More than 52 million Americans today suffer one form or another of arthritis. The pain and sensitivity in the joints caused by the inflammation can be quite limiting to one’s every day routine. Chances are you or someone you know is living in pain because of a joint inflammation.
By combining the opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs into the pain and inflammation category, the record shows that it is the second-highest spending category of all drugs (immediately below the diabetic drugs) according to a 2015 report .
But there are some very effective and natural means to deal of inflammation and its secondary effects on our joints. One of them is to take a consistent amount of bone broth. That’s right. The soup that your mom or grandma have made for you when you were sick. Bone broth of all kinds (chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, etc…) is rich in nutrients, easy on the digestive system, and deliciously flavorful. And now scientists have found some concrete evidence that your grandma’s bone broth is truly nature’s effective ways of combating joint inflammation as well.
A team of scientists at the University of Nebraska was surprised to find that chicken soup prevented the mobilization of immune system cells to sites of inflammation . Upon further analysis, it was not vegetables but a soluble component of the chicken broth itself that exerted this anti-inflammatory activity.
The researchers believe that it was likely the collagen from chicken bones in the broth that was the source of this beneficial anti-inflammatory effect.
Scientists at Harvard studied the effects of UC-II® (undenatured form of Collagen Type-II) on human patients with rheumatoid arthritis, long established as an autoimmune disorder. In a randomized, double-blind trial of 60 patients, type II chicken collagen produced a significant decrease in the number of swollen and painful joints within 3 months, compared to the placebo group. In fact, 14% of patients achieved complete remission. No side effects were found .
Later, a much larger study of 274 rheumatoid arthritis patients confirmed this finding, as did a study on patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a particularly aggressive form of this disease .
If you are interested in giving the bone broth a try. I highly recommend making it at home by yourself using organic, free-range, antibiotic free, green fed chicken, pork, beef, and lamb with lots of organic vegetables and natural spices. However, if you are a busy-body and don’t have the time, there are already made and ready to go powdered form of bone broths available on the market today. We carry the purest form of animal source bone broths as pictured above. They come in different flavors and varieties, but always pure, gut-friendly, and ready to go.
Call us at 512-310-8880 to find out more about this amazing product line that is not just good for your immune system but also great for your healthy joints!
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