• XactSet® Gelatin – Made for Starchless Systems
    Rapid-set gelatin that complements even the most challenging fortified gummy formulas. Reduce set time from hours to minutes with our XactSet® gelatin in starchless systems.
  • Celebrating Over 100 Years of Excellence
    2018 marked Nitta Gelatin's centennial anniversary as a global leader in quality gelatin and collagen production.
  • Quality Products
    Providing the highest quality food, pharmaceutical & technical gelatins and collagen peptides that nature has to offer.
  • Technical Expertise
    Staffed with an in-house R&D team, ready to assist with all your product development needs.
  • Customer Service
    Offering specialized gelatins for the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries.

Unlocking the Potential of Gelatin & Collagen for Over a Century

In 2018, Nitta Gelatin celebrated 100 years as a trusted producer of gelatin and collagen products. By continually developing new ways to make the most of nature’s gifts, Nitta Gelatin has consistently played the role of industry leader as a supplier of high quality gelatin and collagen peptides since its inception a century ago. In keeping with our pioneering spirit, Nitta Gelatin continually strives to develop new products, functions and applications for the future. In 2016, Nitta Gelatin welcomed Chicago's Vyse Gelatin into the family, further increasing our product offerings and capabilities. Customer satisfaction is paramount; as is our commitment to exacting quality control, exceptional products, unique processes and environmental responsibility. No matter what your specifications or requirements, you can be confident that Nitta Gelatin and will provide unsurpassed quality and technical service customized to your unique application.

News & Events

Nitta Shares New Study for Effects of Wellnex Collagen Peptides on Blood Sugar Metabolism

July 07, 2020 – A recent double-blind, randomized, active-controlled human study, published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, investigates the effects of 5g daily Wellnex collagen peptides on fasting blood glucose, HbA1c levels, and insulin sensitivity, over a 90 day study period, in conjunction with standard therapy. These exciting findings demonstrate the potential role of Wellnex collagen peptides as an add-on nutritional supplement for the support of healthy blood sugar metabolism. Read the full scientific study here.

Standing Strong. Staying Safe

Aligned with our core value of “Connect and Create,” Nitta Gelatin North America places the safety and well-being of our teammates, vendors and customers above all else. In light of recent events associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Nitta Gelatin would like to take the opportunity to provide an update in the ways we are keeping our supply chain strong, and our communities safe. As one of the many essential suppliers operating during this national emergency, Nitta Gelatin is dedicated to continuously providing the highest quality...

Nitta Gelatin, Proud Sponsor of TERMIS-AM Conference

TERMIS-AM Annual Conference & Exhibition, a world-leading interactive community in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, will be held this December 2-5 in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Universal Orlando™. As a proud sponsor, Nitta Gelatin will be showcasing recent advances in its beMatrix™ line of biomedical gelatin. Stop by booth #209 to learn more about our product offerings!

Wellnex to Add Wild-Caught Marine Collagen Peptides to Portfolio

The health benefits of fish collagen peptides are well-established, with an ever-growing body of clinical studies confirming their safety and efficacy for skin and joint support. Nitta Gelatin is excited to announce the addition of wild-caught marine collagen peptides to their Wellnex fish collagen product portfolio in late 2019. Call or email us today for more details on our new wild-caught, cold-water marine product lineup!

Nitta Gelatin NA featured in Food&Drink International’s June Issue

Nitta Gelatin NA is proud to highlight new product lines including XactSet gelatin, gelatin designed for starchless gummy manufacturing, in the latest issue of Food&Drink International digital and print editions. Read more here

New Clinical Study Links Collagen Peptides to Cardiovascular Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January, 2019, Toon, Japan – Nitta Gelatin, in a collaboration with Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, published findings from a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical study investigating the effect of porcine collagen peptide supplementation on cardiovascular health in older individuals. This promising study found that daily supplementation with porcine collagen peptides (2.5g/daily for 12 weeks) resulted in a significant reduction in baPWV (brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity), a well-known predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Click here to read the full article. Supplementation...

Nitta Gelatin Featured in Nutraceuticals World Magazine’s “The Beauty of Collagen”

September 2018- Nitta Gelatin's Wellnex brand of collagen peptides are clinically proven to improve skin's tone and texture, leading to a more youthful, rested appearance. Nutraceuticals World Magazine investigates what makes collagen so appealing to the "beauty from within" market in the September, 2108 article The Beauty of Collagen.  "As more consumers recognize the link between proper nutrition and good health, including appearance of hair, skin, and nails, collagen has gained popularity as an ideal beauty and healthy aging ingredient with versatile range for product...

Collagen Peptides highlighted in “Foods for Bone and Joint Health” by Prepared Foods Magazine

May 2018 - Collagen peptides were highlighted in Prepared Foods Magazine's recent article entitled "Functional Foods for Bone and Joint Health" - "Tendons, cartilage, and ligaments are made up of collagen, a structural protein that accounts for between a quarter and a third of all the protein in the body. While humans are adept at building these tissues from dietary protein of all sources, adding collagen peptides to formulations has been shown to help build and maintain these vital tissues. In a 2015 overview of...

Introducing DRG Pharmaceutical Gelatin – Reduced Crosslinkages for Superior Soft Capsules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 9, 2018 - Nitta Gelatin announces the launch of a new pharmaceutical gelatin, DRG Gelatin, designed specifically to inhibit cross-linkage reactions, and improve dissolution in soft capsule applications.  This clean label product is created without additives or chemical modification, and delivers the same gel strength as traditional gelatin, while offering improved soft capsule quality over shelf-life. Soft capsule technology works to contain and protect the active ingredients in a variety of pharmaceuticals, OTC medications, and dietary supplements.  Rapid solubility following...

Nitta Gelatin beMatrix™ Biomedical Grade Gelatin Showcased in Nature Magazine

December, 2017--A conversation with YOSUKE HIRAOKA, principal research scientist at Nitta Gelatin Inc, Japan.   What impact are medical advances having on the development of biomaterials? During the past decade there have been major advances in stem cell research, regenerative medicine and transplantation. Cell therapy and gene therapy products are evolving at a corresponding pace. New techniques to combine cells with gelatin or collagen are emerging and are already making these new treatment methods more effective. We recognize that safety is a top priority, particularly...