Bone broth has a rich history, dating back to over 2,000 years ago. Back then, civilizations made use of the entire animal, frequently boiling leftover bones and consuming the broth.
Research has shown that bone broth contains numerous beneficial compounds that serve as the building blocks of ligament and joint health including chondroitin, glucosamine, collage, glycine, proline, and glutamine. In addition, it contains minerals like calcium and magnesium. This would make sense as boiling bones for a long period would release the compounds into the broth. There have even been reports of patients using a combination of bone broth and natural pain treatments as an alternative to spinal fusions.
This may also explain why that historic groups who consumed nutrient-dense bone broth did not experience high instances of debilitating joint diseases like we currently do in modern times.
Managing Your Pain Naturally
Don’t be off put by the name. Bone broth is delicious and can serve as the base for just about any soup. And best of all, it’s incredibly simple to make. Just simmer bones in a pot for 12 to 48 hours. You can add aromatics and vegetables in the last few hours of cooking for additional flavor.
If you’re experiencing joint pain, it’s important to take steps to identify the cause as soon as possible. In addition to bone broth, a PRP doctor can utilize platelet-rich-plasma to promote ligament regeneration which may reduce your pain and stop the degeneration before it’s too late.