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Top 10 Best Japanese Collagen Supplements for a Healthy Lifestyle!

  • 6 min read

With the concept of health-consciousness rising gradually and globally, many people focus more on nutrition nowadays. In response to this, most of them take supplements to meet the daily recommended amount of nutrition. Among these, collagen supplements are one of the most commonly sold Japanese supplements.

Collagen is a kind of protein which accounts for 30%~40% of whole proteins included in our body, and plays an important role in producing and maintaining tissues such as skin, bones, muscles, eyes, hair, joints. Collagen generally starts running short with aging; it decreases sharply when individuals start in their late twenties or early thirties. Once collagen is lacked, various undesirable outcomes such as skin trouble, joint disease, and weakened bone formation await you. To combat nutrition shortage, reduce any aging impact, and become cosmetically sound, a high-quality collagen supplement is the perfect solution.

Japan is particularly known for its great selection of collagen supplements. In fact, most Japanese supermarkets and drug stores have a supplement selling space which is entirely dedicated to collagen products. In this article we would like to introduce some of the best Japanese collagen supplements. Also, see here if you want to check more collagen brands and forms available online at Japanese Taste. 

Shiseido The Collagen Powder

This product is made by Shiseido and is one of the best selling collagen supplements at Japanese Taste. Generally, collagen is extracted from animal foods such as chicken, beef, pork, fish, and even bone broth. If not properly processed it smells bad, but this collagen powder is odorless and free of artificial flavorings. This makes the flavor simple and bland, so it naturally blends with any food or drink.

Shiseido The Collagen Powder contains 5,000mg of collagen per serving and 2 patented Shiseido's ingredients to help boost your beauty. The wide product variation of The Collagen series is another advantage: Shiseido The Collagen is available in powder, beverage and pills. Check your most convenient and preferred Shiseido Collagen supplement.

Shiseido The Collagen Powder

Meiji Amino Collagen Powder Premium

Another well-sold collagen product at Japanese Taste is the Meiji Amino Premium Collagen Powder. It’s also the most long-selling Meiji's supplement in Japan. Why "Premium"? It not only contains 5,000mg of low-molecular fish collagen, but also hyaluronic acid, ceramide, coenzyme Q10, amino acids, glucosamine and vitamin C, key nutritional components for improving your health and vitality. Furthermore, Meiji invented the technology to remove fishy smell from fish collagen (patented). You don't have to worry about the nasty smell of collagen, just add a spoon of this powder into your beverage and enjoy your refreshment. This quality collagen supplement will boost up your beauty.

Meiji Amino Collagen Powder Premium 

Shiseido The Collagen EXR Drink

Shiseido has another collagen product line called "The Collagen EXR" which is the high-end version of The Collagen series. There're three major differences between the EXR series and the normal one. First, the EXR series contains twice the amount of lingonberry/amla fruit extracts (one of the 2 patented beauty ingredients mentioned earlier) than normal counterpart. Second, compared with standard version, the amount of ceramide and hyaluronic acid is also doubled. Third, bog bilberry, vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6 are exclusively added in the EXR series.

Shiseido The Collagen EXR is available in the form of pills and drink. FYI, collagen pills or tablets are easy to dose and carry, suitable for those who usually consume supplements at workplace or travel destination. The drink collagen, on the other hand, is flavored (this product has a fruit mix taste). Therefore, unlike the tasteless tablets you're less likely to get bored and can enjoy consuming it like a juice.

Shiseido The Collagen EXR Drink

Eisai Chocola BB Collagen Beauty Supplement

This collagen supplement is produced by pharmaceutical company called Eisai. In Japan, Eisai is famous for “Chocola” series, the company’s flagship product brand specially designed for reducing skin troubles. Although the Chocola BB contains no more than 600mg of low-molecular collagen, it also contains vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, niacin, and pantothenic acid. These 7 active ingredients are believed to generate a synergistic effect to boost the skin turnover, and eventually bring a better skin condition. This turnover also helps to create barriers between the skin layers, resulting in long-term skin trouble prevention. For those who strongly desire to make the skin healthy and beautiful, why not consider this collagen supplement?

