Pain relief is the number one reason that I added gelatin to my diet and I am so glad that I did. What really surprises me is how quickly the pain goes away.
I have been dealing with a lot of pain in my hips, right leg and foot lately. My chiropractor has gotten me through many an injury, but I have been looking for a way to resolve the pain while I wait for the treatments to take hold.
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Over-the-counter pain killers just haven’t been doing it. Then I remembered hearing that gelatin helps with pain. I had some Knox unflavored gelatin in my cupboard, so I opened a single-serving envelop, added it to water and drank it. Within 30 minutes – yes, that fast – the pain in my leg and hips was gone!
Now, gelatin is not a cure for what is causing the pain but it sure does give me relief for hours. As long as I remember to take it every day – and when I forget I do remember because the pain comes back – it works quite well. Thankfully, this is not a condition that will be forever. I am getting better day by day. But since gelatin has other great health and beauty benefits, I plan on keeping it in my daily routine from now on.
First, what is gelatin anyway? It is a protein that is derived from animal parts. Some people make bone broth to get it in their diet. That is too much work for me. I am very happy to keep using powdered gelatin, instead.
Benefits and uses of Gelatin:
- Pain relief – especially joint pain
- Anti-aging – improves skin health and actually can rejuvenate your complexion.
- Improves digestion
- Improves quality of sleep
- Helps lower stress hormones – has a happy, calming effect.
- May maintain heart health
- Controls hunger
- Good for bone health
For more=>> Gelatin: What Is It? Plus 8 Uses and Benefits
Now, Knox unflavored gelatin is not the only way to get gelatin … it is just the one I am currently using. It was kind of expensive buying it in four packet boxes so I switched to buying 32 packets from Amazon and got a much better deal.