8 More Ways to Consume Collagen
If you’re a fan of Japanese skincare products or supplements, you must have come across collagen before. In fact, collagen is one of the best-selling supplements in Japan. But why exactly is collagen all the rage in Japan?
First of all, it’s important to understand what exactly collagen is. While we have many articles that explain all about collagen on our blog, which you can learn about here, it’s understandable if you need a little refresher. Collagen is a kind of protein responsible for maintaining and strengthening tissue such as skin, joints, muscles, bones, eyes, and even hair. However, the levels of collagen in our body start to deplete with aging.
Benefits of Taking Collagen
If you’ve experienced muscle or joint problems, decrease in vision, hair loss, or signs of aging skin, it may be linked to a lack of produced collagen in your body. In order to combat these issues, collagen supplements, powders, and even skincare products were created.
Despite the fact that many people take collagen in supplement or powder form, or even use collagen products in their skincare routine, these types of collagen products may not be one-size-fits all solutions for everyone. In order to provide a solution for consumers who want to increase their intake of collagen in a different or perhaps in more nonconventional ways, we’ve come up with a list of 9 more ways to add this super-protein into your diet.
If you’re even at least a little bit interested in upping your collagen levels and are looking for some convenient ways to consume it, stay tuned for our 9 recommended Japanese products.
Earth Collagen C Jelly Mixed Berries Flavor
An easy (and delicious) way to consume collagen is in jelly form. Earth Pharmaceutical has created a yummy berry-flavored collagen jelly that can easily be taken on the go. These jelly sachets are a convenient and quick way to consume collagen anytime and anywhere. Coming in a mixed berry flavor, these sachets not only have about 2,500mg of fish-based collagen each, they also include other essential nutrients such as glucosamine and vitamin c.
Earth Collagen C Jelly Mixed Berries Flavor 31 Sachets
UHA Mikakuto Zinc & Maca Gummy Supplement Cola Gummies
While these cola flavored gummies are marketed for their zinc and maca nutrient properties, they also contain a decent amount of collagen. In fact, a serving of two gummies contains 300 mg of collagen. Kill two birds with one stone by consuming the necessary nutrients of zinc and maca that your body needs, and ingesting some skin-healthy collagen when enjoying a serving of these gummies.
UHA Mikakuto Zinc & Maca Gummy Supplement Cola Gummies 60 ct.
Morinaga Oishi Collagen Drink Peach Flavor
This is an innovative collagen-based beverage from Morinaga that contains 10,000mg of low molecular collagen peptides. This peach-flavored collagen drink will not only help you achieve beautiful skin, but it will also supply your body with the necessary collagen to aid in strengthening your bones and joints. In fact, this is the first collagen-based beverage in Japan designed to not only improve the appearance of the skin, but also help with bone and joint care. What’s more is that this beverage does not contain any artificial ingredients and is sweetened with stevia. This is a perfect and natural option for consumers looking to reap the benefits of collagen.
Morinaga Oishi Collagen Drink Peach Flavor 12 Cartons
Hamada Healthy Club Iron Plus Collagen Wafers
Who knew that collagen could come in wafer form too! If you’re not a fan of consuming gummies or flavored beverages but still want to enjoy the benefits of collagen, try these healthy wafers from Hamada. As an added bonus, you can also gain from using these wafers to supplement iron, if it is lacking in your diet. Plus, they’re chocolate flavored.
Hamada Healthy Club Iron Plus Collagen Wafers 40 Pieces
Ribon Raw Yuzu Citrus Herbal Cough Drops
This is another great way to absorb the benefits of collagen by enjoying a fruity flavored candy-like snack. Using the popular and aromatic fruit of yuzu, not only are these cough drops packed with vitamin C, but they also contain added collagen.
Ribon Raw Yuzu Citrus Herbal Cough Drops 90g
Asahi Slim Up Slim Meal Replacement Shakes Matcha Latte Flavor
If you’re a busy person and are looking for a quick way to gain nutrients or are trying to slim down, there are still ways to enjoy the wonderful benefits of collagen! This matcha-flavored meal-replacement shake from Asahi is a great and nutritionally balanced way to eat well and obtain the nutrients you need quickly. There is also 5,000mg of added collagen per every 60 grams. If you're not a huge matcha fan, check out the chocolate flavor instead.
Asahi Slim Up Slim Meal Replacement Shakes Matcha Latte Flavor 315g
Kracie Fuwarinka Beauty Soft Candy Fruity Rose Flavor
For skincare lovers who are also fans of fruity and floral flavors, the fruity rose soft candies from Kracie are a great option for consuming collagen. Not only do these soft candies contain 1,000mg of collagen per bag, they also contain 25mg of hyaluronic acid. They will surely aid in helping to amplify your natural beauty while serving as a sweet and satisfying treat.
Kracie Fuwarinka Beauty Soft Candy Fruity Rose Flavor 60g
Shiseido Parlour Beauty Princess Jelly Set 7 Cups
Here is another drinkable jelly option that will also help you obtain the skin and health benefits of collagen. Shiseido Parlour, a sub-brand from Shiseido, has developed an innovative and tasty drinkable collagen that will help your skin. In fact, one cup of this drink-type jelly contains 1000mg of collagen peptide and 35mg of hyaluronic acid. What’s more is that these drinks come in both peach and mango flavors. Enjoy this jelly as a snack or dessert while gaining its useful skincare benefits.
Shiseido Parlour Beauty Princess Jelly Set 7 Cups
Which collagen product would you like to try? Let us know in the comments below!