This Dr. Emil Collagen review is about dissecting the supplement in the greatest care possible. And thus, learning everything about it to the smallest detail.
To make that happen, we will explore the claims, as well as all of the promotional materials. We will also look into the beneficial ingredients. Then, we’ll turn our sights to the additives and their potential long-term effects or lack thereof. And finally, we’ll also have a section where we’ll discuss customer reviews and global success rates, as well as one devoted to pricing discussions.
For Marketing, This Dr. Emil Is More In Our Face Than It Used To
According to the manufacturer, the Dr. Emil Collagen (also known as the Dr. Emil Multi Collagen Plus) is the “5-in-one collagen blend formula to look and feel your best.” Per their words, the “formula combines 5-collagen peptides into an effective blend of 100% grass-fed beef, chicken, eggshell, and marine collagen sources, including collagen I, II, III, V & X for maximum benefits.” Hence, just by the looks of it, looking pretty awesome, right [R]?
While previously its product page felt really bride and collected, I think it’s fair to say that this Dr. Emil no longer leaves that impression.
At the forefront of it all is the supposedly discounted price. And an immediate second is the customer review rating on Amazon. It definitely seems like an incredibly positive one.
Then, on top of all that, they also offer a 60-day money-back guarantee. But to make matters even more captivating, they also offer 20% off the already discounted price of Dr. Emil Collagen if we choose to subscribe to monthly shipments.
As for the claims, there are a couple. As far as benefits, it promises anti-aging, healthier hair, skin, nails, stronger joints, and bones, as well as fostering better digestion and overall gut health. In regards to which, I bet Organixx Turmeric 3D (review) would beg to argue that anything that contains Black Pepper can’t improve gut health. But that’s a different story.
And there are other claims. One that I did not see coming was this idea that Black Pepper (BioPerine) vastly improves absorption. I mean, I’ve seen similar claims by supplements like Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides (review). The difference, however, is that I believe it had more bragging rights given that it added various digestive enzymes instead. And that’s something I believe is more capable of assisting Collagen than BioPerine is. But we’ll get to that [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Lastly, one of my favorite things about the Dr. Emil Multi Collagen Plus is that it’s third-party tested. Which is always a great thing for a supplement to have. Then, it’s also said to be GMO-Free, Hormone-Free (which is extremely important), and All-Natural (last of which I’ve no idea what actually stands for because the word “Natural” has a such stretched meaning these days).
But is this Dr. Emil Collagen a supplement genuinely worth investing in?
To Review Ingredients, The Collagen Scarcity Is Just Ridiculous
As far as the core ingredients go, this Collagen of Dr. Emil reminds me of stuff like the Purely Optimal Collagen Complex (review) and Sanar Collagen Wrinkle Formula (review). Or, in other words, it may superficially seem really awesome but, in reality, it’s not so much.
So, per serving (three capsules), the supplement of this review offers 1735 milligrams of various Collagens plus 2.5 milligrams of BioPerine Black Pepper extract.
What I really like about the label is that it is very specific as to how much of each Collagen type we’re getting. It’s said to be 1000 milligrams of Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen, 600 milligrams of Bovine Bone Broth, 50 milligrams of each Chicken Broth Collagen and Fish Hydrolyzed Collagen, and 35 milligrams of Eggshell Membrane Collagen.
Now, the Collagen contents. The fact that it’s 100% grass-fed and hormone-free is really good. It’s how we want our Collagen to be. What I’m not so fond of, however, are the total amounts of those various sources [R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, I feel any proper Collagen supplement per serving should offer at least 10 grams or 10,000 milligrams of this protein all the way up to 20 grams or 20,000 milligrams. Perfect examples of this include Dr. Matthew Collagen (review) and Orgain Collagen Peptides (review). And through those amounts, they have a good chance of imbuing us with all the potential benefits. But at 1735 milligrams, I believe that’s a longshot at best [R, R, R, R]
But does the 2.5 milligrams of BioPerine Black Pepper extract somewhat remedy that? After all, they claim that it improves Collagen absorption.
Well, the way I see it, it’s a somewhat stretched truth. It improves Collagen absorption no more than it would improve the absorption of any other protein (fat) or carbohydrate. Here’s the deal [R].
Black Pepper extract is known to improve the absorption of only very few very specific compounds. There are two such compounds. Curcumin and Beta-Carotene. Whereas everything else is just kind of a byproduct of Black Pepper’s natural ability to foster proper stomach function. And do so through promoting the release of specific enzymes in our intestines and pancreas that help break down those two macronutrients I mentioned in the previous paragraph [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, yes, it can help. But the improved absorption (or more like improved digestion in this case) is nothing like Black Pepper is for Curcuminoids or Beta-Carotene.
