According to the Alaya Multi Collagen reviews, customers have been delighted with this supplement.
Truly many have found benefits when it comes to their skin, hair, nail, and joint health. Others have noticed improved recovery times after workouts. Others more do thoroughly enjoy the fact that it has no taste or smell, or it’s very mild. Whereas others more share the experience of having tried many but this is hands down the best.
In this Alaya Collagen review, we will test all of that positivity regarding these five Multi Collagens.
Hence, the idea is to be no extension of the manufacturer’s marketing or other BS. This is all going to be about what I feel is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And we’ll do that by assessing marketing, ingredients, side effects (additives), customer feedback, and pricing. We’ll do it the truth-seeking way.
Marketing | These Alaya Supplements Sure Promise Many Benefits
According to the manufacturer, the Alaya Multi Collagen is a multi-source collagen peptide blend. It holds Collagen types I, II, III, V, and X, and it is sourced from the highest quality chicken, bovine, fish, and egg collagen. Plus, per their words, there’s also a proprietary blend for an extra layer of hair, skin, and joint support.
The emphasis is definitely on hair, skin, nail, and joint health.
But it does also claim to aid digestive health and boost metabolism, promote cardiovascular health, increase lean muscle mass, improve anti-inflammation, and augment the immune system’s capabilities.
As for marketing, they also take advantage of many.
First, it promises free shipping if an order exceeds $50. Then, it also offers a subscription option which comes with 15% off. Third, there’s also an Alaya Collagen review section which is beyond unnaturally positive. Fourth, they offer a 30-money-back guarantee.
As for any free-of-claims, it’s said to be GMO-Free and Gluten-Free. Then, there’s also Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Shellfish-Free, Wheat-Free, Tree-Nuts-Free, and Peanuts-Free.
So, all in all, based on marketing materials, it looks good. But is it actually worth the investment?
Ingredients | Collagen Is Actually Just One Of Its Perks
With Alaya, we have five different Collagen supplements. There are four different powders (Unflavored, Chocolate, Vanilla, Raspberry Lemonade) and one capsule version of the thing. Of these, all four powders share the exact same beneficial ingredients but the capsules do have it differently.
Hence, we’ll be looking at both groups of supplements separately.
Alaya Collagen Powders – Sourcing Is Amazing & I Like The Joint Complex, Too
As far as Collagen supplements, there are many ways to do them. A classic way to approach it is by offering just Collagen and nothing else. Another way to do it is by adding vitamins like in the LAC Taut Collagen (review). But we can make it also about different kinds of additions like the case with the Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty (review).
For the powders of this review, it’s the very last approach they’ve chosen. So, per serving (one scoop), the Alaya Collagen Powders offer 8.6 grams of Multi Collagen Complex and 1.0 grams of Multi Joint Complex.
The Multi Collagen Complex consists of Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen Peptides, Hydrolyzed Avian Collagen Peptides, Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen Peptides, and Hydrolyzed Chicken Egg Shell Membrane Collagen. Whereas the Multi Joint Complex is a mix of Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, and Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).
So, what does it all mean?
Well, first, when it comes to the sourcing of the Multi Collagen Complex, it’s kind of the ideal thing.
I mean, frankly, it couldn’t be any better. Bovine Collagen is Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised, Hormone-Free, and Cruelty-Free. Avian Collagen and Egg Shell Membrane Collagen are from Free-Range Chickens. And Fish Collagen is Wild-Caught, Deep-Sea, and Sustainable. I mean, that’s the kind of sourcing that will be most beneficial [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Second, 8.6 grams is a decent amount of Collagen. I mean, sure, I would much rather prefer it to be at least 10 grams. But 8.6 is pretty close to that. Furthermore, we always have the option to just add a bit more of that Alaya Multi Collagen Powder. That’s the advantage of it being a powder [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Third, they also do third-party testing on this for purity and potency. Hence, all the Collagen aspects are properly taken care of and, essentially, in every way, superb.
Now, on to that Multi Joint Complex, we have three very capable joint-health-related substances. These are the exact same ones that we find in products like the Nature Made TripleFlex (review).
