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In conjunction with Mother’s Day in May, we are pleased to announce a special collaboration between RECOGEN Malaysia and MU Artisan.

Dedicated to provide the healthiest gift to every mother in Malaysia. Cooking at home will now be much more enjoyable thanks to the healthy and enjoyable flavor of MU Artisan soy sauce.

Why MU Artisan soy sauce?

Soy sauce is a must have in every Asian household, whether it is for cooking, dressing or as a dipping sauce, to complement with our home cooked dishes.

MU Artisan made their soy sauce by brewing it under the hot sun for months to acquire its deep, rich flavour and natural aged taste. They pride themselves for not taking any shortcuts when it comes to their crafting process by combining natural elements and scientific control.

This is why RECOGEN collaborates with MU Artisan; as we truly believe that by using quality ingredients in our cooking, we can live a better- and high-quality life with our loved ones.

Fermented soy bean in traditional urn


How it’s made?

MU Artisan’s soy sauce brewing method has been passed down for three generations in order to preserve the authentic, rich and natural aged taste of the soy sauce, in which the soy bean is fermented in traditional urn pots for six months or more.

The first step in brewing is to steam and cool the soy bean to ensure that it is properly dried. The next process takes 2-5 days to mix the dry beans with flour and let it sit on a tray for days to develop the fermenting mould. Once it has reached 180 days, salt and water will be added into the fermented bean and will be left to ferment under the hot sun before its first extraction.


The process of soy bean fermentation


Our health and body are precious to us, it gives us the freedom to enjoy our daily livelihood.

Nurture your body with RECOGEN and MU Artisan soy sauce, with high quality ingredients, brings a high quality of life.


Recogen x Mu Artisan breakfast and meal recipes


Recogen is certified Halal by MUIS Singapore


Recogen Calcium Plus Powder

Introducing the first 2 in 1 joint supplement product in the Malaysian market which combines both Collagen Peptides and Calcium in a convenient sachet for your daily consumption- Recogen Calcium Plus Powder.

Recogen Calcium Plus Powder is formulated with pure Bioactive Collagen Peptides sourced from safe bovine sources and plant-based Calcium Lactate derived from Beetroot. Perfect for those who wish to consume collagen for joint maintenance and calcium to maintain healthy bones.


1g Water Soluble Calcium Lactate from Beetroot in each sachet

It uniquely combines Calcium Lactate derived from Beetroot and is very water-soluble, allowing it to be easily digested and absorbed by the body.

Also, not to forget, Recogen’s Bioactive Collagen Peptides has low molecular weight (about 3,000 daltons) and shorter peptide chains which works 15x faster than any ordinary collagen to enhance recovery actions.

Why is Calcium and Collagen important to our body?

A synergistic action for healthy bones and joints

Calcium is one of the most important minerals required in our body. Our body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. As well as to regulate healthy brain and body function and to maintain good muscle movements.

On the other hand, Collagen is the main building block of our body tissues, skin, tendons, muscles and cartilage. With the effects of aging, the collagen in our body will start to gradually deplete and the collagen production rate will start to slow down, which may lead one to experience degeneration of the joints and cartilage (osteoarthritis). Not just for maintaining healthy joint health, collagen also plays an important role for the absorption of calcium in our body.

All in all, both Calcium and Collagen work hand in hand to maintain and protect our joint and bones, so it is important not neglect either one of them!


Tips on how to consume Recogen Calcium Plus Powder

One sachet daily for healthy bones and joints

Recogen Calcium Plus Powder is very soluble in water allowing it to dissolve easily into your favorite beverages whether warm or cold. Best to consume before breakfast.

Dissolve Recogen into plain drinking water or desired beverages (Except hot drinks, coffee and tea).

To: Our customers in Malaysia

Official Statement on RECOGEN® products in Malaysia

To comply with National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) requirements, we have a few announcements to make regarding our range of products. Please take note of the new Recogen® Packaging sold only in Malaysia.

