Back when humans roamed the plains and lived a more rustic lifestyle our diets were very different than they are today.
We did not eat the processed foods that are common now in our pantries, and we consumed almost every part of the animals we hunted for food – not just a few choice cuts of meat.
I won’t go into the gory details, but what this means is that we are no longer consuming as much of the naturally occurring proteins and amino acids that we once did.
One of these lacking nutrients is gelatin. Luckily, gelatin is available to buy off the shelf, and there are several reasons you should do so and start taking a daily dose of this natural substance.
Now I am not one to go for those fancy new diets that say we should eat like our plains dwelling ancestors did, but I do think that we need to realize when our bodies are telling us we lack certain nutrients that may make us happier and healthier.
Beauty Benefits of Gelatin
So I am going to take a look at some of the symptoms that a lack of gelatin may cause, and how topping up your gelatin intake can help.
1. Weak Fingernails
If your fingernails bend, break or crack easily then you may have weaker than usual nails. The reasons for this can be varied, but the most common reason is that you are a regular user of gel nail polish.
Gel nail polish in itself does not damage your nails, but the removal process can do so; especially if removed incorrectly.
The good news is that there is that you can still use your favorite nail polish and still have healthy nails, the bad news is that it is not an overnight fix.
Taking a daily dose of gelatin will strengthen your nails, and it is even likely they will be stronger than they were previously. You should start to see the benefits of taking gelatin on your fingernails in 2 – 3 weeks, but gaining full strength will take around six months.
2. Gelatin For Hair
Gelatin can help weak and damaged hair. If you have ever tried to grow your hair to any length past your shoulders, you have probably come across the problem of your hair breaking, having split ends and generally looking dull.
This may be due to using poor quality hair products, environmental factors or maybe it is just always how your hair has been. Once again there is some good news; taking gelatin will improve the strength of your hair, how quickly it grows and its natural shine.
Unfortunately once again it is not an overnight fix, but taking gelatin regularly will cause your hair to grow out much thicker, healthier and shinier than you probably seen it in years!
3. Gelatin For Skin
Gelatin for skin that damages easily. As we get older, our skin naturally gets thinner and is less resilient than it was in our younger years.
While I can’t tell you the secret to stop the aging process, I can tell you the secret to improving the health of your skin and making it overall more resilient to damage.
Gelatin is a proven promoter of skin health, as it gives our bodies glycine and proline – which are amino acids that are vital to many different parts of our bodies. Glycine and proline are an important part of the production of collagen in our bodies, which is an important structural element of our skin.
By taking gelatin, we are feeding our body the nutrients it needs to keep our skin healthy.
Health Benefits of Gelatin
There are too many benefits to list in one article, but just some of the benefits of taking a regular dose of gelatin are:
- Protects your joints
- Helps you sleep
- Promotes a healthy digestive system
Gelatin is available in both a tablet, or a powder form. The tablets can be taken with water, and the powder can be mixed into a drink or food.
Because gelatin is a dietary supplement, there is no exact dose that you should take each day. A good general rule is 1 – 2 teaspoons of gelatin powder a day, or 1 – 2 gelatin tablets a day (depending on the amount of gelatin in the tablets.)
Author Bio: Vanessa is a mum, a wife and a lover of all things to do with nails and nail polish! She has worked in the beauty industry for over 10 years but is currently an at-home mom looking after my two young kids. You can find more of Vanessa’s writing at www.Diygelnailkits.com