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Frequently Asked Questions


Here you will find the answers to all things Absolute Collagen. If you can't find what you're looking for, please get in touch.

How should I take Absolute Collagen?

Simply tear or twist open the sachet & pop in your mouth, If you would prefer not to take Absolute Collagen directly from the sachet you may choose to mix it with a hot or cold liquid of your choice, add to a smoothie or mix in yogurt.

Alternatively, find your mojo:

Louise is all for the mid-afternoon “tisane” (in warm water) with a slice of fresh lemon, great for alkaline level.

Margot’s mojo is served early evening, mixed in a shot glass with warm water and fresh mint, we like to call this the “marjito”.

Tim takes his in yogurt, Lisa in her tea and as for me, I’m definitely hardcore, down in one. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

When should I take Absolute Collagen?

Absolute Collagen has been made with our busy lives in mind, so take it when suits you. Put a few sachets in your handbag and a few in your office desk, that way you will never miss a dose. Due to the high-protein content in absolute collagen, some people can experience a “lift” and therefore prefer not to take it just before bed.

Is Absolute Collagen superior to other collagen products?

Liquid supplements have been shown to be more effective than pills or powders as a delivery mechanism. One 10ml sachet of Absolute Collagen contains the same amount of active ingredients than 10 to 15 pills in a more easily digestible format.

Because it is sourced from fish, marine collagen is protected from diseases and viruses that can affect animal products such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (“Mad Cow Disease”), Foot-and-Mouth disease and Bird Viruses.

There are many products and brands that claim their collagen supplement or collagen builder contains collagen or hydrolysed collagen. Typically they do not contain any hydrolysed collagen or collagen peptides. Instead, they are mostly made up of 3 amino acids glycine, proline & hydroxyproline which together represent about 50% total amino acid content of the collagen helix chain.

You need up to 18 different amino acids in the right quantities and ratio to create a collagen molecule. These products also lack other minor but important amino acids necessary to construct a complete collagen molecule helix chain. Which is why Absolute Collagen formula contains hydrolysed marine collagen.

Research shows that due to its very low molecular weight, hydrolysed collagen is absorbed at a higher level into the bloodstream and circulated throughout the body more easily than other forms of collagen such as gelatin.

When it comes to beauty and health products, the popularity of fish-derived collagen continues to grow. This is due primarily to a preference for marine ingredients over those sourced from beef, pork, or chicken. Fish collagen is also free from the risk of pathogens that cause diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

What does Absolute Collagen taste like?

Absolute Collagen is as absolute as can be, 8000mg of marine collagen and very little else, we use a natural sweetener that gives it a slightly bitter taste. Our blender works to a percentage tolerance and given the minimum amount of ingredients in comparison to the amount of collagen in each 10ml sachet this can mean that each batch is slightly different in taste and consistency. 

What is collagen?

Collagen is the main structural protein in the human body constituting 70% of our dry-mass skin content. A key component of the skin’s structure, collagen fibres provide the infrastructure for elastin, which maintains skin elasticity. In the arena of ingestible beauty products, collagen is now recognised as the star player.

Collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in our bodies, it's the ground substance, the structural material in the human body is collagen. Collagen is secreted by a variety of different cells, but primarily by connective tissue cells. While young, the body consistently produces collagen but collagen production naturally declines with age, reducing the structural integrity of the skin and leading to the formation of lines and wrinkles and sagging skin.

As the fibroblasts cells responsible for producing collagen naturally decrease due to ageing, the visible signs of ageing become more prominent. In the dermis - collagen helps form a fibrous network, upon which new cells can grow. Collagen is also required for the replacement and restoration of dead skin cells.

Collagen is most commonly found in the skin, bones and connective tissue within the body, providing structural support, strength and a degree of elasticity (in combination with elastin). In particular, collagen can be found in the extracellular matrix - an intricate network of macromolecules that determine the physical properties of body tissues.

Collagen is a very important component and the depletion of it can cause deterioration of our skin and connective tissues.

When we are young our collagen levels are at their highest. This is why our children have smooth skin and shiny hair. When collagen becomes weaker and less substantial it begins to sag often showing as crows feet or turkey neck, doctors call this Ptosis. This is due to collagen depletion. Unfortunately, research shows that collagen levels begin to deplete from the age of 25. By the time we get to 40 we will have lost around a third of our collagen, which can cause our skin to wrinkle and sag.

Can collagen improve hair?

Absolute Collagen has teamed up with top trichologist Eva Proudman to offer advice for customers who want to know more about how collagen can benefit their hair. 


What is a Trichologist: A Trichologist is clinically trained in all aspects of the hair and scalp health, they are able to identify and diagnose conditions accurately. Always look for a Trichologist who is a member of The Institute of Trichologists, with over 100 years of experience in training and researching, you can be sure that a member of the Institute will be competent and ethical.

