What Is Gelatin?
Gelatin is pure protein containing essential amino acid chains
Gelatin has been used successfully throughout history in the medical world for a variety of reasons as it was readily available and affordable. Gelatin use has been lost over the years due to increased processing and packaging of food. Food production is now chemical, technical, advanced, quick, fast, NOW! Because of this, food is now chemically created to be better and last longer than the foods of the past, but it does not contain all the goodness of the past.
Gelatin is one of the NEW super foods, a miracle, magic health supplement.
But is it? - Yes, it is, however it is NOT new - Just Forgotten
What is Gelatin?
Gelatin is a translucent, colorless, flavorless foodstuff. It is the cooked form of collagen, a pure protein that contains amino acids needed for production of muscle energy, cartilage formation, joint mobility, healthy skin, and it aids the digestive process.
What is gelatin made of?
Gelatin is the cooked form of collagen, derived directly from the skin, white connective tissue, cartilage and certain bones of animals; usually cows or pigs. Gelatin is a pure source of protein that contains no sugar, fat or cholesterol. It contains 18 amino acids that we need for survival.
Food Grade Gelatin
Our food grade (gelling gelatin) is sourced from Australian predominantly pasture raised cows. The cattle are vet checked and certified and adhere to strict quality standards to ensure premium grade skin, bones and hides are used. Food grade gelatin can be used for cooking.
But gelatin is an amazing health supplement that can have positive health effects and is beneficial for digestion.
Our hydrolysed collagen peptides (non-gelling) is sourced from vet checked and certified cows from Germany. Strict quality standard and applied to the production of collagen to ensure a premium product.
It is a broken-down form of gelatin. Different enzymes are used to create and produce different types of collagen. These are designed to target specific areas or problems in the body.
Why do we need Gelatin?
Today you can buy soup packets, soup in a can, cup of soup (just add water) and other varieties of soup. When Grandma used to make soup, she would cook a chicken for dinner, and after eating the meat, she then boiled the carcass with some veggies to make “real” chicken soup.
The bone carcass is where the gelatin goodness came from. Nowadays, processing plants strip the chicken, sell the meat and discard the carcass for pet foods. Essentially pets now eat better than us, getting all the goodness from the bones.
Our society predominately eats muscle meats which contain very low amounts of gelatin (if any at all). The problem with this is that muscle meats are extremely high in the amino acids ‘cysteine’ and ‘tryptophan’ which have anti-metabolic and thyroid suppressing effects leading to degenerative and inflammatory disease states.
So why do we need gelatin? - Gelatin is bio-available to the body, which means it is easily digestible and readily available.
Our gelatin contains no sugar, gluten, dairy, fat, or MSG, eggs, nuts, GMO, sugar, gluten
The Benefits of Gelatin
Gelatin is a source of dietary collagen and is full of protein. Adding gelatin to your diet is the easiest way of increasing your daily protein intake. It plays an important role in energy production, keeps people physically active and mobile. Gelatin contains high percentages of glycine, alanine and proline.
Alanine – muscle energy, connective tissue, sugar metabolism
Glycine – wound healing, sugar metabolism,
Proline – health of joints, tendons & ligaments, critical component of cartilage, works with Vitamin C in keeping skin and joints healthy.