All Healthy and Agile gelatin products are sourced from Australia’s leading supplier, whose roots are in Germany. They are winners of the 2015 Quality Raw Material Supplier of the Year award, an honour bestowed by The Complementary Medicines Australia Association. This company prides itself on sustainable production with its goal to be waste free. It is also a world leader for product traceability ensuring every batch of product is traceable right back to its source. Reducing environmental impact and maintaining human rights is the core of their business philosophy. They are a contemporary company with a corporate social conscience. This sits well with Healthy and Agile’s principles and ideology on treating the body as holistically as possible.
PRODUCT ORIGIN AND QUALITY
Healthy and Agile gelatin supplements are generally sourced from either Australia or Germany. Procurement works with only the best suppliers which ensure the raw materials used are of the highest quality possible. While Basevital and Equinevital are produced from pasture fed or feed assisted Australian cattle hides, Jointvital and Bodyvital are comprised of German Bovine collagen peptides, Femvital is comprised of German Porcine collagen peptides. Modern science helps deliver a designer range of collagen proteins for our optimal health and nutrition. Diet does not alter the quality of the collagen structure in any way. There is no benefit to be gained from using grass-fed only stock and it is impossible for companies to claim their products to be so. No unhealthy animals are used as there are strict veterinary checks in place with the product destined for human consumption.
The same products sold by Healthy and Agile are also bought from the manufacturer by large international corporations for use in medicine, cosmetics and the food industry. The parameter of each product is monitored according to an internal quality programme ensuring the standard of specifications is continually and rigorously maintained for global consumption. Tests and studies are ongoing to discover new applications for gelatine, collagen and collagen peptides. Healthy and Agile’s supplier leads the way in the research and development of collagen based health supplements.
The Australian government can confirm that Australia continues to be free from Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopothies (TSEs) affecting animals, including Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Scrapie. Our supplier in Germany also has a TSE/BSE statement stating that their strictly controlled raw material selection process and the high degree of reliability and safety of the production processes involved correspond to the stringent provisions and regulations currently in force and leads even beyond. Thus, according to thorough scientific knowledge, there is no health risk attached to our gelatine or collagen hydrolysates. The risk of transmission of BSE to humans by our products can be ruled out, an opinion equally accepted by scientists and regulatory authorities.