View PDF here: Recogen Singapore vs Malaysia Packaging

View Official Statement by NCI here: Official Statement by NCI Singapore

  1. The new Recogen® packaging is to adhere to National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) requirements for health supplements in Malaysia. Although the packaging is different from the Singapore version, the content is exactly the same.
  2. We have appointed a partner to repack all Malaysian Recogen® packaging. Rest assured, all content of Recogen® is exactly the same as the one sold in Singapore. 
  3. Roots Basic Sdn Bhd is still our official sole distributor for all Recogen products in Malaysia. All Recogen products are supplied by Natural Colloids Industries Pte Ltd (the main company of NCI Health) from Singapore.
  4.  Recogen® is certified HALAL by MUIS Singapore. View MUIS Halal Certificate here: MUIS HALAL Certificate

Parent’s Health is Our Greatest Gift 

In conjunction with parents day this year, we are thrilled to be collaborating with Langit Collective- offering your parents a nutritious and healthy bundle like never before with Langit’s exclusive Beras Rumie (Black Rice) and Layo (Ground Ginger) powder. 

Recogen®’s vision has always been about emphasizing on the quality of the ingredients- high quality ingredients develops a higher quality of life. Being one of the notable joint supplement brands in the market for over 15 years, Recogen® is dedicated to offer the best ingredients for a healthier wellbeing and enhancing mobility for an active lifestyle.

Recogen x Langit healthy bundle

About Langit 

Langit is a local Malaysian enterprise that aspired to bridge urban and rural economies. They introduced unique and heirloom agricultural produce by smallholder farmers from East Malaysia to larger markets, spreading the awareness of sustainably produced agricultural products to the entire nation. 


Beras Rumie (Black Rice)

Langit’s Beras Rumie is a semi-polished black rice that is packed with an abundance of nutrients and is high in antioxidants. The dark colour of the Rumie comes from the anthocyanin of the grain, being the source of antioxidants. Many have mistook it for black glutinous rice but in fact it is a normal rice that can be enjoyed for every meal all the time. According to Lilian, CEO of Langit Collective, Beras Rumie may be a normal rice but it emanates a sweet fragrance similar to the fragrance of black glutinous rice. 

Mango black rice dessert


Layo (Ground Ginger) powder

The word “Layo” means ginger in the Dusun Ethnic Language. The gingers are grown by smallholder farmers in Sabah to a maturity age of 1 year before being harvested. 

Ginger is among one of the healthiest (and also delicious) spices originating from South-East Asia. It has a long history of usage in both traditional and modern times. It has been used to aid digestion and commonly used to help fight the common flu and cold. Besides that, it is a delicious ingredient used to spice up our food.


Why with Langit?

Rice is a common staple food for the majority of Malaysians and rarely can we go for a day without eating rice. It is also an irresistible essential in our daily lives similar to consuming Recogen® on a daily basis for healthier and stronger joints that can allow us to lead an active lifestyle. 

Supporting our local farmers

Langit’s vision is to make rural communities completely self-sustaining and financially strong. They are currently working with 3 separate rural farming communities – rice farmers and pepper farmers from Sarawak, and ginger farmers from Sabah – delivering direct impact to all 69 farmer-partners through fair market prices and more sustainable farming practices.



Sustainably grown with the environment in mind

Aside from connecting the local quality produce to a wider audience, Langit’s farmer-partners are being actively guided to apply regenerative agriculture – a sustainable method of organic growing that encourages soil and environmental health, in addition to producing more high-quality and nutritious food.

Parent’s Day Gift of Health

Showing our love and appreciation to our parents does not require a grand gesture. It is the thought and intent that we carefully put in which matters the most. 

Spread the love and give them the healthiest bundle this Parent’s Day, sincerely by Recogen® x Langit.

Rheumatism, Knee and Joint pain! How to ease the discomfort?

Arthritis is a very common chronic disease which causes pain and discomfort at joint areas. The commonly affected joints are mostly larger joints such as knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, and wrists and over time it can affect one joint to another.  