So, Chondroitin is a natural compound that happens in both human and animal tissues naturally. It’s involved in the production and maintenance of cartilage by a way of adding lubrication and flexibility to damaged or stiff joints and tissues [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, there’s plenty it can help with. Obviously, its primary undertaking is the solid foundation of joint health. But it can also improve skin health, aid wound healing, and foster faster recovery after both injury and exercise. And, of course, also, with any joint-related condition like Arthritis, it can assist in helping fight off [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Then, Glucosamine is a rather similar natural compound to Chondroitin. Meaning, it’s also something that’s recognized to be very important in maintaining and developing healthy cartilage within the joints. In addition to that, it also serves as a building block for various kinds of other stuff [R, R, R, R, R].
So, naturally, supplementing can potentially bring about healthier joints and help battle and cure arthritis in a fully natural way. On top of that, it can also improve digestive health, lessen bone pain, and decrease inflammation [R, R, R, R, R].
Lastly, the Alaya Collagen’s Multi Joint Complex also has MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). This is yet another naturally occurring substance. It is found in humans, animals, and even plants. And, it does seem like the more capable substance over the other two ones [R, R, R, R, R].
To illustrate, MSM is something that is known for reducing Arthritis symptoms and joint pain, promoting skin health, improving digestive health, possessing anti-inflammatory properties, promoting Glutathione (extremely powerful antioxidant) levels, helping fight cancer, aiding muscle recovery after exercise, and augmenting immunity overall while also offering other gains [R, R, R, R, R].
Alaya Collagen Capsule Edition – The Same Ingredients But Lower Amounts
Now, let’s discuss the Capsule version of Alaya Collagen. I mean, when it comes to Collagen in capsules, there’s a natural limitation on the whole thing. The natural limitation is that we can’t put that much Collagen in capsules as we have with powders.
We have seen that illustrated by brands like Code Age (review) and Vitauthority (review). Namely, we have an abundant Collagen powder product but when it comes to a capsule version, the amounts per serving are significantly lower.
So, per serving (three capsules), it offers 1.8 grams of Multi Collagen Complex and 150 milligrams of Multi Joint Complex.
As for Multi Collagen Complex, it literally uses the same ingredients as all the Alaya Collagen Powders do. Namely, we’ve got Collagen from four different sources. And it is is Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised, Cage-Free, Hormone-Free, Cruelty-Free, Wild-Caught, Deep-Sea, Sustainable, and also third-party tested.
The same story is with that Multi Joint Complex. It’s Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) all over again.
And that’s great for the average customer. Because it’s way more transparent and straightforward than brands like Ancient Nutrition which has one powder Collagen option (review) and a completely different capsule Collagen option but both are marketed as if they had the same ingredients.
So, I guess the real question is this. Can this be genuinely beneficial while being offered daily at such comparatively low amounts?
Personally, I think Collagen is one of those things that can help, to some extent, even in tiny amounts. That said, I do believe that we likely won’t be seeing the full range of gains. And to that end, it’s definitely a flaw with the capsules.
But, again, it’s kind of an expected one. It’s kind of an inherent one with any multi Collagen capsules out there.
Side Effects | To Review Additives, We Need To Look At Them Separately
Side effects are the product of additives. The wrong kind can really help mess up our health and even bring extremely violent health conditions. Whereas the right kinds of them will not ever have that effect.
When it comes to Alaya Collagen supplements we’ve got the Unflavored Alaya Multi Collagen, Vanilla version, Chocolate edition of things, Raspberry Lemonade approach, as well as a way of Capsules. And all of them use a different set of additives. Hence, I propose we discuss them separately.
Alaya Multi Collagen Unflavored – This Is The Best Way & No Additives Whatsoever
I believe that the Alaya Multi Collagen Unflavored is kind of a flagship supplement for the entire brand. In its essence, it’s basically the foundation for any Alaya Powder and, to some extent, even the Capsule version.
So, what about the additives in this?
It takes the same approach that we’ve seen so many other really cool Collagen supplements like the Live Conscious Collagen Peptides (review) and the Truvani Marine Collagen (review) take. It takes the approach of having no additives whatsoever.
