Arthritis pain is not an inevitable part of aging, but sometimes it may seem so. When joints ache and complain, you may not want to get into a regular habit of taking NSAID pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen. Or possibly you can’t, because you don’t tolerate the side effects or you take another medication that interacts badly with NSAIDs. What else can you try for relief? Have you considered Knox gelatine?
Knox Gelatine for Joint Pain:
Q. I had been suffering with aching joints for a little over 10 years. Doctors didn’t pay attention because I’m only 37. Yet I could not move well and was in constant pain.
My mom read about taking gelatin to ease joint pain. I didn’t listen, but then she asked me to do her the favor of printing out some info on this subject off the Internet for a friend.
She’s very wise: the friend was me! She knew I would at least try it if I found others online with similar afflictions.
So I gave unflavored gelatin a try, a little bit in a glass of water. I was skeptical but by the third night, I was able to move my toes with no pain!
It had been a decade since I’d felt this good. In about a week and a half after starting, my hands were not swollen and I was able to type, brush my hair and do other tasks I hadn’t been able to do before. To me, it is a personal miracle.
Will Knox Gelatine Help Arthritis?
A. We heard about this remedy for joint pain a couple of years ago from a reader who stirs a packet of Knox Gelatine into juice, oatmeal or yogurt every day. You can read more stories on our website, www.peoplespharmacy.com.
We have not found clinical trials on the use of gelatin for arthritis pain. A recent study in rats found, however, that collagen from gelatin helped to protect cartilage in experimentally induced osteoarthritis (Isaka et al, Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, June 2017). We suspect that the effects for humans might be similar.