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FAQ'S

What is collagen?


Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, one of the major building blocks of  bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligament.  About 70% of the protein in the body is made from collagen.  It is also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels,  hair, nails, eyes and teeth. Collagen is also found in the the cells that make up the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, nerves, brain and sex glands. It is a typical amino acid  protein &  the "glue" that holds all these things together. In fact, the word Collagen comes from the Greek word "kólla," which means glue.


Doesn’t the body produce its own collagen?


Collagen makes up our connective tissues, bones, muscles, blood cells, cartilage, arteries, and organs, but as the years go by, collagen production declines, our skin wrinkles, and we develop degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis.


What does “hydrolyzed” mean?


When collagen has been hydrolyzed, it has gone through a process that breaks down the larger collagen molecules into collagen peptides which are short chains of amino acids. These peptides have a much lower molecular weight and thus are easily transported & absorbed throughout the body.


Does liquid collagen work?


Our liquid product ranges are scientifically formulated using specific methods to ensure the highest potency of the active ingredients in liquid form, creating compositions that have much greater absorption and bio-availability than most conventional food supplements.


What is Hyaluronic Acid?


Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, which is a polysaccharide (essentially a very large sugar). It is the skin's natural substance that has the stunning capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture making the skin plumper, firmer and giving it a luminous glow. As we age our body's natural production of hyaluronic acid slows down resulting in the visible loss of firmness, pliability, and plumpness making it  look dull, lacklustre and more slack.


Why does the prevalent expert opinion on collagen supplements, mostly tends to be on the negative side?


Recently, new studies have  emerged  that speak in favour of liquid collagen. Dr Stefanie Williams, medical director at European Dermatology London (eudelo.com), initially a skeptic, now believes otherwise & says that "This is a very common misconception" & she goes on to explain why & how it WORKS!


Doesn’t the stomach acid destroy the collagen?


No. The collagen peptides in our products are not broken down by the stomach acid or enzymes. They are absorbed via the small intestine into the blood stream & then distributed throughout the entire body.


Why the different collagen products?


The reason for our different product ranges is becuase there are over 16 types of collagen, the four main types being Type 1, 2, 3 & 4.


Type 1: This type accounts for 90% of the body's collagen and is made of densely packed fibers. It provides structure to skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons, fibrous cartilage, connective tissue and teeth.

Type 2: This type is for Joint & Cartilage Support, & is made of more loosely packed fibers, found in elastic cartilage, which cushions the joints.

Type 3: This type supports the structure of muscles, organs and arteries.

Type 4: This type helps with filtration and is found in layers of the skin.


Who produces the products?


The products are manufactured in Germany for Medicare Europe Ltd. With over 40 years of quality, the production process follows the strict guidelines of ISO: 9001: 2008 and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) regulated by the German Health authorities specializing in manufacturing liquid nutritional supplements since the late 1960’s.


Are the products halal and kosher?


Collagen Extra® marine & Collagen Max Hair™ are derived from natural origins of fish grade collagen halal /kosher peptides.

Collagen MSM Plus®  is derived from natural origins of bovine grade collagen halal /kosher peptides.


Do the products  contain gluten, hormones, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), added sugar, artificial flavours or artificial colours?


The products are lactose & fat free & do not have any of  these ingredients and additives.


What makes Collagen Extra® marine different from other collagen drinks?


Collagen Extra® marine contains almost two times the amount of marine Collagen and four times the amount of Hyaluronic Acid, compared to other products in the market. Most studies show that collagen is beneficial to humans only when taking 7,000-10,000 mg daily.


Why not just take collagen tablets?


Collagen Extra® marine contains up to 20 times more collagen than any capsule or tablet in the market. To consume the same level of collagen in tablet form you would have to take 20 large tablets or more. Studies show that liquids can have up to 50% better and faster abortion when compared to tablets or capsules. Liquids can be absorbed up to 98% in the blood steam.


What does Collagen MSM Plus® taste like?


Collagen MSM Plus®  is a Strawberry Vanilla Flavour Liquid Collagen Drink


What is the recommended daily dose and best time of day to take Collagen MSM Plus®?


Take (25ml) daily, before sleep or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.


I am young and don’t have any wrinkles or skin conditions. Can I still benefit from taking Collagen Extra® Marine?


After the age of 20, about 1% less of collagen is produced in the dermis each year. Once we pass the age of 30, it is hypothesized that it may go up to 2% less of collagen per year. In our 40's, collagen is no longer produced resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, dry, blemished or thinning skin. Drinking collagen from a young age will help in maintaining a youthful appearance.


Is collagen good for menopause?


In our fifties, the skin becomes dry and is easily bruised, damaged, or broken because the sebaceous (oil) glands have decreased in size. Menopause causes a decrease in estrogen levels, leaving the skin drier, thinner, more sensitive, and less toned. Collagen is very good because it can help balance the hormones.


What will happen if I stop taking the product?


Individual results will vary but if you stop completely, you will slowly lose the benefits you have gained & the level of collagen will slowly revert back to its original level.


I am trying to have a baby. Is it safe to drink Collagen Extra® Marine?


Women who are planning a pregnancy should consult their doctor before taking dietary supplements.


Can I use the product if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?


There are no studies at present that support the use of food supplements during pregnancy or lactation. Therefore, it is not recommended, unless otherwise suggested by your doctor.