And this is not a very common thing. In fact, there are only a few categories of supplements that can do this. But for 99% of them, that’s not possible, and additives are just a necessary additional ingredient to make tablets, capsules, liquids, etc. possible.
Hence, as far as the side effects for the Alaya Multi Collagen Unflavored go, it is utmost likely that there won’t be any. There just aren’t any additives, to begin with.
Alaya Multi Collagen Vanilla – It, Essentially, Has More Benefits To Show For
Now, compared to the Unflavored option, the Alaya Multi Collagen Vanilla doesn’t do it without additives. It adds a couple of them. But the good thing is that all of them are quality.
So, the Vanilla version uses Organic Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, and Stevia Leaf Extract. Here’s to elaborate on them.
Natural Flavors are a rather tricky thing because despite what most people believe, they are not necessarily a healthy additive.
The truth of the matter is that it all depends on the manufacturing practices in place to create them. But since Alaya Collagen does third-party testing, I don’t think a Natural Flavor of Organic origins can be bad in any way [R, R, R, R, R].
As for Sea Salt, it’s a great ingredient. In fact, it is not only harmless, but it can also aid the immune system, support weight loss, improve digestive health, promote heart, skin, and brain health, augment nutrient absorption, help battle depression and Rheumatoid Arthritis, assist muscle function, and do a number of other things [R, R, R, R].
Whereas Stevia Leaf is the opposite of something like Sucralose (harmful) or Saccharin (harmful). Meaning, it is a natural sweetener that is actually healthy to consume. To that end, it can promote weight loss, reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood sugar, help fight Lyme disease, improve gut health, have anti-cancer properties, and have other useful benefits [R, R, R, R, R].
So, as far as the Alaya Multi Collagen Vanilla version goes, I don’t think it has the additives to create any side effects or otherwise unpleasantries.
Alaya Multi Collagen Chocolate – This Offers Cocoa Which Has Plenty Of Positives
The Alaya Multi Collagen Chocolate is kind of like the Vanilla version of the brand. The only difference is that it adds one more additive to the table. And, of course, the Natural Flavor it uses is inherently different.
So, the supplement of this section uses Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, and Stevia Leaf Extract. To that end, since the last three we already discussed, let us go over the Cocoa aspect.
So, Cocoa is an insanely positive ingredient to consume.
It’s extremely abundant in various antioxidants, and it can improve health in many ways. It can improve brain function, help fight cancer, reduce fatigue, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, enhance mood, improve cardiovascular health, help fight depression, display neuroprotective properties, and be anti-bacterial while possessing other helpful effects [R, R, R, R].
Thus, is the Alaya Multi Collagen Chocolate a bad version of things?
No. I would say that in terms of potential gains, it’s even better than the Vanilla option. And so, this too has no reason whatsoever to cause any side effects.
Alaya Multi Collagen Raspberry Lemonade – The Scariest Version For Side Effects
All of the other Alaya Multi Collagen Powders out of the way, I believe that this Raspberry Lemonade version is the trickiest of all. When compared to the ingredients of the Vanilla option, this removes the Sea Salt and brings to the table two other additives.
So, the Alaya Multi Collagen Raspberry Lemonade uses Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, and Stevia Leaf Extract. Of these, Natural Flavors and Stevia already were discussed. But let’s discuss the other two now.
Malic Acid is the least complicated one. It is a substance naturally occurring in fruits like grapes, pears, apples, apricots, cherries, and many more. It’s also commonly used as a beneficial ingredient in various supplements. Hence, if anything, this is a beneficial thing [R, R, R, R].
Whereas with Citric Acid, it’s not that clear cut, for sure. I mean, it can be a very helpful substance, and it also naturally happens in various fruits like lemons, limes, grapefruits, various berries, and even in vegetables like broccoli. Still, there are some dangers associated with it [R, R].
