Published By : 26 May 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Collagen, a part of connective tissue, is extensively used across various industries such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals. Growing awareness about personal health and development of novel, collagen-based products have augmented the growth of the global collagen market. Collagen products are widely used in wound healing applications and for treating skin, bone, and joints. Collagen peptides are supposed to reduce joint inflammation, one of the primary causes of joint pain.
Marine Collagen is the Safest Collagen
The major sources of collagen are chicken, porcine, bovine, marine, and others including ovine, equine, and silkworms. Bovine collagen is one of the key industrial sources of collagen. However, the usage of bovine collagen has declined in the recent past due to higher risks of transmission of diseases such as mad cow disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), and transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). Due to low molecular weight and greater absorption, marine collagen has been termed as the safest collagen source. In the coming years, marine collagen is expected to witness the highest demand in the market.
Innovative Developments in Collagen Market
According to a recent study by the University of Rochester, collagen peptides reduce joint inflammation and support cartilage regeneration in mice. Supportive results of the study have opened new opportunities for application of collagen peptides in treatment of joint pain in humans. Innovative combinations of collagen in food and beverages are expected to boost the growth of the global collagen market. For example, caviar collagen mixed with vodka is expected to be launched soon in Europe and the U.S. as a novel ‘beauty drink’. Developed by scientist and entrepreneur Anja Skodda, it is expected to act as a super supplement and anti-ageing drink.