What is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein found naturally in the body. It provides the mattress underpinning for soft, youthful skin, preserving its firmness and elasticity as well as the cushioning to protect joints. The body’s ability to make collagen decreases with age. We lose up to 1.5 % of collagen per year from the approximate age of 25!
This loss of collagen can also be aggravated by certain lifestyle and external factors such as smoking and sun exposure. Fine lines and wrinkles form, and the skin loses its natural hydration. Watch our expert, Dr Martin, explain what collagen is in greater detail here and how it helps counteract the visible signs of ageing. Drink GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid supplements daily to stimulate more production of collagen, reducing the appearance of wrinkles while helping to stimulate skin hydration.
What is the difference between the collagen in the skin and the collagen in the product?
The collagen naturally present in our skin, joints, tendons and ligaments has a high molecular weight (~300kDa). If applied on skin topically, it cannot be absorbed and if ingested, it is not easily digested or absorbed. The collagen used in our product is hydrolysed collagen (a smaller peptide form of collagen), which has a lower molecular weight (0.3 – 8KDa). It is easily digested in the stomach and absorbed in the small intestine where it enters the blood stream and reaches the deeper layer of the skin.
Where does the collagen come from?
GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid formulations use hydrolysed collagen extracted from fish skin (Tilapia fish). All fish used to extract the collagen come from fish farms registered by the European Union for the import of edible fish and are deemed fit for human consumption and guaranteed by health certificates signed by official veterinarians.
How different is GOLD COLLAGEN® from other collagen supplements?
GOLD COLLAGEN® was the first liquid collagen supplement launched in the U.K market in 2011, which is why it is the UK’s original with over 40 million bottles sold across 35 countries*. Since the launch of PURE GOLD COLLAGEN® in 2011, we have formulated a unique and wide range of products to suit your individual lifestyle needs, all specially formulated to truly help improve your skin, hair, nail and joint health.
The formulation of ingredients and strength of those ingredients creates the perfect combination for optimum results for you. We have carefully studied the formulation which enhances bioavailability and absorption rate of the hydrolysed collagen in the body. At GOLD COLLAGEN® we are the new way to fight signs of ageing while supporting your overall health, immunity and well-being. Just watch our video to watch the science behind our very real results.
FIND YOUR COLLAGEN! *GOLD COLLAGEN® bottle sales worldwide, from Japan, UK, Europe, to USA and Canada, in over 35 countries. between 08/2012 and 12/2020.
At what age do I start losing collagen?
As we move into our 20s and beyond, our bodies produce less collagen and we lose about 1.5% of our collagen per year. This is partly due to the natural, unavoidable ageing process as well as external factors. Pollution, dehydration, smoking and perhaps most of all, the effects of the sun, challenge our skin continuously. Drink GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid supplements to help stimulate more production of collagen and keep your skin healthy, hydrated and young-looking. Watch our quick video to help better understand the natural ageing process.
How much collagen should I take per day?
5000mg is the right amount for daily intake, there is no additional clinical benefit reported in increasing daily intake beyond this quantity. This helps your skin’s firmness and elasticity. Consuming too much collagen i.e. more than 10,000mg (10 grams) per day may lead to mild gastrointestinal upset. Our GOLD COLLAGEN® products do not exceed this amount of 5000mg.
The key to a successful new wellbeing routine is to stick to it and use the products daily to see results. Our subscription service makes it easy for you to achieve your goals by ensuring you never run low on collagen. It’s the easiest way to get it delivered to your door, without doing the heavy lifting, at great savings!
Which GOLD COLLAGEN® product is right for me?
All GOLD COLLAGEN® products have been formulated with the best-in-class nutrients to promote healthy skin, hair, nail and joint health all while helping to counteract the visible signs of ageing. All products will help to boost natural collagen production, improve your skin's hydration, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin suppleness & joint health. With over 40 million bottles sold worldwide* trust the collagen expert to give you the best solution, tailored to your individual lifestyle and needs.
Where can I buy the products?