How should we protect ourselves from rheumatism/arthritis? And what types of supplements can protect your joints? 

Many have associated collagen with skin and beauty. In fact, in addition to its benefits to our skin, collagen is very important to all parts of our body. It is an important structural building blocks for bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, teeth and many more. In order to maintain and take good care of your bone and joint health, it is vital to consume a sufficient amount of collagen! 


Why does everyone try Recogen®?

A third generation joint care and relief for Arthritis
It protects and repairs cartilage while providing pain soothing effects.

 (Recogen® + Orange juice/ Fruit juice) 

Recogen® maintains joint health ,Keeps you Moving

(Registered product with the Ministry of Health Malaysia)

Why should you take Recogen®?

Movements and daily activities adds pressure to our joints. It can easily causes damage to our joints and the cartilage. This will gradually lead to degenerate or disappearance of cartilage cells.

As we age, our bodies reproduce cartilage at a very slow pace. The insufficient cartilage regeneration causes thinning of cartilage around the joint area. The high-quality amino acid components of Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP) helps in the production of collagen type II (cartilage), that assists in the regeneration of cartilage in our joints. 

Many facial masks and oral beauty products emphasize the collagen content that brightens the skin. It can slow down skin aging, enhance skin elasticity and skin complexion. However, many people did not know that, in addition to these beauty benefits, bioactive collagen peptides are also very helpful in repairing articular cartilage.

Three main benefits of Recogen® 

1. Ultra-low molecular weight

The molecular weight of Recogen® is within 3,000 – 6,000 Daltons. Whereas the molecular weight of most glucosamine products is around 16,000 daltons. This is why the effectiveness and absorption rate of Recogen® is better than some Glucosamine products. 

2. Easily absorbed by the body to targeted joints

Recogen®’s  short-chain protein molecules are enzymatic hydrolysed. It helps boost absorption rate at the affected joint areas.

3. Backed with 30 years of clinical trial reports

The beneficial effects of biologically active collagen peptides have been discovered since the 12th century. From 1098 to 1179, Saint Hildegard of Bingen discovered for the first time that drinking veal cartilage broth has a significant effect on joints. 

Recogen®’s safety promise

1. Recogen® is a nutritional natural food supplement. Recogen® is 100% pure biologically active collagen peptide, which has not undergone genetic modification production process (Non-GMO). It is sourced from safe and clean raw materials that does not cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy (a cause of mad cow disease).

2. Recogen® has no side effects and has more than 30 years of clinical trials to prove its effectiveness. Recogen® is suitable for regular consumption.

3. Recogen® does not contain preservatives and any artificial additives. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes bioactive collagen peptides as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe Food) in 1999. In Europe (EU), bioactive collagen peptides are approved food additives.

4. It has been recognized by the World Health Organization for its efficacy in protecting and maintaining healthy joints.

5. Recogen® has the HALAL certificate issued by the Islamic Council of Singapore.

6. Recogen® products are certified by the Malaysian Ministry of Health.

Customer Testimonials

Abdul Malik. Mo. Afan, 57 years old 

My joints and knees have been degenerating and painful for a long time. The doctor’s MRI examination showed that the joints were aging, which required glucosamine and physical therapy. However, after several months of treatment, there is still no improvement! A friend introduced me to consume “Recogen® ” products. I found that after taking Recogen Gold for 2 weeks, the pain, burning sensation and swelling that I usually had when riding a bicycle gradually disappeared. I can even ride longer distances without pain. I recommended “Recogen® ” to my sisters. I hope they can also take this product to improve joint degeneration and pain problems! 


Soh Moi Moi, 66 years old 

I started taking “Recogen® ” more than a year ago! In the past, crutches were needed to walk, but now I no longer need to rely on crutches or umbrellas to walk more easily. The problem of sore feet is not so serious anymore. I consume “Recogen® ” every day, and also introduced it to my friends to try. Everyone said it worked well after consuming it! Thank you “Recogen®”! 


