Has gelatin helped your large joints?

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  1. BingDing

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    My shoulders and hips have always been tight, I'm like a million years away from those freaky yoga ads. And I've been doing the same stretches for 30+ years and the range of motion in those joints hasn't changed a lick. But in the last couple months it seems the range of motion has increased noticeably. Totally an n=1 report, but wanted to say something.
     
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    After posting this, I realized that the small muscles of the hip and shoulder joints could play a factor in the perceived greater range of motion, in that full repletion of magnesium, in particular, would improve muscle function. So....
     
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    Better thyroid function makes you more flexible due to muscles being able to relax.
     
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    I have found potassium to be as important as magnesium in increased flexibility.
     
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    Someone once told me about how the "lemonade diet" massively increased their yoga flexibility. Lemonade diet = raw maple syryp, lemon, cayenne pepper - as much as you want. Now I am in no way advocating this diet, and haven't tried it myself, but I've often wondered if that claim was true, and if so, I wonder what's causing it? Sugar? Lack of starches?

    Just looked and Maple Syryp has high potassium content.
     
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    Lemon juice has a lot of the same bioflavonoids as OJ does. Hesperetin, naringenin, etc.
    Probably the same Aromatase Inhibition for which Peat recommends OJ.
     
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