Vitafoods Europe: Lonza displays joint health supplement

Published: 2-May-2019

UC- II undenatured type II collagen has shown to trigger the natural rebuilding of cartilage to improve joint comfort and function

Lonza is highlighting its integrated health and nutrition solutions for different life stages at this year’s Vitafoods Europe, where it will focus on supporting mobility across all ages.

Lonza will present its latest ready-to-go innovation concepts featuring UC-II undenatured type II collagen for joint health, in combination with other trending ingredients.

As the show’s Official Capsule Sponsor, Lonza will also be unveiling new additions to its portfolio of unique clean-label dosage forms. Thanks to the introduction of the Capsugel Vcaps Plus Red Radish and Spicy Yellow capsules, an expanding spectrum of plant-based, food coloured capsules will soon be available for supplement brands looking to create bright, visually distinctive products.

Joint health platform

With seven out of 10 European supplement users now seeking joint health products, Lonza’s Moving with the Times platform centres around its UC-II ingredient.

UC- II undenatured type II collagen has been shown to have a unique mode of action that triggers the natural rebuilding of cartilage, therefore improving joint comfort, mobility and flexibility.

The small 40 mg required daily dose of the UC-II ingredient can be delivered in a tiny Vcaps Plus capsule, or combined with other ingredients that have complementary effects.

At its booth, Lonza will also feature a series of combination products enabled by its advanced capsule and dosage form technologies, including UC-II undenatured type II collagen with omega-3s or highly bioavailable curcumin for anti-inflammatory benefits. The UC-II ingredient can also be formulated alongside vitamin K2 in a Licaps liquid-filled hard capsule, providing an all-in-one bone and joint health solution.

Lonza will review these science-based innovations featuring UC-II undenatured type II collagen during a seminar: Moving with the Times: A New Generation Joint Health Solution for Today’s Consumer, which takes place at 14:20 CEST on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Life Stages Theater.

Clean-Label gets colourful

A pioneer in high-performance capsules, Lonza continues to bring new innovations to the European market following the launch of the industry’s first clean-label food coloured capsules last year. Its vegetarian Vcaps Plus capsules can now be tinted using coloured foods to achieve a vibrant Red Radish or Spicy Yellow colour.

Vitafoods Europe 2019 also marks the official launch of the group in the US, Lonza will be working to support manufacturers in meeting evolving consumer preferences for products that have no additives or preservatives, as well as a natural, vegetarian or vegan positioning.


Vitafoods will take place on 7-9 May 2019 at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland.

At the event, Lonza can be found at booth G10.

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