For many years, I struggled with digestive issues, including severe bloating, bad digestion, and lots of other symptoms that were difficult to deal with. Luckily, I eventually found a holistic doctor who really helped me feel like a new person. Today, I work as a full time blogger (@lilsipper) and cookbook author who focuses specifically on sharing my recipes and tips and tricks on how to improve digestive and overall health. One of my favorite supplements that I take daily is gelatin, and specifically I use Further Food Premium Gelatin. Here’s why I take gelatin daily.
Benefits of Gelatin
Gelatin has so many benefits! I take gelatin primarily for gut health due to Crohn’s, IBS, etc.. Gelatin helps improve the lining of the digestive tract, which can help prevent leaky gut syndrome. The gut lining is one of the body’s most important lines of defense, since it keeps the good stuff in your digestive system (and the bad stuff out!) as well as helping prevent leakage into the bloodstream, which can trigger inflammation.
In addition to helping improve gut health, gelatin can do a lot more for your overall health.
Gelatin benefits include:
- Helping tighten loose skin
- Helping improve cellulite
- Helping with joint recovery
- Supporting skin, hair and nail growth
- Source of protein
- Helping to promote relaxation
Collagen has similar benefits, and I take them both. And I always make sure the gelatin I use comes from grass-fed cows (like Further Food Premium Gelatin that I take). Be aware, other brands are sourced from pork!? You can learn more about Further Food Gelatin here.
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