Eisai Chocola BB Collagen Beauty Supplement

Meiji Amino Collagen Powder Beauty Supplement

The standard Meiji Amino Collagen Powder was the most sold collagen supplement in the Japanese market (as of 2020). Just like the premium version mentioned earlier, this one has the same amount (5,000mg) of 100% fish-based low molecular collagen designed to absorb into the body quickly and efficiently. This collagen supplement also has glucosamine, vitamin C, and amino acid called arginine carefully processed through 100-year of know-how and research. Of course, this collagen powder is also odorless, suits well with various foods and drinks like coffee, orange juice, yogurt, or soup. A spoonful of Meiji Amino Collagen Powder enriches your total beauty. Best for those who try collagen for the first time and are looking for a high-quality yet economic Japanese collagen supplement.

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Asahi Perfect Asta Collagen Powder

This is a pork-based collagen with 11 additional active ingredients. It contains 5,300mg of low molecular collagen per serving, and what makes this product unique is that it has lactic acid bacterium which leads to a finer skin, according to the studies. Asahi Perfect Asta Collagen is also helpful in soothing an upset stomach and eventually improving your overall health condition. Asahi's collagen supplement is very consumer-friendly because the powder is odorless so it won't disrupt the taste of foods and drinks when mixed together, and it's designed to dissolve quickly. If you have no idea which is the best collagen supplement for you, the Perfect Asta Collagen by Asahi is one of the safest and most reliable choices.

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Asahi Perfect Asta Collagen Powder Premier Rich

"Premier Rich" described in this product name isn't an exaggeration. Here’re the three reasons that makes this product almost perfect. Firstly, this collagen powder includes as high as 5,500mg/serving of fast absorbing low-molecular collagen extracted and processed from animal, including fish collagen. Secondly, this product includes 1,500mg of placenta extract, an anti-aging ingredient believed to work effectively in skin health improvement. Last but not least, the total number of active beauty ingredients included in this product are 16, which is the top-class in ingredient variety among the Japanese collagen supplements. If anyone who wish to have a nutritionally rich collagen supplement, this’ll be your best choice.

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DHC Collagen Supplement Tablets

People are always looking for quality supplements, and they also seek for a reasonable price. Among all collagen supplement manufacturers in Japan, nobody can match DHC in cost performance. DHC Collagen Supplement Tablet contains 540 pills for 90 days while other collagen packets are normally for 30 days. This means that the DHC supplement's cost per day is cheaper than other counterparts.

This supplement contains 2,050mg of fish-based collagen peptides with vitamin B1 and B2, all of these are said to be effective in mitigating the signs of skin aging. It's very simple to consume, just take 6 tablets per day with water without chewing. There's a saying that little and often fills the purse; once you consume this economy-size-product for 3 months, your overall beauty and health will show positive changes.

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FANCL Deep Charge Collagen Powder

Even if the supplements have various active ingredients and rich in portion, it doesn't make sense if the products include considerable amount of additives and other artificial substances. While Japanese supplements are noted for its quality and safeness, FANCL is the top in terms of manufacturing "clean" products.

You don't have to worry about nasty compositions because FANCL uses a technology that enables supplement production without using artificial coloring and preservatives. As for the nutrition, this product contains 3,000mg/use of patented HTC fish collagen which absorbs quicker than ordinary low molecular collagens. Furthermore, it has vitamin C, rose bud extract (patented ingredient), and enzymatically modified isoquercitrin designed to synergise the HTC collagen. Two types of FANCL Deep Charge Collagen supplements are available at Japanese Taste: powder and tablet

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Orihiro Hyaluronic Acid Collagen Powder

If you're looking for a collagen-concentrated supplement, we recommend this one. The product contains 5,500mg of pork/beef originated collagen peptide, and 3.5% of the whole collagen consists of the "Densified Collagen". According to Orihiro, this is a specialty collagen which includes high density dipeptides unique to collagen, and when the collagen content is converted into these dipeptides, this product theoretically contains 11,000mg of collagen per serving! In addition, it includes low molecular hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glucosamine which are helpful in improving cartilage condition. In this sense, although this collagen supplement is effective against the skin, it's rather suitable for alleviating joint ache. Just like the other Japanese collagen products from this list, it's odor-free and dissolves quickly and smoothly when mixed with other foods and drinks.