The products can be purchased directly from the GOLD COLLAGEN® website at www.gold-collagen.com/ae. GOLD COLLAGEN® is also available at Boots, LIFE pharmacies, Amazon UAE as well as many other independent pharmacies within the UAE.
Who makes GOLD COLLAGEN®?
MINERVA Research Labs Ltd. registered in the UK with offices in London, New York, and Tokyo. The product is manufactured in a state of the art manufacturing facility in Japan, certified with ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
How long has the product been on the market?
PURE GOLD COLLAGEN®, the first product in MINERVA's portfolio was first launched in the UK in 2011.
How does GOLD COLLAGEN® differ from your average anti-ageing cream?
Our innovative products are centred around premium quality ingredients as well as our convenient and easy to ingest liquid format in tasty fruit flavours. Unlike topical products such as collagen creams and lotions, which are unable to reach the dermis and work only on the surface of the skin, GOLD COLLAGEN® products work from within to nourish and rejuvenate for youthful and beautiful skin.
I’m in my 30’s, should I take GOLD COLLAGEN® FORTE?
If you are in your 30’s, The GOLD COLLAGEN® PURE Family would be the best place for you to start. The PURE Family are products specially developed to help counteract the first signs of ageing and promote a more beautiful appearance. With regular use, you can expect an improvement in hydration and radiance, while your fine lines and wrinkles will appear reduced and skin will feel firmer. If, however, you are looking for a stronger product, you can certainly try GOLD COLLAGEN® FORTE or GOLD COLLAGEN® FORTE PLUS. They have been specifically designed for those aged 40+, or who want an added anti-ageing boost to help counteract the appearance of the more advanced signs of ageing. Enhanced with 2x more moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid compared to the PURE GOLD COLLAGEN® family of products s well as added antioxidants to help support oxidative stress.
The collagen-enriched formula also combines a unique, powerful blend of anti-oxidants including resveratrol, acai berry, coenzyme Q10, pomegranate, lycopene and L-carnosine. With regular use, you can expect an improvement in hydration and radiance, fine lines and deeper wrinkles will appear reduced and skin will feel firmer while providing protection against oxidative stress.
Do the GOLD COLLAGEN® products contain gold?
No. GOLD COLLAGEN® products do not contain any gold. GOLD COLLAGEN® is a registered trademark belonging to MINERVA Research Labs.
What’s the difference between the hydrogel mask and cream masks?
Hydrogel masks are made up of three-dimensional networks of polymers with highly effective moisturizing properties thanks to their high water content. In addition to its moisturizing properties, the hydrogel base used in the GOLD COLLAGEN® HYDROGEL MASK is heat sensitive. This type of hydrogel has been chosen to facilitate the continuous and controlled administration of the active components, which are released into the skin thanks to the physical changes of the hydrogel base. Once the mask comes into contact with the skin, it gives an immediate cooling effect and as it reaches the body temperature it releases the active ingredients, which penetrate directly into the skin.
How often do you advice to use the hydrogel mask?
Remarkable effects were observed in a clinical study already after 1 mask application, further highly statistically significant increase in skin hydration and improvement in the skin tone were observed after 4 applications of the GOLD COLLAGEN® HYDROGEL MASK. Our Hydrogel Mask should be applied topically on clean skin once a week for a minimum of 4 weeks to achieve the maximum benefits of increased skin hydration and luminosity.
Is the mask reusable?
No, the mask should be disposed after use.
What is the best moment of the day to use the mask?
The GOLD COLLAGEN® HYDROGEL MASK can be applied at any time of the day; it can be an excellent make-up base and make your skin glow before an important meeting or It can be applied before going to sleep to allow the skin to fully absorb the nutrients.
How long does the mask need to stay on my face?
Our Hydrogel Mask should be applied on dry, clean skin for 30 minutes. The hydrophilic hydrogel base technology together with the penetrating abilities of hyaluronan create a mask which is able to deliver the active ingredients into the skin, leading to significant improvement in skin hydration, skin tone and skin appearance within 30 minutes! It’s perfect to apply before makeup, or just before bedtime for radiant, glowing morning skin.
