FAQ

We are here to answer all your queries regarding Recogen. Here’s a list of questions that are commonly asked by our customers followed by answers and explanation for you to have a better understanding on Recogen.

1. What is the difference between Recogen® Collagen 10g Powder, Recogen® Gold Powder and Recogen® Calcium Plus Powder?

The difference between Recogen® Collagen 10g Powder, Recogen® Gold Powder and Recogen® Calcium Plus Powder are as shown on the table below:

2. Is Recogen® the same as Glucosamine?

No it is different. Recogen® is a natural joint collagen. Glucosamine is extracted from sea shells. Recogen® is an upgrade from glucosamine which provides higher absorption at all joint areas as compared to glucosamine.

3. Can I take Recogen® with other supplements and medications?

Yes, Recogen® is a natural supplement. Safe to be taken with any supplements and medication.

4. Can Recogen® really stimulate cartilage regeneration?

Yes. It is already confirmed by 2 independent investigations presented in September 2009 at the congress of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) in Montreal.

One study was conducted by Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical Center. The other study was conducted by a collaboration of Kiel University and scientists at Kiel-based Collagen Research Institute (CRI).

5. Is Recogen® a steroid or pain killer?

No. Recogen® is a food supplement, not a drug.

6. How should I take Recogen?

Recogen® dissolves easily in both warm and cold drinks, such as juices and milk. It is odourless and tasteless, allowing you to enjoy Recogen® with your favourite daily beverage.

  • Best to consume before breakfast.
  • Dissolve in either warm or chilled beverage. Avoid adding to coffee and tea beverages.
  • Take 10g (one sachet) Recogen® daily for at least 1-3 months. If symptoms improve, you may one sachet every alternate day as maintenance.
  • Due to the constant breakdown and regeneration of collagen, research shows that symptoms may re-occur if use of the supplement is discontinued.
7. Can I take Recogen® at night?

It is best to be consumed in the morning on empty stomach.

8. How does Recogen® taste like?

Recogen® products are all tasteless and flavourless. It is suitable to be mixed with any drinks except hot drinks.

9. How long can I see the effect after taking Recogen®?

It all varies from 3 days to 2 weeks to 1 month (depends on individual cases and body condition) to see improvement. it is advisable to take one sachet daily for at least 3 months.

10. Do I need to take Recogen® for life?

Recogen® is a natural food supplement. It is safe for long term consumption. We still move around on daily basis and there is a need to maintain the collagen at our joint areas.

11. I gain weight from consumption of Recogen®? Are there fats content?

Consumption of Recogen® has no effects on weight increase or dietary imbalance. Recogen® is a protein comprising only amino acids, water and minerals and contains no fat, carbohydrates or preservatives.

12. I’ve started taking Recogen® for a few days and I’m experiencing more pain at several areas of my body. Should I stop taking Recogen®?

The fact that some people may perceive more pain in the initial phase of taking Recogen® is not related to the product but to the “ups and downs” of pain in osteoarthritis. Some days, you may feel fine and then after a few days, you may feel worse again. Several clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of Recogen® against osteoarthris, so continue to take Recogen® as per normal. If you experience pains not related to osteoarthritis, you may like to confirm with a medical doctor on your condition before taking Recogen®.

Is Recogen suitable for me ?

1. I’m diabetic, can I consume Recogen®?

Yes, Recogen® is flavourless and sugarless. It is suitable for diabetics.

2. I’m 40 years old, which type of Recogen® is suitable for me?

As Recogen® is suitable for all adults, it all depends on your joint condition. (refer to Q1)

3. Can pregnant women, children consume Recogen®?

There are no restrictions on its use. Adolescents, pregnant women, manual workers, diabetics, obese people can all consume Recogen®. If you have protein metabolism problems or other rare diseases, please seek advice from your medical doctor.

4. Does Recogen® has any side effects?

It is a food supplement with no known side effects. Some clinical studies have reported increased flatulence and diarrhoea but such cases are extremely rare.

5. I’m taking glucosamine now, can I take with Recogen?

Yes, there is no contraindication of taking both supplements together. There is no need to take both. We advise to stop glucosamine so that you will be aware of the improvement Recogen can bring you.

About Recogen’s Collagen Peptides

Which type of collagen is Recogen® made from?

Recogen® uses bovine hides, which contains Type 1 and Type 3 collagen (5%) which undergoes enzymatic hydrolysis to obtain Bioactive Collagen Peptides.

2. Why is it called Bioactive Collagen Peptides?

It is called a Bioactive Collagen Peptide because it shows effects in our body by stimulating certain cell types like human fibroblasts, osteoblasts / osteoclasts, chondrocytes.

3. Collagen Type I, Type II, Nano collagen, what is the difference?

The type of collagen plays no role when it comes to clinical effects. The difference between type I and type II collagen is negligible (< 1%), but the peptides resulting from the production process do. We describe the activity of the peptides as bioactive due to their capability of stimulating human fibroblasts, osteoblasts / osteoclasts, chondrocytes. Most products use the “types” for marketing purpose.

4. Is it true taking hydrolyzed collagen type 2 can stimulate Type 2 collagen in joints area as claimed by some brands?

The collagen types are dependent on the source of raw material, chicken sternum contains type II collagen (Other Brands) and bovine hide contains type I collagen (Recogen®). Both are later treated enzymatically and broken down into peptide form.

The difference between type I and type II collagen is negligible (<1%). Once broken down into peptides, the effects highly depend on the right peptides and not if it was derived from type I and type II collagen. Potentially a hydrolyzed type II collagen could stimulate cartilage growth if it has the right composition of peptides. So far, most products claiming to contain Type II collagen do not have profound clinical data supporting them. Most products do not provide peptides that could interact with cells, therefore it is unlikely to show effects in Osteoarthritis. 

5. A product that contains undenatured collagen type 2 claims that results can be achieved with a low dosage of 40mg whereas Recogen® required 10,000mg?

The mode of action is different. Such products may address symptoms of Rheumatic Arthritis (RA), a defect in the immune system, Recogen®, on the other hand, contains 10,000mg (10g) of collagen peptides that are effective against the cause of Osteoarthritis (OA) which is the degeneration of cartilage tissue.

6. Recogen is hydrolyzed collagen Type 2 or is it Type 1?

It is more correct to say Recogen® is obtained from Type I raw material. The type of collagen has no influence on product effectiveness. Once it’s broken down to peptides (hydrolyzed), it’s not possible to say if the peptides are derived from type I, II or III (also part of the collagen in skin with about 5%). Most brands use collagen types for marketing purpose. We wish to stress that the type of collagen does not affect product effectiveness. Absorption rate and bioavailability are the key factors.

7. What is the difference between Recogen Gold’s rosehip extract versus rosehip powder?

Rosehip extract is not the same as rosehip powder. An extract is always more concentrated. So 0.5g or 1g rosehip extract is not the same as 5g of rosehip powder. There are no comparative studies to compare the powder and the extract, so there are no facts or figures to actually compare them. An extract’s effectiveness highly depends on the extract method (whereby the right active components are retained) and raw material source.

It is also important to point out that both are different substances and so the difference in the dosage means nothing.

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Recogen® Collagen 10g Powder

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Regain Mobility

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Keeps you active!

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Recogen® Calcium Plus Powder

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