Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

     Hello dearies, as promised here's the review of Meiji Amino Collagen supplement. It's not the first brand of collagen supplement that I've tried. There are local brands in the market today and most of them are easily accessible. What made me itch to try this product is the country of origin- Japan. We all know that most of the Japanese skin care products are of high quality and effective even if some have a high price tag.

     Like what I always say in my supplement reviews, before using anti-aging skin care product one must consult their dermatologist first if in doubt. Not all anti-aging skin care products are used by individuals who are 30 years old and above. Some use anti-aging skin care products because they're always exposed to the harmful rays of the sun, already see pre-mature wrinkles and other aging skin concerns. The results you will read here are what I experienced during and after taking the product. More information on Meiji Amino Collagen supplement after the jump :)

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen 

     Cheskas Store sent me a can of the infamous Meiji Amino Collagen supplement. If you're not familiar with Meiji Collagen, well this brand is famous in Japan. I've read that this product is a favorite amongst women ages 25 and up. So going back, this collagen 

“Feel the beautifying power of fish"

     No. 1 COLLAGEN FOR AN AMAZING 3 CONSECUTIVE YEARS IN JAPAN!!* (More than 5 million cans sold!) A food supplement, Amino Collagen can do more for the health and appearance of your skin than lotions or creams alone. Meiji Amino Collagen is made from high quality, low-molecular collagen peptide. Here are the benefits:
  • Daily use will help the skin become softer and smoother, with better tone and tautness. 
  • Wrinkles will begin to disappear, and spots will begin to fade. 
  • Problem complexions will be a thing of the past. 
  • Even your bones and joints can benefit. 
  • You will look and feel younger and healthier. 
  • Amino Collagen can be added to any beverage, hot or cold, without affecting color or taste.

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen 

Three more ingredients that add to the effectiveness of collagen are:
  • Arginine: a type of amino acid, essential for maintaining healthy skin
  • Vitamin C: an essential vitamin that supports collagen
  • Glucosamine: a raw material for hyaluronic acid, which helps maintain the skin’s moisture.
Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size; 1 scoop = 7 g

Energy 27 kcal
Protein 5.3 g
Fat 0.08 g
Carbohydrate 1.3 g
Vitamin C 50 mg
Collagen Peptide 5,000 mg
Arginine 450 mg
Glucosamine 60 mg

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen 
1 scoop is 7 equivalent to 5,000 mg of fish collagen

     The recommended daily intake of collagen should be around 3,000-5,000 mg a day. A scoop of Meiji Amino Collagen contains 5,000 mg already and once mixed with your favorite drinks, it becomes potent now that you'll be drinking it in liquid form. After consuming one can that is good for twenty-eight (28) days, I see promising and positive results not only in my skin but in my hair and nails. I noticed that when I was still taking the supplement, I look less haggard even if I only have 4 hours of sleep and running errands whole day.

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen 

size: 7 g per scoop for 28 days

price: 1,300 php (Around $28.20+)

place bought: Free 

instruction for use: Just add 1 scoop of Meiji Amino Collagen in your favorite beverage (e.g., cocoa, coffee, juice, soup, yogurt, tea) before going to sleep. Easily dissolved powder. Enjoy with hot or cold drink. Best to drink on an empty stomach.

ingredients: Fish Collagen Peptide (gelatin), Maltodextrin, Vegetable Oil, Vitamin C, Glucosamine, Arginine, Thickening Agent (gum arabic), Flavor, Emulsifying Agent (including soybeans)

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen 
I mix a scoop to my Anlene chocolate drink

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen 
You can still see eye bags in both photos, but on the second one, I look less haggard. Both photos were taken daytime and I also noticed one more thing, did I get lighter?

What I like:
  • Meiji Amino Collagen is very affordable.
  • It is FDA approved.
  • Comes in a well-sealed can. It is double sealed- one with plastic wrap at the lid and another seal on top before opening the can. It's also available in refill pouch. Don't worry about measuring because it comes with a scoop.
  • Meiji Amino Collagen also contains other ingredients like Arginine and Glucosamine for other health benefits.
  • There's a mild fishy scent and my sensitive nose can tolerate it. The scent disappears once the powder is dissolved in liquid drink/s.
  • I didn't experience any discomforts like vomiting, headache, nausea, breakouts or whatsoever.
  • It made my skin glowing even if there were times that I only have 4 hours of sleep.
  • Made my skin soft and supple.
  • My nails are less brittle and my hair fall lessened too.
  • I always wake up with plump and moist skin. I look less haggard too.
  • My skin looks healthy and shiny- not the 'oil' type of shine, if you may ask.
  • Batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the package.

