Recently I’ve had a number of people asking me about supplements that benefit your joints. If you have been to my Eat Well Workshop before, you already know how highly I recommend making your own beef or chicken bone broths to help your joints. There are other benefits to your health in addition to joints, particularly your digestion. But, you might not know that you can get the great benefits from bone broth and you don’t have to boil bones in your crockpot for 24 hours. That’s right! It’s the dehydrated form of broth in powder form.
You can buy super-clean, kosher, grass-fed beef gelatin powder. The brand I recommend is Great Lakes and it’s available here in Granbury at Bee Healthy or on Amazon or their website. The red bottle can be used for gelling purposes, i.e. making homemade jello or dummies. The red bottle can be used to add to hot drinks as well! The green bottle will dissolve in any liquid without gelling, so it’s great for smoothies or adding to your favorite hot or cold drink.
Now – let’s discuss all the different benefits: beef gelatin is full of awesome collagen and amino acids. Collagen depletion leads to wrinkles in your skin. It’s way more effective to add collagen to your diet than rubbing it on your skin in cream form. Collagen intake helps with stretch marks and cellulite as well. Notice I did not say it’s a cure…but it helps 😉 Gelatin is great for your bones, containing calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and trace minerals. The chondroitin in gelatin helps with connective tissues like joints, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. The amino acids support your adrenal glands (which get taxed when you are stressed), your metabolism and your hormones. So, overall it’s a great addition to your supplement routine. It’s always best to get your nutrients from your food. If you don’t have the time or want to make the effort to make bone broth, this gelatin powder is the next best thing!