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.

September
13, 2019
4 min

MARVELLOUS MARSHMALLOWS: FOAMING AT ITS BEST

Marshmallows are sweets that have been popular for decades. Although marshmallows seem quite modern, they do in fact date back to the ancient Egyptians in 2000 BC who made a honey based candy and thickened it with the sap of the marsh mallow plant (Althea officinalis). Fast forward to France in the 19th century: the first whipped marshmallows appeared when marsh mallow sap was combined with egg white and sugar. Seeking a more efficient manufacturing process, candy makers in Europe developed the starch mogul system, in which a mixture of marsh mallow root, sugar, egg white and water was heated and then poured into cornstarch molds.

September
12, 2019
5 min

PROVEN BENEFITS FOR BONE HEALTH METABOLISM

Findings from cell experiments and in vivo studies in rodents have enhanced our knowledge about how collagen peptides may contribute to a normal bone formation and an increase in bone mineral density if there is a lack in bone mass. First, it has been shown that collagen peptides are rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, collagen peptides are largely absorbed in peptide form and may act as signaling molecules, thereby positively influencing anabolic processes. For connective tissue, in particular, this stimulating effect has previously been demonstrated. Therefore it may be assumed that the stimulation of collagen formation in bone could also be mediated via signaling proteins derived from collagen peptides.

August
15, 2019
4 min

KEEPING CONSUMERS SAFE WITH CERTIFICATION

The adulteration of natural health ingredients and nutraceutical products is an ongoing concern for global industry stakeholders, risk assessors and consumers alike. And, despite strict regulations being applied around the world, many end user products — particularly those sold as food supplements — have reportedly been diluted or substituted with undeclared lower-cost ingredients. In a bid to maintain their high standards and ensure consumer safety, GELITA has embarked on a certification program to help both consumers and companies identify products and ingredients that have been independently tested and proven to meet rigorous standards for quality, safety and label claims.

August
01, 2019
3 min

SUSTAINABILITY FOR PEOPLE, PRODUCTS AND THE PLANET

As one of the leading global manufacturers of collagen proteins, GELITA is particularly committed to society and the environment. Sustainability is much more than just a corporate strategy; environmental responsibility is an absolute prerequisite for GELITA's success in the market. Managing and developing the company from an environmental, social and economic point of view is an important task for the future. As GELITA processes natural raw materials, the sustainable use of Earth’s resources is vitally important. We are aware of this responsibility and act accordingly.

July
18, 2019
4 min

WET NOSES, SLEEK COATS AND HEALTHY JOINTS

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.

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