According to the Hey Nutrition Collagen reviews posted by customers, it’s been showing some amazing results. Many people have found it to be extremely beneficial to skin health. Others are thrilled with the gains for hair and nails. Whereas others more simply emphasize that they love the product and that it’s well worth the money. To that end, just a ton of people recommend it.
So, in this Hey Nutrition Collagen review, we will look at what this Marine Complex has to offer and is it truly something worth looking into getting.
Hence, the idea is to be no extension of the manufacturer’s marketing or other similar nonsense. 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 in assessing for marketing, ingredients, side effects (additives), customer feedback, and pricing. We’ll do it the truth-seeking way.
Marketing | Hey Collagen Is About Skin, Hair, Nail Health & More
According to the manufacturer, Hey Nutrition Collagen Complex “delivers potent doses of natural ingredients to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, prevent new wrinkles, improve hair and nail health, protect skin against UV rays and pollutants, improve immune function, and aid with weight management & joint health.” So, it sounds amazing [R].
And it uses plenty of tactics to appeal to our natural cognitive biases and help people decide in favor of it.
We get the option to buy more right off the bat and get a decent discount on every bottle. We also get a 60-day money-back guarantee. Then, we also have a decently thorough FAQ section. Furthermore, there’s also the option to get free shipping.
And best of all, there is also a section for Hey Nutrition Collagen reviews which is more like a testimonial format. Namely, we don’t really get to see any negative reviews. There are only a bunch of five-star ones put up for display.
As far as benefits, the supplement promises to provide anti-aging benefits, improve skin health, foster hair growth, increase nail strength, boost immune system, and augment our metabolic health and support healthy weight management. Also, it promises to help maintain healthy joints, bones, tendons and reduce inflammation.
As for free-of claims, we’ve got claims saying that it’s Non-GMO, Dairy-Free, Pescatarian-Friendly, Artificial-Flavors-Free.
So, it looks quite thrilling. But is it truly the powerful all-in-one solution that it is marketed for?
Ingredients | To Review Beneficial Aspects, I Have Mixed Emotions
There are many ways a Collagen supplement can be done. It can be a matter of just the Collagen as we have in the Sanar Collagen Wrinkle Formula (review). Then, there’s the option to do it with one or two extra ingredients like in the Yoli Collagen (review). And then, of course, we can also be a lot more elaborate with the additions like in the Reserveage Collagen Booster (review). And the latter is also the case here.
So, per serving (two capsules), the Hey Nutrition Collagen supplement offers 1000 milligrams of Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, 20 milligrams of Hyaluronic Acid, 66 micrograms of Sea Kelp Extract, 1,800 micrograms of Biotin, 10 milligrams of vitamin E, and 40 milligrams of vitamin C. Here’s to elaborate on what all of that means.
To start, 1000 milligrams is not a particularly high amount of Collagen. I mean, proper powder supplements like the Truvani Marine Collagen (review) typically offer no less than 10 grams of the protein per serving. So, to have 10-fold less likely won’t be that beneficial [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Another thing to potentially add to that is the fact that they don’t claim to source it from Wild-Caught, Deep-Sea fish which I would say is the best way to go. However, even if they don’t, I wouldn’t consider it a negative due to the following fact [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Hey Nutrition actually sources it from Fish parts that would be otherwise disposed of. Hence, they’re doing it in a really sustainable way which has to be given props for.
As for Hyaluronic Acid, it’s a very natural substance. We can actually find it in our bodies even without supplementation. But augmenting the amount of it through supplementation can help reduce wrinkles, delete dandruff, support skin elasticity, youthful look, and skin health overall, improve eye and joint health, and more. The only downside is that supplements typically offer about 50-100 milligrams. This is just 20 [R, R, R, R, R].
As for Sea Kelp, it’s a large brown algae native to deep saltwater. It’s very nutritious and it has plenty of benefits to offer. Kelp can improve weight loss, support hair health, help fight diabetes, improve cholesterol levels, aid longevity, bone health, thyroid function, and muscle function, as well as provide anti-aging benefits among other things [R, R, R, R, R].
