Gelatin Capsules For Hair Loss

gelatin capsules hair loss

The most popular use of gelatin is in cooking, as a thickener, stabiliser and to provide texture to foods such as jams, cream cheese, sweets and some yoghurts. It is often used in low-calorie foods to imitate the feel of fat in the mouth without adding the calories.

Gelatin is derived from hydrolysed collagen derived from skin, bones, cartilage and connective tissues of animals. Hydrolysation is a process that breaks down protein into amino acids making them easier to absorb. Gelatin is very rich in proteins, almost 98% of its content is proteins and a rich source of amino acids containing 18 amino acids, primarily glycine and proline.

Traditional diets were typically richer in gelatin than our modern diets because of nose to tail eating practices and consumed parts of the animal that were high in gelatin such as skin, tendons, bone broths and other gelatinous cuts of meat similar to those who eat a Paleolithic diet. Today, this practice does not exist widely and we have lost the practice of whole animal eating. In fact there is an increase in vegetarian eating with the result that we are eating a lot less gelatin than our ancestors did, if any at all.

Gelatin could be considered the first superfood because of its benefits. Gelatin helps to reduce levels of homocysteine in the body which is the marker for cardiovascular disease such as heart disease and stroke.

Gelatin has been shown to enhance gastric acid secretion and repair the lining of the stomach. Low acid production and impaired stomach barrier function are two common digestive problems in modern society.

Gelatin helps improve skin quality and function since glycine and proline found in gelatin help in the manufacture of collagen.

These are just a few examples of the benefits of gelatin.

Gelatin for Hair and Nails

Historically, it was always thought that consuming gelatin would help strengthen weak, fragile hair and nails. There is justification to this and it has been shown that consuming gelatin helps to strengthen hair and nails. There have been several studies on gelatin consumption and its benefits to prevent hair loss and to strengthen hair notably one published by Dr Zeev Pam at the Annual Meeting of the European Hair Research Society where he concludes that gelatin in conjuction with other supplements such as saw palmetto berry may be very effective in treating hair loss and encouraging strong healthy nails.

Before you start considering eating jelly on a daily basis to strengthen your hair and nails, nearly all brands of jelly these days are made from a vegetarian substitute and is a poor source of the natural protein and amino acids found in animal gelatin. Animal gelatin is rich in the fantastic ‘sulphur-rich’ amino acids that encourage healthy hair and nail growth. As mentioned earlier, our modern diets are not rich in these ‘sulphur-rich’ amino acids however there is a supplement that mimics the amino acids found in animal gelatin called Hairjelly Protein Capsules. Hairjelly Protein Capsules are 100% vegetarian and may be used by those who are experiencing thinning hair, loss of texture, chemical damage of hair or even cyclical hair loss such as during a period or due to a largely vegetarian diet.

For hair loss as a result of going through the menopause and beyond, the most common causal factor for hair loss, I would recommend the additional use of Superior Hair capsules. Hair loss as a result of the menopause and post-menopause is thought to arise due to the deficiency of female hormones which leads to the dominance of the male hormone, testosterone, in the bloodstream. Since the body works within very finite levels of all hormones, this excess testosterone is converted into a compound that inflames the scalp which results in disturbed signals for keratin production of which hair is made up of. Additionally, underlying inflammation of the scalp also results in poor nutrient availability to the hair follicles causing them to be malnourished.

The growth of shampoos and other topical products for hair loss has been exponential over the last few years. Unfortunately, many of these topical products may actually be harmful to the scalp leaving behind residues that block the hair follicles starving them of vital oxygen and nutrients. I have no doubt that there are some good hair care products on the market that address hair loss however there is one particular range that stands alone in its field, Phylia de M.

Ful.Vic.Health hair care products contain Fulvic Acid which delivers 65+ minerals including trace minerals to nourish the follicles, encouraging hair growth and hair regrowth. The formulations are laden with herbal actives to calm down underlying scalp inflammation which hinders keratin production. These products work together to bring back total hair health.

I believe that it is imperative to address hair loss and thinning hair quickly in order to slow down the process and help protect existing hair.

This content is not intended to replace conventional medical treatment. Any suggestions made and all herbs listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. Personal directions and use should be provided by a clinical herbalist or other qualified healthcare practitioner.

