* Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Grain Free
Benefits of Gelatin
- Certified organically raised animals, ensuring no hormones, antibiotics or chemicals are used
- No additives, preservatives, colouring or flavours
- Natural source of both essential and non-essential amino acids, as well as collagen
- Helps improve gut health
- Very versatile – can be used to make breads, pancakes, soups, homemade jellies, panacotta, cheesecake, thicken sauces and added to hot drinks.
Gelatin is a wonderful source of collagen. Collagen comes from the Greek word for glue ‘Kolla’ – holds the body together. Gelatin is the collagenous proteins broken down into amino acids. These are the building blocks for the body and used to make connective tissue – it supports the skin and helps to retain its suppleness. Collagen is also found in your bones.
Our collagen product slows with age. When our bodies are low in collagen we are more prone to injuries. Collagen also helps with recovery after an injury. Research is currently looking at the use of gelatin to increase the recovery of broken bones and skins wounds.
Gelatin provides a natural source of protein and amino acids which are essential for many part of the body. This can be beneficial for picky eaters and people in need of extra protein. Gelatin does not contain the full range of amino acids so it is important to eat other complete protein sources as part of your diet.
Gelatin helps to balance Methionine. Methylation can occur in the body when we eat high amounts of muscle meat which contains methionine (an essential amino acid). At high levels, methylation can contribute to premature aging and other health problems. Rather than avoiding eating muscle meat, this can be balanced out by eating other parts of the animal which are rich in proline and glycine such as gelatin. This is why here at Changing Habits we promote a wide and varied diet.
Gelatin can also help with digestion. Gelatin helps to keep water in the digestive track as it absorbs water. This helps to promote healthy bowel movements and make you feel fuller for longer. Gelatin helps to simulate stomach acid production which is an important step in the digestion process – a lack of stomach acid can cause a cascade of problems in the body. Glutamine can help to repair the small intestine. The villi in the small intestine help us to break down and absorb the minerals in our food. Villi have a rapid cell turn over and glutamine helps them to heal and grow.
Our Gelatin story
Gelatin is a product that Cyndi uses regularly because of its wonderful healing properties. Gelatin was a regular part of the traditional diet but in the modern world, nose to tail eating is no longer as common meaning we miss out on the wonderful amino acids that were available in the bones, skin and joints of the animal. Unable to source certified organic gelatin within Australia, our organic gelatin is supplied by a 5th generation family owned business in Europe, recognised for their high quality standards.
The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained regarding this product is intended for education and information purposes only. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace medical care. The product described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. Please refer to our Disclaimer regarding our products.