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.
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.
Fortified gummies first made their appearance in the US in the late 1990s as an alternative delivery method or system for children’s vitamins and minerals. Traditionally administered as medicinal syrups or chalky and unpleasant chewable tablets, consumer compliance was often reduced by undesirable, inconvenient and bad tasting products. As such, the industry and young consumers alike quickly embraced these novel confectionery like vitamins. As a result, manufacturers are now expanding the category into the adult world as well.