The diet plays an important role when trying to get rid of back pain and joint pain for that matter. Those that have read my book, which you can download for free, already know this. In this book I go into much greater detail on the various foods for pain relief and what foods keep you in pain.
A recent study was released about the use of a little known superfood, called gelatin. In the study it is shown to help to reduce pain in both the spine and other joints...
Get rid of joint and back pain with gelatin in less than a week
Using this superfood to get rid of your spine or joint pain in 7 days sounds a little hyped. I cant agree more, so personally I would be a little on the causcious side. The study talks about regular use of gelatin, but maybe give it a few weeks and see what happens.
If it works great, keep on using it...
It will help especially with arthritic conditions of the joints and the spine, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but also when you suffer from osteoporosis (brittle bones).
It is also beneficial for the following:
- strengthening fingernails
- improving hair quality, and...
- recovering from stress-related injuries
So how does it work?
Gelatin is a protein made from animal products and contains collagen. Collagen is what all are tissues and bones are made from. The downside of it being an animal product it is hard to digest for the body. Therefore the body needs to break it down into bits that it can absorb, with it loss of the effective ingredients in the process.
So make sure to buy a quality gelatin, or at least that is of high levels of gelatin.
Here are some highlights of this study...
“Gelatin reduces arthritis pain probably because it’s just ground-up cartilage,” says integrative medicine specialist Chris D’Adamo, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.
In a 2000 study, 175 patients suffering from osteoarthritis were given daily supplement of gelatin, calcium and vitamin C. The results revealed significant improvements on the patients’ pain levels and mobility.
According to Sean S. McCarthy of the Centre for Clinical and Lifestyle Research in Shrewsbury, Mass “Gelatin supplementation has the potential to improve knee function during activities that cause high amounts of stress on the joint.”
So it may be worthwhile to give it a try. Although proteolytic enzymes are still my favourite natural supplements or superfoods that help the body to reduce inflammation and pain. Because the body already produces this naturally, but when injury is severe it can help to provide the body with more.
On the other hand as we get older the body produces less, thus it may need an extra boost by supplementing the body.
Let us know your experience with the use of gelatin for pain relief, or if you have any questions, leave a comment below...