Hair Skin Nails, Shabir Daya | , , , , , , ,
  • Lesley Marshall

    This may also be of interest to those who have nail problems, as hair & nails are both composed of keratin

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Lesley, you are absolutely right. Hairjelly Protein capsules also help strengthen fragile, brittle and weak nails. Shabir

  • Patricia

    Hi, can I have the Superior Hair capsules while I’m breastfeeding?

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Patricia, you should not take Superior Hair capsules whilst breastfeeding. Shabir

  • Katie

    Hi Shabir, thank you for yet another informative article! I have been struggling with intermittent hair loss due to PCOS for years. It comes in phases where it can be very extreme (huge clumps falling out each time I touch my head). My endocrinologist has tried a number of approaches, but nothing has helped. (This current bout seems to have stemmed from a reduction in my metformin dose). As a long-standing VH lover I have followed a lot of advice from here including Phylia, which helped for a while, Superior Hair and other options. At one point I was taking a standalone MSM supplement, which made things a lot worse!!

    At the moment I take Lamberts Multi-Guard ADR and Life Extension Taurine (following your recent articles) and Superior Hair (although I am considering stopping this as I didn’t realise it had MSM in it). I am just wondering about adding the Hair Jelly to the mix? I am at desperation point with it now. The next step I am considering is Saw Palmetto in an attempt to control the DHT production? Any thoughts/advice would be most appreciated. Thank you!

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Katie, I would be inclined to start the Saw Palmetto Berry supplement alongside Hair Jelly capsules – the saw palmetto to address the DHT which is the result of the hormonal imbalance associated with PCOS and the Hair Jelly to provide the nutrients necessary for strengthening hair. I would still continue with Phylia de M hair products because they work to nourish the scalp and reduce underlying inflammation. Shabir

  • Katie

    Thank you so much for such a prompt and helpful response! Just another reason why I love this site and the service here so much. I will start the Saw Palmetto and try the Hair Jelly. I might give the Superior Hair a break for a while and continue with the ADR/Taurine.

    In the past I used the 4-step Phylia de M system (except for the Fulphyl). I will go back to that again. Would the Fulphyl be a useful addition? Thanks again!

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Katie, Thank you for your kind words and glad to be of help. Fulphyl works to deliver minerals and micro-nutrients to all the cells in our body so yes indeed it would be a good idea. Shabir

  • Katie

    Thanks Shabir! Fingers crossed :-)

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    You are welcome Katie and please keep me informed. Shabir

  • Almudena

    Hi Shabir! My name is Almu and my baby is 7 months old. Since he turned 4 I started to loose lots of hair. I know it is quite common but it just drives me crazy. At the moment I am taking a food supplement named Terra Nova Beauty Complex for skin, hair and nails but I would like to add more supplements to that as I have the impression it is not enough. I was told to get the Sun Chlorella tablets. What do you think? What about the Hair Jelly? I am totally lost as there are too many good products on the
    market! Thank you very much!

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Almu, you are right in that this is a common concern and assuming that you are not breastfeeding your baby then I would prefer the use of Hairjelly Protein Capsules which provide the nutrients that encourage production of keratin. Shabir

  • Almudena

    Hi Shabir. Thanks a lot for your help (not breastfeeding any more :-) ). Would you recommend to combine Hairjelly capsules with the Superior hair ones or the first ones whould be enough? Thanks again. Take care! Almu

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Almu, I would first try the Hairjelly capsules on their own and gauge their effectiveness within a three month period. Shabir

  • Katie

    Hi Shabir, happy new year! I just wanted to update you on this. I followed the advice and started taking the hair jelly along with the saw palmetto. I have also been using a product called Bioxsine (http://bioxsine.ie) as my Phylia ran out and I have to wait for finances to improve before I re-order.

    I am delighted to say that the regime has significantly improved the hair loss. I am no longer sweeping hair from my desk/dinner plate/car. I have “regular”, “seasonal” loss now.

    I highly recommend this combo, it has thankfully worked really well! Thank you once again for your advice and care.

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Katie, Happy New Year to you too. So glad that the combination supplements and topical Phylia de M product worked well. Phylia de M Connect is without doubt the best chemical free topical product to counter thinning hair and hair loss. Shabir

  • Katie

    Agreed! I will be replacing mine as soon as I can :-) The full range of products are excellent.

  • indie dhindsa

    can men use this product

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi, Gelatin capsules can be used by both men and women.