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by 0 · July 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

So I tend to bake lots of meat at once and then freeze it for later. However, before freezing, I put the baked meat in the fridge for a while. After that, I always find the liquid has jelled into what seems like gelatin. Would eating that be... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

I'm sure it's fine, though the overly brown bits may contain too many AGEs, it's not necessarily the case that exogenous AGEs are as dangerous as endogenous ones. Probably no worse, socially, that licking the plate, but from a health point of... (more)

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by 7944 · July 17, 2014 at 03:39 PM

I was just diagnosed with "solar purpura", also known as "actinic purpura" or (ugh) "senile purpura". This is bleeding under the skin on the forearms, especially my left forearm. It's related to damaged collagen, primarily from sun exposure... (more)

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moors 0 · July 16, 2014 at 08:25 AM

Maybe you can give a serious try to autoimmune protocol:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20477126http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14646381

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by 0 · May 06, 2014 at 04:58 AM

Olympic lifting 4x/week at 630am (moderate; still learning, its not like 100+ lb weights). My goal is to lean out, and I've been taking up a few supplements to aid the fat loss. I'm just unsure if it's unnecessary? The thing is; I'm also... (more)

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pone 0 · May 06, 2014 at 04:51 AM

The evidence that Glutamine and BCAA build muscle is poor. Numerous studies show no difference between placebo and those substances. There is better evidence that these substance prevent you from *losing* muscle during a diet, or... (more)

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by 11011 · March 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM

It seems to be well established that degradation of collagen can facilitate disease and I don't think anyone here will dispute that (degradation of the collagen in your gums would result in periodontal disease for example), but could... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · March 22, 2014 at 06:23 AM

Worried about collagen degradation? Bone broth is your panacea.

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by 522 · April 06, 2014 at 05:57 AM

I don't make bone broth and ran across this supplement recently. I keep meaning to try to make it, but frankly, the thought of it isn't pleasant to me although I do like homemade soup. For some reason the thought of bone broth makes me lose my... (more)

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jakeishere2help 0 · April 06, 2014 at 05:57 AM

Hey Deborah! Its Jake here again. I liked the product by collagen by youth theory, and since have tried the great lakes green kind ONLY hydro-isolate other wise it could go badly... And, I have tried Nows brand of collagen as well. Now's is the... (more)

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by 5 · August 03, 2013 at 10:40 PM

There seem to be two schools of thought on this. Ray Peat suggests taking with food, especially with a meal containing muscle meat, to balance out the amino acids. Others recommend taking on an empty stomach which supposedly makes the collagen... (more)

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paleo12 0 · August 03, 2013 at 10:40 PM

I had some gelatin in my elderberry/red raspberry tea this morning. I also put some coconut sugar in it for carbs and then worked out. So that's close to an empty stomach without food. I felt great. I love the way gelatin makes me feel, so... (more)

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by 5 · June 25, 2013 at 09:11 PM

Hi, Lately I have had some problems with my knees and I am thinking about getting? I've read you have to take hydrolized collagen, preferably from grasfed animals. I have a couple of questions Has anyone tried Great Lakes Hydrolized... (more)

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Jason_40 0 · June 25, 2013 at 09:11 PM

It is really great and you can make all kinds of paleo treats you can make Marshmellows(main ingredients are raw honey and gelatin and some water, but you will need to look up the recipe to be exact on all ingredients) I've made jello with fresh... (more)

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by 5 · September 05, 2013 at 04:22 PM

First post, long time avid reader. After a few years on the weights and in really good shape I decided to give crossfit a try and I believe I over did it. I'm 99% sure I've developed costochondritis in the left side of my sternum/chest. After a... (more)

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Elena_5 0 · June 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Sorry, buddy, the only thing that ever cured my incidences of costochondritus was time and patience. Take it easy for a week or two - like, seriously easy, don't exercise intensely at all - and it should go away. If it doesn't might be something... (more)

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by 741 · March 03, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Hello, paleo-folks! I've been pretty strict with paleo for the last year, and dabbled with it for 1-2 years prior. Before high school, I was an inactive, obese kid who's only pleasure in life was to eat junk food and play videogames. When high... (more)

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Morrigan_1 0 · February 28, 2013 at 06:19 PM

Don't fast, that's not gonna help anything. There's nothing positive about fasting, it's just a myth. Without being any expert on joint disorders, I would say go for a really clean antiinflammatory diet. get your vit D level checked. avoid... (more)

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by 3365 · February 03, 2013 at 03:14 AM

I've been working on a torn meniscus for a bit now. Things are going pretty well, but I still relapse if I slack on the exercises. I'm wondering if I should be specifically timing my bone broth and collagen intake to maximize their therapeutic... (more)

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Anondson 0 · February 03, 2013 at 03:14 AM

I recall that the Perfect Health Diet (2nd edition) mentions that sufficient levels of zinc and of vitamin c are required for the body to build its own collagen. After putting those in as supplements my lower back pain of many months has started... (more)

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by 50 · January 24, 2013 at 12:46 PM

I'm having surgery tomorrow, and want to eat some beef stock post surgery to help healing. But I'm traveling, and don't have access to my normal bones. I also left my collagen powder at home. I bought some gluten free grocery store beef stock. Is... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · January 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM

If the store-bought stock is a thin liquid at refrigerator temperature, the collagen-forming compounds have been removed.

