The glycine in bone broth also helps in true detoxification.
No, not fasts, juicing or the laxative kind of detox, but the kind of detox that stimulates your liver to do its job better.
For example, in one study, rats fed glycine showed significant improvements in recovery from alcohol-induced fatty liver disease.
Glycine is necessary for the synthesis of glutathione and uricacid, the body's most important internally produced antioxidants. And boosting production of these antioxidants reduces oxidative stress--better than taking vitamin C or some other antioxidant supplement.
As you may know, oxidative stress is the primary cause of age-related illness. It's why antioxidants like glycine and vitamin C are so important.
What's more, glycine also helps flush out excess methionine, another amino acid found in large quantities in eggs and muscle meat. Too much methionine can be toxic in two ways.
Elevated methionine results in mental disorders including confusion, disorientation, delirium, agitation and listlessness.
Too much methionine also increases blood levels of another amino acid--homocysteine. Elevated homocysteine has been linked to heart disease.
The process of breaking down homocysteine increases your body's need for B vitamins, increasing the risk of B vitamin deficiency--even if your intake is adequate.
However, glycine from broths and cartilage can help break down homocysteine -- WITHOUT the need for B vitamins.
What Makes Bone Broth So Powerful?
REAL COLLAGEN direct from the source is the secret behind bone broth's immune-boosting properties.
You've probably seen that rather ugly looking jiggling top layer in your roasting pan and discarded it. Bad idea. You're throwing away probably the most nutritious part.
Collagen is the protein found in connective tissue of vertebrate animals. It's abundant in bone, marrow, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.