Bone broth is nature’s most nutrient-dense, easily digestible liquid, filled with micronutrients, minerals, amino acids and collagen. Losing water via sweat during athletic events means losing a fair amount of the minerals that the body uses to function.  Without these minerals, one may experience low energy, headaches, and reduced cognizance.  Bone broth, the ultimate recovery drink for athletes, naturally contains highly absorbable forms of magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorous all of which support many cellular processes in the body.  This makes it a great electrolyte drink to replenish what’s lost after an event or used to prevent cramping.  It also includes the necessary micronutrients for the functions of energy production and the building of skeletal bones and muscle.  

On top of the daily wear and tear placed on one’s body, athletes are on another level regarding the potential damage and strain. Whether you’re an endurance athlete or strength and power athlete, your joints are placed under way more stress than a non-athlete. Increasing collagen intake will not only prevent an athlete from having joint pain but could reverse and heal current pain as well. Bone broth is rich in the amino acids proline and glycine, both of which help with digestion and gut repair as well as muscle repair and growth. They also help with balancing the nervous system and strengthening the immune system.

During the cooking process, natural collagen leaches into the broth. When this is consumed, it helps restore cartilage in joints.  As we age, our collagen production decreases, Best of the Bone is an excellent way to bring more collagen into the diet. Gelatin acts as a cushion between bones, as well as providing the building blocks to form and maintain strong bones. Bone broth also contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate in its natural forms, compounds sold as supplements for joint pain, arthritis, and inflammation. 

As an athlete if you want to maximize hydration with electrolytes, perform better with the micro-nutrients needed for energy production, recover faster with and amino acids, and avoid joint pain with collagen, be sure to add Best of the Bone bone broth to your diet!