September 13, 2012
First off, I would like to extend another "Gone but sure as Hell not forgotten" shout out for T2k because I noticed that he also used this product and before I posted this review, he was the only reliable feedback on this supplement. R.I.P BIG BROSKI!!!!!
With that settled lets begin with the review. Collagen is a structural protein found in the connective tissues of our bones, muscles, ligaments, an skin. It is vital to the maintenance, integrity, and flexible nature of our connective tissue and has several key roles in the general structure of our tissues. Neocell's Super Collagen plus C contains the amino acid precursors of collagen types 1 and 3. Type 1 is found primarily in tendons of muscles, dermal tissue, the surrounding cell bodies of myofibrils, cartilage, the walls of the arterial structures of our circulatory systems, and the organic connective tissues of bones and teeth. Type 3 collagen is found mainly in the internal organs, blood vessels, and is responsible for the elasticity of skin tissue. It is synthesized into procollagen type 1 since type 1 is the more critical protein.
Value (10): I was able to get a 350-count bottle for 25 dollars. Not at all an expensive investment since if you follow the full 6-tablet dosage everyday, this bottle lasts you just about 2 months. Plain and simple, this product won't break the bank.
Usage (10): Very straightforward; 6 tablets a day preferably split into two 3 tablet servings. The bottle also recommends taking them on an empty stomach for optimal absorption.
Effectiveness (10): Supplementing with collagen is supposed to aid in the strengthening of the integrity of bones, skin tissue, nails, tendons, and ligaments. I will be honest, I have never experienced weakness or problems in any of these. So why would I take this? Well let me explain: In my earlier years coming of age, I suffered from some pretty bad facial acne. It left me with some scarring and a couple of pock marks. They are not significantly malformed or critical in anyway, but being only 24 years old, looks can be important in at this time of life. In addition, I have had some stretch marks on my shoulders and biceps as result of muscle growth. Stretch marks are regarded as a key of a hard worker for many athletes. However, when they are extensive, some corrections may be worth trying. After doing some research on collagen based supplements, I decided that neocell's super collagen would give me some help in correcting this. While using super collagen I was also using source natural's hyaluronic acid, which is a polysacharride that aids in the process of tissue repair and construction. I also took some extra vitamin C and fish oil antioxidants and omega fatty acids are important to collagen synthesis. As a combo, within three weeks of using these products, I did notice some improvement in my overall skin tone, appearance, and integrity. I also noticed that my muscle recovery was also somewhat improved and my nails looked less roughened. Hair was a little more fuller, but I've always had short hair. I guess this product made it appear more healthy if anything. Lastly, there some improvement in the feel of joint movement particularly in the reduction of stiffness.
Overall (10): Super collagen is an excellent supplement that can help with connective tissue improvement when combined with a proper diet high in protein, antioxidants, healthy fats, and water intake. I would recommend that it be stacked with some extra vitamin C, fish oil, and hyaluronic acid for maximum results. Hope this review helps you guys, thanks for reading.
P.S: One last shout out to T2k and be sure to follow my upcoming log which will potentially include alphamine as the latest addition.
TRAIN HARD SR!!!
- Has Vitamin C
- Helps With Aching Joints
- Better Skin And Hair
- Good Value
- Requires 6 Pills Per Serving