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.
It sounds so simple: Take in fewer calories and burn more energy. But even though this is no great revelation, and many consumers would be very happy to lose weight, the advice doesn't always seem to work. That’s because eating is so much more than merely fulfilling the body’s basic energy and nutrient requirements. It has social and cultural aspects, it can provide comfort and, most importantly, it has to meet certain personal demands. Simply reducing sugar and fat in products will not provide a satisfactory eating experience.
In the metalworking industry, cooling lubricants are required during many milling, drilling and grinding applications. Tools, work pieces and equipment must be protected from the heat that’s generated and protection against wear and tear is needed. Most current cooling lubricants consist of water for cooling, mineral oil for lubricating and emulsifiers to stabilize these water-and-oil mixtures.