10, 2024
3 min

Apples and penguins: the pitfall of comparing collagen peptide prices

Manufacturers should consider cost-in-use and added value, rather than being seduced by per kilo prices when evaluating different collagen peptide options, says Lara Niemann, Category Management, Beauty, at GELITA. 

With high input prices and consumers stretched by the rising cost of living, manufacturers are digging deeper to find ways of protecting their margins. In this context, formulation economics are under greater pressure and scrutiny than ever before.

When reviewing costs and determining where savings can be made it is important to perform cost-in-use calculations rather than simply drawing cost per kilo comparisons. This is especially true in the realm of functional health ingredients where overly simplistic calculations can lead to misinformed decisions.

29, 2023
4 min

The missing piece of the puzzle: Enabling endurance athletes to go further

When you think about endurance athletes, what would their ideal sports nutrition product look like?

For the long-distance runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross country skier, footballer, rugby player, gymnast or any other athlete who needs to sustain peak performance for extended periods of time, what should they choose?

A glance at the booming worldwide sports nutrition market shows an abundance of protein-based products for body shaping and muscle growth. There is a huge choice of carbohydrate-rich solutions that deliver short-term bursts of energy when it’s needed too. But something is missing.

14, 2023
4 min

Lady’s enjoying life again and no longer requires medication thanks to PETAGILE®

After struggling with painful osteoarthritis (OA) for many years, Airedale Terrier Lady is feeling much better, after her owner discovered an innovative, all-natural solution to ease her suffering.

A very high number of dogs suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), which is a chronic progressive and painful disease with a prevalence up to 80% in older dogs (1). One of them is Lady, a ten-year-old famous breeding Airedale Terrier.

(1) Johnson, K.A., Lee, A.H. and Swanson, K.S. (2020) Nutrition and nutraceuticals in the changing management of osteoarthritis for dogs and cats. JAVMA, VOL 256, NO. 12, 1335-1341

28, 2023
3 min

Combining indulgence with beneficial beauty effects: QYRA® gummies

Did you know that GELITA Health is a subsidiary of GELITA and produces finished products based on Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®️)? They market their own brands internationally through distribution partners. Furthermore, GELITA Health produces customized products for private label customers. Whether it’s adding functional ingredients or tailoring shape, size and packaging to our customers’ requirements, the creative possibilities are endless. For example, GELITA Health’s brand QYRA® is a portfolio of different applications based on the beauty-from-within collagen peptides VERISOL®, and one which is rapidly expanding with the addition of QYRA® gummies.

05, 2023
5 min

Empowering from within: exploring the look-good, feel-good connection

“If you're sad, if you are disappointed in love, put on your makeup, give yourself some beauty care, put on lipstick, and attack.” Coco Chanel

There are some great quotes about how outward appearance affects how we feel. Many are frivolous and fun but there is a serious underlying message: self-care is important for self-confidence.

27, 2023
4 min

Why Friday’s now happy every day thanks to PETAGILE®

Stiffness, lameness, painful joints, limited range of motion and a reluctance to exercise, jump or climb are all symptoms of canine osteoarthritis (OA) [1]. Much like the progression of the disease in humans, canine OA is characterized by progressive destruction of articular cartilage with loss of proteoglycan and collagen, subchondral sclerosis and chronic inflammation of the synovial membranes [2].