Second, it can be problematic if there’s too much of it in our diet. A side note in this regard, many processed foods add this as a preservative to improve shelf life. Thus, generally, this is not a concern unless we eat tons of processed food daily. If that’s the case, it can really mess with our health and immune system in the form of free radicals. Nausea, vomiting, tooth decay, abdominal pain, and more are then a possibility [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Third, Citric Acid naturally improves Aluminum absorption. And Aluminum absorption isn’t exactly healthy. It can over time lead to a ton of negative effects and ill-health outcomes, like chronic diseases. Hence, I would make sure that I don’t drink or stir the Raspberry Lemonade with anything Aluminum like a spoon [R, R, R].
Thus, yeah, this is arguably the most potential side effects-packed option of all Alaya Multi Collagen supplements. But it is absolutely conditional. Meaning, with the right habits, this one is also without real dangers.
Alaya Multi Collagen Capsules – Just One Additive To Make A Safe Capsule Version
While many associate capsules and tablets as the most additive-intense ways of supplementation, I don’t think that’s necessarily true (however, typically capsules do win over tablets in this regard). It’s definitely not the case if we compare the Alaya Multi Collagen Capsules with the Raspberry Lemonade of the brand.
That’s because the Capsule version only uses one additive. And it’s a solid one.
It uses Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose. This is also known as HPMC or Hypromellose. It’s a substance derived from Cellulose (plant structures). And there are quite a few influencers out there that will try to catch you off-guard by saying that this is harmful [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
But that couldn’t be less true. In fact, this is a substance that can also bring various benefits. And overall, it’s one of the safest additives out there used by various true-quality supplements on the market. Furthermore, even in ridiculously high amounts (which won’t happen with just these capsules alone), it doesn’t get any worse than bloating, constipation, or diarrhea [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, I’m pretty confident that the Alaya Multi Collagen Capsules won’t be causing any unpleasantries as far as side effects.
Reviews | Unflavored Is Liked A Lot & Others Have Little Feedback
When it comes to Alaya Collagen reviews posted by customers, it is way more scarce than I anticipated. But it was still enough to assess a proper success rate for the Unflavored Powder version of the supplement.
Now, the product pages do contain their own respective customer review sections. But as showcased by many supplements out there including the Andrew Lessman Marine Collagen (review) and NeoCell Super Collagen (review), these aren’t really that reliable.
I mean, they are often tailored to the manufacturers’ needs (likely adjusted), hence these are optimized for selling. And thus, they’re worthless if the truth is what we’re after.
Therefore, I did some research on feedback from all sellers and retailers I could find. And to my surprise, I wasn’t able to find much. I mean, just about the only Alaya Multi Collagen customer reviews available online are those findable on Amazon. While other sellers do sell the supplements as well, they don’t have any feedback on their pages.
Well, apparently the flavored versions are still new to the market because even Amazon had very few reviews to report. Also, the capsule version doesn’t seem to be getting much feedback. So, we’ll not discuss those.
But when it comes to the Unflavored version, I managed to find 1,787 pieces of feedback. Of these, 1,600 Alaya Multi Collagen reviews were positive which gives us a global success rate of 89.5%.
And that is good but not as good as what we had a year before when it was sitting at 93.8% with those 1,568 reviews. But based on the new feedback, I’m not actually sure people are being sold the actual product (possibly a counterfeit).
This wouldn’t be the first time that I would have encountered this with Amazon. This has been a huge trend I’ve noticed ever since my review of the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. And then, (don’t quote me on this but what I gather) the conditions in the warehouses haven’t really been great either (the supplements possibly do get spoiled there).
And this is illustrated perfectly by the bad reviews.
The vast majority of people didn’t like the taste. Many were repelled by the smell. Others complained about the seal being ripped off when they received a new container. Others more encountered side effects like bloating, stomach pain, and headaches.
Then, others were unhappy with the container being half full or the fact that it did not blend well. And then, others more complained about it not providing any benefits whatsoever. And then, some people even received expired products.
To that end, the manufacturer’s page is, for sure, the better way to purchase it. Even if it’s just for that 30-day money-back guarantee (but clearly it’s more than that).
