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Better Than Botox: Natural Ingredient Reduces Wrinkles, Cellulite, and Stretch Marks

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Do you ever wish beauty ads . . .

Would have a “Liar Liar” moment? One glorious day in which they would uncontrollably blurt out the truth about their products? I’ll bet it would go something like this . . .

“The celebrity in this endorsement has never tried this product.

Chances are the stuff in your kitchen would work better, but we can’t patent it so buy this.

Collagen molecules are too large to penetrate skin, but we put it in our formula anyway because we know you don’t know that. (source)

One can hope that such a day comes, but even if it doesn’t most of us already know that expensive “Hope In A Jar” creams lie, and so do the heavily airbrushed photos that sell them.

But What If There Was Something That DID Work?

And it was cheap. Aannnnd – just for kicks – lets say it also reduced or eliminated cellulite, stretch marks, and joint pain, helped to grow strong hair and nails, repaired damaged digestion and helped balance hormones

Turns out, there is. And while it won’t make your skin look like perfectly airbrushed plastic (yay!), it can do something far better: nourish health from the inside out.

I’m talking about gelatin, of course.

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Study: Gelatin Increases Collagen Production

Researchers at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology – after being asked for the millionth time to scientifically validate the cultural practice of consuming gelatin for youthful skin – set up a little study to keep the peace. Okay, I’m pretty sure that’s not how it went, but this next part is true: To study the effects of UV exposure on mice, the aforementioned researchers separated them into three groups:

  1. Those who did were not exposed to UV light
  2. Those who were exposed repeatedly with increased intensity over time
  3. Those who were exposed repeatedly with increased intensity over time, AND WERE FED GELATIN

When results were measured, “mice exposed to the light without the gelatin had a 53% average decrease in the collagen content of their skin, compared to the mice that received no ultraviolet light exposure at all. Astonishingly, the mice that were exposed to the light, but also fed gelatin had no collagen decrease at all. They actually had an average collagen increase of 17%.” (source, original study, emphasis mine)

Why It Works

In her new book, Primal Mom’s Look Good Naked, Peggy Emch explores how nutritional deficiencies contribute to early aging, cellulite, stretch marks, and sagging jowls. Though we can manufacture collagen within our bodies, we need certain building blocks to do that. Gelatin is basically powdered collagen, so it’s kind of a no brainer to start there and let a nutrient-dense diet add in the rest (protein, vitamin C and zinc are also needed).

To sum up:

Rubbing collagen on your face – not so helpful.

Eating collagen promoting foods such as gelatin, high quality protein, Vitamin C and zinc – better than Botox!

Need Some Recipes To Get Started?

No problem, here are some ideas!

Note: Always buy grass-fed gelatin if possible. If you prefer, this kind can be stirred into cold liquids without getting clumpy. I put it in my water and it is tasteless.

Now, About Cellulite & Stretch Marks . . .

primal-moms-look-good-nakedIn Primal Mom’s Look Good Naked, Peggy explains that these changes in appearance come from a breakdown in connective tissue, and that the implications are more than skin deep.

Collagen degeneration is a sign of cellular dehydration, which means that cells have become damaged and can no longer transport adequate amounts of water and nutrients to the skin. With the loss of collagen there can be other complications, such as decreased lymph function and joint pain.

While consuming gelatin is definitely part of the solution, Peggy covers the other steps that can be taken to support strong, resilient connective tissue. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants not just to look good, but to feel amazing, too!

Check it out here

¹ Gelatin contains glycine, which has been shown to help regulate hormones and decrease excess estrogen. (source)

 

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148 Responses to Better Than Botox: Natural Ingredient Reduces Wrinkles, Cellulite, and Stretch Marks

  1. Rebecca says:

    Ok, I’m pregnant, no stretch marks yet!(other than the ones I already had) I have been looking into gelatin to add to my breakfast smoothie…should I NOT do that because it decreases estrogen? (I’m nearly 24 weeks, and have had a textbook perfect pregnancy thus far)

  2. Rebecca W says:

    Might you be able to direct me to where I can order it in Canada in smaller quantities? I’d like to try it before I fork over almost $100 for 6-cans….

