Gelatin or gelatine (from Latin: gelatus meaning “stiff”, “frozen”) is a translucent, colorless, brittle (when dry), flavorless food derived from collagen obtained from bovine raw materials.
The gelatine in Nature’s Legacies products has been carefully sourced. It is both Kosher and Halal Certified.
Having said that, it is a bovine product, so if you are opposed to the intake of any animal matter, please avoid our products containing Gelatine. Agar is the Vegan subsitute for Gelatine but it does not possess the same medicinal properties. Gelatine has been included because of its significant health benefits.
Composition of Gelatine
Gelatin provides amino acids like glycine that strengthen the gut lining and therefore lower inflammation. Glycine is used by doctors to help improve digestive, joint, cardiovascular, cognitive and skin health. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceuticals, photography, and cosmetic manufacturing. It is found in most gummy candies as well as other products such as marshmallows, gelatin dessert, and some ice cream, dips and yogurt.
Health benefits of Gelatine
Gelatin is a great source of amino acids, which support a healthy mood, strong bones, smooth skin and proper muscle synthesis. Gelatin is rich in glycine, which can be considered a conditionally essential amino acid. The human body needs a great deal of glycine for detoxification from exposure to chemicals in our toxic environment.
Certain studies have shown that gelatin helps people who continuously experience trouble falling asleep, can’t sleep or who have general unsatisfactory sleep. Gelatine lifts Your Mood and improves Cognitive Abilities.
The amino acid glycine is considered an “inhibitory neurotransmitter,” which means it acts similarly to some anti-anxiety or antidepressant medications, only without the unwanted complications and side effects. People use glycine and other forms of amino acid therapy to naturally boost mental clarity and calmness because certain amino acids help lower “stress hormones” like norepinephrine and increase “happy hormones” like GABA.
Similarly to collagen, gelatin is beneficial for preventing intestinal damage and improving the lining of the digestive tract, thereby preventing permeability and leaky gut syndrome.
Gelatin can improve your ability to produce adequate gastric acid secretions that are needed for proper digestion and nutrient absorption. Glycine from gelatin is important for restoring a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach and facilitating with the balance of digestive enzymes and stomach acid. When you don’t make the proper amount of enzymes/stomach acid, you can experience common digestive problems like nutrient deficiencies, acid reflux, bloating, indigestion, as well as aenemia.
Finally, gelatin is capable of absorbing water and fluids, which helps prevent fluid retention and bloated stomach while combatting constipation.
Arthritis and Gout
Collagen and gelatin are noted for easing symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is common in older people and considered the leading cause of frequent joint pains. As people age, they tend to develop more stiffness, aches and limited mobility that worsen over time since collagen continues to break down and erode. Gelatin and collagen help stall chronic inflammatory responses, which reduces pain and stops progressive disease that lead to impairments in joint function, such as degenerative joint disease.
Research shows that people with osteoarthritis, joint pain, bone-related problems like osteoporosis, and exercise-related soreness or injuries can all benefit from supplementing with gelatin.
Just like protein foods and other sources of protein, certain studies have found that taking gelatin supplements helps increase satiety and control hunger hormones. While it has’t been proven to be a helpful weight loss tool, it seems capable of increasing satiety hormones like leptin and lowering appetite hormones like ghrelin in obese adults. It is also rumored to help improve cellulite.
Gelatine contains protein collagen. Basically, collagen is the protein that forms the scaffolding in your skin. Increasing collagen is terrific for acne since it can accelerate the healing of dead or dying acne. It strengthens your skin against inflammation and free radical damage. It improves the general tone and hydration of your skin.
Supports skin, hair and nail growth. Gelatine is amazing for hair growth.
Gelatine supports skin, hair and nail growth. It can help tighten loose skin. Gelatin is rumored to help improve cellulite. It is a great source of dietary collagen. It is a source of protein and its specific amino acids can help build muscle.
History of Gelatine
Gelatine was first used in Egyptian times. Indeed, traces of gelatine were found in a pharaoh grave in the form of glue. The definition of gelatin is made clear some centuries after, around 1400.
The word “gelatine” comes originally from Latin word “gelatus” and means “jellied, froze”.
In 1682 a Frenchman, Denis Papin, developed a process of baking to produce a gelatinous pastry.
The industrial manufacture has developed too and has leaded to sophisticated products, to alimentary, pharmaceutical and technical applications.