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    Anything I can do to get rid of my cracking joints?

    No it's not painful. It never is. Just really really annoying. It distracts me from working out hard.

    It happens everyday too. Does anyone know of anything I can take? Thank you.

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    I don't know, I'm a crackler, too! Especially overhead press. Up snap, down snap, up snap, down snap... Curious about answers!
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    joint cracking Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery

    Nothing to worry about unless there is associated pain.
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    Eat lots of gelatin. My knees used to make that annoying cracking noise all the time, even while walking. Now it's almost gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graycat View Post
    Eat lots of gelatin. My knees used to make that annoying cracking noise all the time, even while walking. Now it's almost gone.
    Yeap, with about 3 T collagen hydrosylate (gelatin that doesn't gel) a day for the past couple of months, my knee rarely cracks anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Yeap, with about 3 T collagen hydrosylate (gelatin that doesn't gel) a day for the past couple of months, my knee rarely cracks anymore.
    I agree. I eat (drink) a lot of gelatin and my back and neck chronic pain is way reduced.

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    What the heck is gelatin anyhow? It's the rubbery stuff that connects bones? Are there different kinds; cow gelatin, pig gelatin, horse gelatin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimchiNinja View Post
    What the heck is gelatin anyhow? It's the rubbery stuff that connects bones? Are there different kinds; cow gelatin, pig gelatin, horse gelatin?
    No that's cartridge.
    I don't know if gelatine varies that much from animal to animal. It's extracted from the bones while making bone broth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimchiNinja View Post
    What the heck is gelatin anyhow? It's the rubbery stuff that connects bones? Are there different kinds; cow gelatin, pig gelatin, horse gelatin?
    What I don't understand is how eating the protein from connective tissue has a direct impact on a person's own connective tissue. The protein is broken down into its individual amino acids in the gut. If it passed into the blood stream as a whole protein, that would be a "leaky gut". So how does your body know what kind of protein you've eaten and why does it promote the regeneration of your own connective tissue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    What I don't understand is how eating the protein from connective tissue has a direct impact on a person's own connective tissue. The protein is broken down into its individual amino acids in the gut. If it passed into the blood stream as a whole protein, that would be a "leaky gut". So how does your body know what kind of protein you've eaten and why does it promote the regeneration of your own connective tissue?
    I assume because the nutrients that are absorbed from collagen are the ones that feature prominently in our own joint health. For instance BCAA's are amino acids that body builders prize because they are the main components of muscle building. Meat is typically the best source, so here eating another animals muscles helps build your own.
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