti-aging amino acid. Approximately one third of collagen is comprised of glycine. Collagen is the essential protein required to keep the connective tissue and skin flexible and firm. In the absence of glycine, damaged tissues can’t be repaired.
Glutamine for Gut health/Immunity
Glutamine is essential during times of metabolic ill health, such as post-surgery recovery or when suffering from sports injuries. In these situations, appropriate supplementation can often become necessary.
Above all, this versatile amino acid plays a role in the synthesis of amino sugars and other protein chains in the body. This means that it is especially needed by tissues with a high cell division rate.
Examples of these tissues include:
- the immune system,
- the mucous cells in your small intestine,
- cells of the musculoskeletal system, especially in athletes.
A low supply of Glutamine in your body can lead to a weakening of all these systems at the same time, and affect your quality of life significantly.
Collagen for Healthy Hair/Teeth/Bones/Skin
Collagen is the glue that holds us together. It’s one of the most important proteins in the human body, but as we age our bodies produce less and less of it. What’s more, many people nowadays are missing out on additional collagen intake because some of the best sources are bone and connective tissue – not lean meat like many people think.
Collagen can help with:
- Skin elasticity
- Healing and regeneration
- Gut health
- Cartilage preservation
- Tendon and ligament repair
- Easing joint discomfort
- Bone density and strength
- Maintaining muscle mass
Leucine / Glutamic Acid to build and repair muscle
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscles and blood, providing fuel for rapidly dividing cells, enhancing muscle repair, and boosting the immune system.
It has antioxidant effects, as it is used by the body to synthesize glutathione, the body’s internally produced antioxidant. Intense training significantly depletes glutamine, and studies of elite athletes, especially endurance athletes, show that they are more likely to get sick after an event due to reduced glutamine levels.
Glutamine can also be used by the brain as an energy source, making it useful when you are trying to deal with cravings for high-carb foods.
Proline for healthy Cartilage
Proline is a non-essential amino acid manufactured mainly from ornithine, glutamine, and glutamate in the liver. Proline is one of the principal amino acids that are needed by the body to build collagen. This is a structural protein required to make elastic fibres found in the skin, bones, ligaments and tendons. Together with lysine and vitamin C, proline is converted into hydroxyzine and hydroxyproline to help form collagen. Mitchell’s Bone Broth Powder is packed full of proline.