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.

February
15, 2019
5 min

OUTSTANDING PHARMA SOLUTIONS FOR EVERY APPLICATION

As a truly versatile excipient, gelatine can be tailored to provide capsules with a broad spectrum of specific attributes. From rapid release in the stomach to enteric release for fills with an unpleasant aftertaste, GELITA’s Release Profile Portfolio enables soft capsule manufacturers to define the timing and location of fill release. In addition, specific capsule gelatines reduce cross-linking behavior in the capsule and enhance shelf-life stability.

February
08, 2019
3 min

STUDY SUPPORTS THE ROLE OF BIOACTIVE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES® IN TENDONS

If you’ll excuse the pun, every athlete, whether amateur or professional, has an Achilles heel. Soft tissue injuries of the muscles, tendons and ligaments are extremely common in active people — no matter what the activity — and most of these injuries result from the overuse of tendons. Strong tendons deliver strength, power and speed — derived from their intact composition of extracellular matrix collagens, proteoglycans and elastic fibers — but they are also highly prone to injury.

January
10, 2019
3 min

NOURISHING NAILS FROM WITHIN

They say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. For women in particular, their skin, hair and nails are the essential elements of a beautiful outer appearance. Being aware of one’s beauty is a huge confidence booster — but it can be much more than that. In many jobs, well-tended hands and nails are a must have.

December
27, 2018
3 min

FROM COLLAGEN TO GOLD

It’s always incredibly gratifying to know that our research and development efforts are being recognized by our customers, the industries we serve and, finally, even the end users of products containing our ingredients. It’s a great pleasure to relay any positive news to the teams responsible for all the hard work and the brilliant minds that, seemingly on a daily basis, create new ideas, nurture novel concepts into existence and provide the ongoing drive and determination that enables GELITA to address the health and well-being issues of the global population and make our planet a better place to live.

December
14, 2018
3 min

LIVING INNOVATION: THE NOVOTEC® EFFECT

Keen to promote a creative environment and develop ideas, GELITA has implemented a culture of integral innovation that enables every one of its 2500 employees to contribute to the company’s success. Continuous development in every business area is GELITA’s driving force and a key element of such success. Why? Because every innovation starts with just one thought. Or sometimes just a coincidence…

December
03, 2018
2 min

ALL NATURAL? IS HPMC (E464) A CREDIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO GELATINE?

As soon as a product is labeled as "vegetarian" or "vegan," consumers immediately get the impression that there’s something inherently good or natural about it, or that it’s somehow better for their health. However, the recent discussions about vegetarian meat substitutes have shown that this is not necessarily true. Such is the case for HPMC hard capsules. They’re vegan, made from cellulose fiber and therefore regarded as natural. The use of HPMC hard capsules is not just a bonus for vegetarians and vegans, it's also great news for the many consumers who avoid animal products — as long as there’s no perceived disadvantages compared with the animal-based original.

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