03, 2018
3 min

With populations aging around the globe, consumers are demanding solutions that let them stay active and healthy for life. Mobility and independence until the end: when we think of getting older, hardly anything seems more important. One of the reasons for this is that those who stay active have a better chance of remaining fit, healthy and are able to maintain a good social life. In this context, when it comes to improving health and wellbeing effectively, collagen peptides can be a powerful partner. In fact, GELITA’s specific collagen peptides are scientifically proven to be very useful in combating many of the health issues related to aging, including joint, muscle and bone problems.  

For bone health, GELITA has developed the Bioactive Collagen Peptides® FORTIBONE® to stimulate osteoblast activity and increase the production of the extracellular bone matrix that keeps bones strong. In addition, FORTIBONE® regulates the degenerative processes that affect bones by reducing osteoclast-based protease production. In a study[1] on post-menopausal women, FORTIBONE® was shown to significantly increase bone mineral density in the spine and the femoral neck. These results confirm the anabolic effects that FORTIBONE® has on bone metabolism, which are especially beneficial to elderly people.

Joint health is also indispensable for long-term mobility. Specifically for this reason, GELITA’s FORTIGEL® Bioactive Collagen Peptides®stimulate the body’s cartilage cells to increase the production of collagen and proteoglycans — the two major components that make up almost 90 percent of cartilage dry mass. By treating the actual causes of joint problems, FORTIGEL® considerably improves mobility, reduces pain and hence produces lasting quality of life. The effectiveness of FORTIGEL® in joint cartilage recovery has been scientifically proven by reputable international research institutes in several clinical and pre-clinical studies.

Finally, the Bioactive Collagen Peptides®in GELITA BODYBALANCE® help to counteract the onset of sarcopenia, an age-related condition that causes weakness and loss of muscle mass. A study[2] looking at the effects of collagen peptides on body composition and muscle strength involved 60 sarcopenic men aged 65 and older. It found that the combination of resistance exercise and specific collagen peptide supplementation is able to strengthen muscular power and fight as well as prevent the onset of sarcopenia.

Bioactive Collagen Peptides® help us to stay fit and healthy so that we can enjoy life to the fullest for as long as possible. And they even help to preserve beauty: improvements in skin elasticity and wrinkle reduction, as well as considerable cellulite reduction, can be achieved with VERISOL®. With their special nutritional and technological properties, they can be easily incorporated into a wide variety of products targeting different consumer groups.

Want to fortify your product with Bioactive Collagen Peptides®? Don’t hesitate to contact us.


[1] Source: Nutrients 2018, 10, 97; doi:10.3390/nu10010097

[2] Source: British Journal of Nutrition, 114, 8; doi:10.1017/S0007114515002810