Gelatin Reduces Cellulite: 2 Spoons A Day, Keeps The Cellulite Away

gelatin reduces cellulite


Can Jell-O shots really help reduce the appearance of cellulite? Not exactly, but studies show that consuming gelatin reduces cellulite and promotes younger looking skin, if taken on a daily basis.

Here’s Why Gelatin Reduces Cellulite:

Gelatin is mostly made up of glycine and proline, which are two very important amino acids. These amino acids are attributed to healthy skin, nail and hair growth as well as weight regulation and correct functioning of the immune system. Proline and glycine are mostly found in bones and fibrous tissue, and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t consumed much of either lately. This is why gelatin can be such an important supplement to add to your daily routine.

Glycine has been proven to be an anti-inflammatory, and some studies even suggest that the amino acid can help speed up the recovery of wounds.

These are just a few of the many benefits of glycine and proline that can lead to a happier, healthier life!

Here are some more effects that consuming gelatin can have on your life:

  • Improves the overall health and recovery of joints
  • Supports healthy growth of hair, nails and skin
  • Good source of protein
  • Good source of dietary collagen
  • Improves digestion
  • Tightens loose or loosening skin

Tip: Gelatin is a great option for youthful skin, but it does have one drawback…it doesn’t dissolve well in cold liquids. I’ve used gelatin before and loved it, but I wanted something I could mix with cold water. That’s where collagen peptides save the day. Collagen is essentially the same as gelatin, but it goes through a process that makes the amino acids water soluble. So, it will dissolve in cold water. It is a little pricier, however.

I’ve listed the top 2 gelatin and collagen options that are available on the market today. Both brands are well known in the industry and have stellar reviews to back up their claims. Either option is great and will give you amazing results, but if I only had one choice, I would suggest Vital Proteins collagen peptides. I just love their story and their products are the highest quality.

Top 2 Gelatin Options:

Option #1: Vital Proteins Collagen Protein, Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed, Non-GMO, Beef Gelatin (16 oz)

Option #2: Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin, Kosher, 16 Ounce Can

Top 2 Collagen Options:

Option #1: Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides (20 oz)

Option #2: Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz.

Note: You could get the same benefits from consuming bone broth, but seriously, who has the time to make it and where the heck do you get these bones?  It takes less than a minute to mix up collagen and water, then you’re on with your day. I prefer the easy way 🙂

using gelatin to reduce celluliteAll of these factors can play a part in getting rid of unsightly cellulite. All it takes is two tablespoons of gelatin or collagen a day to help your skin become tighter and regain some of its natural elasticity. These factors alone will help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. If you pair your gelatin consumption with lots of water, a high-fiber, low-fat diet and daily dry brushing, you will see even quicker, more long-lasting results!

How To Make Gelatin

Making gelatin is easy and takes almost no time at all! All you need is some gelatin powder—you can find gelatin powder in any health food store and online—and water. It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it? You can also mix gelatin into any flavored liquid and still get the desired effect.  Start by adding your gelatin powder to a small amount of water that is room temperature or cooler. This will help make the gelatin smooth and reduce lumps—which is exactly what we want to do to our thighs! Let the mixture sit for about two minutes before adding warm water or flavored liquid to it. Then you are ready to add anything you can possibly imagine! The possibilities are only bound by your imagination and creativity! Looking for a healthy and tasty gelatin recipe? Check out Wellness Mama’s post here.

To Wrap Things Up

Consuming gelatin is a quick and healthy way to combat cellulite. Adding it to your daily routine can be fun, creative and absolutely astonishing when that cellulite starts to disappear and your skin begins to tighten! So stop reading, go out and grab some gelatin powder, mix it up and give it a go. What do you have to lose besides cellulite?


Studies

[1]  Borumand M, Sibilla S. Effects of a nutritional supplement containing collagen peptides on skin elasticity, hydration and wrinkles. J Med Nutr Nutraceut [serial online] 2015 [cited 2017 Jan 29];4:47-53. Available from: http://www.jmnn.org/text.asp?2015/4/1/47/146161

[2]  Proksch E, Segger D, Degwert J, Schunck M, Zague V, Oesser S. Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides has beneficial effects on human skin physiology: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2014;27(1):47-55. Available from: https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/351376

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