Many people suffer from joint, leg, and back pain, especially as they age.
Fortunately, there’s help in the form of a dietary element you may not have expected – plain gelatin.
Many studies show that gelatin can help reduce inflammation and pain associated with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.
It can also be used for treating rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, as well as for strengthening fingernails, bones and joints, improving hair quality, and recovering from stress-related injuries.
It may even have therapeutic benefits on ulcers – including ulcers caused by stress and anxiety.
Here’s how to prepare and consume gelatin – incorporating this simple food into your daily diet may have a whole host of health benefits, and best of all, no significant side effects.
Old Home Remedy – Gelatin
In any store buy 150 gram of any edible gelatin (150 gram – for a course of treatment for a month).
- Two teaspoons of gelatin powder (approximately 5 gram)
- One quarter cup of cold water
- 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 eaten for breakfast with yogurt, honey or fresh juice.
- Repeat this process every day for one month and see if you notice any difference in your daily pain levels.
You can add anti-inflammatory spices like cayenne pepper or turmeric to your jelly if you wish.
Why It Works
Many doctors feel that gelatin works to strengthen bones and joints because it contains collagen – one of the materials that naturally make up bone and cartilage.
In 2000, a study reported at a meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians in Dallas measured the responses of 175 patients with osteoarthritis to a daily supplement of gelatin, calcium and vitamin C, and found that these supplements had a marked improvement on the patients’ pain levels and mobility.
“Gelatin supplementation has the potential to improve knee function during activities that cause high amounts of stress on the joint,” said Sean S. McCarthy of the Center for Clinical and Lifestyle Research in Shrewsbury, Mass.
Gelatin can also be used to treat stomach ulcers, reports a task group of researchers from a number of faculties across Russia. The contents of gelatin, specifically amino acids of glycine and proline, can protect the stomach and promote anti-ulcer activity.
Turmeric is naturally high in a COX-2 inhibitor called curcumin. This is an anti-inflammatory that offers great relief for arthritis pain.
If you struggle with joint pain, back pain, or even stomach ulcers, incorporating gelatin into your daily diet may help ease your daily pain and restore some of your mobility.