top of page

The latest news, trends, analysis, interviews and podcasts from the global food and beverage industry

FoodBev Media Logo
Access more as a FoodBev subscriber

Sign up to FoodBev and unlock more insights from the international food and beverage industry. Subscribers have access to webinars, newsletters, publications and more...

An ageing population who wants to stay mobile
FoodBev Media

FoodBev Media

8 March 2022

An ageing population who wants to stay mobile

The world’s population is ageing. According to data from the World Health Organization, one in six people will be over 60 by 2030. And by 2050, around a quarter of the world’s population will be 60+ years old.

These demographic shifts emphasise changing attitudes towards ageing. As most people can expect to live into their 60s and beyond, many of us want to combat the natural issues of ageing to stay active, mobile and independent for longer.

Today, more individuals are looking to prevent the issues of ageing while maintaining their lifestyles. As research delivers more insights into healthy ageing, this trend offers seniors a better chance for a fulfilling ‘golden age’.

One secret to good mobility

In our bodies, one structural protein plays an essential role in mobility: collagen. Collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of all our connective tissues, such as skin, bones and muscles, as well as providing the structure to our musculoskeletal system.

But, as we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen. The result: our bones and cartilage become more fragile, causing discomfort, a higher risk of fractures and less mobility, slowing us and our lives down.

©Sebastien Borda

Supporting an active lifestyle

The natural decline of collagen production makes us painfully aware of the passing of the years. With nutrition, it can help support an active lifestyle and slow down the ageing process. Recent research shows that taking collagen supplements can help support mobility and joint and bone health.

Convenient, tasty and functional

Around the world, the functional food and beverage market is gaining traction, particularly in the elderly nutrition segment.

Today’s ageing consumers are looking for science-backed functional solutions that are tasty, convenient and easy to integrate into daily life.

Answering these demands, collagen is fast becoming the ideal ingredient for an increasing number of senior nutrition manufacturers, with porcine collagen emerging as a premium, accessible and cost-effective option for a broad range of formulations and applications.

By offering effective products, we can support ageing consumers to stay active and mobile for longer.

Interested in learning more? Sign up for Rousselot’s webinar, Tasty Solutions for Elderly Nutrition.

#healthyageing #Rousselot #collagen #mobility #nutrition

bottom of page