Collagen is a complex structural protein that maintians strength and flexability for our ligaments, bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and more. This product specifically focuses on Type 1 and Type 3 collagen. Type 1 is found in tendons, skin, artery walls, the endomysium of myofibrils, fibrocartilage, and the organic part of bones and teeth. Type 3 is the collagen of granulation tissue, and is produced quickly by young fibroblasts before the tougher type 1 collagen is synthesized.
Value : 8/10 - This is not all an expensive product. A 250-count bottle costs around 16 dollars online. The serving size is 6 pills. That lasts about 42 days. I would take three in the morning, and three at night.
Effectiveness : 9/10 - The main reason I bought this product was specifically for my prohormone cycle that I was planning for back in the day. My first cycle (H-drol) produced horribly aching joints and I had pushed myself too hard a few times which caused me to take a few days off, and it bothered me big time. At that time, I was taking what everyone else recommends, Cissus, and it wasn't helping me much at all.
So when it came to my next cycle, I made sure I was prepared well in advanced with everything that could possibly help alleviate those symptoms, especially with an epistane clone which is known to dry out the joints. I took this product for the first part of my cycle, and I'm currently on NeoCells Fish Collagen + Hyaluronic Acid, which I will review when I've finished the bottle.
I never once experienced any dry/aching joints thus far, which has surprised me to be honest. I'm hitting the weights pretty damn hard, and usually when I push this hard, I expect some sort of aching joints, especially on cycle.
Other benefits that I have noticed is my skin just looks much better in general (besides the acne I'm getting from the PH's). It's smoother and doesn't dry out as much. My hair has also seen some benefits. It's more healthier looking, not so dry and frizzy.
When collagen is taken internally, the body receives the raw materials it needs to supplement the collagen found in all the areas we find important as bodybuilders, such as joints, bones, tendons and ligaments.
Overall : 8/10 - I found this product to be really helpful in regards to prevention of joint damage during this cycle. If I had wanted to, I could have made it two servings a day like some others choose to, but I didn't find it necessary since I never developed any problems thus far. I believe the best things to intake for our joints during a cycle are Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Celadrin, Fish Oil, and the usuals MSM/Chondroitin/Glucosamine.
So the next time you think of using something like Cissus, which is controversial at best, think of the basics when it comes to your body, and give Collagen a try!
- Helps With Aching Joints
- Better Skin And Hair
- Good Value
- Requires 6 Pills Per Serving