Collagen peptides, which are also known as collagen hydrolysate or hydrolyzed collagen, are a type of highly digestible protein obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis of collagen-rich materials.
Significant number of clinical studies, including PB Leiner’s clinical studies on SOLUGEL® collagen peptides, show the benefits of collagen peptides in relation to the skin, bones and joints, weight management and sports nutrition.
SOLUGEL® contains Type I and Type III collagen proteins
SOLUGEL® mainly contains peptides obtained from Type I and Type III collagen. The most common collagen in the human body is Type I, which is found in connective tissues (skin, bones and tendons).
The presence of Type III collagen strongly depends on age: young skin may contain up to 50% of type III collagen, but as we age this reduces to 5-10%.
Collagen can also be found in eyes, ears, nose cartilage, teeth, lungs, blood vessels, muscles…
Bioactive SOLUGEL® collagen peptides are pure proteins
SOLUGEL® is composed of high-quality collagen peptides obtained from natural animal sources. By breaking down proteins enzymatically into smaller peptides, bioactive SOLUGEL® is obtained and can be easily absorbed by the human body. Indeed, just 15 minutes after ingestion, collagen peptides can already be detected in the blood. The presence of amino acids and peptides in the blood stream reaches a maximum level after 1-2 hours and remains in the blood circulation for as long as 6 hours.*
As a pure protein source, SOLUGEL® collagen peptides consist of a unique combination of amino acids, which include 8 out of 9 amino acids that are essential to our bodies. Unlike other proteins, SOLUGEL® collagen peptides are rich in hydroxyproline, which is an important component of collagen. It is also an excellent source of glycine and proline.
*Y. Shigemura et al. / Food Chemistry 159 (2014) 328–332; Dose-dependent changes in the levels of free and peptide forms of hydroxyproline in human plasma after collagen hydrolysate ingestion
SOLUGEL® collagen peptides are the ideal ingredient choice for your healthy, clean and natural formulation
SOLUGEL® unique properties for your risk-free formulations
High protein content (over 91%)
Ideal for high protein supplements, food applications and in combinations with other proteins
Neutral in flavor and odor
Very easy to integrate in different product formats (RTD, powder mixes, beverages)
Easy dissolution, easy processing and easy handling
Free flowing and dust-free, SOLUGEL® is easy to work with
Clear solutions in water, unaffected by pH and temperature
Stable and clear solutions even after heat treatment using a wide range of pH
Soluble at room temperature
Ideal for instant preparations as no heating is needed
Low viscosity even at low temperatures
It does not change the end-product characteristics
Low molecular weight allows for rapid absorption after ingestion
Provides amino acids and peptides for endogenous collagen synthesis
Suitable for common heat treatments such as pasteurization and UHT processing
Thanks to these unique properties, SOLUGEL® can be easily applied in various delivery systems and products such as:
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SOLUGEL® standard product portfolio
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|Porcine||SOLUGEL®||Agglomerated and fine powder|
SOLUGEL® Dissolution Series: Excellent powder characteristics
As PB Leiner’s latest premium offer, SOLUGEL® Dissolution Series are offered in an agglomerated powder form with excellent solubility and dispersibility. Consequently, it reduces the risk of dust and/or lump formation when dissolving, which makes them an ideal ingredient for all “instant” applications such as smoothie powders or collagen drinks.
Agglomerated product (5g in 300ml water at 20°C)
* Information about the scientific studies listed above are available upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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