JOINT PAIN: A WIDESPREAD EVIL
Joint pain is a very common condition that can be caused by injury or arthritis. The elderly are generally more susceptible to this kind of inconvenience but can also affect younger people, especially those who are overweight and those who have suffered serious injuries to joints.
According to a number of studies, one of the best treatments to relieve joint pain (arthritis) is gelatin. Regular consumption of gelatin helps relieve inflammation and pain caused by osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis). The advantage with the gelatin is that it is a product that is easy available in shops (it is recommended that you use Bio gelatin).
Moreover, it has proven that it was very effective in relieving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, in strengthening of nails, bones, joints, but also improving hair quality. Gelatin helps to better recovery of physical injuries.
SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN EFFECTS OF GELATIN
Gelatin is a solid, tasteless product of animal origin (obtained from bone and cartilage of animals). It is known for its many applications, both in culinary field, but also in pharmaceutical and medical. It contains collagen, an essential component which forms the cartilage and bone. According to Chris D’Adamo, a professor at School of Medicine, University of Maryland in Baltimore, gelatin reduces the arthritis pain simply because it is made from animal cartilage.
In 2000, a study conducted on 175 patients suffering from osteoarthritis received daily supplement of gelatin, calcium and vitamin C. And the results showed a significant improvement in mobility and motor skills in patients, and pain relief.
For Dr. McCarthy, who works at Clinical Research Centre in Shrewsbury “gelatin supplementation has the ability to improve the functions of the knee during physical activities where a certain level of stress is exerted on the joints.”
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GELATIN
Gelatin is very rich in protein. One tablespoon of gelatin contains 6 grams of protein: it is an excellent way to provide extra protein in your daily diet. Although it is not a complete protein, it will allow the body to better absorb other complete proteins from other foods you eat.
Gelatin is beneficial for healthy bones and joints. It contains a high content of amino acids that helps prevent frailty and degeneration of cartilage in joints. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can reduce arthritic pain and inflammation.
Gelatin improves digestion because it facilitates the passage of food through the digestive tract because it “melts” naturally with water.
In addition, gelatin can be very effective to treat certain allergies and food intolerances through its ability to heal the mucosa of the stomach and digestive tract, one of the main causes of irritable bowel. Once your digestive system is “repaired”, you will not have this type of inconveniences.
Gelatin helps body to better eliminate toxins. It contains an amino acid called glycine, which helps eliminate toxins from the system by improving liver function.
Gelatin improves the quality of hair, nails and teeth thanks to its high content of keratin, a protein found in hair, nails, teeth and skin.
Finally, gelatin improves the elasticity of the skin, due to its high concentration of collagen. Regular consumption of gelatin improves the quality of the skin, very clearly, because it stimulates the production of collagen.