Rousselot, a producer of collagen-based solutions, has announced a continued collaboration with Papendal, the Olympic Training Center and the largest national facility for elite sports and education (TeamNL Center) in the Netherlands. The company began the collaboration, focusing on various R&D projects relating to sports nutrition in 2015.
In 2019, Rousselot became Papendal’s official supplier of collagen peptides. In addition to continuing their partnership, Rousselot will also supply the centre’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes with Peptan as they prepare for the Paris 2024 summer games.
“We are delighted to carry on our partnership with Papendal, as we continue to innovate our collagen peptide products for use at their exceptional training facility in the Netherlands,” said Randall C Stuewe, Chair and CEO of Darling Ingredients. “We are proud to promote Peptan, Rousselot’s premier range of collagen solutions delivering high performance results to elite athletes.”
Bioactive collagen peptide ingredients have reportedly been shown to help reduce muscle soreness, support muscle repair and accelerate recovery times, helping athletes train harder with fewer breaks to their training schedules. Increased awareness of the performance benefits offered by collagen ingredients is driving strong growth in the sports nutrition market. Research suggests more than a third of global consumers who purchase sports performance supplements do so to aid recovery.
The extended collaboration will seethe company working in close partnership with Papendal’s dieticians and chefs to inform the athletes on the central role collagen plays in maintaining healthy bones, skin, muscles and joints.
“From its beginnings as an R&D collaboration, to our work today providing practical nutritional guidance, we’re excited see how we can continue supporting our athletes and dieticians through our collaboration with Rousselot”, said Dr Jeroen Wouters, Innovation Manager Sport & Nutrition at Papendal. “Athletes will continue to be offered Peptan collagen peptides at our Topsport Restaurant in a range of formats, including an orange juice drink, powder supplements and a travel sized dose for nutrition on-the-go. Here, sportspeople can also attend training sessions hosted by our dieticians, drawing on the latest insights provided by Rousselot’s nutrition experts, that will help them better understand the role proper sports nutrition plays in fuelling sporting excellence”.