Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and it can be found in our skin, bones and connective tissues. As we age, the body starts producing less and less collagen which compromises the structural integrity of our skin, leading to wrinkles, fine lines and even joint pain.
There are a ton of creams on the market that advertise their collagen boosting properties but it’s important to know that collagen actually cannot be absorbed by the skin. So the best way to take it is through your diet.
Keep reading for an in-depth review of the Neocell Super Collagen Powder, including what it is, how it works and the results I’ve seen so far.
WHAT IS NEOCELL SUPER COLLAGEN POWDER AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
NeoCell Super Collagen Powder is a dietary supplement that is rich in two key amino acids (hydroxyproline and hydroxylysinespecific) which are specific only to collagen and are especially important to collagen production.
The Super Collagen Powder contain collagen types 1 & 3, and it has a 90% absorption rate into the blood stream, where cellular changes occur.
To get super technical “NeoCell uses a technologically advanced hydrolyzation process where large collagen molecules are enzymatically hydrolyzed into small peptides that are both bioavailable and bioactive in the body.”
NEOCELL SUPER COLLAGEN POWDER REVIEW
HOW TO USE NEOCELL SUPER COLLAGEN POWDER
Neocell Super Collagen Powder comes in a 7oz jar which will last you around 30 days, and 1 serving contains 6,600mg of collagen.
The company’s directions instruct you to take 1 scoop of Neocell Super Collagen Powder, dissolved into 6-8 ounces of water or orange juice. They also recommend take on an empty stomach and wait 30 minutes before eating.. for maximum absorption.
For a few days, I followed the instructions and was taking the supplement in water but I noticed that the powder wasn’t fully dissolving and I would have to choke down little clumps at the end. Also the colder the water was, the harder it was to stir.
I have found that the collagen powder dissolves much better in hot liquid, like coffee or tea. But since I don’t drink either, I started blending the powder up in my protein shakes and have found it’s a much more enjoyable way to take the supplement.
The smell of this particular collagen powder is the hardest part about taking this supplement for me. I can’t exactly place it, but it kind of reminds me of a wet dog.
Even though the taste is very mild, the smell was deterring me from taking the powder, until I started mixing it in my protein shake.
Adding it to a liquid other than water makes a big difference in masking the smell.
Given my strong reaction to the smell, I was extremely surprised at how tolerable the taste is.
It’s very mild going down and there’s only a slight aftertaste.
I don’t think anyone is going to know what I’m talking about.. but have you ever spent a lot of time swimming in a chlorinated pool and then when you get out and breathe through your nose, there’s that weird taste/smell in the back of your throat? This is what this powder tastes like.
But that’s if you drink it with water. Mixing it in your coffee, orange juice or any other drink makes the taste unnoticeable.
I first tried Neocell Super Collagen Powder in 2012, long before collagen supplements were as popular as they are today. While I saw slight changes from using the powder back then, I was also in my early 20’s so I wasn’t really the ideal demographic for this type of product.
After the age of 25, collagen begins to break down at a rate of 1.5% a year. So now that I am a little older, I decided to try this product again, adding it to my beauty routine as another defense against anti-aging.
It’s been about a month of taking NeoCell’s Super Collagen Powder every day and I am definitely noticing some subtle, but welcomed changes.
For a long time, my nails were very brittle, and started to peel if they grew too long. Since taking this supplement, my nails have strengthened a lot and I’m noticing less damage on the nail beds.
They have also been growing much faster than usual, as I’ve had to start cutting them once a week, as opposed to once every 2 weeks.
Another change that I’ve noticed is in my hair. Not only does it seem to be growing faster (I’m also noticing baby hairs around my hairline), but I’m shedding hair a lot less.
I have a lot of hair, and it is always coming out. While I usually lose between 20-30 hairs throughout the course of the day, lately I’d say it’s closer to 10-15.
I don’t have joint pain so I can’t speak on that, but my knees do crack every time I bend down and I have not yet noticed a change since taking this powder.
Other reviews I’ve read said their cracking knees did get better, so my fingers are crossed that it will improve the longer I take the supplement.
It appears as if the fine lines around my eyes are starting to smooth out. I have changed up my skincare recently though, so I’m not 100% sure if it’s the skincare or the powder.
NeoCell’s studies have shown that the product increases skin hydration by an average of 21% and up to 50%, with 92% of test subjects experiencing increased skin hydration and 60% experiencing firmer, softer skin.
I feel like I can corroborate these results as I have noticed that overall, all of the skin feels smoother and less dry, especially on my legs where I used to have dry patches.
Neocell Super Collagen Powder is one of the more affordable collagen supplements on the market today.
You can find it for between $11-$30 (depending on where you buy) for a 30 day supply, making this supplement an easily affordable addition to any beauty regimen.
BUYING ON AMAZON
I have found that Amazon usually has the cheapest price, but some of the reviews question the authenticity of the product.
I’m always cautious when buying beauty products on Amazon but just because one reviewer complains about authenticity, doesn’t mean the whole listing is fake. Amazon is very diligent about removing sellers who are sending in fake products, and there are also easy ways to weed out bad sellers.
For almost everything you buy on Amazon, there are a multitude of sellers on the listing. You have the option to go through the list of sellers, read their reviews and buy from the ones who have proven happy customers.
If Amazon.com or the brand (Neocell) is on the listing, buying from them will be the safest bet to ensure that you are receiving an authentic product.
PALEO FRIENDLY, GMO-FREE, GLUTEN FREE & SOY FREE
The collagen found in Neocell Super Collagen Powder comes from bovine (beef) that the company states is ethically sourced and grass fed.
It is Paleo friendly, non GMO, gluten free and soy free.
FLAVORS AND TYPES OF COLLAGEN
IS NEOCELL SUPER COLLAGEN POWDER CRUELTY FREE?
No. Neocell Super Collagen Powder is derived from food grade bovine collagen (beef) so it is not cruelty free, and would not be suitable for vegans.
NEOCELL SUPER COLLAGEN POWDER INGREDIENTS
Super Collagen™ Type 1&3 Derived from Pharmaceutical Food Grade Bovine Collager, Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate), Magnesium Stearate
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