Do I need to wash off the remaining liquid on my face afterwards?
The Hydrogel Mask should be removed gently and any excess moisture which is not absorbed after 30 minutes can be gently massaged into the skin.
How long has GOLD COLLAGEN® been on the market?
PURE GOLD COLLAGEN®, the first product to launch in the portfolio was launched in the UK in February 2011.
How do I choose which range is right for me?
All GOLD COLLAGEN® products have been formulated to promote health and wellbeing from the inside out and to counteract the visible signs of ageing. All products will help boost natural collagen production, improve hydration, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin suppleness.
Not sure where to start? Need a personalised approach to skincare? Let us help you find our custom-fit wellbeing routine. At GOLD COLLAGEN®, we believe everyone deserves glowing, radiant skin, beautiful hair and nails as well as healthy joints. For this reason we have created 4 families to help better guide you:
PURE Family: Supports early signs of ageing
FORTE Family: Supports the more advanced signs of ageing
HAIRCARE Family: Uniquely formulated with hair loving ingredients, promoting hair growth, supporting scalp health giving you healthier, more vibrant hair
JOINTCARE Family: Supporting your active lifestyle for a healthier, stronger body.
What happens when I stop taking the product?
Our research studies show that the level of collagen slowly reverts back to its original level before any GOLD COLLAGEN® treatment started. Most of our customers, once they have adopted the product into their daily health and wellbeing routine, never look back. Some of our customers do stop using GOLD COLLAGEN® and many of them also come back for the same reason.
¿Can I take GOLD COLLAGEN® products even if I have no wrinkles?
You are lucky enough to have no wrinkles and how you take care of your skin today will have a significant impact on how it looks and feels tomorrow.
If you are in your early 20’s onwards then the PURE family should be the right group of products for you as they help to counteract the early signs of ageing and promote a more beautiful appearance. It helps support healthy-looking skin, hair and nails, as well as energy, immunity and overall well-being. Prevention is the best solution and we found our customers want to take care of their appearance and adopt an anti-ageing beauty, health and nutrition routine, as early as 20+.
Our GOLD COLLAGEN® FORTE family have been specifically designed for women aged 40+, or women who have more advanced signs of ageing or need that extra boost. We find some of our customers prefer to take FORTE or FORTE PLUS, despite being younger than 40 for the added anti-ageing and health benefits. It really depends on individual circumstances, skin quality and concerns.
Trust the collagen expert to give you the best solution, tailored to your individual lifestyle and needs.
What foods should I avoid to help slow down the ageing process?
We all know that what we eat, and drink is important to our health and how we feel. Watch Dr Vidhi’s advice on what food to avoid to help you combat signs of ageing: watch the video.
Why are the products in a liquid form rather than tablets?
Our scientists have formulated GOLD COLLAGEN® supplements in liquid format instead of a tablet or pill for the following reasons: Optimal absorption + bioavailability - Absorption is better in liquids because it is already in solution and thus requires less processing in the digestive system (e.g. dissolution of tablets).
Less processing within the digestive system
More active ingredients- Tablets and powders cannot effectively combine as many ingredients at a high dose compared to a liquid, therefore a liquid provides a more complex and complete formula.
Easier to take everyday- People from all walks of life may benefit from liquid form collagen supplements.Anyone who has problems swallowing tablets will find our supplement drinks easy to take and a pleasant alternative especially for people who experience difficulty in swallowing etc.
Doesn’t the stomach acid destroy the collagen preventing it from reaching the dermis (skin’s deeper layer)?
No. The collagen peptides in our product are specifically formulated to retain their structural integrity and cannot be broken down by the stomach acid or enzymes.
What happens when I stop taking the product?
Our research studies show that the level of collagen slowly reverts back to its original level before any GOLD COLLAGEN® treatment started. Most of our customers, once they have adopted the product into their daily health and wellbeing routine, never look back. Some of our customers do stop using Gold Collagen® and many of them also come back for the same reason.
