Gelatine-based Fortibone makes bones stronger
Supplementation with 15 grams of gelatin per day makes physical exercise a more effective weapon against osteoporosis, we wrote not so long ago. Gelatine producer Gelita has put a gelatin-based hydrolyzate on the market, which should protect better against osteoporosis than regular gelatin. The stuff is called Fortibone. And, according to a human study that German nutritional scientists published in Nutrients, it works.
The researchers, who were affiliated with the University of Freiburg, experimented with 131 women aged 46-80 years, who were losing bone mass. The researchers divided the women into 2 groups. They gave one group 5 grams of Fortibone every day for a year. The other group received a placebo.
The study was financed by gelatin producer Gelita [gelita.com], the producer of Fortibone. Gelita produces not only the gelatin-based Fortibone for strong bones, but also Fortigel [for supple joints], Petagile [for older pets with stiff joints], Verisol [for stronger hair and nails] and Bodybalance [for stronger muscles].
After Fortibone supplementation [SCP], the researchers found higher concentrations of amino-terminal propeptide of type I collagen [P1NP] in the subjects' blood than before. During the administration of the placebo, this concentration did not increase significantly.
The higher the concentration of P1NP in the blood, the more bone tissue the body is producing. P1NP is a marker of bone anabolism.
In the placebo group, the concentration of C-telopeptide or type I collagen [CTX1] increased significantly. CTX1 is released when the body breaks down bone tissue. It's a marker for bone catabolism. However, in the subjects who used Fortibone, the CTX1 concentration remained constant.
Supplementation with Fortibone increased bone density, the figures above show. In the placebo group, however, bone density declined somewhat.
"These data demonstrate that the intake of specific collagen peptide increased bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with primary, age-related reduction of bone mineral density", the researchers write.
"In addition, specific collagen peptide supplementation was associated with a favorable shift in bone markers, indicating increased bone formation and reduced bone degradation."
Nutrients. 2018 Jan 16;10(1).
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