Since I don’t get the chance to review many nutritional supplements here on T&J, I was pretty excited when I received an email from NeoCell nutricosmetics providing me with the opportunity to try a product of my choosing. As the title of this post has already disclosed, I ended up choosing the super collagen powder. Why, you ask? Well, I’m immediately on board with any supplement that promises thicker hair, radiant skin, and stronger nails.
Ingredients (provided on product’s label)- “Super Collagen Type 1&3 derived from pharmaceutical food grade bovine collagen”
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s gluten, soy, wheat, lactose, starch, corn, yeast, and artificial flavor-free.
2. It’s GMP certified.
Product Description(provided at neocell.com)- “Helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin elasticity, and holds moisture in the skin
* Thickens fine hair, adds body and can slow hair loss
* Corrects split, rigid and weak nails
* Strengthen and nourish ligaments, tendons and bones
* Provides specific amino acids (hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine) necessary to replenish our body’s collagen supply
* Persons taking this supplement often see visible improvements within 3 weeks
Super Collagen Powder ™ Type 1 & 3: The word “collagen” is derived from the word kolla, the Greek word for glue. Collagen is the strong fiber that weaves throughout our body for strength and support to literally hold the body together, similar to glue, yet stronger than steel wire. Daily, the body repeats a cycle of collagen breakdown and rebuilding. As we age, the process changes and it is estimated that since the body slows down in the rebuilding phases, the body loses collagen at a rate of 1.5% per year from age 25 onwards. This collagen breakdown is what causes most visible signs of aging including wrinkles, sagging skin, joint pain, and brittle nails.
The collagen peptides type 1&3 in Super Collagen™ support collagen in tendons, ligaments, hair, skin, nails, and lean muscle. These two types of collagen are the main types found in connective tissue making up 90% of the body’s total collagen content. Super Collagen™ is rich in hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, which are two key amino acids specific only to collagen and especially important to collagen production.
The benefits of supplementing with Super Collagen™ are twofold: the body is nourished with Collagen 1 & 3 where it is deficient and then Super Collagen™ acts as a messenger to trigger the synthesis of new collagen fibers. Super Collagen™ is derived from pharmaceutical food grade bovine collagen that is extracted from the dermal layer. Super Collagen™ is then enzymatically hydrolyzed, providing a collagen amino acid ration with a low molecular weight for maximum bioavailability. Because Super Collagen genetically parallels the amino acid structure of our own body’s collagen, persons taking Super Collagen will experience a 90% absorption rate into the blood stream where cellular changes occur.
As a dietary supplement add 6-8 ounces of water or juice slowly to one measuring scoop (included) of Super Collagen Powder once daily. Works best with a hand blender. Vitamin C work synergistically with Super Collagen Powder and it is recommended that either juice containing vitamin C or a Vitamin C supplement be taken with the Super Collagen Powder.
**Enjoy enhanced results when you pair Super Collagen with hyaluronic acid capsules or NeoCell’s Blueberry Hyaluronic Acid liquid**”
Price– You can pick up a 7 oz. container from iHerb for $10.85.
Performance– The NeoCell website says that those using this product should see results within three weeks, and that seems about right since I’ve started each morning with it for the past two weeks and my nails already seem stronger. As for my hair and skin, they both look great! And while I can’t say that the collagen powder is entirely responsible for my glowing skin and healthy hair (peppermint pimple zapper and argan oil deserve a great deal of credit as well), it certainly seems to be helping.
Scent/Taste– This product’s flavor and scent aren’t altogether pleasant, but mixing it with grapefruit juice or into a smoothie effectively masks any undesirable taste.
Rating– 9/10. I subtracted .5 for the slightly steep price and another .5 since the flavor isn’t completely ideal. Otherwise, this powder is golden!
Would I purchase this item again? If I continue to see results, then most definitely!
*Product was provided by NeoCell. The decision to review it, as well as the opinions stated, are all my own.
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