Does GOLD COLLAGEN® really work?
All our products are backed by science and contain a unique blend of powerhouse ingredients that truly help improve your skin, hair, nail and joint health, as well as overall immunity and well-being! GOLD COLLAGEN® is designed to start working right away boosting your energy and immunity. You will start to see the difference in as little as 3-4 weeks and you can notice bigger results after two months (around 9 weeks). After 3 months, you (and others) will see a difference. Click here to see the clinical trials associated with our products.
Are liquid collagen supplements more effective than tablets/pills?
People from all walks of life may benefit from liquid collagen supplements. Anyone who has problems swallowing tablets will find our supplement drinks easy to take and a pleasant alternative.
Furthermore, our innovative liquid formulations contain up to 23 premium quality ingredients, so they are more than just your average collagen supplement that provides unmatched health benefits, in tasty fruit flavours!
How does GOLD COLLAGEN® work?
Our products are new solutions in skincare. They are liquid collagen supplements, using the best quality of ingredients, designed to help boost your collagen and elastin levels while hydrating your skin in addition to supporting health hair, nails, joints and overall health and immunity. Just watch our video to see the science behind the results by drinking one GOLD COLLAGEN® drink a day.
How can GOLD COLLAGEN® products help?
GOLD COLLAGEN® nutritional supplements contain high doses (up to 5,000mg) of the highest quality of hydrolysed (marine) collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and minerals to:
Help stimulate collagen production
Protect from oxidative damage
Maintain muscle health
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Who should take GOLD COLLAGEN® products?
GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid nutritional supplements are specialist, innovative and great tasting collagen drinks. They are designed for adults who wish to promote healthy and beautiful looking skin, hair, nail and joint health as well as those who wish to counteract the visible signs of ageing and take care of their overall health & wellbeing.
I’m already taking PURE GOLD COLLAGEN®, can I take an additional GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid collagen supplement in the same day?
We recommend to only take 1 GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid supplement per day as many ingredients found within each liquid formulation contains 100% of your daily recommended intake. Taking more than 1 serving at a time may result in over consuming some of the vitamins and minerals found within the liquid collagen supplement.
What is the recommended daily dose and best time of day to take the product?
For our single dose (30-50ml) bottles- we recommend drinking 1 bottle a day, on an empty stomach for best absorption. Alternatively you can consume the product after meals if you experience indigestion or gastrointestinal upset. Dr Martin explains in this video why you should drink your GOLD COLLAGEN® in the morning. As a fun bonus, we have got great, tasty smoothie recipes for you to try out.
Can the GOLD COLLAGEN® products be taken in combination with other food supplements?
Yes, however, please bear in mind that each product contains ingredients such as vitamins that are already at the maximum recommended daily allowance (RDA, now replaced by NRV Nutrient Reference Value) so you need to ensure that you do not exceed your daily nutritional needs. It would be best to consult with your doctor to ensure you are receiving the optimal amount for your daily nutritional needs.
For how long do you need to use the product to see visible results?
The product results will vary depending on the individual and their starting skin, hair, health conditions, diet and lifestyle. According to our clinical trial results, with daily and consecutive use of the product (1x bottle), one can expect the skin to become more hydrated within 3 weeks, followed by a reduction in fine lines and deeper wrinkles within 6 weeks and an increase in skin elasticity within 9 weeks. Some individuals have reported to experience more positive results and/or at a faster rate than others. Our recommendation is that the product should be taken for 12 weeks in order to realise all its benefits. There is no maximum length of time over which GOLD COLLAGEN® supplements may be used, provided you do not exceed the recommended 1 drink a day. However, as results and skin, hair and nails concerns and needs depend on each individual, you can decide if you wish to continue.
How long should I drink GOLD COLLAGEN® VEGAN?
We recommend drinking one bottle per day for a minimum of 1 month. To experience longer lasting restults we recommend to drink GOLD COLLAGEN® VEGAN for at least 3 months.
How often should I take GOLD COLLAGEN®?
We recommend drinking 1 bottle (50ml) on an empty stomach for best absorption. Alternatively, you can consume the product after meals if you experience indigestion or gastrointestinal upset. We also recommend taking the product as an energy boost because it contains vitamin B6. PURE and ACTIVE contains vitamin B6 at 100% and FORTE contains 118% NRV of vitamin B6. The secret to success is to take one bottle daily!(Nutrient Reference Value or NRV was formerly known as RDA or Recommended Daily Allowance.)
When should I take GOLD COLLAGEN®?
We recommend drinking 1 bottle (50ml) on an empty stomach for best absorption. Alternatively, you can consume the product after meals if you experience indigestion or gastrointestinal upset.
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 breastfeeding. Therefore, it is not recommended, unless otherwise suggested by your doctor. We would recommend you try our GOLD COLLAGEN® Hydrogel Mask as a pregnancy treat. Our pregnant customers love it because they have suffered from dry and/or saggy skin. Our Hydrogel Mask is safe and has a mix of ingredients that are clinically proven to keep your skin hydrated and plump, giving you the break you deserve.
Can the products be taken with medication?
It is unlikely that they will adversely interact with any medication. However, we recommend that anyone suffering from a serious illness or those who are under medical supervision in general, consult their doctor prior to taking GOLD COLLAGEN® products
Can I take GOLD COLLAGEN® if I am on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?
Yes. However, we recommend that anyone suffering from a serious illness or those who are under medical supervision in general, consult their doctor prior to taking GOLD COLLAGEN® products.
Are there any side effects associated with the GOLD COLLAGEN® products?
If you have experienced allergic reactions to fish or soya products, DO NOT take GOLD COLLAGEN®. Consuming too much collagen i.e. more than 10,000mg (10 grams) per day may lead to a mild gastrointestinal upset.
Are the products suitable for diabetics?
Yes. Our product contains natural sweetener Stevia and sucralose. However, if you have any concerns, we recommend consulting your doctor prior to taking GOLD COLLAGEN® products.
Are the products tested for quality and safety?
Yes. Laboratory tests are carried out on the finished products to ensure that they are safe for human consumption and meet quality standards.
Which skin type can benefit from the GOLD COLLAGEN® HYDROGEL MASK?
The GOLD COLLAGEN® HYDROGEL MASK is beneficial for all skin types. Clinical studies show that GOLD COLLAGEN® HYDROGEL MASK is particularly effective in increasing skin hydration and improving its brightness and appearance, reducing erythema and skin pigmentation caused by photo-aging. It can also be used in the treatment of common skin problems, such as dry and dull skin. Thanks to its hydrogel technology and the moisturizing and soothing properties of the active ingredients, the mask can be applied immediately after an aesthetic treatment, providing an immediate sense of freshness.
Can PURE GOLD COLLAGEN® be taken in combination with other food supplements?
Yes, however, please bear in mind that each product contains ingredients such as vitamins that may be at the recommended daily allowance (RDA, now replaced by NRV Nutrient Reference Value) so you need to ensure that you do not exceed your daily nutritional level allowed. It would be best to consult with your doctor to ensure you are receiving the optimal amount for your daily nutritional needs.
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.
Is taking collagen safe?
Watch the video. Collagen is a natural protein found in your body that's responsible for maintaining structure and keeping skin looking young, but you lose 1.5% of your body's collagen every year after age 25. Both safe and effective, drinking GOLD COLLAGEN® will help you get it back. Watch this short video from our in house doctor, Dr Martin about collagen loss.
Do the products contain fish oils, porcine, chicken, beef, antibiotics, hormones (or phyto hormones or phytoestrogens), genetically modified organisms, use of nanotechnology, gluten, sugars, alcohol, artificial preservatives, or artificial colours?