    • Heather says:

      I don’t know of any online retailers, but your local health food store might have some :)

    • Brenda says:

      try ebay, that’s where I get mine, one can at a time.

    • Corinne says:

      I spoke directly with the company, and ended up ordering 6 cans (i’m in Canada too). Right now you have to pay for a “zoology certificate” of some sort, to appease the Canadian Government. So, in my mind it’s worth paying that extra cost and get 6 cans all at once. I couldn’t find a single other way to get it in Canada!
      The cans that I received don’t expire until 2018, so I figure i’ve got some time! :)

    • Amanda says:

      Rebecca,

      I ordered two tins from vitacost.com (at a discounted rate as well – same name brand) …. I’m in Alberta, they are in the States…$10 unlimited weight shipping to Canada – AMAZING!

      • A says:

        Thanks Rebecca, did u get the green can or orange? I didn’t see the green can on their site. Did u have to pay any customs that everyone is talking about? How long did it take to get to you?
        I’m in Alberta too!
        How do u like the stuff?

  3. Amanda says:

    Just FYI- the Michael Phelps article you referenced originated with The Onion….. I don’t know if he recanted his endorsement of Subway or not, but I fully agree with The Onion’s assessment of Subway food! Subway has always made me sick whenever I’ve eaten it. :-)

  4. Kim says:

    Could you tell me how much per day is recommended? I have purchased grass fed, organic gelatin but am unsure of how much I need to consume a day to get the best from it and also how much children need per day to benefit properly.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Kim, I don’t think there’s a “right number” that’s ideal for every person. I drink about a tablespoon every day in water and try to get it into our meals/snacks whenever I can.

  5. Carrie says:

    I just poured a large jar of gelatinous, goopy homemade chicken broth into my chowder for dinner tonight. Yesterday I drank gelatin with my OJ. Maybe I’ll look younger next year :-)

  6. Leah G says:

    I am thus far blessed with no stretch marks and I am currently pregnant with #3. I feel even better this time since we are so in love with broth & jello. Just today the kids and I devoured a quart of kombucha jello! You know my almost 4 yr old has been telling me I look younger lately…. And for anyone looking for a single jar I believe perfectsupplements.com has it.

    • lynn says:

      Hi Leah,
      Lynn here in the uk,is jello the same as jelly? what we call it here,it comes in strawberry or orange flavours etc it wobbles? please reply

      • Jaye says:

        Lynn

        Jello is a brand name but yes, I believe this is what you would call jelly.

        I think Leah was using it as a generic (not positive) as she mentioned kombucha. I am guessing she’s made her own gelatin ‘dessert’ from plain gelatin.

  7. Merle says:

    Do u know for a fact that Great Lakes gelatin is grass-fed? It does not say so on the can and no one from the company has responded to my inquiry.

    • Mildred says:

      Uh oh. Not a good sign. :(

      • merle says:

        It does! It says::
        “How are the cattle raised?
        Our cattle are grass fed and slaughtered in Argentina and Brazil which is controlled by their respective Department of Agriculture. These countries have the same type of rigourous tests and inspections as the United States. Beef hides are the only product used to manufacture gelatin in these countries.”
        I guess I’d just wonder if they’re pastured (grass-fed and finished) and if they are, why are they stating so on the packaging? It’s a HUGE selling point and most companies would shout that from the rooftops!

        It also says:
        “Are your pigs or cattle fed any hormones or other kinds of artificial fillers?
        There is no way to be certain of all concepts of feeding of these animals, but what we can assure you is that of all tests that are known to us we find no disease, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, or herbicides in the skin or hides of animals used to produce gelatin. Therefore none of the above items are transmitted to our products.”

        • Heather says:

          Hi Merle, I called them and they confirmed that they are grass fed/finished. On another section of their website they do talk a little more about the feed, I think. I remember reading that their pigs eat leftovers from restaurants and grocery stores, which was not a plus for me :)

          • merle says:

            PERFECT! Thank you…
            Still curious though as to why they wouldn’t put this on their packaging – seems it’d be a HUGE selling point, right?

