Frequently Asked Questions

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What Are Wellnex Collagen Peptides?

Wellnex collagen peptides are natural proteins made from native collagen, an essential component of healthy skin, bones, and joints. Created through gentle enzymatic hydrolysis of native collagen, collagen peptides are a bioavailable form of collagen, both highly water soluble and non-gelling. We offer type I and type I + III collagen peptides from bovine, porcine, fish or marine sources, in a variety of molecular weights and dissolution profiles.

Wellnex collagen peptides are clean label, natural ingredients, containing more than 90% protein; making them the perfect addition to health-conscious formulations.

Exceptional thermal and pH stability, paired with neutral flavor and superior dissolution make our collagen ingredients ideal for use in a wide variety of functional foods, beverages, and dietary supplements.

What makes Wellnex collagen peptides so unique?

Wellnex collagen peptides contain 8 of the 9 essential amino acids and are high in proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline. Due to the high content of specific amino acids and key di-peptides, including hydroxyproline-proline “PO,” and hydroxyproline-glycine “OG,” Wellnex collagen peptides are easily absorbed within the body to improve skin, joint, and bone health. We take extra steps in confirming the absorption of our bioactive ingredients using “gold standard” human clinical studies.

More than just a raw ingredient supplier, Wellnex is your 36o-degree collagen partner, providing market insights, innovative research, and R&D assistance from ideation, through scale-up, commercialization, and marketing of finished goods.

How do Replenwell™ Collagen Peptides Stand Out from the Rest?

While all Wellnex products are created using our dual-clear manufacturing process, and the highest quality raw ingredients, Replenwell™ is Wellnex’s ultra premium brand of collagen peptide ingredients. Every Wellnex Replenwell™ product is clinically tested and performance-optimized for leading-edge nutraceutical formulations. Replenwell™ collagen peptides bring science-based benefits to effective dietary supplements and functional foods within the sports nutrition, beauty-from-within, and healthy aging categories.

Learn more about our human clinical trials and co-branding opportunities with Replenwell™ collagen peptides.

What are the Differences between Collagen Peptides and Gelatin?

Although collagen peptides and gelatin are both created from native collagen protein, they possess different functional and physical characteristics. Collagen peptides have a significantly lower molecular weight (100-10,000 Da) than gelatin (>100,000 Da), and have a zero gel strength. The lower molecular weight allows collagen peptides to be easily absorbed in the digestive tract, delivering amino acids and high concentrations of hydroxyproline-proline “PO,” and hydroxyproline-glycine “OG,” dipeptides to enhance skin, joint,  and metabolic health. The larger gelatin molecules, while still made of protein, are more difficult for the body to absorb and use.

Because Wellnex collagen peptides lack the ability to form gels, formulators can use these ingredients to add bioactive protein to bars, RTD beverages, bakery items, confections, and powdered drink mixes. Gelatin, on the other hand, offers significant gel strength, and is ideal for specific applications where a gelation is desired, including gummies, thickened beverages, dairy, luncheon meats and gelled desserts.

How do I Choose the Right Collagen Ingredient for My Brand’s Formulation?

Wellnex collagen ingredients are not one size fits all. That’s where our North American hub of IFT-Certified Food Scientists, Technical Experts, and Registered Dieticians come in. Our Wellnex team is ready and waiting to learn more about your unique product goals, and guiding you to the optimal Wellnex collagen ingredient for your application.