Our customers often comment on Absolute Collagen improving the appearance of hair, for example: 

I'm no longer clogging up the hoover with hair loss!! Jackie T

the difference in my hair is unbelievable Lara B

I am 55 years old and have used Absolute Collagen for a longtime now. I had very thinning hair & wrinkles of course! My hair now grows thicker & stronger and my skin has improved 200% Rachel H

What is hydrolysed marine collagen?

Hydrolysed (spelt with an "Z" in the USA) collagen is a processed form of collagen that is obtained when collagen fibers are broken down into small collagen chains also known as "collagen peptides" through a process known as "Hydrolysis".

"Hydrolysed Collagen" is more effective because it contains a complete amino acid sequence as a collagen peptide which can be absorbed and transported to the dermis of the skin. There are many products and brands that claim their collagen supplement or collagen builder contains collagen or hydrolysed collagen. Typically they do not contain any hydrolysed collagen or collagen peptides. Instead, they are mostly made up of 3 amino acids glycine, proline & hydroxyproline which together represent about 50% total amino acid content of the collagen helix chain.

You need up to 18 different amino acids in the right quantities and ratio to create a collagen molecule.

Is hydrolysed collagen (collagen peptide) simply a protein that will be digested?

This is a common misconception. Traditionally it was thought that all protein is broken down and digested in the same manner. However, in recent years, more and more studies have been conducted with scientific evidence showing this to be untrue. In fact, after ingestion, collagen peptides have been shown to resist peptidase digestion and are absorbed into the blood circulation system at relatively high levels.

Peptides derived from marine collagen help with the formation of collagen by stimulating fibroblast growth and encouraging the production of extracellular matrix components, meaning it stimulates your own system into creating collagen.

Numerous studies have concluded that the absorption rate of deep sea collagen by the human body is as high as 95%-98%, but will vary depending on an individual’s body condition and health. Read what Dr Stefanie Williams, medical director at European Dermatology London (eudelo.com) had to say.

Is Absolute Collagen safe?

Yes. Collagen has been used by millions of people around the world in food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and medicine, without side effects. Because Absolute Collagen is extracted from fish, it is free of any risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), foot-and-mouth disease or bird virus.

Absolute Collagen is designed for everyday use. Being a natural product it is completely safe to take on a daily basis. Research shows that collagen is now the leading functional ingredient of ingestible beauty products in all regions of the world.

Every batch of Absolute Collagen is stringently tested by independent laboratories to ensure quality and safety. Tests are performed on nutritional content, microbiology and heavy metals (e.g. mercury content). No traceable amounts are found in our product. In addition, because Absolute Collagen is extracted from fish, it is free of any risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), foot-and-mouth disease or bird virus.

Absolute Collagen contains NO artificial colours or flavours, NO gluten, No Dairy, NO soy, NO wheat, NO lactose, NO starch, No yeast, NO artificial flavouring, NO sugars, NO artificial colours, NO pork derivatives, NO alcohol and is free of fat and cholesterol. It will not affect blood cholesterol. Our collagen does NOT contain any shellfish or crustaceans.

Ingredients: Hydrolysed Marine Collagen (65%) (fish), Water, Preservative: Citric Acid, Antioxidant: Vitamin C, Sweetener: Stevia, Natural Lemon Flavouring. Allergy advice: For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Manufactured in the UK under BRC accredited facilities.

Absolute Collagen’s marine collagen is derived from hydrolysed Peptan Peptides sourced from the skin of freshwater fish heading for human consumptions and therefore not sourced purely for its collagen. It is supplied by a respected European manufacturer and is certified fit for human consumption. Our suppliers follow a code of conduct.

Is Absolute Collagen natural?

Yes - all our ingredients are 100% natural. Absolute Collagen contains NO gluten, NO dairy, soy, NO wheat, NO lactose, NO starch, No yeast, NO artificial flavouring, NO sugars, NO artificial colours, NO pork derivatives, NO alcohol and is free of fat and cholesterol. It will not affect blood cholesterol. Absolute Collagen does NOT contain any shellfish or crustaceans.

Ingredients: Hydrolysed Marine Collagen (65%) (fish), Water, Preservative: Citric Acid, Antioxidant: Vitamin C, Sweetener: Stevia, Natural Lemon Flavouring. Allergy advice: For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Can I take Absolute Collagen if I'm allergic to fish?

Absolute Collagen is sourced from farmed fish and is not recommended for those with allergies to fish. Absolute Collagen’s marine collagen is derived from hydrolysed Peptan Peptides sourced from the skin of freshwater fish heading for human consumptions and therefore not sourced purely for its collagen. It is supplied by a respected European manufacturer and is certified fit for human consumption. Our suppliers follow a code of conduct.

Absolute Collagen does NOT contain any shellfish or crustaceans. Ingredients: Hydrolysed Marine Collagen (65%) (fish), Water, Preservative: Citric Acid, Antioxidant: Vitamin C, Sweetener: Stevia, Natural Lemon Flavouring. Allergy advice: For allergens see ingredients in bold.

How does Absolute Collagen work?