        • Barbara says:

          Well, if it is the case that the cattle is from Argentina and Brazil I’d honestly not buy it because those two contries are Monsanto ‘owned’. Government has sold them to Monsanto and they are cooperating very prosperously. (Not quite so sure about Brazi, but I do spend a lot of time n Argentina) Most everythin that’s been grown there is GMO. And even if it is grass-fed, I would absolutely not trust it.
          Driving through Cordoba province/Argentina all I see is Monsanto and GMO advertising. All fences proudly sport banners of which brand GMO products they use. So you can’t honestly think that this ‘grass-fed’ gelatine is free of that stuff?
          Oh, and my boyfriends grass-fed cattle are being bought and then fed fat before being slaughtered and processed… I do not know what it is they are being fed but I don’t think it is GMO free. Just my two cents…

    • Katrina says:

      The beef is grass-fed according to their website (#4), but the porcine is not grass-fed (#6). You can read all their FAQs here (#7 was another interesting one):
      http://www.greatlakesgelatin.com/consumer/FAQs.php

  8. Rachel says:

    I’m eager to start with powdered gelatin, but I’m curious if there’s anything wrong with getting “too much” or if there is such a thing (moderately speaking, I won’t go nuts with it). I’ve read SO many good things about it, but I only occasionally get it. Thanks for the reminder! And love that you referenced Liar Liar!! Have a great day!

  9. Brenda Cooper says:

    I know this will sound dumb, but what is gelatin? When I hear or see that word I automatically think of jello. Could you please explain? Thank you so much.

  10. Dove says:

    Does it have to be Great Lakes Gelatin, what about the regular stuff from the grocery store? I’m having a hard time finding it in Canada :( we do eat lots of bone broth though!

  11. Starry says:

    Hello there, I am a vegetarian. Is there any vegetarian/ vegan substitute for gelatin? Thank you.

  12. Lauren says:

    What an interesting article! As a teen, I used to take gelatin for general skin and hair health, so it’s nice to be reminded of its benefits as I get older. I wonder if companies will start adding it to skin creams…. :)

  13. Carolyn Coxson says:

    A lot of grasses have now been genetically modified besides corn, soybeans, wheat and other grains. I not only want grass fed, but non GMO grass fed! It seems we are being poisoned at every turn. Does anyone know of any non gmo grassfed?

  14. What a great use for gelatin! Totally makes more sense than rubbing collagen-containing products on your skin…Plus, then you get gut benefits as well. I’m not very organized with gelatin gummies and it’s harder to drink broth when it’s so blazing hot! I really like that you just stir it into water. Guess I’ll just start doing it that way.

  15. Jennifer says:

    Hi Mommypotamus,
    I really enjoy reading your posts. But I do not agree with advocating eating gelatin to look better.
    I love it when food is a beauty tool but killing poor animals just so people can get rid of some cellulite isn’t very nice. I understand that gelatin comes from the hooves of cows and horses and that it is part of the meat industry’s use of the entire animal but, goodness, there are much better ways to look great!
    Better & faster results can come from eating lots of veggies & fruits. Like in-three-days fast. Green smoothies with a spoonful of coconut oil is the easiest way to look good overnight. I know people don’t usually want to hear that because they think its boring or too simple, but it works. I found recipes on YouTube. FullyRawKristina & GreenSmoothieGirl have some yummy ones. Maybe a comparison of gelatin vs. green smoothies would be fun to do?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Jennifer, as a former vegetarian/vegan I think I can understand a little about where you’re coming from. Personally, though, after a lot of consideration I have concluded that eating responsibly-raised meat is a highly ethical choice. Humans do best as omnivores, just as cows do best as herbivores and lions do best as carnivores. By choosing to eat meat, I participate in a a local eco-system, and am endeavoring to take that one step further and raise my own animals/grow my own produce. Part of my philosophy is to respect the life of the animals I raise/buy by not allowing anything to go to waste. Gelatin is often considered a byproduct that is not valuable, but it is. This post highlights one of the many ways in which it is beneficial, and there are many more. I can understand if you see things differently, but I am at peace with my perspective. <3

