The American Academy of Family Physicians in Dallas, Texas, reported during a meeting that gelatin can help people with osteoarthritis.
Namely, 175 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were randomly assigned to receive either a daily gelatin supplement or a placebo.
Those who received a supplement containing 10 grams of gelatin plus calcium and vitamin C had significant improvements across the board in pain, stiffness, and mobility measures…
“This suggests that gelatin supplementation has the potential to improve knee function during activities that cause high amounts of stress on the joint,” according to Sean S. McCarthy, MS, from the Center for Clinical and Lifestyle Research in Shrewsbury, Mass.
This Old School Home Remedy Will Heal Your Back, Joints and Knee Pain
Gelatin has many health benefits and in its pure form – is free of color, additives and sugar. Gelatin is made from the connective tissues of meat animals, which happen to have very nutritious components.
It is used for treating osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and brittle bones (osteoporosis). Some people also use it for strengthening bones, joints, and fingernails.
How does it work?
Gelatin is primarily composed of protein, water and mineral salts. It contains collagen, which is one of the materials that make up cartilage and bone.
The body can use gelatin’s amino acids to rebuild collagen, cartilage, and connective tissues in joints.
The best form of gelatin is from grass fed cattle that can be found both on the internet or your local health food store.
- 2 teaspoons of gelatin powder (approximately 5 gram)
- 1/4 cup of cold water
Directions: Stir the gelatin powder into the water in the evening, and let it stand on your kitchen counter overnight.
It will thicken into a translucent jelly, which can be added to your morning smoothie, breakfast with yogurt, salad, honey or fresh juice.
Repeat this process every day for one month and see if you notice any difference in your daily pain levels.