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How to Drink Gelatin to Help With Joint Issues

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Jody Braverman is a professional writer and editor based in Atlanta. She studied creative writing at the American University of Paris and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland. She also received personal trainer certification from NASM and her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from YogaWorks.
How to Drink Gelatin to Help With Joint Issues
Build healthy joints by drinking gelatin. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

The fruit-flavored gelatin you loved as a kid could be a treatment for your joint issues. A 1998 study at Ball State University found that athletes with knee pain who consumed a gelatin supplement called Knox NutraJoint experienced a significant reduction in pain compared to a placebo. Gelatin is made from animal collagen, an essential structural protein found in bones, tendons and other tissues. Gelatin is especially high in proline and glycine, two amino acids that play an important role in collagen formation, which may explain its positive effect on joint problems.

Step 1

Pour 6 to 8 oz. of fruit juice, such as orange or apple, into a glass.

Step 2

Add 1 scoop of Knox NutraJoint or 11 g of powdered gelatin to the glass of juice.

Step 3

Stir well until all powder is dissolved and consume immediately.

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