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.