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lizzypopbottle Thu 27-Jan-22 13:52:55

Did you know that collagen and gelatin are the same thing? It's called collagen inside the body and forms connective tissue i.e. skin, tendons, ligaments etc. It's called gelatin when skeletal tissue and other animal waste is rendered down as a by product of meat production. (Vegans and vegetarians take note! This is where collagen comes from whether you swallow it or apply it externally!) A rose by any other name...

Whatever the beauty industry tells us, (and they try hard to convince us), both substances are broken down to exactly the same amino acids in the digestive system and used to repair and build new proteins.

The offer of collagen powder on GN today normally retails at £6.25 per 100g (40% off your first order fetches it down to £2.50/100g. The offer is a 400g tub for £24.99)

Amazon sells a gelatin powder for approx £1.60 per 100g. Some is even cheaper.

paleoleap.com/all-about-gelatin-and-collagen Read right to the end of this one. It's not long winded and won't blind you with science! If it doesn't work as a link, just copy and paste or type it in.

GagaJo Thu 27-Jan-22 14:06:57

In the USA, some hair products advertise that they contain placenta.

giulia Thu 27-Jan-22 15:17:18

lizzypopbottle

Did you know that collagen and gelatin are the same thing? It's called collagen inside the body and forms connective tissue i.e. skin, tendons, ligaments etc. It's called gelatin when skeletal tissue and other animal waste is rendered down as a by product of meat production. (Vegans and vegetarians take note! This is where collagen comes from whether you swallow it or apply it externally!) A rose by any other name...

Whatever the beauty industry tells us, (and they try hard to convince us), both substances are broken down to exactly the same amino acids in the digestive system and used to repair and build new proteins.

The offer of collagen powder on GN today normally retails at £6.25 per 100g (40% off your first order fetches it down to £2.50/100g. The offer is a 400g tub for £24.99)

Amazon sells a gelatin powder for approx £1.60 per 100g. Some is even cheaper.

paleoleap.com/all-about-gelatin-and-collagen Read right to the end of this one. It's not long winded and won't blind you with science! If it doesn't work as a link, just copy and paste or type it in.

I remember, years back, being advised to eat Rowntree's Jelly cubes to strengthen my nails!

Zoejory Thu 27-Jan-22 15:27:23

Denmark has no mountains.

tanith Thu 27-Jan-22 15:43:04

Gibraltar has the only wild monkey population in Europe.

Mollygo Thu 27-Jan-22 15:50:23

Wombats poo cubes.

Kate1949 Thu 27-Jan-22 16:00:58

It's impossible to hum while holding your nose apparently.

TwiceAsNice Thu 27-Jan-22 16:06:46

I’ve just tried it that is true!

Kate1949 Thu 27-Jan-22 16:08:22

grin I knew people would be trying it!

SueDonim Thu 27-Jan-22 16:44:06

Winston Churchill’s famous siren suits were made out of velvet, on Jermyn Street.

SpringyChicken Thu 27-Jan-22 17:01:34

There are no muscles in fingers.

Serendipity22 Thu 27-Jan-22 17:09:58

The brain feels no pain, that is why the surgeon can operate without anesthetic.

confused

Chestnut Thu 27-Jan-22 17:13:14

Serendipity22

The brain feels no pain, that is why the surgeon can operate without anesthetic.

confused

There may be no pain but surely you need to be 'under' for brain surgery??? 😲

tanith Thu 27-Jan-22 17:29:21

Chestnut for certain brain surgeries they need you awake so they know they are in the right place. People have sung and I believe played violin whilst undergoing a brain op.

Blondiescot Thu 27-Jan-22 17:34:43

Santa Claus actually comes from Turkey. St Nicholas was from a place called Myra, and archaeologist there believes they have found his bones.

Callistemon21 Thu 27-Jan-22 17:40:09

tanith

Gibraltar has the only wild monkey population in Europe.

The Barbary Apes (macaques) on The Rock of Gibraltar like sponge fingers.
They attacked a German tourist and stole them from her.

CraftyGranny Thu 27-Jan-22 17:42:43

Hot water turns into ice faster than cold water!

Callistemon21 Thu 27-Jan-22 17:46:04

Kate1949

It's impossible to hum while holding your nose apparently.

I tried it too!
Well, I never knew that (logical really, though)

Flamingos bend their legs at the ankle, not the knee, standing on tiptoe

CraftyGranny Thu 27-Jan-22 17:52:18

Blondiescot

Santa Claus actually comes from Turkey. St Nicholas was from a place called Myra, and archaeologist there believes they have found his bones.

Oh no Blondiescot does that mean he is dead

CraftyGranny Thu 27-Jan-22 17:54:07

A chef's tall hat is traditionally made with 100 pleats, to represent the 100 ways to cook an egg.

Boiled, poached, fried scrambled and 96 more!

Trisha57 Thu 27-Jan-22 17:56:06

There's a black mark on the clock at Horse Guards Parade at the number 2. King Charles I was executed at 2.00pm, hence the black mark.

tanith Thu 27-Jan-22 19:09:02

Callistemon21 they’ll steal your bag if you don’t hang on tight if there is food inside.

Serendipity22 Thu 27-Jan-22 19:13:28

I know everyone will know this but i just HAVE to say it

☆☆☆☆ THIS THREAD IS BRILLIANT ☆☆☆☆

smilesmilesmile

Serendipity22 Thu 27-Jan-22 19:15:49

tanith yes you're correct when you say about brain surgery whilst the patient is playing the violin..

varian Thu 27-Jan-22 19:17:07

Robert Burns was the first person to feature on Coca Cola bottles in 2009, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth.