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Absolute Collagen FAQs & Collagen Supplement Facts

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.

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What is collagen?

Collagen is the main structural protein in the human body constituting 70% of our dry-mass skin content. Collagen fibres provide the infrastructure for elastin, which maintains skin elasticity. Detailed information about collagen can be found here.

What is hydrolysed collagen?

It’s a form of collagen which is obtained when collagen fibres are broken down into small collagen chains also known as "collagen peptides". This process is known as "hydrolysis". Information about this type of collagen, and its benefits, can be found here.

How does Absolute Collagen work?

Absolute Collagen is a nifty little product - it contains marine collagen to support your skin, hair and nails from within. Find out the science behind how it works here.

How and when should I take Absolute Collagen?

You can take it any way you like! Some of our customers drink it in one go, mixed with a cold drink or added to yoghurt. The maximum amount we recommend you take is 3 a day. Information about how to take our product can be found here.

Do I need to keep taking my Absolute Collagen whilst I am on holiday?

Yes, it’s important to continue to take your Absolute Collagen whilst on holiday to ensure you continue to feel and notice the benefits.

Absolute Collagen also contains high levels of Vitamin C, and Vitamin C is an ascorbic acid which supports healthy skin and helps to protect your skin from things - including UV exposure.

If you need to bring your collagen delivery forward in time for your break, simply log in to your account and click ‘Manage Subscription’.

How do I bring forward my order so it arrives before my holiday?

It’s really easy to bring your Absolute Collagen order forward so it arrives before you travel. Simply log in to your account and follow the instructions below.

1. Click ‘Manage Subscription’, which will take you through to your subscriptions.

2. Next to the subscription you wish to edit, click ‘Manage Subscription’.

3. On the left side of the screen you will see your next shipment date, click ‘Next Shipment’.

4. Click the NEW date you want for your delivery - do allow for 5 working days before your travel date.

5. Confirm by clicking ‘Update Next Shipment Date’.

6. Voila! Your next delivery of Absolute Collagen will arrive in time for your holiday.

What does Absolute Collagen taste like?

It has a slightly bitter taste but most people get used to this. Information about the taste of our product can be found here.

Can collagen improve the appearance of your hair?

Customers who participated in our hair trial reported improvements to their hair appearance in as little as 2 weeks. Discover information and advice from our hair expert here.

Is Absolute Collagen safe to take?

Absolutely! Our product is a natural way to boost your collagen. Find out more about what makes Absolute Collagen safe here.

Is Absolute Collagen natural?

It is indeed! All our ingredients are 100% natural. More information about our products can be found on our collagen for women and collagen for men product page.

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

No, Absolute Collagen is sourced from fish and is not recommended for those with allergies to fish. Please note that Absolute Collagen does NOT contain any shellfish or crustacean. 

What do your customers say about Absolute Collagen?

They love it! Check out their glowing reviews and testimonials!

Where is Absolute Collagen sourced from? Is it Ethical?

Our collagen is derived from hydrolysed collagen peptides sourced from the skin of freshwater fish farmed for human consumption and therefore not sourced purely for its collagen. It is supplied by a world-leading European manufacturer and is certified fit for human consumption. Our suppliers in our supply chain are held to high standards and adhere to a code of conduct, and we monitor their environmental and ethical credentials

How many calories are in Absolute Collagen?

Each daily 10ml sachet of Absolute Collagen Marine Liquid Collagen Drink contains 36 calories.

Why is Absolute Collagen in liquid and not tablet form?

Studies have shown that liquid solutions perform better absorption into the blood stream compared to tablet form - giving greater bioavailability and absorbing faster. Further studies into this can be found here, here and here.

How long does it take to see results?

Everyone's Absolute Collagen journey is different, as the collagen goes where it is needed most first. This means different people experience results at different times. A consumer study found that 78% of Absoluters reported noticing results in 12 weeks. Find out more here.

Can I use Absolute Collagen when pregnant?

As Absolute Collagen is 100% natural and does not contain any shellfish or crustaceans, you should be absolutely fine to take the supplement whilst pregnant and post-natal. We are also proud to have been featured in Mother and Baby magazine. However, if you have any concerns we recommend contacting a health professional for advice.

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 and has been published to be safe for consumption. A minority of people may experience heaviness or bloating. If you have concerns about taking any kind of supplement, however, you should always stop taking it and consult your doctor or healthcare provider. Learn more about potential collagen side effects on skin, hair and nails.

Is Absolute Collagen gluten free?

Absolute Collagen does not contain gluten.

Can I take Absolute Collagen if I'm diabetic?

Absolute Collagen is free of fat and cholesterol. It will not affect blood cholesterol. Absolute Collagen contains 7.7g of protein and only trace levels of carbohydrate. However, if you have any concerns we recommend contacting a health professional for advice.

Why isn't Absolute Collagen liposomal?

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

Can Absolute Collagen cause constipation or stomach upset?

Everybody is different, so we always advise to consult a doctor if you’re feeling unwell. We always recommend increasing your fluid intake when increasing your protein intake. Each Absolute Collagen sachet contains 7.7 grams of protein. If you do find that Absolute Collagen causes you to have stomach upsets, we would recommend consulting a doctor.

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 liquid marine collagen by the human body is as high as 95%-98%, but will vary from person to person.

Is Absolute Collagen Superior To Other 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 cow, pig, or chicken.

How Do I Redeem a Gift Card?

Each gift card entitles you to a 28 day Absolute Collagen subscription, to either the men’s or women’s marine collagen drink, where the first 4 weeks are free.

All you need to do is head to our product page, select a 28 day subscription, enter your unique code from the gift card at checkout and you’ll receive your first 4 weeks for free. It couldn’t be simpler! After the 4 week period ends, the payment details you provided when starting the subscription will be charged automatically, unless you cancel your subscription.

Is Absolute Collagen a Carbon Neutral Company?

Yes, we are! We're committed to removing the same amount of greenhouse gases that we produce by supporting third-party carbon offsetting projects across the world. You can learn all about these incredible projects that we’re supporting and how we're reducing our carbon emissions as a business here.

Is Absolute Collagen a con?

At Absolute Collagen, we only produce high quality liquid marine collagen for optimum absorption. Manufactured in the UK, our product is 100% natural and offers more liquid collagen per serving than any other brand on the market. That’s why our product produces real results time and time again. Don’t just take our word for it though - take a look at our success stories.


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. We always recommend a varied, balanced diet and healthy and active lifestyle.