What Are Collagen Peptides?

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

Collagen peptides contain greater than 90% protein, and are made from bovine, porcine, or marine sources. Wellnex collagen peptides can be used as an ingredient for dietary supplements, foods, beverages, and cosmeceuticals.

What makes collagen peptides so unique?

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 and hydroxyproline-glycine, Wellnex collagen peptides are easily absorbed within the body to improve skin, joint and bone health.

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 and hydroxyproline-glycine dipeptides to enhance skin, joint and bone health. The larger gelatin molecules, while still made of protein, are more difficult for the body to absorb. 

Collagen peptides have the added benefit of versatility in food, beverage and supplement formulations. Because they lack the ability to form gels, formulators can use collagen peptides in a wide variety of applications, including protein bars, RTD beverages and powders. Gelatin, on the other hand, has significant gel strength, and is ideal for specific applications where a gel is desired, such as gummies, thickened beverages, and gelled desserts.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.