How much of the 100 gram protein should be gelatin ?

Discussion in 'Gelatin' started by Kasper, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Kasper

    Kasper Member

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    I'm wondering, how much of the 100 gram protein I eat daily should be in the form of gelatin ?
    I've really no idea, I'm using the water soluble great lake gelatin (green one), and I thought about 20 gram or something daily.
    One other thing, sometimes the gelatin doesn't seem to dissolve completely if I add milk/water or orange juice and I see big chuncks floating around in my solution.
    Do you guys have the same problem ?
     
  2. mas

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    To help with smoothness, try adding maybe 20% of your OJ (or whatever liquid) to the gelatin and whisk it well and then add in the rest of your fluid slowly while whisking.
    Hope that helps!
     
  3. north

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    IIRC I think Peat said he tested with 20g daily.
    I use 50g per day, and my total protein is 160-170.
     
  4. Such_Saturation

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    I remember someone claiming that anything over a tablespoon would be too much of a day's lead ration. This was according to levels written on the Great Lakes Gelatin tin.
     
  5. Lin

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    Whoa! My can of Great Lakes Gelatin (green label) doesn't say anything about lead, nor does it have a California Prop. 65 label, which it should have if it has certain levels of toxins. The recommended dosage is one rounded tablespoon (10-12 gm) in the morning, and the same amount in the evening before going to bed. They say this will reduce appetite, hmmm... I hadn't noticed that before.
     
  6. juanitacarlos

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    I used to do about 50-60g per day, with no negative effects. Helped with digestion. I used to get acid reflux and it stopped that.

    In my experience it never dissolves completely no matter how slow I put it in, but it never seemed to affect my digestion. To minimise clumping though, I sort of sprinkle it in and continuously stir.
     
  7. Such_Saturation

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    Is Gelatin worth the heavy metal contamination?

    I only ever had NOW! foods gelatin. It's probably worse quality than great lakes!
     
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