What Are Collagen Peptides?

Wellnex Collagen Peptides are derived from collagen, the same collagen found in bones and skin. Created through enzymatic hydrolysis of gelatin, collagen peptides are highly soluble in water at ambient temperatures due to their low molecular weight and possess no gelling ability.

Collagen peptides contain greater than 90% protein and are made from bovine, porcine and fish sources. Wellnex Collagen Peptides are used as an ingredient for dietary supplements, foods, and cosmeceuticals.

What makes collagen peptides unique?

Collagen peptides contain 8 of 9 essential amino acids and are high in proline, glycine and hydroxyproline. By having a high content of these amino acids and high contents of certain key di-peptides – hydroxyproline-proline and hydroxyproline-glycine, Wellnex Collagen Peptides can be easily absorbed and can help improve skin, joint and bone health. Learn more about the benefits of Wellnex Collagen Peptides.

What is the difference between collagen peptides and gelatin?

Collagen peptides and gelatin have different functional and physical characteristics. Collagen peptides have a significantly lower molecular weight (100-10,000Da) than gelatin (100,000Da) and have a zero gel strength. A lower molecular weight allows the collagen peptides to be easily absorbed in the digestive track, delivering the necessary amino acids and  high concentrations of hydroxyproline-proline and hydroxyproline-glycine to enhance skin, joint and bone health. The higher molecular weight of gelatin however is harder for body to absorb. 

Collagen also provides some formulation benefits. Since it is has zero gel strength, formulators came use collagen in almost any application, like protein bars and powders. Gelatin, on the other hand, has significant gel strength, allowing it be a solid form in certain applications.