Gelatin: the new superfood

By Ashley Cameron |

Gelatin is so much more than the stuff that gives our gut-lovin’ gummies great wiggle-factor.

It is, in fact, a highly nutritious food that is super simple to add to your daily diet. While we’ve spoken about the many (many!) ways to use gelatin before, we’ve noticed that recently, gelatin has been building a reputation within the world of health and wellness as a bit of a superfood.

While it’s no secret we’ve been mega-fans of gelatin since waaaay back, we’re thrilled to see it being adopted by the masses and will happily boost its status as a superfood – because it definitely is. Here’s why…

It’s high in protein.

If you need a quick fix of protein (perhaps pre or post-workout, for instance), gelatin is a great go-to! Our Gut Lovin’ Gelatin contains 18 amino acids – AKA the building blocks of protein – so in one bite of a gummy, you’re getting a protein-packed hit.

It’s great for your skin.

Ever heard of collagen? Skincare brands these days spruik the benefits of collagen for keeping skin plump and wrinkle-free. But the good news is, you don’t need to fork over your savings on expensive skin creams and products. Gut Lovin’ Gelatin is made from 100 per cent natural collagen powder, from the bones and connective tissues of pasture-raised beef, so pop a spoonful in your morning coffee or smoothie or whip up a batch of gummies and do your skin a favour.

…and your gut!

The best bit about gelatin however, is undoubtedly its gut-healing properties. Put simply, gelatin helps to repair the gut lining, which not only helps to keep things moving, but ensures that your gut is better prepped to absorb nutrients from the foods you eat. This results in a happier gut, a more balanced ecosystem of good and bad bacteria and less inflammation overall.

Keen to give our Gut Lovin’ Gelatin a go but live in NZ? Well the great news is, we now ship over the ditch!

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