What Are Gelatin Hydrolysate, Collagen Hydrolysate & Gelatin
Basically, Gelatin Hydrolysate or Collagen Hydrolysate or Gelatin are all derived from Collagen, which can be extracted from the bones and skins of animals such as bovine, fish or pig. Fish collagen is more popular as it’s acceptable by most people. Collagen mainly consists of protein with very big molecular weight of 300kD in its original form.
Gelatin Hydrolysate which is also known as Gelatine Hydrolysate, Collagen Hydrolysate or Hydrolyzed Collagen, is produced by enzymatic hydrolysis of collagen, where the amino acid chains of collagen peptides have been cut into smaller size of 3kD to facilitate absorption in the intestine. Thus, the “hydrolysate” or “hydrolyzed” form of gelatin or collagen is highly digestible and bioavailable to your body systems, and it has no gelling effect.
Gelatin Hydrolysate or Collagen Hydrolysate is gaining its popularity as natural supplements and nutritional food due to its scientifically proven health benefits. Clinical trials have established the mechanism on how Gelatin Hydrolysate or Collagen Hydrolysate contributes to healthy bone, flexible joint, strong muscle, beautiful skin, hair or nail, etc. The benefits were actually discovered as early as in the 12th century!
More than 60 scientific studies have been conducted on its efficacy in reducing collagen damage and loss as a consequence of erosion in joints i.e. arthritis, bone density loss i.e. osteoporosis and skin ageing. It’s also safe for long-term use.
Gelatin or gelatine, which is commonly used in foods, capsules, etc is produced by pre-treatment of collagen, has gelling effect and with molecular weight of 100kD.