The Exciting World of Gelatine and Collagen Peptides

The GELITA Blog is the expert blog about gelatine and collagen peptides. Immerse yourself in the world of #AmazingGelatine and #AmazingCollagen and share your knowledge and expertise with us.

23, 2021
4 min


Marshmallows are sweets that have been popular for decades. Although marshmallows seem quite modern, they do in fact date back to the ancient Egyptians in 2000 BC who made a honey based candy and thickened it with the sap of the marsh mallow plant. Fast forward to France in the 19th century: the first whipped marshmallows appeared when marsh mallow sap was combined with egg white and sugar. Seeking a more efficient manufacturing process, candy makers in Europe developed the starch mogul system, in which a mixture of marsh mallow root, sugar, egg white and water was heated and then poured into cornstarch molds.

12, 2021
3 min


Eating habits are changing like never before, largely as a result of growing interest in flexitarian diets, along with vegetarian and vegan products. The sourcing of food is also a key consideration for many ethnic and religious groups (kosher, halal). However, it’s important to bear in mind that when it comes to meat-free products, both chefs and consumers are unwilling to compromise on convenience, indulgence, texture and visual appeal. That’s why here at GELITA, technical experts have expanded our gelling agent portfolio by delivering a world-first: agar-agar sheets.

08, 2021
4 min

Rock on! Sport climber thanks TENDOFORTE® for improved strength and mobility

As sport climbing prepares to make its debut at this year’s Tokyo Olympics, athletes will be hoping to rise to the challenge of scaling huge heights using just their hands and feet. Strength, power and agility are also essential for this testing physical feat, as climbers race up vertical walls using various hand and foot holds.

01, 2021
4 min

Collagen and Immunity Connection – Deep Dive #2

In this second part of our new blog series on collagen-rich tissues and immunity, we continue to delve deep into the mechanisms behind our new IMMUPEPT™ range. This time, we take a closer look at its effects on our body’s extracellular matrix (ECM), the connection between the ECM and the immune system, and the role of specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®s).

17, 2021
4 min

Advantage FORTIGEL®

There aren’t many people who can claim to have played Roger Federer in an international tennis tournament and emerged victorious - but former German tennis pro Markus Menzler can! Between 1997 and 2001, he pursued a professional career and celebrated a number of memorable wins. After his retirement from professional sport, he became a tennis trainer and still spends most of his time firing balls on indoor and outdoor courts. Such physical exertion has, however, taken its toll on his body. In April 2019, after many years of intense teaching and training, he was diagnosed with a so-called acute bone bruise in one femoral head.