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.

November
04, 2019
4 min

A BEVERAGE CONCEPT FOR EVERY AGE AND APPLICATION

Beyond the key criteria of being tasty, healthy and natural, several key aspects must be taken into consideration when formulating the ideal functional beverage, particularly when targeting different age groups. Ingredient solubility is paramount. Texture and mouthfeel are also critical. And, finally, as the main purpose of a functional beverage is to provide the consumer with a health benefit, it is particularly important for product developers to use proven, simple-to-use ingredients with documented effects. Consumer expectations are higher than ever, and it’s not easy to incorporate extra health into a drink in a delicious and sensory pleasing way. However, GELITA’s Bioactive Collagen Peptides® offer a convenient solution.

October
25, 2019
4 min

MYTH VERSUS FACT: COLLAGEN PEPTIDES AND ACTIVE NUTRITION

Quickly and recently, collagen peptides have become one of the most sought-after products in the health and wellness aisle. Growth in the collagen sector is attributed to the increasing awareness of the vital role that collagen-rich tissues play in the adaptation to training and protection against injuries. Adding to this, there is the unique appeal of collagen’s ability to reduce the age-related concept of whole-body decline.

October
11, 2019
4 min

TARGETING CONNECTIVE TISSUES WITH TENDOFORTE® FOR BETTER SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Thomas Röhler, 27 years old, is a professional javelin thrower who competes at the very highest level. As a former Olympic (2016) and European champion (2018), his personal best measures a world-class distance of 93.90 m. Now, with his sights set on competing at the World Championships (2019) and Olympia (2020), he’s looking to optimize his training plan and focus on achieving even more.

October
10, 2019

Successful beverage concepts for every age

Beverages are a convenient delivery system for important nutrients. Bioactive Collagen Peptides® from GELITA enable drinks manufacturers to create versatile beverage concepts that are capable of meeting the most diverse consumer requirements, while being effective and easy to process, and having no impact on the sensory profile of the final product.

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.

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