Collagen peptides are derived from the same raw materials used for gelatin manufacturing employing an extraction process based on enzymes.
This natural product is made up of 97% protein (dry weight basis).
The functionality of hydrolyzed collagen does not lie in its texturizing properties through gelling and/or water-binding but is manifested by the effects it has on the human body, hence being a looked-for ingredient in functional foods and dietary supplements.
Indeed, hydrolyzed collagen provides multiple health benefits by acting as building blocks for healthy joints, bones and muscles as well as skin. Moreover, as a pure protein, it is used in weight-loss products such as nutrition bars or diet products.