In this Article
- What other names is Gelatin known by?
- What is Gelatin?
- How does Gelatin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Gelatin.
There is some concern about the safety of gelatin because it comes from animal sources. Some people are worried that unsafe manufacturing practices might lead to contamination of gelatin products with diseased animal tissues including those that might transmit bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease). Although this risk seems to be low, many experts advise against using animal-derived supplements like gelatin.
Do not take gelatin in amounts higher than those typically found in foods if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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