Loh Chen Boon, 63 years old 

I couldn’t squat on my knees for a long period of time. Sometimes when getting off the car, I  need to raise my foot first to get off the car smoothly. I have also been to the doctor’s for diagnosis, injections, and medication. Still not getting better. Until an old classmate introduced me to “Recogen® “, I bought a strengthened type Recogen® to try. After eating for 2 months, I found that my problem of not being able to squat down gradually improved. I continue to take it for health care, and now I can squat up and down freely. There is no pain. Thank you Recogen®  for solving my long-term troubles! 

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Sendi terbentuk daripada dua atau lebih tulang bertemu dan ia adalah tempat khusus untuk menyokong badan kita. Terdapat sejumlah  360 sendi dalam seluruh badan kita untuk memudahkan pergerakan activiti seharian. Di sekeliling sendi terdapat ligamen, patella, tendon, urat-urat, sinovial membra, rawan dan otot yang menyambungkan sendi and menyokong sendi-sendi.



Sakit Sendi, Arthritis, Osteoporosis

Kebanyakan activiti harian melibatkan pergerakan tulang dan sendi misalnya berjalan, naik tangga, menari, berlari, berdiri, duduk. Penggunaan sendi yang terlalu banyak menyebatkan degenerasi awal rawan sendi dan seterusnya sakit sendi. Degenerasi rawan sendi dapat diperhatikan daripada kehilangan rawan sendi dan membran sinovial yang semakin merosot. Degenerasi rawan sendi boleh disebabkan oleh banyak faktor:

  1. Berat badan
  2. Aktiviti harian: Berdiri atau duduk jangka masa panjang
  3. Pemakanan tidak seimbang
  4. Aktif dalam sukan
  5. Umur

Kebanyakan orang yang berlebih berat badan akan mengalami sakit sendi lebih awal daripada kalangan yang berusia sama. Ini disebabkan oleh berat badan yang memberi tekanan yang kuat pada sendi. Untuk melegakan kesakitan sendi di kalangan ini, dinasihatkan untuk mengurangkan berat badan. Pemakanan yang tidak seimbang adalan salah satu punca utama yang menyebabkan rawan sendi kita semakin merosot. Makanan yang boleh membantu menghasilkan “gel atau kusyen” yang menyokong sendi adalan makan yang mengandungi kolagen. Makanan seperti kulit ikan, kulit ayam, kulit lembu, gamat, kaki ayam adalah tinggi dengan kolagen. Tetapi adakah anda akan makan makanan ini setiap hari? Tambahan, kuantiti yang banyak diperlukan untuk menambah semula kolagen di sendi. Orang yang aktif dalam sukan akan mengalami kesakitan sendi di tempat yang selalu diberi tekanan. Kebanyakan di lutut, bahu, siku, leher.

Kolagen Sendi: Makanan Semula Jadi untuk Kesihatan Sendi

Bila kita sebut kolagen, kita akan terfikir dengan kolagen kulit. Sendi kita perlukan kolagen juga! Tidak dapat dinafikan bahawa 20-30% daripada badan kita mengandungi kolagen: kulit, organ, tulang, otot, sendi, ligamen, tendon, gusi, gigi, kuku, rambut. Kolagen sendi adalah lain daripada kolagen kulit. Ia adalah diperbuat daripada kulit lembu atau gelatin. Kenapa kulit lembu? Menurut kajian, adalah didapati bahawa sel kulit lembu mimik sel kita. Selepas dimakan, ia akan bergerak ke tempat sasaran untuk membaiki dan memulihkan tempat tersebut.


RECOGEN: Kolagen Peptida Bioaktif Semulajadi untuk Sendi dan Tulang

Recogen adalah brand kolagen sendi yang sangat popular di Singapura dengan kandungan kolagen yang diimpot daripada Germany. Setiap paket Recogen 10g mengadungi 100% Kolagen Peptida Bioaktif dengan saiz molekular yang sangat kecil untuk memudahkan penyerapan dalam badan. Saiz molekul Recogen berbanding dengan Glucosamin adalah 5 ribu kali ganda lagi kecil and penyerapan yang lebih tinggi. Kolagen Peptida Bioaktif adalah 30 kali ganda lebih kecil daripada kolagen biasa dengan penyerapan yang lebih tinggi dalam badan.

