Minerva Pure Gold Collagen is a collagen drink which was designed in the UK, and is manufactured in Japan. According to the manufacturer’s words, they use the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
The product has also received some rewards; once nominated by the Beauty Magazine awards (UK 2014), and is the winner of Best Food Supplement in the anti-ageing and beauty categories (France 2014).
Because of its prestige as well as the fact that Japanese production tends to follow high-quality standards, we’ve decided to take an in-depth look at the product and try it out ourselves.
You can buy a box that contains 10 bottles, which means it will last you for 10 days. This will set you back around £35, which means a daily serving costs around £3.50.
Some distributors also sell individual bottles, but it doesn’t make much sense to buy them, since a bottle needs to be consumed within 24 hours after you open it, and you need way more than just one bottle to see a noticeable effect on your skin.
Because this product is 2 times more expensive than what we’re ideally looking for (which would be somewhere in the range of £2 a day or less), it gets a low grade in the value section.
The grade is also negatively affected by the fact that the official website mentions nothing about any kind of money-back guarantee. Because the top-rated products all have it, they set the golden standard all other products are compared to. Therefore we have to deduct some additional points here.
The manufacturer recommends drinking 1 bottle a day (50 ml) for at least one month. If you want better and longer-lasting effects, you’re recommended to keep taking it for at least 2 months total.
Due to the fact that a single daily dose contains only around 5000 mg of collagen, this negatively impacts its grade. We are looking for something anywhere between 7000 and 10000 mg of collagen, because this kind of range is associated with having the highest chances of being absorbed by the body.
The collagen contained within is of marine origin, which earns the product some bonus points. Compared to collagen sourced from animals, marine collagen tends to be more effective, and this is the reason why we prefer it. Because of this, the product scores well in the effectiveness section.
Minerva Pure Gold Collagen is incredibly convenient to use because it’s a ready-made drink. The only thing you need to do is shake the bottle well and drink it, which doesn’t require much effort on your part. This is why we prefer ready-made drinks and not powder-based ones, because the latter simply take too much time to get ready.
Furthermore, the product contains a couple of additional ingredients which improve its overall quality. Let’s go over these and explain how each one of them will benefit you:
– Zinc (Helps restore the health and quality of hair, nails, and skin.)
– Copper (Maintains the health of your skin and tissues, as well as balances pigmentation.)
– Biotin (Helps restore the health of your skin as well as hair.)
– Vitamin C (Strengthens your immune system, normalises the collagen formation in your skin, and helps the skin function normally.)
– Vitamin E (Rich in antioxidants, helps with the production of cell constituents.)
– Vitamin B6 (It balances your metabolism and makes you feel less tired and burned out.)
– Hyaluronic acid (Improves the health of your joints and skin.)
– Borage oil (Contains various ingredients that keep your skin hydrated.)
It has a fruity taste and feels a little bit spicy.
Due to the above-mentioned things, the product receives a high grade in this category.
The problem is that the product comes in individual bottles as opposed to a single plastic tub or bags, so we have to mark it down, because comparatively speaking, this has a significant negative impact on the environment.
Minerva Pure Gold Collagen is very pricey and not exactly environmentally-friendly. On the flip side, it has great potency as well as several other additional benefits.
Because of the fact that there are better alternatives in the market (such as Skinade and Youtonics), we can’t fully recommend it, unless you’ve got loads of money to spare. Still, those products are better overall, as well as way cheaper, so you are encouraged to check them out instead.