How collagen peptides hold the key to quality aging

As people all over the world realize they are likely to live to a ripe old age, the desire to live better for longer is becoming increasingly important. Collagen peptide expert GELITA believes that its multifunctional ingredients are what consumers are looking for, in more ways than one. Nutraceuticals Now speaks to Dr Stephan Hausmanns, Vice President BU Health & Nutrition at GELITA, to find out why.

Q: How is the desire to live better for longer manifesting itself in populations around the world?

A: Consumers are aware that they are likely to live longer than their predecessors, and the number of people aged 60 and older is growing faster than any other age group. This has led to increased consumer desire to be healthy now and in the future. Across the globe, people are taking an increasingly proactive role in their own health by adopting more nutritious diets and more active lifestyles. At the same time, governments and health organizations are keen to encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyles in order to avoid the potentially huge burdens that illness and in rmity in older people could place on their health and social services.

This article is available in full in the Summer 2017 issue of Nutraceuticals Now

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