That depends on the particular product. Artron COLLAGEN® and Artron Collagen Multidose are formulated with the highest quality hydrolysed bovine collagen (from beef), to help support healthy bones, joints and muscles. The rest of our liquid collagen formulations PURE, PURE PLUS, FORTE, FORTE PLUS, ACTIVE, HAIRLIFT, MULTIDOSE, MULTIDOSE 40+, MULTIDOSE HAIRLIFT are all made from premium marine collagen (derived from fish). All our products are gluten-free. For those on a vegan and vegetarian diet, we recommend our Vegan alternative, Gold Collagen Vegan, which works hard to help nourish your skin, hair and nails from within. All of our liquid collagen products are free from artificial colours and are GMO, hormone, gluten, porcine, chicken, alcohol, lactose and sugar free.
Do the products exert narcotic and psychotropic effects or have potent or drastic components, radioactive substances, banned food additives, antibiotics, insecticides and rodenticides?
No, GOLD COLLAGEN® products do not have any of the above mentioned.
Is GOLD COLLAGEN® suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
Collagen is a protein found naturally in the skin, preserving its firmness and elasticity. All collagen comes from animal protein. Therefore, a vegan collagen does not exist.
Are the products halal and kosher?
Yes. We have a certificate from the Islamic and Cultural Centre certifying that the fish-extracted hydrolysed collagen used in PURE GOLD COLLAGEN® is halal. It is also certified kosher and deemed to fully meet the requirements of the Orthodox Jewish Dietary Laws.
What does the product taste like?
We work hard and go through a lot of product testing to make our products as tasty as possible, without any nasties! Give them a taste and we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
GOLD COLLAGEN® PURE is a delicious peach taste
GOLD COLLAGEN® FORTE is a delicious peach and lychee taste.
GOLD COLLAGEN® ACTIVE is a delicious apple and mango taste.
GOLD COLLAGEN® HAIRLIFT is an improved pineapple, peach & mango taste
All products also have a hint of a spicy note from the black pepper extract (Bioperine™) but are suited for all tastes. Why not check out our recipe for an original way to introduce GOLD COLLAGEN® into your daily nutrition or breakfast?
What is the function of the black pepper extract?
Bioperine™ is the black pepper extract clinically proven to increase bioavailability thus enhancing the absorption of nutrients from the formula. Clinical studies carried out in the U.S. demonstrate its safety and efficacy for nutritional use. Bioperine™ is patented worldwide
What is the source of hyaluronic acid?
GOLD COLLAGEN® products contain vegetable based hyaluronic acid (HA).
Do GOLD COLLAGEN® products contain any harsh ingredients?
At Minerva Research Labs, we care about beauty but also about health and wellness. Our philosophy is about beauty from the inside out. With the help of our doctors and nutritionists, product effectiveness, formulation, ingredients and safety are at the core of what we do. All Gold Collagen® products are:
√ Sugar Free
√ Gluten Free
√ No GMO
√ No Artificial Preservatives
√ No Artificial Colors
√ No Alcohol
√ Suitable for Diabetics
√ Only 22 kcal
Will GOLD COLLAGEN® help me if I need more energy?
Yes! GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid collagen supplements contain B Vitamins which contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Each of our liquid solutions are specifically formulated to be more than just your everyday supplement!
What is Hydrolysed Marine Collagen and how much of this is in GOLD COLLAGEN® products?
GOLD COLLAGEN® products are formulated with the highest quality hydrolysed marine (from fish) collagen. 5000mg for Pure, Forte, Hairlift and 4000mg for Active. The hydrolysed marine collagen is made up of small peptides containing short chains of amino acids which are easily absorbed and distributed by the bloodstream throughout the whole body and skin. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Renowned for its skin-holding properties; it helps the skin to preserve its firmness and elasticity. 5000mg is the right amount for daily intake, there is no additional benefit reported in increasing daily intake beyond this quantity. This helps your skin’s firmness and elasticity from top to toe!
How much collagen per product?
GOLD COLLAGEN® FORTE contains 5,000mg of hydrolysed collagen
GOLD COLLAGEN® PURE contains 5,000mg of hydrolysed collagen
GOLD COLLAGEN® ACTIVE contains 4,000mg of hydrolysed collagen
GOLD COLLAGEN® HAIRLIFT contains 5,000mg of hydrolysed collagen
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