What I don't like:
  • Not easily accessible.
  • Since it made my skin plump, I look like I gained weight. I can see fats under my jaw.  

Will I purchase? Yes! This is in my oral anti-aging supplement list and will buy a refill every now and then when I ran out of stock. Good thing there is a refill with the same price of the can but has an extra scoop for two days.

     I give this a 5/5 rating. The price is very affordable and this is the best collagen supplement that I've tried so far. Since I don't have crow's feet around my eye area, I'll be neutral on that. I have pre-mature wrinkles in my undereye that's visible if my concealer creases but during the time I'm taking Meiji Amino Collagen supplement, I rarely see my concealer crease. 

     I'm happy that I only have a few fine lines and wrinkles that are unnoticeable as of the moment. While taking the supplement, I did see a minor change in the size of my pores and my skin felt a bit tight and made my skin plumper so I look like I gained a little weight in photos. Plumper skin emphasized the extra fat in my jaw area. I don't use contouring making so I just let it show.  Again, it is best to see maximum results with continued use :) If you have questions, more answers here:

Have you tried taking collagen supplements? Share the brand and your experience below :)

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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Cheska's Online Store for review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa. I don't take collagen supplement on a regular basis. My review is based on my experience during the time and period I'm taking it.


  1. I'm currently taking orihiro its my first time to trycollagen drinks & i love the taste especially when mix in choco drink, so i decided to buy another collagen product since i have an aunt in japan she bought me this meiji 2 packs good for 2 months but as i've read they said the taste of meiji is not good? Since you've try the two products whats your thought about the taste? Bcoz im thinking of selling my meiji now & buy orihiro na lang. Love the effect on my skin nakakatuwa though i just started 2 weeks ago i can see the effect & i'm happy a out it.

    1. Hi,

      Orihiro tastes better thatn Meiji. I also have a review of Orihiro Placenta and COllagen. I love both, they have in the same price range but they have different taste. Orihiro also dissolves easily than Meiji.

  2. Hi,

    Ms. Kath is it safe to combine 2 ishigaki premium + 2 500mg vit C + meiji amino collagen a day? Is that too much vit c for a person to consume? And is there a resting period after consuming this product?

    1. Hi Charlotte,

      The maximum dosage of Vitamin C per day is 1,000 mg -1,500 mg. For therapeutic purposes, those who have Vitamin C deficiency takes more than that but this is according to the websites I've visited. The combination is okay. Since I only took those supplements you've mentioned above, I'm not sure if there's a resting period if you're planning to continue taking it for another month.

  3. Is this safe to take for breasfeeding Mom like me?

    1. Hi,

      I don't advice taking whitening and anti-aging supplements especially to breastfeeding moms. It's better safe than sorry.

  4. Hi Ms Kath okay lang ba pagsabayin myra e at meiji?

  5. Hi ms kath,pwede din kaya sa lalaki ang product na ito??

    1. I asked my Japanese Bf a similar thing and told me guys can take any collagen products here in Japan.

  6. What gluta and collagen and placeta do you regularly take as part of your daily routine?

    1. Hi,

      I only take these pag may need i-review. So I don't take the same brand for a long time. I don't take collagen and placenta on a regular basis. For glutathione naman, more on Ishi or Relumins.

  7. Hi miss kath! Proven po ba na walang side effects ang meiji? My work is in the field so i am exposed sa sun..and would like to try meiji..thanks

    1. Hi,

      Wala naman bukod sa weight gain sa iba. If you're on the field, better use sunscreen everyday.

  8. Hi Kath,

    I actually read your review prior to buying my first collagen product. But, I don’t know what ever product I try, I don’t notice much difference like this Meiji collagen drink. What happened is that, it just made me go to the toilet every morning. I suffer from constipation, so that’s the only good outcome I got. But the main reason is sa face ko. Hindi padin smooth. But, anyway it’s just me. Thanks for the good review po.


    1. Hi Jamellah,

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Pwede na hindi ka hiyang sa collagen supplement or sa Meiji. First time to hear this kind of experience kasi. Hope you find the right collagen for you.


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