Hyaluronic Acid and Chicken Bone Broth

Hyaluronic acid is often injected into knee joints as a temporary treatment for osteoarthritis. Oral hyaluronic acid supplements are generally made from “Rooster Combs”, and a few have been shown to help in arthritic joints though they are quite expensive. These are the same compounds that can be found in bovine (cattle) and properly processed shark cartilage, either of which can help with the repair and protection of various joints throughout the body.
BUT…….
Bone Broth Is The Best Source “The Poor Mans” supplement and probably one of the most beneficial.
Preparing Broths from the carcasses and joints of cattle, chicken, and fish, and incorporating them into your diet each day, can have a tremendous beneficial effect on your overall health. Much of the reason stems from the increased intake of Hyaluronic Acid along with various minerals, proteins, and other compounds necessary for proper joint health. You can add vegetables or meat back into the broth for hearty soups or stews, and substitute the broth for chicken or beef stock in many recipes.
Bone Broths are easy to make. You just need to keep a few minor points in mind. The ingredients are few and simple. Begin with bones from fish, poultry, beef, lamb or pork. The bones can be raw or cooked, and they can be stripped of meat or still contain meat remnants and skin. When making meat/bone broth I throw everything in the pot: bones, attached meat, skin-including the parts normally not eaten, such as the rib cage and spine, chicken feet, and fish heads. Ideally the animal should be raised at least Free Range Cage Free.
EGGS also contain Hyaluronic Acid. The parts that you eat the white and the yolk are well known sources of high-quality protein. BUT the MEMBRANE the separates the white from the shell is also composed mostly of protein, plus Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine, and Chondroitin. In fact, preliminary open label studies suggest that the membrane itself could help alleviate joint pain. (At this point, it seems they’ve figured out how to use every part of the chicken but the cluck).
When you make your Joint-Boosting Bone Broths you can throw in any leftover eggshells from breakfast to double broth’s healing power. Just strain them out with the bones after the broth has cooked.
For a Few Bone Broth recipes please go to Chicken Recipes on our Web Page.

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