    • Summer says:

      I understand where you are coming from about the animals. I used to think vegetables and plants were the only way to go to be healthy. I have really done a lot of research and have found the best conclusion of it all is to eat animal meat and products. Did you know that major universities around the world and even here in recent years in the united states have done studies on plants..They have been publishing articles about plants having a sort of nervous system ? and that they can communicate with each other and that even they too feel pain when they are picked or messed with. They even have a sense about them when they feel something is trying to harm them. Even trees can let off a chemical to warn other trees around that it is being attacked (like when an animal is eating its bark or a certain part of a tree) and these animals find it offensive.Some even have these vast root systems that can go for miles in the ground. Others will move their nutrients to their leaves to gain more sunlight to grow bigger and stronger to faze out another plant that does not belong in its family. These plants are in fact intelligent and alive. I wish there was a better way that we could gain health benefits from our natural resources without killing anything. It just seems so unnatural. I think any way you look at it there is a inhumane way about it. In case you wanted to look, Here are a couple of the articles
      http://www.viewzone.com/plants.html
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/do-plants-think-daniel-chamovitz-see-feel-smell_n_1571027.html

    • Marquia says:

      I drink green smoothies with coconut oil all the time, but sadly still have cellulite.

      • Anna says:

        This made me laugh ;) I too have cellulite and no matter how many green smoothies I drink it isn’t going anywhere! I’m only 23 and it’s one of those things I hate most about myself. Trying to love myself through it all! But none the less, I think I’m going to try the gelatin.

      • JoAnna says:

        AMEN! I have enjoyed green smoothies daily for at least two years now and used to drink them occasionally before that. I snack on fruits and veggies and make them a big part of my meals. I also occasionally juice. While i believe there are many health benefits to healthy greens i see no difference in my appearance. I still have cellulite and fat and aging skin! Not for lack of trying, i eat incredibly healthy and am EXTREMELY active. It’s just, I have had this fat and cellulite since I was at least 14, as long as I can remember really. I like coconut oil as a moisturizer applied to my skin but have found no benefit to ingesting it sadly, and have found it to be lacking substitute in baking and cooking. When it has made no difference after a few weeks I can not justify the hefty calories and not just good fat anymore… It is now kept in my bathroom as body moisturizer instead of in my kitchen.

    • Sherry says:

      I have been vegetarian / vegan for 18 years, and enjoy the lifestyle , but as far as wrinkles(especially under and around eyes) and entire body as a mositureizer I found that Organic Coconut oil used for cooking , is just amazing for all skin types from head to toe. And also has anti bacterial benifits , for things such as exzema , acne ect….My Grandson had exzema on both arms and belly, and I baby site him all the time, and I rub him from head to toe with it and it went away. It’s inexpensive and alittle goes a long way. I use on my face only at night after cleansing. It’s also great for the body to cook with this too.

  16. Marie says:

    What about vegetarian gelatine?

  17. Tamar says:

    Hi Mommypotamus,
    Thanks for sharing all that information.
    Do you know if fish gelatin has the same nutritional properties as gelatin?
    In Israel it`s easier to find.

  18. justyna says:

    Since the molecules are too big for the skin to absorb…do they have any benefit to adding it to a hair mask? Can the hair absorb it?

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  25. Kirstyn says:

    Heather– I just wanted to let you know that I linked to you from my blog post, on making homemade jello…both to this post and your sour gummies post (I did an entirely different recipe). Hope it brings you some traffic, although I’m sure with your awesome posts you don’t have to worry too much about that. :-)

  26. Rachel M says:

    What about taking the Gelatin in capsule form, is that just as effective?

  27. E Pyer says:

    Heather have you read this article. http://butternutrition.com/what-you-dont-know-about-gelatin-may-hurt-you-5-things-you-need-to-know/ There’s really nothing in there that affects me. I have been taking it since I first read your article above but thought you might want to read this.

  28. Miriam says:

    If you need someone else’s misery and pain in order to make yourself more beautiful, it will actually make you really UGLY..

  29. Vika says:

    what about using pectin instead of gelatin?

