Dr. Emil Collagen Review – Devil’s In The Details?

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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.

This Dr. Emil Collagen Review To Explore It Fully & In-Depth

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]?

Dr. Emil Collagen ReviewWhile 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.

It’s more like BioTrust Ageless Multi Collagen (review) or Ideal Collagen (review) now. Even more so, because it does go for quite a few marketing tactics to help people decide in favor of it.

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 [RRRRRRRRRR].

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 [RRRRR].

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 [RRRR]

I mean, don’t get me wrong. Sure, we can still get benefits out of this one. But it will very likely not be a full range of them. It’s just too scarce for that [RRRRRRRRR].

Black Pepper Is Claimed To Improve Absorption HereBut 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 [RRRRRR, RR, 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.

Gelatin May Be Sourced From Pig But This May Not Be TrueSo, how well does the Dr. Emil Collagen do in this department?

Pretty good. It uses only two additives (Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate) both of which are at least harmless despite one of them being highly controversial [RRRRRRRRRR].

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) [RRRRR].

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.

Dr. Emil Collagen ReviewsAnd, 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.

14 thoughts on “Dr. Emil Collagen Review – Devil’s In The Details?”

  1. My husband has been taking your multi collagen plus for a few months and has been itching all over his body. Have there been any complaints about itching that you’ve heard of? I’ve been taking it for the same length of time as him and am doing well. Thanks for your input.

    • Hey, Donna!

      I’m not really sure if it could be the Dr. Emil Collagen to blame for the itching. I mean, no customer that I saw reported similar effects. Instead, typically stomach distress/issues, nausea, or no effect at all were reported. Others questioned the quality. But no itching.

      Either way, one way to test that would be for your husband to take one to two weeks off from the supplement and see if he gets any better. It should typically be noticeable within two to three days but I would still make it a week (or better two) to see.

      Other than that, I will be rewriting the article soon. It seems that the quality for Dr. Emil Collagen is just no longer there.

      And this is not my multi Collagen. All I’m doing is proving a third-party opinion on the product. I’m not associated with the manufacturer in any way.


  2. Hi there, my thanks for your in-depth review of this product. I’m just throwing a thought out here. Would you personally consider increasing from 3 capsules daily to 4, in order to increase the amount? It makes sense to me, but I am certainly no expert in this realm.

    • Hey, Jean!

      Yeah, you can do that, for sure. I’m absolutely certain that there will be no harm in that; just more to gain.

      To that end, yes, yes, yes, it makes perfect sense, indeed. :)

      Only the kindest of regards,

  3. Hello Matiss,
    I am wondering if you have any conflicts of interest? Do you get compensation of any kind from the supplement industry that would cause bias? Just wondering. Its OK if you do, might account for your knowledge & expertise. Your review seemed logical and informative. I have wondered about mag.sterate bc it seems to be in most all the pills. Thx much.

    • Hey, Ag!

      To me, personally, no. None. Zero. I don’t get anything for recommending certain products or warning to avoid others other than an intrinsic inner kind of feeling that comes with helping others.

      That said, there are inevitable costs that come with maintaining a website. And so, this website does follow this idea of independent affiliate marketing (which is managed by my wife).

      Meaning, the focus is always on what is the truth. And then, if the truth happens to align with something that HK can link to to grant a percentage of the sale for HK at no cost to the reader (or sometimes even providing discounts), then it’s the approach.

      Other than that, HK will not ever be a place where you’ll find biased reviews that are written in a certain way just because they were compensated for, at least as long as I have any saying in that. Sure, there might be some sponsored content at some point similar to what we see on so many Youtube videos these days. But the attribution of those will not ever affect the actual content of the review.

      I hope that makes sense,

  4. Can you do this for Lion’s Mane. I really am interested in this product but need help with choosing the best one.

    • Hey, Annette!

      Uuu-uuu, yes. For sure.
      Generally speaking, it does look like a very decent product. I can’t say for certain whether or not it’s the best because I haven’t been too involved with Lion’s Mane yet. However, the Dr. Emil’s version of the thing does feel like something that is close to the top.

      To illustrate, I signed up for the testers. Anyway, in time, I’ll make sure to create a best-of list for them.

      Cheers, Annette! Have a Great One!

  5. Hey there, this is an amazing review you have got here. I am sure that the quality information in this post will be of great help to anyone who comes across it. It certainly was amazing help for me. Thank you. Personally, I really think that this product has potential. If only it was heavier on all the Collagen amounts. But still, if anything, it will certainly not be harmful in any way (third-party testing and all that).

    • Hey, Joy!

      I’m glad you enjoyed this one. And I certainly hope that, too.
      If only it was heavier on the Collagen, indeed. I couldn’t agree more.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  6. Dr. Emil Collagen sounds like it hits the middle of the road. Gets good reviews but maybe not enough bang for the buck spent on it. Thank you for the comparisons of the effective levels, I learned something new, that 10 to 20 grams is the sweet spot per serving while this one only gets to 1735 milligrams. But then I do think that if someone is new to supplements and just wants to try it out, it may not be a bad place to start since the reviews do rate it pretty highly at 98.4 favorable. I will try it to see if I agree with the ratings. Thank you!

    • Hey, Shawn!

      Yeah, I think that’s fair. Still, I would highly suggest preferring the other options over this one.

      I mean, yes, I agree, the success rate is impressively high. However, there are creative ways to manipulate it. Furthermore, it can be this incredibly misleading thing as I’ve seen it to be with so many other supplements.

      But if you still feel like trying it, go for it. By what I can tell, the quality is superb. The only real shortcoming is the amounts.

      Cheers, Shawn, have a Great One!

  7. Another collagen product that doesn’t have collagen!? (well, not enough to make a difference according to what all I read) I’ve heard that collagen is helpful, and I’m thinking that it probably is. But if an antibiotic is good to heal a certain kind of infection at 500 milligrams, why would anyone think it’s just as good if the pharmacist gave them one that had only 5 milligrams? Kinda crazy. I know, the other ingredients are supposed to be helpful and assist the collagen, but that only sounds like an excuse for cutting corners and making a higher profit. Do you think that is the case?

    Thanks so much for the in-depth review!


    • Hey, again, Darrin!

      Yeah, that’s quite a puzzling trend these days. Yesterday wrote about the Sanar Collagen. That’s pretty much another one that promises Collagen-associated gains without Collagen. As ridiculous as that sounds.

      Generally speaking, that comparison is so true. And it definitely applies to Collagen as well. However, when it comes to this protein, I still like to think that any amount can be helpful. I mean, our bodies naturally produce the thing anyway. Anything extra just adds to that.

      But that’s no excuse for being so scarce.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!


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