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Collagen Capsules (400mg) (90 capsules)

These Pure Collagen capsules are food supplements that form the foundation of our skin and healthcare ranges.

Produced in the UK using the finest quality premium grade collagen, we use VERISOL®, a unique formulation of bioactive type I and type III collagen peptides. Scientists have rigorously tested this formulation’s ability to support skin health.

  • May contribute to normal wellbeing of skin
  • Could support normal joint function
  • Features type I and type III collagen
  • Contains only natural ingredients
  • 90 capsules (400mg of collagen per capsule)
  • 30 day supply

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £19.95

Special Price £14.96

Product Description

Collagen helps to hold the body together

Our Pure Collagen capsules are designed to form part of a daily regime of care for your skin.

The capsules contain VERISOL®, a formulation of hydrolysed type I and type III collagen. The hydrolysis process breaks the collagen into smaller peptides which increases their bioavailability.

Our Pure Collagen (400mg) (90 capsules) are very similar to our Pure Collagen (625mg) (120 capsules). However, they have a collagen lower dose per capsule. They provide an important base level dose of collagen at an exceptional price.

By stimulating the body’s own collagen production, VERISOL® works at a deeper level. It systemically affects the collagen metabolism in the dermis, rather than just reaching the outer layers of skin like creams and topical products do. As it is orally consumed, it influences the skin’s collagen metabolism directly from the inside.

We use bovine collagen from pasture-fed cows for two reasons:

  1. It has some important DNA similarities to human collagen and can therefore be readily used by the body.
  2. It’s use in the VERISOL® formulation has been clinically tested in numerous studies.

Our Pure Collagen capsules are not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Suitability Gluten free, Lactose free, Dairy free
Volume 90 capsules
Additional Info


Verisol® (Collagen Hydrolysate), Gelatine (Bovine capsule), Anti-caking Agent (Magnesium Stearate).

Contains no known allergens.

Directions for use:

Take three capsules daily. Daily serving contains 1200mg collagen hydrolysate.

Capsules can either be swallowed with liquid or broken open so that the collagen hydrolysate powder can be sprinkled onto foods or stirred into drinks. Do not exceed 24 capsules per day.

Warning: If you have a medical condition or if you’re pregnant, always consult a healthcare professional before taking this supplement. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Keep out of reach of children. Food supplements must not be used to substitute a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Store in a cool, dry place.

Customer Reviews (18)

Please note: The following reviews are the unsolicited & unedited opinions of their respective authors. While we will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on the Website, we make no warranties, whether expressed or implied in relation to its accuracy. Individual results may vary from user to user.

They work!
I have been taking these capsules regularly for years and I am very impressed with the results Review by Rita (Posted on 21/05/2019)
Good collagen
As a sport person I believe this really helps Review by Dean (Posted on 06/02/2019)
I have been taking these capsules for three weeks now, and am already noticing how much thicker my hair has become, my nails are stronger and my complexion seems so much brighter. I was somewhat sceptical initially but have been proved wrong. I’m also hoping the capsules will work their magic on my lower back pain. Having tried various other supplements for hair, skin and nails with little or no results, I am thrilled to have found these capsules. I have ordered three more bottles! Review by Flamingo (Posted on 23/01/2019)
Fabulous Product
I am always impressed with the service I receive from Proto-col staff .Their service is exceptional and their products are just fantastic.The collagen capsules are truly wonderful and I can see the benefits already,my skin looks glowing and the fine lines are fading.I would encourage everyone who could benefit from them to give them a go.You won't be disappointed.I will never be without them ! Thank you James and your team ! Review by caroline (Posted on 13/01/2019)
I've been taking collagen 'skin plus' tablets for many years. people tell me I look 10 years younger than my 69 years. Even my beautician.
On a recent visit to hospital for a minor op., the nurse preparing me was truly astonished by my skins condition. Even calling other staff members to guess my age !.
She made me promise to take in the details . Which I did.
Review by Lesley (Posted on 24/11/2018)
My husband and I have been taking these capsules for years and we are really happy with them. Review by Maureen (Posted on 09/11/2018)
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
Amazing - All you need to boost and connect the cartilage, tendons and bones inside.
So many patients don’t know about the benefits of hydrolysed collagen.

