Weishardt has extended its range of Naticol® natural fish collagen peptides to include ingredient blends suitable for use in a wide range of drinks, including juices, waters, infusions, coffee beverages and milk-based products, as well as no- and low-alcohol beers.
The efficacy of Naticol® has been demonstrated in pre-clinical and clinical studies conducted in three main areas: skin health, musculoskeletal & joint health, and weight control.
Beverages with collagen
It is the perfect functional ingredient for use in both ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages and dry instant powder drinks. It offers excellent solubility in cold water and other aqueous solutions. It is also stable in processes involving heat treatment, such as pasteurisation.
It can be formulated into beverages made with or without colours, with or without flavours and with or without sugar.
Beer with collagen
Alcohol-free beer offers many of the hydration benefits of water, and delivers electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, phosphate, magnesium and silicon. Combining it with Naticol® makes it possible to create a highly innovative 100% natural sport recovery beverage with the refreshing great taste of beer but without the alcohol.
These parameters were evaluated independently by French brewing institute IFBM.
Collagen in hot beverages
Naticol® is suitable for inclusion in a range of hot drinks, opening the door to innovative products with healthy properties. Sensory and organoleptic tests have generated very good results.
Naticol® is also stable at hot temperatures.