  30. Perles says:

    Gelatin come from the animal bones rendering which are crushed and boiled to recover gelatin. For vegetarians and animal lovers, this is really infamous. You can have the same result with agar agar (seaweed) that will make you beautiful skin and you will also lose weight.

  31. Dee Dee says:

    Hello,
    I have just recently begun taking the Great Lakes hydrolysed collagen. Gelatin (collagen) is one of my favorite health subjects. Because of that I have pinned this article on my Pinterest page. With so much focus on “primal” and “paleo” ways of eating with the emphasis on eating meat, it seems that gelatin (collagen) gets short shrift. Thank you for extolling the benefits (internally and externally) of regularly partaking of this wonderful substance. It is quite literally the “glue” that holds us together!

  32. Pamela Spitz via FB says:

    If I don’t have access to grass fed gelatin is there any point in consuming regular unflavored store-bought gelatin (prepared in a yummy healthy recipe)?

  33. Iben Viola Lindemann via FB says:

    100g red pepper fruit a day is yet another great way to feed your skin, and works much better than any cream :-) Contains fare more antioxidants, vitamins and and and … One of natures best :-)

  34. Vienna Groark via FB says:

    Will this have any effect on sagging skin? From 3 pregnancies, I have a significant amount of sagging skin on my stomach area and I would live to decrease it.

  35. Jamie Mcgovern via FB says:

    *

  36. Ashley Goin via FB says:

    A

  37. Ali J. Roberts via FB says:

    Vegetarian. No bovine. Other option??

  38. Ashley Goin via FB says:

    Good luck drinking it. Suggestions for recipes it taste good in?

  39. Amiste Sanders via FB says:

    Fruit snacks, jello.

  40. Latha Ess via FB says:

    Gelatin is made from animal bones. Would pose an ethical problem for vegetarians and vegans.

  41. Barbara Anne Nadon via FB says:

    All if the above!

  42. Michelle May via FB says:

    All of the above!!!!

  43. Francheska Marie via FB says:

    A and B
    Resource: my human anathomy and phisiology professor

  44. Pamela Spitz – Grass-fed gelatin does not contain contaminants like growth hormones and GMO-feed that may be present in conventional gelatin (depending on your state/country’s production standards), which is why it’s my preferred source. However, the benefits of gelatin in supporting connective tissue would be the same for either. Hope that helps!

  45. Vienna Groark – Research suggests that it is helpful in supporting connective tissue. I can’t say exactly what the effect would be in any particular case, though.

  46. Ali J. Roberts – Unfortunately I am not aware of a vegetarian analog to gelatin in terms of the benefits I wrote about.

  47. Pamela Spitz via FB says:

    Awesome, that does help, @mommypotamus! Hard to find grass fed in chilly Canada but cool that there are still some benefits from conventional gelatin. And I can make bone broth from local, hormone free animal bones…still hard to find fully grass fed up here but at least no hormones/antibiotics and local

  48. Marilyn Gervais via FB says:

    Tallow!!!

  49. Ashley Goin – I list some recipes to get started with in the post. Also, there is a kind that can be mixed into cold drinks. I put it in my water and can’t taste it at all http://www.mommypotamus.com/gelatin-hydrolysate

  50. Arley Lange via FB says:

    Could someone delete the spam comment trying to sell us chemical skin care? Thanks.

  51. What do you think about Bernard Jensen gelatin? I know that WAPF endorses it. I have a bottle and would like to finish using it and hopefully buy Great Lakes brand in the future if its indeed better.?

  52. Shannon Blackwell Wilkes via FB says:

    Bernard Jensen has 12 g protein per tablespoon as opposed to 6 g for the same amount of Great Lakes. BJ is my favorite for gummies and marshmallows. But ,I use Great Lakes collagen (green label) as a protein powder because it is tasteless and doesn’t gel. Put it in hot chocolate, orange juice, most anything.

  53. Jessica Pol via FB says:

    Tallow has cleared up my pregnancy acne too!