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by 3365 · December 11, 2012 at 08:54 PM

I've been using collagen, I'd like to try some bone broth. I have years of kitchen experience, so a recipe is not exactly what I'm looking for. Specifically, how much raw material will yield how many servings? Is the cost of making your own bone... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 11, 2012 at 08:54 PM

i usually get 4 servings out of one chicken carcuss and a pack of drumsticks. by serving, i just mean a mug full of broth. i use organic ingredients and roast a chicken/drumsticks the day before and have that for about 3/4 days as dinner. the... (more)

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by 5 · December 08, 2012 at 03:53 PM

I see many people here recommending Great Lakes Gelatin, but how do you take it? I personally measure 10 grams of regular supermarket gelatin and put the powder (sand-sized particles) in cold water and drink it that way, but is that the best way... (more)

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Joyous 0 · December 07, 2012 at 08:10 PM

There are different suggestions on the can, and the cold-water one is one of them. You're right, it's not very palatable. I sometimes add it to smoothies or other foods (especially when slow-cooking). I also use hot water and may add some salt or... (more)

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by 25 · August 27, 2012 at 07:48 AM

Howdy all, young adult male here looking to reverse the most harmful effects of circumcision through "foreskin restoration". Basically, the foreskin is composed of an inner layer of highly sensitive skin (similar to that which makes up eyelids)... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 27, 2012 at 07:48 AM

Good for you, RL! For those who want to know more about the topic, norm.org is a great resource. Zinc, C, A & K are all essential for skin health. Zinc Picolinate for best absorption, but make sure not to mess up your copper balance by... (more)

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by 70 · May 29, 2012 at 05:53 AM

Ascorbic acid's primary role is as a cofactor in the hydroxylation reaction of proline and lysine for the production of collagen. "Proline hydroxylation requires ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The most obvious, first effects (gingival and hair... (more)

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AStar 0 · May 25, 2012 at 05:14 PM

From a quick look through your wikipedia link, I don't think so. The addition of the hydroxyl group to the proline is a post translational modification done by prolyl hydroxylase. This step occurs after the protein synthesis. The vitamin c is... (more)

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by 406 · May 05, 2012 at 02:25 PM

I was thinking about this earlier while thinking about menudo as I was munching on a piece of oxtail. When I tried to make bone broth, it pretty much failed, even though I used cartilage-y pieces of bone. The broth wasn't gelatinous at all. But... (more)

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MF 0 · May 05, 2012 at 02:21 PM

If you look at things in the "Nose to Tail" perspective, there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating the cartilage. Western Culture, and especially the industrial-minded American food culture, spurns many bits of the animal that other places in... (more)

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by 952 · September 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Did anybody use try it?

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Kimmie 0 · September 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Yes! I eat bone broth soups several times a week, supplement with hyaluronic acid, and make these using strawberries (more than the recipe calls for) and Great Lakes gelatin. Almost as fun as gummy bears! (more)

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by 1212 · January 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Is the collagen in beef heart and other high food sources going to simply get broken down as proteins do when ingested or is that collagen going to have therapeutic effects AS collagen in the body? I read both sides of this from doctors and... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · January 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Tendons are high in collagen, look them from your chinese or philippines market.

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by 134 · January 10, 2012 at 06:48 PM

Ok. Not the most critical problem in the universe, but here goes. Lot's of health issues have improved with the paleo diet, but lately my skin is really losing it's elasticity - which I think is due to losing collagen, but correct me if I'm... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 10, 2012 at 06:48 PM

You mentioned chicken broth but I get a whole lot more gelatin and mostly-dissolved cartilage from my beef bone broths. I literally fill my slow-cooker with beef bones (at first, the lid won't even sit down) and I don't remove the bones until... (more)

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by 109 · October 14, 2011 at 07:05 PM

hi. i am interested in building stronger joints. i currently weight train daily and consume1+gr. of vit c+lots of protein and fat on a vlc diet. how can i increase joint health?i often experience cracking joints and think something can't be right... (more)

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dzone 0 · October 14, 2011 at 06:06 PM

Crepitus is usually not a problem at all and AFAIK the louder the crack the less problematic it is. You may want to try MSM, HA and friends for at least 6 months. Paul Jaminet would argue that you need safe starches for joint health, although I... (more)

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by 15070 · September 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Hi, what is the relationship between homocysteine levels and collagen synthesis? Dr Emily Deans wrote about it in her blog and it made me wanna know more. This first paper seems to support her idea that it causes a reduction in collagen while the... (more)

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D_K_ 0 · September 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

If lowering homocysteine with B vitamins doesn't reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, then how the hell does higher homocysteine levels cause heart disease? That doesn't make any sense.

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by 77340 · April 20, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Hi all. My question is whether there is a significant amount of PUFAs, et.al. in animal collagen? Specifically pig and chicken skin/cartilage. I have easy access to lots of this substance but am wondering if it is worth the potential detriments to... (more)

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becker 0 · April 20, 2011 at 12:46 AM

There is exactly 0 PUFA in collagen. It's pure amino acids (glycine, lysine, arginine, if I remember correctly) with some extra -OH groups tossed in for superstructural integrity between collagen fibers. The cartilage should have a negligible... (more)