Our low molecule weight (2000 Da) hydrolysed collagen peptide powder is highly bio-available, meaning that it has an absorption rate of above 90%.

Once the collagen is absorbed, it is distributed through blood vessels to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, stimulating fibroblast proliferation (your body’s natural collagen production) and increasing the body’s natural production of collagen.

Who can benefit from taking Absolute Collagen?

Generally speaking, all adults – both men and women - can benefit from taking Absolute Collagen.

We have positive comments from clients for all ages and occupations over 18, for example:

I’ve put my 80 year old dad on this following a bad bout of tendinitis - he’s doing very well on it - and likes the effect on his hair too. Karine R

I even got my 73 yr old Mother taking now . Thank you . I’d go as far to say it’s give me a new lease of life. Marie G

The difference it has made - to my skin & hair especially - is just incredible! (I'm 30 years old). Rhiannon C

Absolute collagen is an all-rounder containing the purest collagen which is a must for healthy skin, hair and nails. Claire

How many calories are in Absolute Collagen?

Each daily 10ml sachet contains 32 calories.

Where is Absolute Collagen sourced from?

Absolute Collagen’s marine collagen is derived from peptan f2000 hydrolyzed marine collagen sourced from freshwater fish and contains NO soy, No wheat, NO lactose, No starch, No yeast, NO artificial flavouring, No gluten, NO sugars, NO pork derivatives and NO alcohol. Absolute Collagen is free of fat and cholesterol and will not affect blood cholesterol.

Is Absolute Collagen ethically sourced?

Yes - Absolute Collagen’s marine collagen is derived from hydrolysed Peptan Peptides sourced from the skin of freshwater fish heading for human consumptions and therefore not sourced purely for its collagen. It is supplied by a respected European manufacturer and is certified fit for human consumption. Our suppliers follow a code of conduct.

Why is Absolute Collagen in liquid and not tablet form?

The high amount of small peptides of the superior hydrolysed collagen in liquid form performs better absorption into the blood stream compared to tablet form and our flavoured formula is very kind on the lining of the stomach.

How much protein is in Absolute Collagen?

Each 10ml dose contains 7.7 grams of protein. Absolute Collagen in a smoothie or cold pressed juice post-workout is a healthier and purer alternative to sugared protein bars or bodybuilding shakes.

How long does it take to see results?

Based on the 1,000+ authentic reviews received, customers have reported a positive experience in as little as 2 weeks of taking Absolute Collagen on a daily basis.

Here are some of the reviews after 3-4 weeks:

3 weeks in and a very noticeable improvement in my skin, hair and nails. Deborah J

my skin and hair have improved dramatically and that’s only after using the product for 4 weeks. Claire J

I’ve been taking this for 4 weeks now and the biggest difference to me is that my back and hip pain is barely noticeable each morning. Vanessa S

Here are some of the reviews after 5-6 weeks:

I’ve been using absolute collagen for about 6 weeks now and wow what a difference , my nails are stronger , my hair is in much better condition and my skin looks and feels so much smoother. Tracy O

After 5 weeks of taking I can’t believe how great my skin looks. Nikki P

I have been taking Absolute Collagen for 5 weeks now and I’m absolutely astounded by the results. Jo A

Please see our reviews & testimonials on the relevant product pages.

Can I take Absolute Collagen with other supplements & medications?

While Absolute Collagen will not affect or conflict with other supplements, we always recommend that you speak with your doctor if you have concerns about taking Absolute Collagen in conjunction with prescription medications. Absolute Collagen is free of fat and cholesterol. It will not affect blood cholesterol.

Are there any side effects from taking Absolute Collagen?

Absolute Collagen is 100% natural. It contains no artificial colours, flavours. This product has been extensively tested, and no negative or unwanted side-effects have ever been noted. Absolute Collagen is sourced from freshwater fish and is not recommended for those with allergies to fish. Our collagen does not contain any shellfish or crustaceans. Absolute Collagen is free of fat and cholesterol. It will not affect blood cholesterol. However, if you are taking any prescription medications and have concerns, we suggest that you check with your healthcare provider.

Is Absolute Collagen gluten free?

Yes. Absolute Collagen contains NO gluten, NO soy, NO wheat, NO lactose, NO starch, No yeast, NO artificial flavouring, NO sugars, NO artificial colours, NO pork derivatives, NO alcohol and is free of fat and cholesterol and will not affect blood cholesterol.

Can I take Absolute Collagen if I am diabetic?

Yes. Absolute Collagen is free of fat and cholesterol. It will not affect blood cholesterol.

Why isn't Absolute Collagen liposomal?

It is only possibly to coat vitamins, therefore being liposomal would have no effect on the collagen.

Can Absolute Collagen cause constipation or stomach upset?

We always recommend increasing your fluid intake when increasing your protein intake. Each Absolute Collagen sachet contains 7.7 grams of protein.

DISCLAIMER
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results will vary and are dependent on skin type and skin condition.