  54. Amy Charnay via FB says:

    Does anyone know the difference (aside from price!) between the Great Lakes Red and Orange label gelatin? Red label came up in the gummy recipe posted but the orange label appears to be the same. http://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Unflavored-Gelatin-16-Ounce/dp/B0008D6WBA/ref=pd_sbs_gro_1

  55. Amy Charnay – I think it’s just a difference in how the can is photographed. In some types of light I think it looks more orange, while in others it looks more red.

  56. Amy Charnay via FB says:

    Interesting because the link to the orange one is significantly less expensive ($13 instead of $20) than this link to the red one. Thank you! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KNHDRU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1UJUN7V9LLX9Y

  57. Ana Cristina Owens – I think it’s a good brand. The only reason I like Great Lakes more is that they say theirs is 100% grass-fed, while I believe Bernard Jensen only says theirs is non-GMO. Either one is very good, though!

  58. Silvana Frutuoso via FB says:

    How about vegetarians? What could they use? I would not use the gelatin.

  59. Jessenia Ortiz via FB says:

    After reading your article I got some of the green label Great Lakes. Lets see how it works:). How long before people see a change?

  60. I got the gelatin in the red container. Is that a bad thing? Two of them and they are pretty big…

  61. Elizabeth Alley Longtin via FB says:

    how much wld you suggest having/day?

  62. Jasmin Wartmann via FB says:

    drink lots of ascorbic acid, that’ll also do the job

  63. Linda Belt via FB says:

    I am very much into organic, grass fed products. I’ve order the tallow from vintage traditions but I was also excited when I discovered that NeriumAD has no parabens, no gluten, no phthalates, no propylene glycol, no synthetic fragrance, no mineral oil, no sulfate, no PABA, no synthetic color, no DEA, no GMO’s and no animal testing. We all share things that work for us with minimal or no synthetics. I was not aware that I couldn’t share my website on here. I just joined the page a couple of weeks ago. So please let me know if I’m not within guidelines.

  64. Kristine Winniford via FB says:

    There are two types of Great Lakes gelatin, Kosher is made from beef/cows while the other is porcine/pig. Some people have preferences for religious, health, etc reasons but I’m not sure if there is a difference in terms of the grass fed component (you wouldn’t want your porcine to be grass fed, since pigs are omnivores with digestive systems very similar to humans).

  65. Mary says:

    Hello :)

    For all of my fellow Canadians out there, you can buy this amazing stuff at Iherb! Check it out (this is the kind I get – the green label) http://www.iherb.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Co-Collagen-Hydrolysate-Bovine-16-oz-454-g/52774

    So happy to have found this stuff, I honestly had no idea about all the great effects of gelatin (grass fed and organic, that is).

    Enjoy

  66. Alena Ericksen via FB says:

    Proof is in the product. Can’t substitute what works for something of a completely different origin.

  67. I recently purchased the Kosher Gelatin from Great Lakes( red bottle) in hopes that it will help with my daughters digestive issues . However, I recently read that the Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate may be better. Anyone know the reason why? Why is one called plain Gelatin and the other Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate ? According to the label both are Kosher. Thanks for any help. :)

  68. Yvette Anguiano via FB says:

    ive been wanting to try so bad but im really afraid of the l arginine. its very high in it and it can cause a cold sore outbreak:( any suggestions? i have a lil guy who i would not want to pass on to but needs kisses from mommy so i have stayed away from l arginine high foods for a while including gelatin, broths, etc.

  69. Melissa Boyd Barrett via FB says:

    This is great info..thanks so much for sharing!

  70. Diane one is *raw* and one is *cooked*. The raw one dissolves in cold and doesn’t thicken up whereas the cooked one does. Also, you might want to try straight Glycine powder. Please google it! :D

  71. Mandy Snee via FB says:

    Yuuuukk sounds v unappealing putting gelatin on skin eew.

