July
03, 2020
4 min

A GIANT LEAP WITH TENDOFORTE: BECOMING WORLD CHAMPION WITH COLLAGEN PEPTIDES

Malaika Mihambo had been competing and succeeding in school and youth long jump events from an early age. After taking part in and winning the U20 and U23 European Championships, she transitioned seamlessly into the adult arena. But, at the age of 20, she started to experience minor injuries that interfered with her sporting aspirations. “She’d struggled with her diet for some time,” observes her coach, Ralf Weber, “so I suggested working with a nutritionist to try different forms of supplementation and protein preparations.” The hoped-for success was not, however, forthcoming. At the beginning of 2016, Malaika suffered from problems with the patellar tendons in both knees. Yet, after months of conservative therapy and cross training, Malaika qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. There, with a personal best jump of 6.95 m, she landed in fourth place.

June
12, 2020
4 min

DRINK YOUR WAY TO SPORTING SUCCESS WITH BIOACTIVE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES

A growing number of scientific studies confirm that collagen peptides can stimulate the body’s own collagen production and help to keep our connective tissues healthy. Proven to be safe and effective, GELITA Bioactive Collagen Peptides® can be incorporated into a wide range of applications, from bars and fortified gummies to capsules and beverages.

May
15, 2020
2 min

VERISOL® F – FISHING FOR THE BEST RESULTS

Fish collagens have been attracting the attention of manufacturers for some time now. And with good cause: they make it possible for suppliers to meet the needs of niche groups, who — for dietary, ethical or religious reasons – want or have to avoid meat. At the same time, though, there has been some criticism to suggest that these kinds of peptides do not deliver the desired benefits they promise.

May
08, 2020
4 min

HOW ARE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES ABSORBED IN THE BODY?

Right now, the health and beauty markets are both buzzing with all kinds of products containing collagen. And, considering all the different positive effects that collagen can have on your body and well-being, this makes perfect sense. However, the most successful products are the ones that contain specific collagen peptides. Why? Because, to be better used by the body, collagen protein must be hydrolyzed into short, bioactive chains of amino acids. But how, you might ask, are specific collagen peptides better than native collagen? Let’s dive into an explanation of a very complex process

April
17, 2020
3 min

Ready for Take Off

All sport requires a degree of strength, power and speed, with physical activity depending heavily on healthy tendons. Overuse can, of course, make tendons and ligaments more prone to damage, so it is no surprise that soft tissue injuries are extremely common in both professional and amateur athletes, as they account for more than 70% of time out from sport.

March
06, 2020
4 min

DISCOVERING THE WORLD ON THE MOVE

As a professional historian, Dr Andrea Löw’s job takes her to some of the most remote corners of the world, including Australia, Morocco, Namibia, Vietnam and Mongolia. And, as a dedicated sportswoman, she can often be found exploring these exotic destinations in a pair of running shoes and a technical T-shirt. However, her passion for running stems from an unlikely beginning as a long-distance athlete.