The adulteration of natural health ingredients and nutraceutical products is an ongoing concern for global industry stakeholders, risk assessors and consumers alike. And, despite strict regulations being applied around the world, many end user products — particularly those sold as food supplements — have reportedly been diluted or substituted with undeclared lower-cost ingredients. In a bid to maintain their high standards and ensure consumer safety, GELITA has embarked on a certification program to help both consumers and companies identify products and ingredients that have been independently tested and proven to meet rigorous standards for quality, safety and label claims.
As one of the leading global manufacturers of collagen proteins, GELITA is particularly committed to society and the environment. Sustainability is much more than just a corporate strategy; environmental responsibility is an absolute prerequisite for GELITA's success in the market. Managing and developing the company from an environmental, social and economic point of view is an important task for the future. As GELITA processes natural raw materials, the sustainable use of Earth’s resources is vitally important. We are aware of this responsibility and act accordingly.
A degenerative joint disease characterized by the progressive destruction of normal articular cartilage and subchondral bone, osteoarthritis (OA) affects more than 20% of all dogs aged one year and older and typically presents as pain and lameness. Perhaps less widely known is that cats also suffer from OA: 90% of cats older than 7 years show X-ray evidence of joint degeneration, resulting in a reluctance or inability to jump, reduced mobility, difficulties in sharpening their claws and increased irritability when touched.
During the die-casting of light metals, any direct contact between the hot liquid molten metal and the steel casting mold needs to be avoided. In addition, the mold must be cooled quickly after each casting. These two points are crucial to the process. Why? If the molten metal reacts with the casting mold steel, it will form an alloy that prevents release. If the casting mold is too hot (or too cold), its dimensions will change and the cast parts will either have the wrong geometry or will block the machine.
More often than not, today’s athletes and sportspeople are encouraged to adopt and stick to a well-developed nutritional program that promotes a “food first” philosophy. As such, whole foods are generally given a higher priority than dietary supplements. However, if athletes have a particular need, or see a specific benefit, dietary supplements may be an exception to the rule! This is the case, when it comes to injury management!
When it comes to encapsulating stomach-irritating or sensitive ingredients such as probiotics and omega-3 fatty acids, one issue has often blighted the use of softgel capsules: delivering the intact active to the appropriate site! To address this problem, GELITA has developed a new technology: GELITA® EC. This novel approach allows the production of enteric capsules that dissolve in the small intestine instead of in the stomach.