Additives Are Safe & Completely Okay For Long-Term Use
Not many people pay enough attention to additives. Regardless, be it those added to their food or be it those added to their supplements. But those truly can hurt in the long-term, and sometimes even in the short-term. Which isn’t exactly ideal. And, kind of goes without saying, that we should choose those mindful about their ingredients over those that aren’t.
So, how well does the Dr. Emil Collagen do in this department?
I mean, as far as Magnesium Stearate goes, I think there will be confused people as long as the internet exists. Indeed, it’s quite a misleading place if we trust the first couple of Google searches.
But really diving into the science shows that it’s something not harmful. In fact, the thought of it being a harmful compound is actually ridiculous because babies basically consume tons of it through mother’s milk (it’s actually Stearic Acid that they consume which is the component of Magnesium Stearate blamed for all the supposedly potential negative effects) [R, R, R, R, R].
Now, how’s that for harmful?
Customer Reviews Surprised Me, Much Higher Than I Expected
Now, customer reviews and global success rates are a fascinating aspect. Yes, these can give us a proper idea of how well a product is actually performing in real life. But these can be terribly deceiving as well. Which is the case here?
If we look at the product page of the Dr. Emil Collagen, it used to not have a customer review section on there. But now, they not only have a section like that, they also provide testimonials. And there’s even a reference to the Dr. Emil Collagen reviews found on Amazon.
But as we’ve come to learn through the product pages of supplements like Skinny Fit Super Youth (review) or NeoCell Gummy Glow (review), it typically is impossible to find the accurate truth on there. So, to gain proper insight in the matter of how helpful it has actually been to consumers, I turned to every single customer rating posted I could find by all third-party sellers and retailers.
And doing that, I managed to find almost ten thousand Dr. Emil Multi Collagen Plus reviews or 9,511 to be very specific.
And, boy, is the Collagen supplement of this review well-received. I did not expect that at all.
So, out of that number, there were 153 negative ones (119 one-star, 34 two-star ones) and 9358 positive ones (86 three-star, 379 four-star, 8893 five-star). And thus, an absolutely incredible global success rate of 98.4%. Which is likely even higher than that given that people are more naturally inclined to report negative experiences than positive ones.
Of course, positive ones completely swore by it. Whereas the negative ones were typically connected with allergic reaction and thus, massive side-effects of that Black Pepper addition. For others, it simply didn’t work. But this, however, wasn’t all.
A couple of people reported massive visual and smell differences between the capsules when comparing to an earlier purchase. Which may suggest that this might be a similar case for what I found likely to be on Amazon with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and Code Age Multi Collagen.
Or it might just be a bad batch.
If You’re After Pills Specifically, Dr. Emil Collagen Is Shortlist-Able
I know a lot of best-of lists out there feature this Dr. Emil Multi Collagen supplement. Some put it even on the very top of their lists. Which I do find a bit misguided, ill-considered, even outright negligent. I mean, while it definitely isn’t the worst, it’s, I feel, probably not quite a best-of-list-worthy either.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. There are quite a few aspects of this product worth admiring.
For example, the fact that they do third-party testing for it, the fact that they use grass-fed, hormone-free Collagen, the fact that it uses only harmless additives, and even the fact that it has just an insanely, insanely high global success rate.
Still, I believe the amounts of Collagen per serving are just too scarce to ensure the full capacity of gains. Plus, while we didn’t discuss that too much, just look at its ingredients. I mean, 1600 milligrams of the total 1735 milligrams per serving are bovine-sourced. Meaning, all other Collagen sources are just 135 milligrams or 7.8% of the entire thing.
I don’t know how you feel about this. But to me, this feels like an absolute disgrace for a Multi-Collagen. But despite that, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I have to kind of put this in the group of shortlist-able ones. Because it does go all out on quality, it is a capsule supplement (hence, the scarcer amounts) and they are very transparent with Dr. Emil Collagen’s ingredients.
On that note, I believe there are plenty of better Collagen options out there. Personally, I would prefer the Live Conscious (LiveWell) Collagen Peptides (full review with a summary) over any Multi-Collagen. But if it has to be a Multi-Collagen and a capsule one, it would be after the Live Conscious Beyond Collagen. It’s just better.
Above all, I hope this Dr. Emil Collagen review helped you find the information you were looking for. Would you consider this one a good deal? Would you buy it for yourself or your family? Do you think it’s worth our time? Let me know below. Also, feel free to leave your own personal review of this below. I’d love to hear from you.