Gelatin is a completely natural food product sourced from bovine hides and pig skin and approved for human consumption by the regulatory authorities. The collagen protein extracted from the hides is the actual raw material used in gelatin manufacture.
Gelatin and Collagen for Good Health
Collagen is the most important of the sclero-proteins in the bodies of humans and animals. The basic unit comprises a protein chain of about 1050 amino acids. These intertwine in groups of three to form triple helix structures.
Cross-linking of many of these triple helices produce collagen fibrils that have a 3-dimensional network structure. These structures form the connective tissue in skin and bone.
The amino acid composition of collagen consists of up to 20 % of glycine. Hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine are the two amino acids that are only contained in collagen protein. Collagen contains – with the exception of tryptophan – all the essential amino acids.
Commercially available gelatin is a natural foodstuff. Chemically, gelatin is a pure protein.
Clinical Studies on humans have shown that the ingestion of gelatin hydrolysate over a longer period of time reduces the amount of pain felt in patients with osteoarthritis.
Gelatin for Joints
Joint and tendon injuries tend to be reduced after long-term treatment with gelatin hydrolysate and the healing periods are shorter. Initial results would appear to indicate that gelatin or collagen hydrolysate increases the capacity of cartilage and tendons to deal with stress as minor injuries tend to heal quicker.
Gelatin for Sport and Muscle
Other benefits of Healthy and Agile’s products stem from gelatin’s capacity to boost metabolism through helping build and maintain muscle. Athletes who over train may find the amino acids help their recovery rates. It may help regulate blood sugar and balance insulin due to the amino acids it contains. It provides minerals often lacking for hair and nails, teeth and bones and can aid the adrenal system in times of stress.
Gelatin for Your Skin
For our skin, Femvital may offer help not only with aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping up the dermis but also with cellulite and stretch marks – and who wouldn’t want to be rid of those. The efficacy of collagen peptides for improving physiology of the skin has been endorsed by Health Canada.
We all like to take pride in our appearance and today’s health conscious men and women at last can use a product that’s safe, easy to take and cost effective – a supplement that will have a truly valuable and holistic effect on the whole body.