To stay successful and be innovative, it is crucial to meet the demands of different target groups: product concepts need to deliver real benefits. So, GELITA conducted a qualitative research in the US, UK and Germany to learn more about the problems, goals and motivations of various consumer populations when it comes to physical exercise.
Everyone knows the situation: just before an important meeting or presentation, you’re floored by summer flu. As a consumer, you want rapid results and immediate relief. That means that, as well as a fast-acting active, it’s important that the ingredient can be released as quickly as possible to reach its site of action at full speed. Even the fastest active ingredient is only as quick as its release profile.
Limited physical performance, muscle loss, the depletion of structural proteins in the skin, bones and cartilage, as well as degenerative joint diseases, are just a few of the problems associated with aging. People who want to stay fit and healthy as they grow older have several options — from sports and lifestyle interventions to the use of preventive nutrients.
If you work with soft capsules in the pharmaceutical industry, then you’ll know that cross-linking can occur in certain temperature and humidity conditions, especially with reactive and aggressive fillings. The gelatine can unintentionally form a rigid barrier that prevents the active ingredient within the capsule from reaching its destination at the right time (or at all). If this happens soft capsules become increasingly less soluble over time, resulting in overly long dissolution times in the GI tract and slow release properties.