We get many questions relating to why Cobro is healthy, so we decided it was best to summarise our view on why including it in a healthy diet could be beneficial.
So firstly we have to look at the ingredients (if you want a more detailed look at how Cobro is made we have an upcoming blog post explaining our ingredients and process). Cobro is made from the highest quality ingredients from trusted suppliers. Nothing artificial goes into our products or into the manufacturing process. So we started by approaching Cobro by avoiding many deemed unhealthy manufacturing processes and ingredients.
The main aim of Cobro production is to extract the gelatin or collagen protein to form a delicious and nutritious concentrated beef bone broth.
Gelatin Protein & Collagen
Gelatin protein is the cooked collagen protein which is extracted from the bones of the grass finished cattle bones in Cobro.
Galatin has a number of building blocks that we can use for our bodies. Firstly gelatin is high in conditionally essential amino acids: glycine, proline and glutamine.
Proline is an amino acid that our bodies use to make collagen. Collagen is found in our skin, cartilage (joints/ knees etc) and even our bones. The percentages found vary depending on the location but it forms a significantly high portion of our composition. Our ability to produce collagen from the foods we eat decreases as we age (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1606623/) and therefore it becomes ever more important to find additional sources as we age.
Glycine is another amino acid that our body uses in the production of collagen. Glycine has been shown that it may have positive effects:
- reformed into a powerful antioxidant in the body
- a key building block in the collagen production
- in production of creatine in the body
- shown to improve sleep
- regulates immune function
- has a crucial role in the central nervous system (which controls functions like food intake and behaviour)
- has a crucial role in absorption of certain vitamins (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5350494/)
- may help with alcohol induced liver damage (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9694963/)
- protecting the heart (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15331379/)
- protecting against gastrointestinal disorders
- treatment for gastric ulcers (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9344231/)
- possible anti cancer properties (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10334195/)
Glycine is required more when pregnant, suffering from infection, illness and high intense sporting activities. While there is evidence to support this it is always important to consult your own health professional for advice if changing your diet.
Another amino acid present in Cobro is Glutamine which has shown to have various health benefits:
- heal lucky gut
- healthy gut
- bowel problems: celiac, colitis, Crohn's, IBS
- growth of the villi
- immune system
- cell proliferation
- muscle building
Looking at Cobro and broth as a food it is the primary protein collagen that when extracted through proper processes from good quality ingredients is what gives a significant underline to the statement that it is a healthy food to include within a balanced diet.
In part 2 of why Cobro is considered healthy we will take a deeper look into some more of its constituents and how the body can utilise them for a healthier you.
Thank you for taking your time to read our post. Please keep an eye out for out next blog post on how Cobro is made.