Correxiko* reached out to my and asked if I would try their Marine Collagen supplements for one month in return for an honest review, so here we are after finishing my one month sample.
I’d always been intrigued by whether Collagen supplements actually do anything and especially if they do anything when you’re only 25, so thought I’d give it a go for you and be your guinea pig. I had no negative side effects, but it’s worth noting that you can experience them, so be careful… either way here’s my experience
Capsules vs Powder
I had a 5ox bag of the powder and a 120 capsules (which works out at 30 days) bottle. All in all I prefer the capsules just because they’re more fuss free… The powder doesn’t change the taste of what you’re eating at all, but I did find it gave my tea a weird texture and so (as I don’t eat smoothies or things I can normally put this in) it’s not something I can easily build into my diet. The capsules are fairly big and do have a slightly strange taste to them, but otherwise had no issue
Tablets (1 month) £35
Skin Hydration and Elasticity, Anti-Ageing
As a 25 year old, I didn’t actually notice a massive change to my skin while taking this. I don’t have any wrinkles to speak of, so nothing much to report of there… and also I noticed very little change in my skin at all while on this. I find that a decent skincare routine and regularly drinking water does actually make a huge difference… taking Collagen (at least for me)? Not much change at all
Stronger Nails and Thicker Hair
Neither my nails nor my hair have ever looked healthier and felt thicker after my month of being on this. My hair is naturally thick, but I found my hair fell out less as I was brushing my hair. And, after chewing my nails for years, they’re REALLY brittle. They break at pretty much every chance they can get and nothing seems to help. What I did notice is my nails felt much stronger!
Healthy Weight Loss and Improvements in Exercise Recovery
Sadly (with gyms closed) I can’t say exactly what muscle percentage I’ve gained. But, I’ve only just started to really see and feel the benefits of my exercise in ways that I haven’t in previous months! I’m actually now starting to see muscle growth! I’ve been working really hard in the last few months to get fitter and feel healthier and I found this really helped top up that exercise I was doing myself. However, I can’t also comment as to whether this would have happened without them
Would I Recommend?
I mean I’m not a dietician, so I can’t completely say yes or no when it comes to taking these on the daily. However, for myself personally, I probably wouldn’t continue taking them. While my hair and nails felt and looked healthy, I would rather replace supplements with good, decent nail and hair care. And with fitness, I really just need to drink more water and eat more protein. While I’m sure there are no negative side affects for most people taking collagen supplements, I just didn’t see enough of a change in anything to really warrant risking it.
Have you tried collagen? If so, what were your findings?
* Product is gifted, but all opinions are my own.
33 thoughts on “Collagen | My (Honest) Experience After One Month”
Personally I haven’t tried collagen, so this post has been super interesting to read. Thanks for sharing your experience with it
Hopefully it helps you know if you want to try it or not! x
I have been reading more and more about collagen and I wonder if it is something I need to think about. My skin really needs a boost, I am starting to look my 37 years and I could really do with NOT looking that age!! Lol
Thanks for sharing your experience x
I noticed very little difference in my skin… but I’m also only 25 so! haha x
I didn’t expect that you would notice a difference in hair – I wonder if it would do something for me since I am past 50 🙂
I have no doubt it would work differently in your 20s to your 30s or 40s or 50s for sure! x
I never took collagen to be honest, but I know that some people find it very helpful for their skin, I guess it depends on the person. Thank you for sharing Katie x
No problem! x
Anything that gives me stronger nails and thicker hair is something I am all for! I really like the sound of this brand Katie x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
No problem! Thanks for stopping by! x
I’ve never tried collagen but I agree with your opinion on supplements, I try to stick to getting nutrition from other sources and sticking to supplements only when I know I can’t get enough (eg. vitamin D). Thank you for this review though, it was interesting to learn about a new brand x
Yeah I totally get that! x
Great review! I have wondered if taking collagen would be a good idea. Like you, I’m leaning towards improving my diet and water intake. Thanks for sharing!!
Yeah! I didn’t notice enough of a difference to warrant taking it! Just need to drink more! x
Thanks for this honest review. I’m not one for taking supplements unless I get my Doctor’s okay ahead of time as they may interfere with other medication. Thanks for sharing.
Ah that’s fair! Apart from contraception, I’m not on anything else, so luckily don’t have to think about that x
This is such a great, honest review. I’ve not tried collagen supplements before but I do take some hair, nails and skin ones from Wilko which I love the results of.
Oooo I think I want to try some supplements for my nails instead! x
This is really interesting, I’m always interested to know if people notice a real difference in supplements. Great post!
No problem! Hopefully it was helpful! x
Loved the honest review! I am looking for something to thicken my hair cause its so thin but like you say you can focus more directly on supplements specific targeting that!
Yeah! Some of them will have a small level of collagen in there, but I would focus on what’s most important and then just eat and drink well! x
I feel like this is something that each person has to try because it will work for every body differently. Great review! Thanks for sharing your experience!
oh 100% and thanks for stopping by! x
Thanks for this review! I’ve always been curious about collagen but wasn’t sure how effective it actually was.
I think it depends on the person, but I wouldn’t say I noticed enough to keep going on it!x
I’ve heard about collagen but never really did that must research in it. This review was really good and honest. It has it’s benefits but maybe works differently for other persons. Great post! 😊
Oh I’m sure everyone has different experiences! Just wanted to share mine! x
It is so interesting to see how people are affected after taking collagen. I’ve taken collagen in the past but wasn’t too sure about its benefits. Though I found capsules being so much easier to intake than the powder version. It is great that you felt like your hair and nails looked healthy. It is always worth giving a try 🙂
Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com
Oh 100%! I’m glad I tried it, but I don’t think I’ll continue! x
I’ve been reading up a bit on collagen as it’s not something I knew anything about – it appears its efficacy is not yet proven but with Americans spending $293 million on collagen products in 2020 there is big money to be made. Do Correxiko give any data about where they source the product from?
This is the claim on their website: Our marine collagen is sourced from wild-caught deep-sea fish from Canada
Thank you – sadly it seems that deep sea fishing may not sustainable and can have negative impacts on both the species that are (over) fished and the habitat as a whole.