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SEP-OCT 2018

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GELITA offers a portfolio of individual Bioactive Collagen Peptides® that are all highly suitable for functional sports nutrition products or functional foods. At 5g per day, the specifi c peptides FORTIGEL®, TENDOFORTE® and FORTIBONE® can easily enrich a variety of convenient sports foods that are consumed around a training session, such as sports bars, drinks and gels, and support preparation and the competitive edge of athletes, mainly those prone to injury or returning to play. BODYBALANCE®, at 15g day, performs well in high protein solutions such as bars, shakes and food fortifi cation, in general. TENDOFORTE® Collagen peptides designed to increase the strength and fl exibility of ligaments and tendons, helping to stabilize the musculoskeletal system and considerably decrease the risk of injuries. FORTIGEL® A bioactive component proven to stimulate joint cartilage regeneration. FORTIBONE® Contributes to bone health by promoting the biosynthesis of the extracellular bone matrix. BODYBALANCE® Contributes to body toning as it helps to increase muscle mass, to decrease body fat and to increase strength. Strong tendons for high endurance TENDOFORTE® has been proven as a nutrition solution to support strong and fl exible tendons and ligaments in athletes, contributing to high performance and fast return-to-training. It is also a nutritional intervention for tendon and ligament problems, such as overuse type of injuries, helping athletes to get back to sport and to their former performance level quicker and more safely. Previous data has shown that specifi c Bioactive Collagen Peptides® stimulate the RNA-expression and biosynthesis of collagen, proteoglycans and elastin in Achilles tendons. Most recently, a study performed in sports people, by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) showed that subjects with long-term symptoms of chronic Achilles tendinopathy were able to return to running within 3 months, when supplementing with TENDOFORTE®, and were able to keep running for the remainder of the trial period. Unrestricted mobility More than 25% of the global population suffers from joint problems primarily caused by wear and tear of the joint cartilage because of increasing longevity, being overweight or the mechanical stress of intensive sport. However, FORTIGEL® can provide assistance. It comprises optimized collagen peptides that have been scientifi cally proven to stimulate the regeneration of cartilage tissue, providing cushioning to the joints. After oral administration, the collagen peptides stimulate the cartilage cells to increase the production of both collagen and proteoglycans — the two major components that make up almost 90% of cartilage dry mass. Athletes are also susceptible to joint issues and the treatment in this population does not differ from its management in the general population: The main goal is to minimize pain and improve functionality. A clinical study undertaken by Penn State University tested the effect of CH-Alpha®, which contains FORTIGEL®, on sports students who were suffering from joint problems as a result of mechanical stress. Compared with the control group, the students who took collagen peptides showed a signifi cant reduction in joint symptoms as well as improved mobility. In particular, these positive effects were obvious in participants with knee joint problems derived from mechanical strain. Previously, similar fi ndings had been recorded in an observational study on active sportspeople at the Rhein-Rhur Olympic Support Center in Germany. Strong bones are the pillars of performance Besides joint problems, bone-related ailments including atrophy, loss of bone density, stability and osteoporosis are also major public health concerns. However, healthy bones are a prerequisite for being able to do sports, even in old age. Specifi c collagen peptides have been optimized to support bone health. The collagen peptides in FORTIBONE® stimulate osteoblast activity to increase the production of the extracellular bone matrix, which is the essential framework for calcium mineralization. In addition, they regulate the degenerative processes that affect bones by reducing osteoclast-based protease production. Hence, these ingredients supply the body with the basic components needed for a strong and stable bone structure, supporting overall bone stability and fl exibility. Quicker results keep motivation alive Collagen peptides cannot only help to prevent injuries and pain while being active and working out. They can also support people to achieve quicker results, which keep them motivated and passionate about sports. GELITA has recently investigated the effects of the specifi c collagen peptides in BODYBALANCE® on body composition, metabolism, and toning in younger and middle-aged adults. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, the effect of post-exercise collagen peptide supplementation on fat-free body mass, fat mass and muscle strength in combination with resistance training was tested: 114 healthy, less sporty men with a mean age of 30–60 were treated with 15 g of BODYBALANCE® per day for 12 weeks. The primary endpoint of the study revealed a statistically signifi cant increase in fat-free mass after collagen peptide supplementation compared with the placebo, as well as improved muscle strength and reduced waist circumference. ADVERTORIAL Flexible, Mobile and Stronger - Longer with GELITA's Bioactive Collagen Peptides ® Portfolio STAND J21

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