Why Nitta Gelatin?

September 9, 2020 – From ideation to scale-up and commercialization, Nitta Gelatin North America is your go-to partner for collagen and gelatin ingredients. Looking for functional proteins for sports nutrition, healthy aging, or beauty-from-within formulations? Nitta’s Wellnex collagen peptides boast over a decade of research, and double blind, human clinical trials supporting safety and efficacy. Click the video to learn more!

Nitta Gelatin North America is a proud member of GROW

July 24th, 2020 – Nitta Gelatin NA Inc., as part of the GMIA (Gelatin Manufacturers Institute of America) is now a proud supporter of GROW, a newly formed working group dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of gelatin and collagen peptides. Click here to learn more about GROW.

Prepared Foods Magazine investigates the benefits of Nitta’s Wellnex functional collagen peptide ingredients on healthy aging

July 14, 2020 – Joint health, metabolic support, cognitive function – these are often major concerns for North America’s growing senior populations. As more Western consumers begin to value the connection between dietary choices and physical well-being, the number of functional food offerings geared towards seniors continues to expand. Wellnex collagen peptides are highly functional proteins backed by clinical studies supporting their ability to support healthy aging. Read more about the benefits, and formulation opportunities, of Wellnex collagen peptides in July’s Prepared Foods R&D Applications editorial here

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 gelatin and collagen products to the food, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. We take this situation very seriously and have been working to implement business continuity plans and precautionary measures to support our global manufacturing teams. Enhanced sanitation procedures and social distancing protocols have been adopted in accordance with the most recent CDC recommendations, and we continue to actively seek out new ways to reduce viral transmission and support our staff.  

Founded during the notorious Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918, Nitta Gelatin is no stranger to challenging times. Over 100 years later, we remain dedicated to the health and safety of our communities and the strength of our global supply chain.

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 with collagen peptides, a natural protein source derived from collagen, has previously been linked to the maintenance of healthy skin, bones and joints.

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 development.
More than half of consumers worldwide perceive collagen as a beauty-enhancing ingredient, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. The growing popularity of collagen-fortified food/beverages is driven in part by the positive perception of the ingredient among consumers around the world. While animal-sourced collagen in beauty products goes against the current growth trend of plant-based alternatives, widespread use of collagen is likely to continue, the company said.
Knowledge & Need
While consumers in Asia have understood the concept of beauty from within for many years, Americans have been slower to catch on, according to Suhail Ishaq, president, BioCell Technology, LLC. “But now we see the market growing rapidly. At BioCell we have seen an increase in BioCell Collagen inquiries as well as an increased number of new products in the marketplace. Consumers are looking for collagen ingredients that have clinical support, so they know what benefit to expect and when.”
An abundance of research and overall knowledge around collagen are helping drive growth in the U.S., according to Katie Stevenson, business development manager, Nitta Gelatin North America. “Consumers are more knowledgeable about collagen and the benefits related to it—including bone and joint health, beauty from within, and dietary protein supplementation.”
Nutritional needs change over time as part of the natural aging process, she added. “Changes in collagen levels within the body drop dramatically throughout our lifespan, with studies suggesting that overall collagen begins to decline as early as our 20’s. The benefits of adding collagen into our diets has shown great benefit, for both functional health effects, and as a dietary protein source.”
Health-conscious individuals are the primary drivers of growth in collagen products, according to Amanda Orloske, senior director of marketing and international sales, Biova. “Collagen production drops off as we age and although we may have had plenty in our 20’s to keep our joints supple and our skin smooth, as we move into our 40’s and beyond we begin to see the need for supplementation to augment that natural decline…”