Products and ingredients

  • Q: What is the source of the collagen in Amino Collagen?

    A: The collagen source in Amino Collagen is 100% low-molecular fish collagen.*1

    *1 As the raw ingredient for the collagen

  • Q: Why is Amino Collagen powder offered in 5,000 m low-molecular collagen form?

    A: Around 20 of collagen per day provides maximum benefit for activating collagen production. This is equivalent to one-third of the recommended daily intake of protein (60 ). Since collagen remains in the body at least four times as long as other proteins, 20 can be achieved with a daily dose of just 5 (5,000 m).
    Source: Shushichi Takahashi, Doctor of Pharmacology

  • Q: What does the word "amino" in Amino Collagen mean?

    A: Amino refers to the amino acid arginine, which is essential for healthy facial skin. The recommended daily dose of 7 includes 25 m of arginine.

  • Q: Does Amino Collagen contain any allergens?

    A: Amino Collagen (28-day pack)
    Contains 27 ingredients. Potential allergens: dairy, orange, soybean and gelatin
    Amino Collagen Premium (14-day pack/28-day pack)
    Contains 27 ingredients. Potential allergens: dairy, orange, soybean, and gelatin
    Amino Collagen Plus Calcium (14-day pack)
    Contains 27 ingredients. Potential allergens: dairy, orange, soybean, and gelatin

  • Q: Where can I buy Amino Collagen?

    A: Amino Collagen products are available from pharmacies, drugstores, and selected supermarkets and convenience stores.

How to enjoy Amino Collagen

  • Q: How should I take powdered Amino Collagen?

    A: Powdered Amino Collagen dissolves instantly into most hot and cold liquids, including coffee, fresh milk, soup and yoghurt.

  • Q: Does powdered Amino Collagen have a distinct flavor or smell when mixed in a drink?

    Q: Thanks to our unique production system (Patent No. 5877695), Amino Collagen blends effortlessly with all types of liquids. We are constantly enhancing production processes and source ingredients to minimize flavor and smell components of the product.

  • Q: Is it OK to heat food or drink containing powdered Amino Collagen?

    A: Yes. Amino Collagen is not affected by cooking or chilling processes.

  • Q: What's the best time of day to take Amino Collagen?

    A: Amino Collagen is a food, not a medicine, so there is no need to take it at certain times of day for optimum efficacy. You can enjoy Amino Collagen whenever it suits you.

All about collagen Source: Shushichi Takahashi, Doctor of Pharmacology

  • Q: What exactly is collagen?

    A: Collagen is a key protein found in skin, hair, nails, bones and cartilage. Often referred to as one of the base components of the human body, collagen accounts for around 30% of all proteins present in the body.

  • Q: I'm only in my 20s. Do I need to take collagen supplements?

    A: Collagen levels in the body start to decline dramatically from around 20 years of age. Other factors like UV radiation and stress can exacerbate the rate of collagen loss. So the earlier you begin taking collagen supplements the better.

  • Q: Can collagen loss be attributed to factors other than age?

    A: During times of heightened stress, the brain orders the body to start breaking down collagen in order to provide an additional source of energy. External and internal stressors such as UV exposure, lack of sleep, overwork and anxiety can affect collagen levels.

  • Q: Collagen can be extracted from both fish and pork. Which is more easily absorbed by the body?

    A: Not all types of collagen are absorbed the same way. Collagen derived from fish has been shown to be absorbed about 50% more effectively than collagen derived from pork.

  • Q: What is the difference between low-molecular collagen and ordinary collagen?

    A: Ordinary collagen is found in fiber and does not dissolve readily in water, which makes it harder to absorb. Ordinary collagen has a molecular weight of 300,000, while low-molecular collagen is only a few thousand. It dissolves readily in water, is not affected by cooling, and can be powdered and mixed with liquids.

  • Q: Are large quantities of collagen better for you?

    A: While collagen certainly has health benefits, if you ingest too much collagen it is likely to be simply converted to subcutaneous fat. Rather than increasing your collagen intake, you should take moderate doses of a low-molecular fish-based collagen product combined with other health-giving ingredients.

  • Q: Is it OK to add collagen to normal meals?

    A: Collagen is not present in everyday foods such as milk, eggs, vegetables and soy beans. Shark's fins, chicken wing tips and fish skin have high collagen content, but these aren't foods that we would eat on a daily basis. A collagen beauty supplement is the best way to maintain a good daily intake of collagen.

  • Q: Are there any nutrients that I should take together with collagen?

    A: Vitamin C is known to stimulate production of collagen in the body while also helping to promote collagen absorption.