  72. Eugenia Jenny via FB says:

    No good for vegetarians / vegans : (

  73. Helen B.C. via FB says:

    Look up AGAR-AGAR it is a vegetable source “gelatin” made from seaweeds and have no taste (like gelatin)

  74. Rachel Medeiros via FB says:

    I purchased the book through your link! Thanks :)

  75. Natalie DeGoey via FB says:

    As opposed to a chemical cocktail that says ‘skin cream’ on the bottle, Mandy? ;)

  76. Chef Natalie, do you know where I can get grassfed gelatin in town?

  77. I’m going to say from Riverview…Idk if they separate it out or if you could just get the joint bones… I can find out for you :) Becca Bussert

  78. Crystal Charles via FB says:

    Liezl Van Niekerk

  79. Jessenia Ortiz – Some people have reported noticing results in as little as a month, while others may not necessarily notice a difference. I’m not sure that’s because nothing happened, though. It could be that it just happens too gradually to notice in some cases. Either way, it is my opinion that gelatin is something worth consuming for a variety of reasons in addition to it’s benefits for skin.

  80. Thank you, Rachel Medeiros! I really appreciate that <3

  81. Michele Brown via FB says:

    drinking water ,right?

  82. In Malaysia, Collagen comes in gelatine capsule form (just like vitamins). Do you think it will do?

  83. Jessenia Ortiz via FB says:

    Thanks! Do you think that it will help with firming up skin(odd question, I know) but I started a diet based in the paleo diet and I’ve heard that people who lose a lot if weight their skin gets saggy. I started taking it in hopes that it may prevent that as well as the other benefits.

  84. Rachel Ulfers via FB says:

    Missy Koopmann what’s your opinion?

  85. I have NOW real food gelatin, is this a good source of gelatin? It doesn’t say grass fed but I bought it a while ago and don’t want it to go to waste.

  86. Lisa Jarrell via FB says:

    The tallow cream…. I got some and it’s amazing. I will try the gelatin too. It’s been in my amazon cart while I debate. I didn’t want weird tastes or textures in my drinks. I think I will take the plunge. I’ve heard it helps bone/joint pain as well

  87. Penny Qualls via FB says:

    Castor oil…

  88. Mel says:

    Does it matter that the green bottle is bovine and the orange is beef?

    • Heather says:

      They’re both sourced from beef, however the gelatin in the green bottle is different from the red. The red gels at room temperature – it’s used to make jello and such. When mixed with liquids the gelatin in the green can stays liquid at room temp – it can be mixed into drinks without getting clumpy.

  89. Rochelle Callard via FB says:

    See FB page Glycan Skin Food. All plant based.

  90. Rochelle Callard via FB says:

    Sharon Whiteman

  91. Kyah Vaughn via FB says:

    Vegetarian/ vegan gelatin didn’t have the same benefits as animal gelatin.

  92. karol kinne says:

    a question about gelatin. Is the gelatin that forms after soaking Chia seeds good for any of these things in this article that calls for gelatin? Just wondering.

  93. Crenchy says:

    The cans of gelatin state that the product is hydrolyzed collagen.

    Is there any reason one couldn’t/shouldn’t take the hydrolyzed collagen supplements to achieve the same results?

    It is available in pill/capsule form from health/nutrition stores/sites such as Puritan’s Pride.

    • Amanda @ Mommypotamus Support says:

      Crenchy, Heather prefers to use only grass-fed gelatin, and unfortunately she is not aware of any available in supplement form.

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  95. A says:

    Anyone else from Canada order Great lakes (green can), if so from where and how much did u pay for duty. TIA ;)

  96. Laura says:

    If only they sent this grass-fed gelatin to my country…:(

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  98. Janet says:

    Does Gelatin capsules give the same benefit?

  99. Gail says:

    I’m thinking about buying empty vegetarian capsules size 00 and filling with the Great Lakes green can gelatin powder. Do you think that would work? It would be so much easier getting the powder down than drinking it or putting it in foods.

  100. Brittany says:

    Hi, just wondering, are there any gelatin capsule brands you recommend?

  101. Becky says:

    I have been reading a lot on the Great Lakes web site since I saw your post on fb last week, 2 things that are holding me back from purchasing it and wondering if you’ve looked into this Heather and could give me any insight. 1) the heavy metal & lead in it, it seems a little high for something I’d be taking everyday, especially for my kids. 2) it doesn’t actually state that the cows are 100% grass fed, just that they trust that they are because that is how cows are raised in Argentina & Brazil. Any thoughts?

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