Helping those with mobility issues could increase a persons standard of living.
It’s not just about looking good, I think the NHS should use this product it would save on physio, surgery and is cost effective.
Review by Tictac1 (Posted on 30/09/2018)
The best!
The best collagen capsules in the world! Beauty, health and well-being are yours! Review by Mark (Posted on 17/11/2017)
Fantastic product for health and beauty!
I bought these capsules on their first airing on Ideal World, and I've been using them now for longer than 10 years, I'm sure. I am 62 and I am frequently taken for being in my late forties, and I have thicker hair, good nails and best of all no wrinkles......simply expression lines!! I put all this down to Proto-Col. I have sometimes not repurchased, getting complacent I think, and I always see and feel a difference, so I come back for more. However, over the years I've had tendon problems in my right arm and then knee issues due to a fall, and they are greatly improved by taking these, 3 per night, but when I get flare ups, I double or even quadruple the dose, and it fixes the problem completely. I have now just moved on to the Sports Plus of these, as I find they are stronger and more effective for me. Once I have sorted out this latest flare up, which incidentally my Consultant wants to fix with surgery (NO, I REFUSE) I may return to a higher strength of these. The moral of the story is this: if you want to age gracefully and keep as pain free and active as possible, buy these and take them every night without fail! I am so glad I saw the presentation on Ideal World, and I recommend these to all my friends, who have similar results. Review by Christine M (Posted on 16/12/2016)
My nightly routine
Have been taking these now for 9 years & wouldn't be without them. Bought them to keep my collagen levels up, in order to keep me looking younger for longer. . Found as a bi product that they have 'really' helped my arthritis. Keep by my bed & take 3 just before retiring with a glass of water, as once read they work best then, as our cells renew themselves whilst we sleep. Take for great skin & to help arthritis Review by Karen (Posted on 23/04/2016)
At age 77 I can't believe how super these are for ridding my shoulder pain. Sprinkle on my breakfast cereal with no taste!
At 77 and suffered in past with painful shoulders I am so so pleased that, although still a bit stiff, they have greatly improved for movement and virtually NO pain. Please always have these available as tried the new ones taste awful so have to swallow them whole and I hate that. Review by Ju ju (Posted on 04/04/2016)
I am sure this product is superb, unfortunately unless I can take as a powder, the gelatine capsules cause me irritation, is this possible, perhaps stir into a little water at night. Please can anyone help as I would love to continue. Review by Ophelia (Posted on 06/10/2015)
These tablets have made such a difference to my life. 4 years ago I started taking these as I had extreme pain in both knees and after many cortizone injections I was on the verge of considering surgery. I was sceptical but decided these couldn't do any harm. I was completely amazed at the difference they made especially as I didn't believe they would work! I am 4 years on not having surgery and not taking any pain killers. I've recommended these to a number of friends and they have had the same results. I'd recommend anyone to give these a go. Review by A Convert (Posted on 20/07/2015)
No more clicky joints
I have taken Proto-col since they appeared on Ideal World. My hair is thicker and glossy, my nails are less brittle, and people say that I look younger than 55. My knee joints have always been a problem, when I was younger my heel of my shoe caught in the lining of my coat, and I fell off the bus landing on my knees. Giving me very swollen clicky joints. I had to have Physio therapy and learn how to build the muscle in the upper part of my leg to support my knee. For years I have had problems.
Proto-col, has helped to reduce this, and now only have slight grinding in my right knee.( I put this down to age). I feel more energised when taking these capsules, and certainly notice the difference when I haven't taken any.
I have recently started to exercise in a women's boot camp, to lose weight, and take more capsules to help relieve aching muscles. It does work.
Review by Sue Oakley (Posted on 20/04/2015)
Magic Capsules
I took these capsules a few years ago on the recommendation of a nutritionist, I found them excellent then as my hair and nails were in good condition. For some reason I did not take them for a year or two until recently when my arthritis worsened and knees getting were stiff. Three months on there is a difference in my arthritic joints as well as strong nails and thicker hair. I recommend them for arthritis. What have you got to lose?? Review by Linda (Posted on 23/03/2015)
beauty does come from within
Just purchased another parcel of the proto col collagen from a well known shopping channel,I've been using this range for a few month now and can see a change in my skin and hair,my husband noticed a change on the top of my legs(orange do I need to say more?) Next to the serums I take the capsules content in a shake just decreased the amount,nearly pushing 50 I recently had my age guessed much younger,no that must be result,what can I say try it you got nothing to loose,I will not go back using anything else Review by mum of four (Posted on 09/12/2014)
why not give them a go!
i order the collagen for my 79 year old mum,
She has taken these for many years, and would without any hesitation tell you that proto-col capsules have added to her well being over the years. With long, thick hair, and great skin, mum wouldnt be without them. She has just reduced her dose to one tablet a day, but with her great outlook on life, and her desire to be as healthy in body and mind as is possible, proto-col collagen offers a natural, easy way to add and enhance. Why not give them a go?
Review by mum (Posted on 24/02/2014)
Beauty comes from within
The saying “beauty comes from within” has a whole new meaning when it comes to Proto-col capsules. Within three months of starting to take the capsules I noticed a remarkable difference in my skin, nails and hair. My main area of concern for aging at the time was my hands, and now two/three years down the line I can quite honestly say my hands look younger now than they did back then even though I am now older. I have consistently been complimented on my skin and how healthy and glowing I look. My age has recently been guessed at 10/15 years younger than I am and I can honestly say that I believe it is the remarkable results of taking the Proto-col capsules. To anyone that is thinking of getting the capsules and cannot decide, look on the internet or go to your library to research and see how important protein, namely amino acids, are to the structure of your body, its bones, muscles and skin. Order them and see the results for yourself. They are my desert island product. Review by Jill Berladyn (Posted on 04/07/2013)
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Questions & Answers

