The Beauty of Bone Broth
Bone broth is becoming a popular skin and beauty supplement, with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and South American bombshell Selma Hayek touting it's benefits. But what is it about bone broth that makes it so beauty boosting?
Young healthy skin is blessed with an abundance of collagen fibres and vascular tissue that keeps the structure of the skin intact. As we age, this fibre and tissue degenerates causing the structure to collapse leaving us with sagging skin.
A strong solid structure requires a strong foundation, using good quality raw materials. GOOD BONES™ Certified Organic Bone Broth contains the highest quality building blocks of natural collagen found in the gelatin. The gelatin feeds the epidermis, dermis and underlying layers of the connective tissue of your skin from the inside out, keeping its structure intact and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Today we are ‘paralysed’ by choice of skin treatments, most in the form of collagen containing topical creams or injectables. The truth is beautiful skin isn’t just skin deep.
A growing body of evidence is showing that skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis are largely linked to poor gut health. Our gut is the home to 100 trillion little beneficial microbes that work hard at keeping us healthy. They convert our food into the necessary nutrient our cells require to function, they produce hormones, communicate with our brain and produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, they regulate our immune system; the list goes on. Our modern lifestyle however is extremely damaging to these little microbes killing off the good guys and letting the bad guys take over.
According to Nutritionist, Stephanie Malouf, “these harmful microbes produce toxins, causing inflammation in the gut which is extremely damaging to the gut wall. A damaged gut wall means that toxins and other foreign debris can leak into the bloodstream. As a result, our immune system becomes activated to war off these foreign particles. Whilst this is designed to protect us, when an activated immune system is left unchecked and ongoing, it’s a big driver of chronic inflammation throughout the body. For some people chronic inflammation can manifest as acne, psoriasis or eczema and other skin conditions. Topical creams and other skin treatments are merely Band-Aids and unless you treat the root cause, these skin problems will persist”.
A tightly sealed gut and healthy microflora is at the root of healthy skin. The gelatin found in bone broth keeps the lining of your gut strong and intact, keeping inflammation at bay and your skin soft, smooth and glowing.
Beauty starts from the inside out and nourishing yourself with a cup of bone broth each day is the perfect way to support your natural beauty.