Gelatin is a protein made from animal products.
Gelatin is used for weight loss and for treating osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and brittle bones (osteoporosis). Some people also use it for strengthening bones, joints, and fingernails. Gelatin is also used for improving hair quality and to shorten recovery after exercise and sports-related injury.
In manufacturing, gelatin is used for preparation of foods, cosmetics, and medicines.
Gelatin contains collagen, which is one of the materials that make up cartilage and bone. This is why some people think gelatin might help for arthritis and other joint conditions.
• Strengthening hair and finger nails
• Weight loss
• Shortening recovery after exercise