Pricing | Given The Value, I’m Confident This Is One Of The Good Ones
While I did notice some Alaya Multi Collagen reviews where people said that it was a waste of money, no one really complained about the products being expensive. So, would that entail that they are probably not? Well, let’s do some math.
So, the powder supplements of this review (Unflavored, Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry Lemonade) all cost originally $39.99 for a container. But since the subscription option is so flexible, I would argue that we’re looking at a typical price of $33.99. And so, this is where it differs.
The Unflavored version offers 40 servings. Whereas the Alaya Multi Collagen Flavored options offer instead 35. Thus, it’s either $0.85 per serving with the Unflavored and $0.97 with the Flavored ones. Or to put it in the framework of easier comparison, that’s 98.8 cents and $1.13 for every 10 grams of Multi Collagen, respectively.
So, how does it compare?
Well, it compares very well. And that’s true even when it comes to what I have coined to be the three best Multi Collagens out there.
One of them is BioTrust Ageless Multi Collagen (review). It costs typically $31 per 20 servings of 11.25 grams of Multi Collagen. To do the math, that’s $1.38 for every 10 grams of Multi Collagen. Thus, it’s about 40% of Alaya Collagen’s price (Unflavored).
Now, both of them have great additives. Both have great success rates. Both have the best ingredients as far as sourcing. And both are third-party tested. Hence, the only real difference is, yes, price, and the fact that BioTrust adds L-Tryptophan whereas Alaya adds that Multi Joint Complex. And I would take the latter between the two any time of the day.
Another one is Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Powder (review). It’s typically $38.21 per container of 45 servings which is then a thing of 84.9 cents for every 10 grams of Multi Collagen. So, Alaya is about 15% more expensive.
Similar to the BioTrust comparison before, both have great additives, success rates, and third-party testing. Again, the difference in added ingredients. Ancient Nutrition adds 2 Billion CFU of the Probiotic Bacillus Coagulans whereas Alaya serves Chondroitin, Glucosamine, and MSM.
To compare them, again, that’s a close call. Personally, I would value the Chondroitin, Glucosamine, and MSM over the price increase but I think it will highly depend from person to person.
Ultimately, the most important thing to take away from this section is that Alaya Multi Collagen is priced reasonably, fairly, and compares really well. And that’s where we at.
Pros & Cons | Frankly, There Are No Cons With This Product
|✓ It is sourced from Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised, Hormone-Free, Cruelty-Free, Free-Range, Wild-Caught, Deep-Sea, and Sustainable Collagen. In other words, it’s the best quality Multi Collagen possible.||✘ None.|
|✓ It is Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and more.|
|✓ It’s third-party tested.|
|✓ Since it is a powder, we get to adjust the dosage easily to our liking.|
|✓ It offers a great proprietary blend.|
|✓ It comes in various flavors for every taste. And the additives are decent, at the least.|
|✓ It’s great value for money. And it has great success rates.|
Overall | Basically Everything About It Is A Positive, Definitely Buyable
When I started to put together this Alaya Collagen review, I didn’t think much of the brand. The sourcing seemed great but other than that, I wasn’t so sure. That said, having fully familiarized myself with it, all in all, I feel we have a new contender when it comes to the scenery of the best Multi Collagen supplements out there.
I mean, for negatives, I feel almost biased. Because I don’t really have any hard ones to name. I mean, sure, the serving size could be a bit larger to get to those 10 grams. But that’s so minor that I feel kind of bad for mentioning it. And then, not having reviews for the Flavored options could be another one.
I mean, for positives, the Collagen sourcing on this is superb. We couldn’t have it better. The additives are great for every single supplement and not just a few of them. That Multi Joint Complex is also a great addition. And it does third-party testing to round that all off.
And then, we’ve also got great success rates on the Alaya Multi Collagen Unflavored. And the pricing also feels very fair and reasonable.
Ultimately, if I had to make the perfect Multi Collagen, this is how I would do it. I absolutely love it. And hence, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I believe that this one is to buy, for sure.
Above all, I hope this Alaya Multi Collagen review helped you find the information you were looking for. If you have any thoughts or questions, I’m here for you. And do feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product as well.