Developed by Minerva Research Labs, GOLD COLLAGEN® DEFENCE is the first ever tablet supplement by the pioneers of liquid GOLD COLLAGEN® supplements, specifically formulated to help protect against collagen loss. Fulfilling the desire for an effective anti-ageing supplement in tablet form, GOLD COLLAGEN® DEFENCE protects against everyday environmental damage, so you can achieve younger-looking skin, effortlessly. GOLD COLLAGEN® DEFENCE is ideal for taking on its own and in between GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid supplement cycles to preserve newly formed collagen, plus it is travel friendly, so you can look after your collagen wherever you are in the world.

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What is it?

DEFENCE is a new anti-ageing supplement, specifically formulated to enhance the skin’s ability to fight free radicals. DEFENCE tablets contain a unique blend of 17 active ingredients which contribute to support your skin’s natural defences. GOLD COLLAGEN® DEFENCE tablets have been designed to be taken alone or in between GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid 30- or 90-day treatments to maintain the newly formed collagen.

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  • Easy to take tablet supplement
  • Protects against oxidative damage
  • Protects against collagen loss
  • Travel friendly
  • Helps protect the skin from within
  • Helps support skin’s natural healthy appearance
  • Supports the maintenance of healthy hair and nails
  • Suitable for fish allergy sufferers as the tablets do not contain marine collagen
  • No preservatives
  • Sugar free, lactose free and gluten free
  • All packaging is recyclable and designed to prolong the longevity of the active ingredients

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Dr Sara Sibilla, Clinical Research Manager & Senior Research Scientist at Minerva Research Labs, says, “We have not used collagen peptides in GOLD COLLAGEN® DEFENCE because the collagen in form of tablets is less bioavailable and consequently 20 times less effective than liquid collagen. Rather than using collagen, we have formulated the DEFENCE tablets using a unique blend of 17 active ingredients, mostly powerful antioxidants, to enhance the skin’s ability to fight free radicals and to help protect against collagen loss. We recommend you take this product on its own and in between GOLD COLLAGEN® liquid supplement cycles to prevent collagen depletion and help support the formation of natural collagen supporting the maintenance of healthy skin.”+

How does it work?

The skin, the largest organ in the body, protects us from environmental dangers, as well as protecting our internal organs. UV rays, pollution, alcohol consumption and other environmental and lifestyle stressors expose our skin to damaging molecules called free radicals. These damaging toxins lead to oxidative stress, which accelerates collagen loss in the skin. As we age, our bodies become less effective at neutralising free radicals, resulting in collagen deterioration. GOLD COLLAGEN® DEFENCE puts back what life takes out. It fights against free radicals to protect collagen, whilst naturally supporting the body’s own collagen formation, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. Each of the 17 active ingredients contained in GOLD COLLAGEN® DEFENCE have been chosen for their beneficial effects on skin, hair and nails, keeping them beautiful and healthy.

MINERVA’s scientific knowledge and product research draws on the experience of the most advanced nutricosmetic market in the world, Japan. MINERVA Research Labs partners with the Lipoid in Germany, Polaris in France, including a strategic alliance with Rousselot SAS (the largest producer of collagen in Europe).

GOLD COLLAGEN® DEFENCE (£14.95) is available from, Boots stores nationwide and online.





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  • travel sized pack
  • high level of antioxidants
  • prevents collagen loss
  • trusted brand
  • complements GOLD COLLAGEN liquid supplements
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