Collagen for supplements, protein bars and beauty products

Food and nutritional supplements containing collagen are an ideal way to deliver and improve the supply of protein to the entire body.

More protein, less calories is just the start of the benefits that collagen brings to food and beverage products. Plus, thanks to its water-binding properties, collagen can contribute to more cost-effective production processes while also improving the texture of the final products. We provide different grades of collagen, together with different dispersibilities and functions within products, all to suit your needs.

Collagen suitable for use as a food supplement.

Collagen hydrolysate is readily soluble in cold water, does not gel in highly concentrated solutions at normal processing temperatures, has a low viscosity, and is easily mixed into other products. It also has little influence on the sensory properties of the finished product.

Interested in samples of hydrolysed collagen powder?

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Collagen is the primary protein of the connective tissue in man and animals and the most abundant protein in mammals.

Collagen is naturally produced in the skin – production slows during aging, reducing elasticity and beginning the visual signs of aging. With increasing age, collagen takes increasingly longer to be formed and reformed. At the same time, the collagen becomes increasingly more cross-linked. As a result, its moisture-binding capacity is reduced, and some elasticity is lost. In time, the connective tissue fluid that provides the skin with its smoothness, suppleness, and tautness also gradually decreases in volume, and the skin then loses even more moisture

Hydrolysed collagen is made of the same amino acids as collagen within your skin naturally but they’re in much shorter chains so are more easily absorbed.

Collagen hydrolysate is characterised by its excellent bioavailability and contains almost three times the amount of proline and glycine present in other proteins. Collagen hydrolysate thus provides the precise and selective supply of the building blocks necessary for the synthesis of the cartilage matrix.

Collagen as a health benefit

Studies show that taking collagen supplements for several months can improve skin elasticity, (i.e., wrinkles and roughness) as well as signs of agingOther studies show consuming collagen can increase density in bones weakened with age and can improve overall joint, back and knee strength. 

WHO (World Health Organization) have confirmed collagen is safe and that there is no risk involved in consuming larger quantities on a regular basis. 

A daily dose of 10g collagen

A daily dose of 10g collagen hydrolysate over a longer period of time (as a rule at least 3 months), leads to cartilage regeneration and, in turn, to significantly improved joint mobility and less pain. 

Collagen is a high-quality, easily digestible protein that contains neither carbohydrates nor fats. In contrast to other proteins, it has practically no allergenic potential. It is gluten-free, and has a typical protein energy content of 345 kcal/100g. Scientific studies and clinical observations carried out over recent decades have shown that collagen hydrolysates have a protective effect on joint cartilage. It has thus become an important food additive for patients suffering from osteoarthritis and for athletes whose joints are subject to extraordinary mechanical stress.

Collagen hydrolysate has been shown to have a favourable effect on skin, hair, bones, and joints. This protective effect brought about by higher dosages of collagen hydrolysate in ‘‘joint and bone health’’ is a key valuable product benefit. Furthermore, its functional properties clearly establish collagen as a link between ‘‘nutrition, wellness, and beauty’’, another market sector destined for enormous growth according to market researchers.

Collagen in Cosmetics and Beauty Products 

Water-soluble collagen, because of its high molecular weight, is also a very good film former on the skin. It not only binds moisture but also, because of its film forming properties, slows down the release of moisture to the atmosphere.

If it were further processed using heat, collagen would become denatured and lose its desirable properties. This is prevented by processing it into cosmetic preparations at a temperature below 30 C. Native collagen is also very sensitive to alkaline conditions and high concentrations of salts, alcohol, and surfactants. It should therefore be used at a pH below 6.

Interested in samples of hydrolysed collagen powder?

Contact us now Tel: +44 (0) 1430 801021 or email

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