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Has anyone tried gelatin (dissolved in cold water), either pre- or post-workout?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 01, 2011 at 7:13 PM

After landing a big 5lbs bag of gelatin powder and trying a number of approaches, I'm going to try drinking a tablespoon of gelatin powder in a glass of cold water pre-workout for the month of July.

My reading leads me to believe this will balance out my amino acid mix, adding some of the simpler AAs to go with all the ones I get from muscle meats from my paleo diet.

Any thoughts or studies I should be aware of?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 14, 2012
at 05:52 PM

I like gelatin a lot in just fruit juice, the clumps are a bit like candy with a very mild taste.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 21, 2011
at 01:35 PM

Kanal, he does not get the bounty yet... I'm still hoping for more answers to come along.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 21, 2011
at 03:18 AM

I think the above comment is the correct answer. Does Curated Wellness get the bounty?!?

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on July 19, 2011
at 05:37 PM

Undisolved gelatin often causes digestive issues. You can buy hydrolyzed gelatin which will dissolve in cold water.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:35 PM

I second the cold water bit. Even though you can technically guzzle it down, there's is always a .01% chance of gagging because of the grit. Therefore, I mix mine with warm fruit tea.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:56 PM

I read Ray Peat's, time to go find Lita Lee's page. When I add it to cold water and stir it, it doesn't clump up, it just hangs there in a suspension and slowly settles out. I just stir it and drink it down. Right now I'm using NOW's beef gelatin.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Oh, and yes, I have been eating the gelatin for some time now. I also eat a lot of tendon, bone marrow, etc. If I can't get one of those in or some offal, I will opt for gelatin.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:53 PM

When I add it to cold water and stir it, it just hangs in the water as a suspension, and I guzzle it down.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:49 PM

Oh and by the way, I don't know, but Great Lakes Gelatin is considered the one to be the one that is processed most healthfully. Don't ask me to defend that. I can't.

Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:30 PM

How do you dissolve gelatin in cold water? I use it in soups and stews, and sometimes dissolve it in hot water.

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on July 19, 2011
at 05:48 PM

I've dialed back my use of gelatin because I find it kind of a bitch to prepare (non-hydrolyzed) but it definitely helped my body comp while I was taking it daily (not post workout). WAPF has some nice things to say about it:

"The "sparing" effects of gelatin on protein were of particular interest to many early researchers. By "sparing protein," they meant that the body is less likely to cannabilize the protein stored in its own muscles, a common occurrence during fasting or during rapid weight loss from illness. Gelatin thus helps keep the body in what today???s nutritionists call "nitrogen balance.""

http://westonaprice.org/food-features/513-why-broth-is-beautiful

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116d23135449332a8bf9106220cf632b

on July 01, 2011
at 08:40 PM

Add it to soup, shakes, or gravy. It's tasteless and acts as a thickener in cold liquid.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Read Ray Peat's stuff on Gelatin and also Lita Lee's, if you have done so already. They will corroborate and expand on your approach. If you put it in cold juice or water, it will clump up. That's alright, you can eat it. Another thing that you might want to consider is making an aspic with it.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:56 PM

I read Ray Peat's, time to go find Lita Lee's page. When I add it to cold water and stir it, it doesn't clump up, it just hangs there in a suspension and slowly settles out. I just stir it and drink it down. Right now I'm using NOW's beef gelatin.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Oh, and yes, I have been eating the gelatin for some time now. I also eat a lot of tendon, bone marrow, etc. If I can't get one of those in or some offal, I will opt for gelatin.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:35 PM

I second the cold water bit. Even though you can technically guzzle it down, there's is always a .01% chance of gagging because of the grit. Therefore, I mix mine with warm fruit tea.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:49 PM

Oh and by the way, I don't know, but Great Lakes Gelatin is considered the one to be the one that is processed most healthfully. Don't ask me to defend that. I can't.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 14, 2012
at 05:52 PM

I like gelatin a lot in just fruit juice, the clumps are a bit like candy with a very mild taste.

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116d23135449332a8bf9106220cf632b

on July 29, 2011
at 03:06 AM

Here's another idea: chocolate pudding with gelatin! http://raspberrycoconut.com/2011/07/25/chocolate-moo-sse/

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