Nutraceuticals


Nutraceutical and nutricosmetics applications

Nutraceutical


HALAL GELATIN® Gelatin has been used for decades as an indispensable incipient in the Nutraceutical industry.

The market for cosmeceuticals continues with significant annual growth, but today consumers are more aware of nutritional products that contribute to both skin health and disease prevention.

Gelatin capsules are an elegant and widely used drug dosage form. They enable liquid and pasty drugs to be administered simply and safely. At the same time, drugs in capsules have a high degree of bioavailability. Capsules also enable pharmaceutical active ingredients to be kept stable and protected from light and atmospheric oxygen. Depending on the drug involved, hard or soft capsules are used. Liquid or pasty fillings based on oil are normally prepared in soft capsules whilst hard capsules are preferred for powders.

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Supplement for joints and bones

The collagen peptides (gelatine) are used in food supplements to treat arthritis or to preserve the good functioning of joints. Some long terms treatments to preserve joints in good health, make use of collagen peptides. Also for the treatment of some degenerative pathologies of the bones, such as osteoporosis, food supplements containing collagen peptides are used combined to food supplements containing calcium and vitamin D.

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Food supplements

The main component of the dermis is collagen, responsible for a good preservation of the structure of the skin. Year after year, the quantity of collagen present in the skin diminishes, and wrinkles begin to appear. It is then essential to preserve the quantity of collagen in the skin in order to avoid or delay the appearing of the signs of aging; a regular daily use of collagen peptides as nutri-cosmetics improves the conditions and the structure of the skin and helps to prevent its aging.

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Gelatine for energy drinks and bars

Collagen peptides (gelatine) are used in the production of energy drinks and bars for sports people as a source of pure proteins. Several types of proteins can be used for products fit for sportsmen, but peptides represent one of the purest source of proteins. The proteins represent the “bricks” for the building of the muscles fibres and are crucial in the process of recovery further to very intense muscular stress.

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