Various Products – One Goal

Most people are paying more and more attention to what they eat. Some want to lose weight, others have allergies or are sensitive to certain ingredients. Some want to develop more muscle mass – and others just want to protect their bones and joints, or want smoother skin with fewer wrinkles. Our collagen peptides, with their special nutritional and physiological properties, have various benefits and are perfect for the manufacture of healthy foods and nutritional supplements. They contain no fat, carbohydrates, gluten, purines or cholesterol and are also non-allergenic. In addition, they are excellently compatible, easily digestible and have a high degree of bio-availability.

As collagen peptides from Heka Health are produced exclusively from natural proteins, they have no E-number and are suitable for “clean label” products. We also offer OU Kosher and Halal-certified collagen peptides.

What are collagen peptides?

Collagen peptides are a versatile source of protein and an important element of healthy nutrition. Their nutritional and physiological properties promote the health of bones and joints, and contribute to beautiful skin.

Collagen consists of three polypeptide chains. These so-called α-chains are wrapped around each other to form triple-helical macromolecules: a unique structure, size and amino acid sequence. In collagenous sequences, glycine (Gly) is present as every third residue. This enables the formation of the three chains into a triple-helical structure. Thus, the common feature for all collagens is a sequence that can be expressed as (Gly-X-Y)*n, where X and Y are frequently represented by proline (Pro) and hydroxyproline (Hyp), respectively. This sequence is necessary for the collagen to assemble the fibrils that subsequently form fibers, providing unmatched structural integrity for the extracellular matrix of conjunctive tissues.

The raw material for collagen peptides – as for gelatine – is collagen protein. Collagen peptides, however, are relatively small molecules with a molecular weight of less than 10,000 g/mol. The peptides comprise at least two and at most 100 amino acids. They are characterized by excellent cold-water solubility and, even in highly concentrated solutions, they do not form a gel.