Kolagen sendi menambahkan kolagen di seluruh badan, tambahan lagi membaiki sendi dan otot yang letih dan sakit. Kebanyakan yang mengambil Recogen dalam 1-3 bulan akan mengalami rasa kurang sakit di sendi dan rasa lebih bertenaga dan lebih berstamina. Kolagen sendi bukan sekala mengurangkan sakit sahaja, ia melindungi sendi, tulang dan otot daripada keradangan.


RECOGEN GOLD dengan Ekstrak Buah Rosehip: Mengurangkan Keradangan Sendi

Keradangan sendi berlaku apabila rawan sendi yang semakin merosot menyebabkan kegeseran tulang. Ini akan menyebabkan rasa sakit, kejang dan bengkak di sendi-sendi badan. Buah Rosehip, sejenis tumbuhan ekstrak yang tinggi dengan Vitamin C dan anti-oxidan mengurangkan tanda-tanda sebegini daripada mengelakkan sel citokin daripada menyerang sel sendi. Dalam satu paket Recogen GOLD, terdapat 1 gram ekstrak Rosehip yang dikira sangat tinggi dan cukup untuk mengurangkan keradangan sendi. Recogen GOLD sesuai diambil oleh orang yang mengalami sakit sendi, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis.

Dapatkan Recogen Gold di sini. Produk kami dijamin Halal dan diluluskan oleh Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia.





Joint Collagen

Joint collagen products are seen more and more in the market, springing up like mushrooms after the rain. Collagen, type 2 collagen, collagen hydrolysate, collagen peptides, hydrolysed collagen, undenatured type 2 collagen are some of the common names you might have heard to describe joint collagen.

But do you know what are the differences? How are they affecting your joints? How are they helping your body? What are the ingredients? How much active collagen are there in the product you are consuming? Or are you just consuming the additives and sugar?

Type 1 collagen and Type 2 collagen

Do you know the differences? Type 1 collagen is mostly found in our skin, muscles. Fish collagen is mostly categorized under Type 1 collagen. Type 2 collagen is widely found at our cartilage. Chicken and bovine source of collagen falls under this category. However, it was found the bovine skin cells has the most similar cells to the human body. Hence, absorption at joint areas is very much better.

Joint Pain and Stiffness

How do you know the product is well absorbed? Previously we mentioned that bovine skin has the most similar cells to the human body, hence better absorption. Absorption also can be measured by the molecular size of the ingredient source. For example, the two ingredients that are found in joint supplement products in the market, Bioactive collagen peptides and Undenatured collagen type-2 (UC-2). Bioactive collagen peptides (BCP) has a molecular size of 2-9kDa whereas UC-2 with 300kDa. We can say that BCP has very much better absorption than UC-2 at our joints.

Better absorption means better effect. After taking in the products, you will feel improvement faster.

Both BCP and UC-2 are found to relieve joint pain in subjects over period of 12 weeks.

Based on our real customer testimonials, there are customers that find improvement within 3-10 days after taking Bioactive collagen peptides.

Bioactive Collagen Peptides Regenerate Cartilage

As BCP is found to be better absorbed at cartilage area, BCP replenish collagen at joint areas, repairs tendons and ligaments. BCP improves muscle recovery too. Studies showed that BCP regenerate cartilage over a period of 12-24 weeks. You will feel improves stamina, lighter and improved body strength with BCP. Most importantly, protection for your joints is at its most.

Bioactive Collagen Peptides Nourish Nails, Hair and Skin

Yes you are right! BCP being one form of collagen helps to nourish your skin, nails and hair as well. With regular intake, you will find improvement on your skin (firming), nails (harden) and hair (stronger and less hair fall).

