GELITA will attend the upcoming Sports Nutrition Summit, Jan. 23-24, in San Diego, to showcase its latest collagen innovations and scientific findings.

Within the sports nutrition arena, GELITA’s roster of Bioactive Collagen Peptides® steal the show. 

TENDOFORTE®, GELITA’s newest collagen peptide brand, offers specific and optimized collagen peptides proven to strengthen ligaments and tendons. With its unique mode of action, this clean label ingredient is especially suitable for the booming sports nutrition market.

Recent evidence confirms the highest efficacy is achieved when collagen is ingested orally. And, while collagen peptide supplementation in general is healthy, Bioactive Collagen Peptides® are particularly beneficial for sports nutrition applications. So much so, that recently the International Olympic Committee (IOC) placed collagen among the few supplements that may support athletes’ health and performance.

Flexible, Mobile and Stronger - Longer

At the Sports Nutrition Summit, GELITA will offer in-depth discussion and information on specific collagen peptides that support a host of musculoskeletal functions. Its ingredients provide diverse benefits from general protein enrichment to more specific benefits involving health of bones, joints, muscles and even tendons and ligaments.

For example, TENDOFORTE® Bioactive Collagen Peptides® are optimized to stimulate the biosynthesis of new extracellular matrix molecules for healthy ligaments and tendons. This makes it highly suitable for sports nutrition products targeting protection of soft tissues for both amateur and professional athletes.

But, TENDOFORTE® is one in a starting lineup of a diverse and versatile portfolio of Bioactive Collagen Peptides® that GELITA offers. 

To retain optimal body composition and to support an active lifestyle, GELITA has developed a special brand of Bioactive Collagen Peptides® called BODYBALANCE®. These highly specialized collagen peptides have been proven effective for body toning in young and middle-aged people, and for counter-acting age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia).

FORTIBONE® has been developed to increase bone density, promote bone health and reduce the degradation process – making bones more elastic and stable and helping to reduce bone loss and bone fragility. And, to support joint health and mobility, GELITA’s FORTIGEL® is an ingredient for the regeneration of joint cartilage. The optimized specific collagen peptides of FORTIGEL® have been proven to activate the growth of new cartilage by stimulating cells helping to make the joints smooth and mobile.


GELITA is the leading company for manufacturing and marketing collagen proteins. Coordinated from the headquarters in Eberbach, Germany, GELITA provides customers around the world with products of the highest standard, comprehensive technical expertise and sophisticated solutions. More than 20 sites and a global expert network ensure that state-of-the-art know-how is always available for customers. With 140 years of experience in the field of collagen proteins are the basis of GELITA's performance. A strong requirement for innovation is the driving force of the family-owned company that is always looking for new solutions for food, pharmaceutical, health & nutrition as well as for technical applications.

Within the range of collagen proteins, GELITA supplies collagen peptides with proven body-stimulating capabilities, tailor-made gelatines and non- or partly- water soluble collagens. This holistic range of products in combination with its vast experience in developing solutions for different applications makes GELITA first choice for its customers. In today's landscape of highest consumer demands, manufacturers of food products have to rely on natural, healthy, non-allergenic ingredients for their developments. Collagen proteins from GELITA are the perfect match for this as they fulfill all of these requirements, a particular plus being the fact that they are foodstuffs in their own right (e.g. no E-number). They also possess a set of unique technical and physiological properties. 

Besides the traditional use of collagen proteins as natural stabilizers and emulsifiers for countless products, they enable manufacturers to provide their products with other properties which are becoming more and more important. GELITA has intensified its research in developing solutions for physical mobility, weight management and beauty from within.

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