This Dr. Emil Collagen review is about dissecting the supplement in the greatest care possible. And thus, learn 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.
The goal here is to create an article so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at another supplement review for this specific thing. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that as well.
Dr. Emil Collagen Review – Initial Thoughts & Overview
According to the manufacturer, the Dr. Emil Collagen (Multi Collagen Pills) is an “All-In-One Super Collagen blend” sourced from “100% grass-fed beef, chicken, eggshell and marine collagen sources, including Types I, II, III, V & X.” So, as far as that goes, looking pretty good [R].
Also, it doesn’t seem to be involving endless marketing like BioTrust Ageless Multi Collagen or Ideal Collagen do. I mean, just about its only marketing tools are the notion of a supposedly discounted price and the 100% money-back guarantee without a day limit (though we probably would need to be reasonable with that).
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 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 enjoyed particularly is this idea of Black Pepper extract (BioPerine) “shown to vastly improve absorption, ensuring the most bioavailable Collagen capsules on the market.” Where have I heard that [R]?
Oh, yes. Supplements like Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides kind of claim that, too. But it I believe had more bragging rights given that it added various digestive enzymes. And that’s something I believe is more capable in assisting Collagen then 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 it 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 (!!), and 100% Natural (last of which I’ve no idea what actually stands for because the word “Natural” has a such stretched meaning these days).
So, is this Dr Emil Collagen supplement worth investing in?
Core Ingredients Are Not That Promising, Collagen Scarcity, Hooray!
As far as the core ingredients go for this Collagen of Dr. Emil, it reminds me of stuff like Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen and Purely Optimal Collagen Complex. Or in other words, superficially really awesome but, in reality, not so much.
So, the supplement of this review per serving (three capsules) offers 1735 milligrams of Multi-Collagen Complex created out of Hydrolyzed Bovine Hide Collagen Peptides, Chicken Bone Broth Collagen Concentrate, Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen Peptides, and Eggshell Membrane Collagen. To all of this, we also get 2.5 milligrams of BioPerine Black Pepper extract.
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 offers 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 Sports Research Collagen Peptides and Orgain Collagen Peptides. And through those amounts, they have a good chance of imbuing us with all their 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 the additives – 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 to be a harmful compound of it, babies consume tons of through mother’s milk [R, R, R, R, R].
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 doesn’t provide us any insight. There are no customer reviews or even just testimonials like what we find for NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder and Further Food Collagen.
So, to still gain proper insight, I turned to every single customer rating posted online, looking at all sellers and retailers. And doing that, I manage to find almost ten thousand 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. 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, Probably Worth Shortlisting
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 bit of 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, generally speaking, I feel there are plenty just outright better Collagen supplements. I mean, I would pick something like the Sports Research Collagen Peptides (full review), or Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (full review), or, my favorite one, Garden of Life Collagen Peptides (full review) over this one any time of the day.
However, in the scenario that it had to be a tablet or capsule Collagen supplement, then it might actually rank high for that specific category. In which case, I would reckon you could shortlist it. But I would still see the Genacol Collagen (full review) or the Physician’s Choice Collagen (full review) as the more superior options
Above all, I hope this Dr. Emil Collagen review helped you find the information you were looking for. But if not, definitely let me know in the comments on how I could further improve it.
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