Food & Nutrition

10 of the best collagen supplements you can buy (tried & tested)

Published by Finn Hayden

In recent years, collagen has gone from being something that only scientists talk about, to something that celebrities swear by for a number of uses. Considering that collagen accounts for 30% of the body's protein, it's no wonder that consuming this protein can have such a profoundly positive impact on everything from your skin to your bones. The best way to get more collagen into your diet is by consuming collagen supplements, but the choice can be overwhelming.

So we thought it would be useful to round up the best collagen supplements that we've found in the UK for 2023, based on our experiences and on third-party reviews. Let's get into it:

Collagen Zooki

We're big fans of the liquid sachets from Zooki, and we love the Vitamin C sachets from the brand, but the collagen sachets from Zooki are even better. These are ready-to-drink sachets which are Mango Peach flavoured (you can get other flavours too), and unlike many of the collagen supplements we tried, these actually very tasty. You get 5000mg of hydrolysed marine collagen per sachet, which is a great dosage. Learn more and buy a box of the sachets here - amazon.co.uk

Zooki Collagen

Life Essentials - Best Marine Collagen

While they may be one of the smallest well-being companies we have included in our list of the best collagen supplements in the UK because we believe them to be one of the best.

Life Essentials provide a pack of type 1 marine collagen which contains 120 capsules each containing 500 mg. Not only is this great value for money, but the quality of the product is very high too!

What we love about these marine collagen capsules is that they do not contain any fillers, binders or added ingredients. They contain pure and simple collagen.

You can find the capsules on the Life Essentials website here: https://lifeessentials.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Life Essential Marine Collagen

Gold Collagen

Gold Collagen is one of the most popular collagen supplement brands in the UK, and you'll find their products stocked in high-street shops like Boots, and this brand is actually the best-selling collagen brand currently sold in Boots.

Their range of liquid collagen supplements features a number of varieties, with options to suit all ages and needs. The 'Forte' range (pictured) is designed for women over the age of 40 and combines collagen with powerful antioxidants to create a unique and effective formula.

Explore the full Gold Collagen range here - boots.com

Gold Collagen

Collagen Superdose

What we love about Collagen Superdose is that the brand has made consuming collagen really simple.

This is designed to be a liquid supplement that you consume daily - each sip of the bottle contains 5000mg of Marine Collagen. The Collagen Superdose product range has been designed to have something for every need.

So whether you're looking to use collagen to improve your skin or to improve your joints, this brand has a product for you. Learn more here - boots.com

Collagen Superdose

Imedeen

Imedeen is a beauty brand which has been around for more than 25 years, and the brand's product range has always focused on supplements which help to regenerate and revitalise.

So we're not surprised to see that the brand has quickly established itself as one of the leading collagen supplement producers. The 'prime renewal range from Imedeen is aimed at women in their 50s. This is because this is typically the age when oestrogen levels start to decrease, which can affect your body's ability to produce collagen. These tablets are intended to be taken twice per day (morning and evening), and each tablet contains the unique Marine Complex created by the Imedeen team, which is made from marine collagen.

Learn more here - boots.com

Imedeen

Revive Collagen

The Revive Collagen products have the back of Amanda Holden, which really caught our attention (let's face it, she looks great for her age). They are some of the best marine collagen products you'll buy.

The Revive Collagen range consists of ready-to-drink sachets, with each sachet containing 10,000 MG of Type 1 Hydrolysed Marine Collagen. The 'Enhanced Plus' range (pictured) also contains retinol and hydrolysed keratin alongside the collagen, which both provide further benefits.

Learn more here - hollandandbarrett.com

Revive Collagen

Revolution - Collagen Gummies

So far we've shown collagen supplements in the form of liquids and tablets, but gummies can often be the most convenient and easiest way to consume collagen.

These beauty collagen gummies from Revolution contain collagen peptides as well as vitamin c and zinc, which both work in harmony with the collagen peptides to work wonders for your skin. These are papaya, cherry and starfruit flavour, and the recommended intake is 4 per day. Learn more here -

Revolution Skin collagen

Perfectil

Perfectil is well-known as a brand that produces hair supplements, but the Perfectil range of Collagen Drinks is quickly becoming one of the brand's most popular products. Each 50ml bottle contains 7000mg of Peptan Marine Collagen Peptides and tastes like passionfruit. The Collagen Hair drinks contain added keratin and zinc, and the Collagen Skin drinks contain added Biotin. Learn more here -

Perfectil

JSHealth Collagen powder

This powder isn’t just packed with some the best collagen in the UK, and it’s also great tasting; that might seem like an irrelevant point, but it’s actually quite important for a collagen supplement to taste good because if it doesn’t, you won’t take it! On top of this, we were really impressed with the quality of this collagen powder. Learn more and buy it here -
JS Health

Applied Nutrition

Applied Nutrition is a well known protein brand in the US and is slowly growing in popularity here in the uk too. The Applied Nutrition collagen range of supplements is really impressive - the marine collagen (pictured) is unflavored and doesn’t taste the best, but it’s very pure and contains no added sugar. The Keto collagen (pictured on the right) is keto diet friendly, so ideal for anyone watching their weight, and the collagen comes from grass fed cows. If you’re looking to consume collagen without any bad stuff added, applied nutrition is a great option. Learn more about these products here -
Applied Nutrition collagen

Dose & Co

We wanted to include the Dose and Co brand because they’re one of the only collagen brands we included in our list which uses both bovine and marine collagen. It's great to have the choice as both have their benefits and, of course, their different tastes. Dose & Co is an excellent collagen supplement brand and their collagen peptides powder is absorbed quickly and unflavoured so it's not full of rubbish. Learn more here -
Dose & Co collagen

Vital Proteins

We’ve already mentioned that we were impressed to see Amanda Holden endorsement a collagen brand, but we’re sure even Amanda would admit that an endorsement from Jennifer Aniston carries a bit more weight. The collagen peptides powder from vital proteins has been designed to be easily drigestibel, which is key to ensuring that your body can effectively use the collagen. This is another bovine collagen supplement, made from grass-fed beef. Learn more here -
Vital Proteins

So although the world of collagen supplements can be overwhelming, hopefully, this list of the best collagen supplements that we've found and tried will help you to make a wise choice. Let us know what you think of our list! If you're interested in similar guides, check out our guide to the best Manuka honey you can buy.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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