What is Bovine Hide? The Gross Truth That You Have to Know about Your Gummies

With a growing global market size of $16.28 billion in 2020 that is expected to even continue surging at 12.6% up to 20281, for sure you’ve already considered adding gummies into your growing business. Part of this significant growth is attributed to the rise of health-conscious consumers who have opted to take supplements in the form of these tasty and easy-to-consume confectionaries.

However, beyond profit and all, as a conscious and responsible business owner, you also have to be very meticulous about what makes up your gummies. With so many private label companies manufacturing gummies in the US, you have to really get to know how these gummies were made and what ingredients were used in the production.

To begin with, do you know what bovine hide is?

What is Bovine Hide? Here’s What You Have to Know About Your Gummies

Collagen is one the most abundant proteins in mammals2 – including people and animals. This protein serves as a major building block of the body, particularly in skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and muscles.

While collagen is naturally produced by the body, there are supplements that derive collagen from a variety of animals3, like those belonging to the bovine family, such as cows, buffalo, yaks, bison, and many others. In order to make bovine collagen, cow bones – or other cattle byproducts – are boiled in water to extract the collagen. Once extracted, it is dried and powdered to form a supplement.

Bovine collagen is primarily used in producing gelatin – one of the most important ingredients in making gummies. Yes, to simply put it, gummies do contain animal-derived ingredients. Aside from bones, gelatin can also be obtained from the animal skin (bovine hide), tendons, cartilage, and ligaments of pigs and fish.

Vegan Collagen Gummies: The Ultimate Alternative

While most gummies manufacturers focus on using animal-derived collagen for their vitamin gummies, conscious brands, like The Omnium Group, have opted for a more environment-friendly alternative and developed a plant-based collagen supplement that is made from all natural ingredients.  By utilizing organic and non-GMO sugar, tapioca syrup, corn starch, citric acid, pectin, and natural colors and flavors, consumers can still enjoy the benefits of these healthy treats – and even avoid the risks brought about by meat consumption.4

In addition to that, if you want to venture into the CBD industry, the gluten-free gummies manufactured by The Omnium Group are also blended with hemp extract – with no THC added. As a contract manufacturing company, we deliver high-quality vegan gummies at low minimums. We would be very much happy to help startup business owners, as well as those brands that have been in the business for quite some time.

With the growing demand for vegan gummies these days, we at The Omnium Group are capable of producing more than 1.2 vegetarian gummy vitamins daily. Our cGMP-certified and FDA-registered gummy manufacturing facilities are capable of producing high-quality vegan gummies that come in lime, orange, and strawberry natural flavors.

If gummies have become the new face of health supplements, shouldn’t they be made from organic and healthy ingredients, as well? As a conscious brand owner, you have to be very meticulous about the ingredients that make up your products. Always remember that health is wealth.

To learn more about private label gummies in US, feel free to contact us today. Our highly-trained associates would be happy to assist you in everything that you need to know about the product development and production of our vegan gummies.


1 Gummy Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Omega Fatty Acids, Vitamins), By End User (Adults, Kids), By Distribution Channel (Store-, Non-store-based), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2028. Published Date: Aug 2021. Report ID: GVR-4-68039-513-5. https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/gummy-market-report#:~:text=The%20global%20gummy%20market%20size,consume%20dosage%20forms%20of%20supplements.

2 Ricard-Blum S. The collagen family. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2011 Jan 1;3(1):a004978. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a004978. PMID: 21421911; PMCID: PMC3003457.

3 Mulyani S, Setyabudi FMCS, Pranoto Y, Santoso U. Physicochemical Properties of Gelatin Extracted from Buffalo Hide Pretreated with Different Acids. Korean J Food Sci Anim Resour. 2017;37(5):708-715. doi: 10.5851/kosfa.2017.37.5.708. Epub 2017 Oct 31. PMID: 29147094; PMCID: PMC5686329.

4 Battaglia Richi E, Baumer B, Conrad B, Darioli R, Schmid A, Keller U. Health Risks Associated with Meat Consumption: A Review of Epidemiological Studies. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2015;85(1-2):70-8. doi: 10.1024/0300-9831/a000224. PMID: 26780279.

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