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Anybody supplementing with Gelatin?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 09, 2010 at 6:20 AM

I reread Ray Peat's article on Gelatin.
http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/gelatin.shtml

I have been supplementation with gelatin 10-20g for the past two days, but haven't noted any effects. Someone commented to me tonight, though, that I seemed wired.

Has anyone supplemented with gelatin? Any results?

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on February 26, 2012
at 09:22 AM

Jay, glycine (one of the two main proteins in gelatin) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and is recommended to help one sleep.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on January 03, 2012
at 10:50 PM

^ I think the issue is the quality of his citations.

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on August 14, 2011
at 12:49 AM

How much do you eat? I aim for 1 cup of jello (~ 1/2 tbsp dry gelatin) every other day or so...is that enough?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 29, 2011
at 04:18 AM

The MD told me to put some hydrocortisone cream on it, which I did for some time, but all it did was mitigate the severity for a while.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on July 29, 2011
at 03:23 AM

Oh thanks! That looks really good. I'm going to try it tomorrow (sans tofu!)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 12, 2011
at 02:16 AM

Great results. I used to supplement with 2 tbsps 2 times daily of dessicated pig skin---improoved both mood and joints. However Yellow 6 colouring and possible hormone influence led me to consume the joints of animals in place. Seems to work so far following Ray Peat and his claims. However, how much quantity is the question...

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on April 05, 2011
at 05:41 PM

Every article I've read by Ray Peat has citations.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on December 10, 2010
at 03:56 PM

@Eva, i believe you totally. For us its just that we were doing bone broths before we started eating proper paleo. From our WAP days. Its something that we have since not seen a reason to stop is all. Also, consuming these broths is another of those things that, for someone on the SAD can bring about tremendous health benefits, but like you say for someone who is athletic, eating well like us on these boards, etc it may not be necessary.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on December 09, 2010
at 08:35 PM

A small sugar pill works really well too.

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on December 09, 2010
at 06:33 PM

I actually have seen all those positive effects just from eating paleo, but no special attempts to eat gelatin.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on December 09, 2010
at 04:23 PM

im with Louisa. Not a day goes by that we dont have a bowl of bone broth with dinner. Rich in gelatin. Good for digestion, hairs, nails, everythin.

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on December 09, 2010
at 03:54 PM

yes, I add pig's trotters when I make broth from a chicken carcass, result is thick gelatinous gloop, which is high in gelatin and delicious.

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on December 09, 2010
at 03:10 PM

Bone broths also have the added benefit of being full of minerals and extremely delicious. Whole food option > supplement for real.

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on July 29, 2011
at 03:09 AM

I eat it often. Definitely noticed an improvement in my skin and nails. Here's a recipe idea: chocolate pudding with gelatin! http://raspberrycoconut.com/2011/07/25/chocolate-moo-sse/

For more Paleo hacks: http://paleohacks.com/questions/30309/is-gelatin-an-ingredient-ok-to-use-on-the-paleo-diet#ixzz1TSalwRrf

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 29, 2011
at 03:23 AM

Oh thanks! That looks really good. I'm going to try it tomorrow (sans tofu!)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on August 14, 2011
at 12:49 AM

How much do you eat? I aim for 1 cup of jello (~ 1/2 tbsp dry gelatin) every other day or so...is that enough?

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33b6c516904a967ef8ecb30f1dbd8cf2

(7073)

on December 09, 2010
at 11:35 AM

Yes, I supplement with gelatin i.e. I eat bone broths once a week. Changes? Over the course of a couple of years my nails are stronger and more supple and I recover from exercise and illness faster. My skin is in great condition. I would say you may need to wait a little longer than 2 days to see any difference, though.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on December 09, 2010
at 03:10 PM

Bone broths also have the added benefit of being full of minerals and extremely delicious. Whole food option > supplement for real.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on December 09, 2010
at 06:33 PM

I actually have seen all those positive effects just from eating paleo, but no special attempts to eat gelatin.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on December 10, 2010
at 03:56 PM

@Eva, i believe you totally. For us its just that we were doing bone broths before we started eating proper paleo. From our WAP days. Its something that we have since not seen a reason to stop is all. Also, consuming these broths is another of those things that, for someone on the SAD can bring about tremendous health benefits, but like you say for someone who is athletic, eating well like us on these boards, etc it may not be necessary.

33b6c516904a967ef8ecb30f1dbd8cf2

(7073)

on December 09, 2010
at 03:54 PM

yes, I add pig's trotters when I make broth from a chicken carcass, result is thick gelatinous gloop, which is high in gelatin and delicious.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on December 09, 2010
at 04:23 PM

im with Louisa. Not a day goes by that we dont have a bowl of bone broth with dinner. Rich in gelatin. Good for digestion, hairs, nails, everythin.

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on December 09, 2010
at 07:37 PM

I read Ray Peat on gelatin too (linked from Seth Roberts). Even though Peat seemed a little nutty, I tried gelatin for sleeping and found that it worked just like he suggested. When I can't sleep, I mix about one tablespoon of gelatin powder (from Amazon) with hummus or squash soup right before going to bed. The first time I did it I woke up under the impression that my fiance had forgotten to turn the light off. But no light was on; the sun was rising, and I had slept so soundly that I didn't realize that 8 hours had passed.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on December 09, 2010
at 08:35 PM

A small sugar pill works really well too.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on February 26, 2012
at 09:22 AM

Jay, glycine (one of the two main proteins in gelatin) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and is recommended to help one sleep.

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Db29d1edee00887a675b63803d06857e

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on December 09, 2010
at 02:39 PM

As usual, Ray Peat publishes a laundry list of non-arguments. Ignore anybody who (i) doesn't include citations and (ii) whose citations don't say what he/she says they say.

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on April 05, 2011
at 05:41 PM

Every article I've read by Ray Peat has citations.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on January 03, 2012
at 10:50 PM

^ I think the issue is the quality of his citations.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 29, 2011
at 04:00 AM

I've had an exfoliating eczema on my right thumb for years that sometimes would get so bad that the skin would crack and bleed and swell and was so sore it was useless for about a week at a time. I started doing gelatinous bone broth a little over a month ago and for the first time in years the skin on that thumb is clear and smooth.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 29, 2011
at 04:18 AM

The MD told me to put some hydrocortisone cream on it, which I did for some time, but all it did was mitigate the severity for a while.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on December 09, 2010
at 12:35 PM

I know a guy who loves Jello. He claims it strengthens his nails and hair. Not gonna argue with him, but its probably just an excuse to eat Jello.

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Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

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on February 21, 2012
at 09:07 PM

I tried two tablespoons of great lakes gelatin mixed in water. Got a massive migraine a few hours later. At that point, I got religion, and started making my own broth.

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Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on July 29, 2011
at 04:51 AM

I put Knox in soups, stews, chili, etc. My nails and hair have improved. Hopefully other parts too.

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