September
12, 2019
5 min

PROVEN BENEFITS FOR BONE HEALTH METABOLISM

Findings from cell experiments and in vivo studies in rodents have enhanced our knowledge about how collagen peptides may contribute to a normal bone formation and an increase in bone mineral density if there is a lack in bone mass. First, it has been shown that collagen peptides are rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, collagen peptides are largely absorbed in peptide form and may act as signaling molecules, thereby positively influencing anabolic processes. For connective tissue, in particular, this stimulating effect has previously been demonstrated. Therefore it may be assumed that the stimulation of collagen formation in bone could also be mediated via signaling proteins derived from collagen peptides.

August
15, 2019
4 min

KEEPING CONSUMERS SAFE WITH CERTIFICATION

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.

July
18, 2019
4 min

WET NOSES, SLEEK COATS AND HEALTHY JOINTS

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.

June
21, 2019
3 min

GO FURTHER, FASTER WITH SPECIFIC BIOACTIVE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES

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!

 

May
23, 2019
4 min

STRENGTHENING TENDONS AND LIGAMENTS IN THE REAL WORLD

Launched in 2018, TENDOFORTE® is a recent addition to GELITA’s range of Bioactive Collagen Peptides®. Optimized to strengthen tendons and ligaments and shown by product-specific research to reduce the incidence of sports injuries and accelerate return-to-play, TENDOFORTE® acts both as a preventive nutritional intervention for tendon and ligament problems and overuse injuries, as well as helping injured athletes to get back to their former performance levels quicker and more safely.

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