11.10.2020

Work Out Recovery with Bone Broth

By Amy Cole

You may have heard of using bone broth for cooking delicious soups or for the collagen it possesses, and with the rise of the Paleo, AIP, Whole30 and Ketogenic diets, consumers are looking for cleaner, more holistic products...goodbye processed foods!

With that trend, bone broth has been a source of healing and wellness for many individuals from those healing gut issues to postpartum moms and even athletes. Today we are going to talk specifically about how athletes can benefit from consuming bone broth.

Hear from athlete, Jason Wittrock - International Keto Coach, Personal Trainer and Fitness Model - about why he uses bone broth in his post-workout routine:

"Recovering from intense workout sessions is critical to my success and development. I've used every powder and pill available, but nothing compares to the healing power of FOND Bone Broth. Not only does FOND Bone Broth taste amazing, but it also helps calm my central nervous system and delivers the electrolytes, collagen and amino acids my body needs to heal and recover. It has been a total game changer for me, and I recommend it to anyone who is serious about working out and transforming their body."

What is bone broth?

Bone broth is what we like to call "liquid gold." It is the liquid made from slowly simmering the bones of animals such as beef, chicken, fish, etc. This slow simmering process releases minerals and nutrients that your body is hard pressed to find in any other foods.

Our collagen rich bone broths are full of glutamine, glycine, and other amino acids our brain needs to be happy and our bodies need to function. We take it one step further with botanical infusions that level-up these already impressive benefits.

Benefits of bone broth for athletes:

Now that we know what bone broth is, let's talk more specifically about how bone broth may benefit athletes.

Digestive Health

To start, let's hit on digestive health. According to Dr. Kevin Sprouse, "People who engage in a significant amount of training often deal with digestive stress, whether due to the actual training (i.e. long distance running) or the amounts and types of foods consumed to support that training. Gelatin, glycine, and glutamine [in bone broth] have been shown to aid in the promotion of digestive health."

Anti-Inflammatory

Secondly, bone broth may boast anti-inflammatory benefits. Inflammation is the bodies natural response to injury or infection. Athletes often deal with these issues from overuse and can cause injury to tissues and joints. Bone broth is high in anti-inflammatory amino acids like glycine and proline, which have been shown to help speed the recovery process and reduce inflammation; allowing muscles and joints to heal quicker, and enabling athletes to get back to the gym faster.

Joint Health

Next, bone broth may aid in joint health. As you age, collagen production in your body slows down making your joints more susceptible to injury. Drinking bone broth is an easy way to introduce collagen back into your body, naturally supporting healthy bones and stronger joints. Another key component of bone broth is gelatin, a nutrient in bone broth that may provide cushioning and glide for your joints. Your body also loses gelatin as it ages, so drinking bone broth is a great way to supplement.

Sodium

Beyond joint health, bone broth may be a great source of sodium. When working out, your body sweats causing you to lose valuable water and sodium. Bone broth provides high-quality sodium to help replenish your body. FOND Bone Broth takes it a step further by adding Redmond Real Salt to all of our broths. Real Salt is the only brand of sea salt harvested from an ancient, pristine ocean near Redmond, Utah. There are over 60 trace minerals that give Real Salt its good flavor and make it healthier too.

Immune Support

Lastly, bone broth can help support the immune system. We know that you cannot perform at your best abilities if your body is feeling under the weather. Well there's a reason mama always made chicken soup when you were sick as a kid...the bone broth in soup may help decrease cold and flu symptoms while also altering immune responses on a cellular level.

How much bone broth you should consume:

Knowing the benefits of bone broth is great, but let's put those benefits into action! Consuming bone broth looks different for everyone depending on what your end goal may be. We wrote up a blog post on how much and how often you should be drinking bone broth. You can check that out here.

To wrap things up, bone broth may be very beneficial in the life of an athlete. After working out, you’ll want to replace electrolytes, hydrate, and provide your body with a source of protein. The collagen and glycine may help soft tissues recover, and its consumption will be supporting your digestive and overall immune health. Bone Broth is a clean and holistic way to heal and support your body after an intense workout.

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Sources:

https://thefeed.com/blogs/news/the-benefit-of-bone-broth-for-athletes#:~:text=Bone Broth can serve a,digestive and overall immune health.

https://www.nonalim.com/blogs/news/bone-broth-benefits

https://redmond.life/realsalt/

https://medium.com/@daodesport/why-top-athletes-drink-bone-broth-and-why-you-should-too-62d616e24722