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.

January
15, 2021
5 min

White Tissue Part 2 - BODYBALANCE®: Optimise Yourself

In the first instalment of our “White Tissue” series, we talked about TENDOFORTE® – specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® (BCP®s) for tendons and ligaments. This time, we’re putting the focus on BODYBALANCE®, which can help to support athletic performance by optimizing body composition – enhancing muscles and decreasing fat mass at the same time. This, of course, isn’t something that’s only of interest to a specific kind of athlete. It’s a basic goal that unites most sportspeople – professional or not. As such, BODYBALANCE® is a relevant ingredient for manufacturers who want to excel in the market for sports nutrition products.

December
18, 2020
4 min

Did you know? Fifteen fascinating facts about soft capsules

Because they’re easy to use and swallow, soft capsules are one of the most popular dosage forms for a wide range of healthcare products. As such, many of us have taken “softcaps” at some time, whether it was a pharmaceutical or  nutraceutical applications. By nature, we at GELITA are experts of this delivery format and know it from the inside out. So, we’ve put together 15 facts about soft capsules that we think are worth sharing. Did you know the following?

December
10, 2020
4 min

The Comeback of an Elite-Athlete: How David Siegel Got Back on his Feet with TENDOFORTE®

Feeling the cold wind on his face, listening to the far away cheers of the spectators, more than a hundred of meters up in the alpine air…What for many people is just a fantasy — and quite a scary one at that — is a reality for David Siegel. The 24-year-old is one of Germany’s most promising winter sports talents and has leaped from some of the highest ramps. But even now, after eight years of training and competing in many of the world’s biggest events, the adrenaline rush is still very much a driving force in David’s career.

November
19, 2020
5 min

White Tissue: Connecting the Whole Body - Part 1: TENDOFORTE®

In this series of blogposts, we want to introduce the concept of “white tissue” and how it is connected with each of our Bioactive Collagen Peptides® (BCP®s). For part one, we’ll start with the specific collagen peptides TENDOFORTE®.

In the past — and with good cause — we’ve talked a lot about collagen. And if you follow our blog, you already know that collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Making up 30 per cent of the body’s total protein content, it can be found in bones, joints, ligaments and muscle fascia. And what do all of these body parts have in common? They are all especially important for active people. There’s just a word of caution, though: sports-induced overuse can actually lead to collagen being broken down faster than it can be synthesized!

November
12, 2020
5 min

NOVOTEC® CB800: 3-IN-1 THANKS TO THE SECOND SKIN

When most people think about collagen or collagen peptides, an image of healthy and youthful skin comes to mind. However, this versatile protein offers benefits in many more applications that aren’t immediately obvious. Take, for example, our NOVOTEC®, a range of innovative additives, which can be used in many different industrial applications – ranging from metal processing to cleaning. The protein-based additive, NOVOTEC® CB800, has been used in professional vehicle cleaning solutions for a long time and can now also add value to a new generation of water-based surface cleaners.

October
22, 2020
5 min

Softgels: Between Tradition and Trend

As the world's population ages and we continue to deal with COVID-19, health-minded consumers require dosage formats that are easy to use, easy to swallow and convenient.

Soft capsules, also known as softgels, have a long history as a reliable and stable oral dosage form. For the delivery of life-saving drugs, minerals, vitamins or other healthy ingredients via as supplements, these multipurpose packages enable reliable dosing, portability and high consumer compliance. Specifically, softgels are one-piece, hermetically sealed capsules that contain liquid or semisolid fill formulations. Unlike hard capsules, softgels are filled at the same time as the capsule is produced.