Bioactive Collagen Peptides® have the potential to support health and performance in this brand new but rapidly emerging sports discipline.

For some time now, gaming and eSports have seen a jump in popularity, with some eSport athletes developing very high profiles and becoming “heroes” in their community.

As with any athlete at the top of their game, performance is key and professional gamers and gaming enthusiasts were beginning to demand specific nutrition products that would help them stay focused and play for longer.

Gaming sports injuries

The physical and mental demands on gaming athletes are varied. As well as possible mental fatigue and headaches due to staring at a screen for hours, gamers can have vision issues from excessive exposure to blue light. The repetitive use of a keyboard, mouse and controller can also lead to joint problems. One rather common joint issue is “Gamer’s thumb” – an inflammatory problem that is caused by the overuse of tendons in the thumb, causing pain on the side of the thumb, wrist and forearm. Neck and back problems are also prevalent. As gamers increasingly take their performance and participation seriously, they are looking for nutritional support to keep them injury free and playing at peak performance. Having supported the sports and active nutrition sector for many years, GELITA is now working with companies to help them bring its expertise – that is backed by high level clinical trials – to the eSports and gaming community. GELITA’s Bioactive Collagen Peptides® have been shown to have a direct impact on joint and tendon health.

Extensive research has been carried out using TENDOFORTE® – GELITA’s latest collagen peptides. 

As the study shows, supplementation with TENDOFORTE®, alongside a focused exercise rehabilitation program, offers specific and optimized collagen peptides proven to strengthen tendons and ligaments. GELITA’s Bioactive Collagen Peptides® have a neutral taste and can be incorporated into a wide range of formulations, being easily combined with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Additionally, they have high heat and acid stability, low viscosity and no precipitation or clumping. They also offer fast absorption and good bioavailability and are free from fat and cholesterol. With the gaming community seeking ways to maintain performance at the highest level, ingredients such as GELITA’s Bioactive Collagen Peptides® are opening doors for food and beverage manufacturers who want to make the most of this growing market opportunity.