Time Magazine’s ‘You Asked’ writes that the book Nourishing Broth claims bone broth reduces inflammation, speeds healing, calms allergies and combats fatigue. It is a mouthful of claims that points back to the collagen found in bones and the connective tissues of the animal’s body and your body, too. When specifically focusing on collagen it is important to know that Vitamin C is needed to bind the two amino acids found in collagen (known as lysine and proline) to form pro-collagen in your body. This means if you are drinking bone broth, you need to have Vitamin C with it to get the collagen benefit (helping to make collagen in your body). But does this reduce inflammation or speed healing? Read The Collagen Connection3 for more food for thought. Below are four of at least 14 types of collagen documented in Linus Pauling’s Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease3 by Jim English and Hyla Cass, [stextbox id="custom" caption="What is Collagen Anyway?" collapsing="true" collapsed="false" shadow="false"] Type I: Makes up the fibers found in connective tissues of the skin, bone, teeth, tendons and ligaments. Type II: Round fibers found in cartilage. Type III: Forms connective tissues that give shape and strength to organs, such as the liver, heart, kidneys, etc. Type IV: Forms sheets that lie between layers of cells in the blood vessels, muscles, and eye.