Q. What are the side effects of taking collagen?

A. There are not many recognised side effects of collagen supplementation and it is widely recognised as a safe way to support skin wellbeing. However, some brands do report that bloating and upset stomachs as are symptoms.

Hypercalcemia is a possible side effect that is only linked to some marine collagen supplements. Marine collagen sources such as shellfish or shark cartilage also contain high amounts of calcium and this can stimulate high levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia). Symptoms may include chronic fatiguenausea and abnormal heart rhythms.

This is not the case with Proto-col Pure Collagen. We use a bovine collagen source from pasture-fed cows instead of marine sources. We use bovine collagen for two reasons:

  1. It has some important DNA similarities to human collagen and can therefore be readily used by the body.
  2. Its use in the VERISOL® formulation has been clinically tested in numerous studies.

Q. What are the benefits of taking collagen supplements?

A. The benefits of taking a collagen supplement at a dose of at least 2500mg per day include:

  • May increase skin elasticity.
  • May reduce the depth and volume of wrinkles.
  • May reduce skin waviness associated with cellulite.
  • May promote skin wound healing.
  • May improve the growth and quality of fingernails.
  • May support normal joint function.

 Q.  Is it safe to take collagen supplements?

 A. Yes. Research confirms that supplementing with collagen is a safe and effective way to support the health of skin and joints. 

Q. How do collagen capsules work?

Oral consumption of collagen supplements help to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen.

From the age of around 25, our body’s natural ability to produce collagen begins to slow. This slowdown is the equivalent to 1.5% each year but this deteriorates more rapidly as we age, especially during and after the menopause.

Collagen supplements trigger sensors in our bodies that can stimulate production of new collagen.

Q. For how long should I take collagen capsules before notice results?

A. Clinical studies using a dose of at least 2500mg per day have demonstrated that visible and measurable results are evident after as little as four weeks. While everyone is different, we recommend taking our collagen supplements for at least four weeks and monitoring the results.

More information on the science behind our collagen supplements can be found here