In some of the older studies, therapeutic results improved when the daily gelatin was increased. Since 30 grams of glycine was commonly used for treating muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis, a daily intake of 100 grams of gelatin wouldn't seem unreasonable, and some people find that quantities in that range help to decrease fatigue. For a growing child, though, such a large amount of refined gelatin would tend to displace other important foods. The National Academy of Sciences recently reviewed the requirements for working adults (male and female soldiers, in particular), and suggested that 100 grams of balanced protein was needed for efficient work. For adults, a large part of that could be in the form of gelatin.
If a person eats a large serving of meat, it's probably helpful to have 5 or 10 grams of gelatin at approximately the same time, so that the amino acids enter the blood stream in balance.
I will focus on having the gelatin in my OJ and when I am eating meat. I heard someone saying about 10 tablespoons a day to get 60gm protein. Not sure if that is about right?
Any input appreciated
chris wrote:Anybody have any ideas how much protein is given in a 1tbsp of gelatin? Also, does anyone know if gelatin is cause for concern for bse (mad cow disease) Thanks,
The vast bulk of the cattle found staggering around in British fields with their brains burned out, have been treated for warble-fly with a constituent of nerve gas.
boombalada wrote:Hi everyone,
Firstly a great forum, enjoy reading it and thanks for the great information.
I don't have great kitchen skills; added to that I am based in Thailand currently and some of the grocery shopping is a challenge with a language barrier but I am getting there. Hence the question which I am sure has a embarrassingly simple answer.
If I was adding gelatin to an 8oz glass of OJ or milk, and could take it twice a day; how much gelatin would you add - and am I right to add it to a small amount of hot water first, let it cool, then add to the drink? The only brand I can find is Knox Original Gelatine, it comes in 7g sachets, looking like a heaped tablespoonful.