Safe Food Supplement

BCP is a safe food ingredient approved by the FDA. BCP is safe to be taken on long term basis.






Stronger Bones and Joints

Our body is supported by the bone structure and these bone structures are connected by joints. As we see now people are prone to early bone loss and joint degeneration. Stress level, environment, food intake, weight, age and daily activities are some of the causes of early degeneration of bones and joints. As we need to keep up with the busy schedule, we tend to neglect what we eat to replenish what is loss from the body.

Calcium improves bone density. We need to take in certain amount of milk and dairy products to maintain healthy calcium level in our body. Calcium rich food like broccoli, spinach, green leafy vegetables, cheese, yogurt, soy beans, bone broth etc.  As for joints, collagen is the main component in our cartilage. As we move daily, we need to replenish the right amount of collagen so to keep joints healthy. In fact, collagen consist of 30-40% of protein compound in our body. Collagen is essential to maintain healthy function of muscles, organs, ligaments, tendons, hair, nails and skin. Examples of foods that help your body to produce collagen are like bone brothegg whites, citrus fruits, beans, leafy greens, chicken, fish, shellfish, tropical fruits, berries. But are you getting enough of all these foods everyday?

green beans natural remedies for joint pain Photo : Green beans can help boost immune system and lower inflammation.

Joint pain occur when our collagen output is more than the input, in which joint protection synovial fluid and cartilage is challenged. Collagen loss at these areas causes the joints to be very near to each other or worst rubbing against each other. This causes joint pain or growth of bone spurs over time.

There are many natural remedies to relieve joint pain. Massage and acupuncture are some of the common ways to relieve pain. To lose weight in overweight individual is essential to reduce the pressure on our knees. One of the natural food for joint pain relief is turmeric. You may add turmeric powder in your food or rice daily for its anti-inflammation properties. Also the same question do you take turmeric powder everyday?

Natural Collagen Supplement

Joint collagen supplement helps to replenish collagen loss from the whole body plus maintaining healthy joint function. Collagen hydrolysate (hydrolysed gelatin) is one form of food collagen supplement that is available in the market to help with joint problems. Studies found that 10g of pure collagen hydrolysate aka Bioactive collagen peptides improves joint mobility and reduces joint pain in sportsmen after 12 weeks of treatment.

Bioactive Collagen Peptides

RECOGEN Original contains 100% Natural Bioactive collagen peptides (BCP). BCP has very low molecular size (3000kDalton) which makes it highly absorbed from our body. Bioactive collagen peptides molecule moves to targeted joints once taken into the body. 10g of Recogen everyday helps to relieve joint pain and improves muscle recovery. Studies also showed that BCP reduces bone loss and prevents osteoporosis. RECOGEN has no sugar, suitable for diabetics and will not add on weight to the body.

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A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2015, shown that intake of collagen peptides in the elderly with resistance training helps to improve muscle strength over a period of 12 weeks. This study was carried out in sarcopenia (muscle loss with aging) men above age of 65 years.

Research paper link: collagen peptides improves muscle strength


Bioactive Collagen Peptides

Collagen is the main building block for healthy blood vessels, flesh, cartilage, bones, tendons and connective tissues. After we reach the age of 25, the rate of collagen production starts to fall. When this happens, you experience cartilage degeneration, which may lead to joint deformities and osteoarthritis.

Bioactive collagen peptides –  type of collagen of short-chain protein peptides with 18 proteinogenic amino acids. These amino acids aid in nourishing body tissues, cartilages, bones, tendons, ligaments, hair, nails and skin.

Bioactive collagen peptides is obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis from clean and safe bovine sources, commonly known as hydrolyzed gelatine. Bioactive Collagen Peptides is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve bones and joints health.

The extremely low molecular weights (approximately 3000 Daltons) of Bioactive Collagen Peptides give excellent solubility. It is easily digested and absorbed into your body to reach targeted joint and bone area effectively to aid in regeneration of cartilage and collagen-containing tissues. This is to support and maintain healthy joint functions and to improve joint flexibility.