As for Biotin (vitamin B7), 1,800 micrograms is actually not that much for a hair, skin, nail supplement. For example, supplements like the Natrol Biotin (review) and Solgar Biotin (review) have these in amounts of 5,000 micrograms. That said, I think 1,800 micrograms is a far better option as far as regular use goes.
Overall, heightened amounts of Biotin have been shown to improve liver metabolism, aid energy levels, promote the nervous system’s health, support healthy blood glucose levels, foster macronutrient metabolism, help battle cancer, Crohn’s, Rett, and Parkinson’s, as well as among other boost hair, skin, and nail health [R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for vitamin E, it’s lacking in terms of total amounts. Yes, it’s not the synthetic form that we encounter here. But 10 milligrams is way below minimal daily requirements. So, it is nice to have anyway. But not sure if there are going to be any specific gains from this like the supplement of this review suggests. For the full range of gains of this vitamin, we would likely need at least 344 milligrams [R, R, R, R].
As for vitamin C, while Hey Nutrition Collagen doesn’t seem to care to provide the exact label of ingredients, I believe that this we do not get in its most effective form that, say, fruits like oranges provide. Instead, it’s likely the synthetic version of the vitamin known as Ascorbic Acid [R, R, R].
I mean, don’t get me wrong. Ascorbic Acid can be plenty of help. In fact, in studies, it has been shown that there is, essentially, no difference between the two if the body really needs vitamin C [R, R, R].
Now, to kind of return to discussing that Marine Collagen aspect, there is one thing that bothers me. Yes, Hey Nutrition fosters this idea of creating supplements just from the highest quality ingredients. However, they don’t really boast about doing in-house testing or third-party testing. Hence, they probably aren’t [R, R].
But that’s something extremely important here because we have Marine Collagen (and Kelp as well) that suffers from contamination due to ocean pollution. So, they must be properly purified. To that end, it is my belief that they have to be third-party tested otherwise, we just can’t be sure (and because it’s so important).
Side Effects | To Review Additives, They Should Be Fine As Far As I Can Tell
Side effects are typically the product of additives. Additives are the “glue” ingredients that help keep it all together. And thus, no capsule supplement ever can really do without them. But they can go both ways. They can be harmless. And they can be harmful.
To illustrate, something like the Vegetable Magnesium Stearate that we find in supplements like Genacol Pain Relief (review), I would consider harmless. Granted, most of the internet will try to convince you that it’s not. But that’s just an ill interpretation of the available research (high-profile doctors agree) [R, R, R, R, R].
Another example would be the Potassium Sorbate that we find in supplements like the Vim & Vigor Collagenate (review). It uses something known as Potassium Sorbate. But that’s a substance shown in a few studies to potentially damage white blood cells. Which can in turn damage DNA. Which can lead to cancer among other things [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, what’s the story with the Hey Nutrition Collagen Complex?
Well, it’s hard to say because the Marine supplement of this review isn’t exactly straightforward about the ingredients that it contains. I mean, nowhere do they share with us its actual label. And that’s actually rare to see because most supplement manufacturers are very upfront about that.
Still, as far as the marketing materials go, it seems to use just one additive. The HMPC or Hypromellose or Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose.
It’s a substance created from a polysaccharide extremely abundant in both vegetables and fruits which is known as Cellulose. While enormous amounts of it can create side effects like bloating, constipation, or diarrhea, it’s very unlikely to happen. In fact, it’s far more likely to simply grant some slight benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, overall, it seems to me that there should be no real dangers with this.
Reviews | We Are Effectively Left In The Dark With Customer Feedback
So, we now have discussed all of the ingredient aspects within the supplement. What about customer feedback? Per Hey Nutrition Collagen reviews posted by customers, are they happy with the product they spent their money on? Or is it the opposite?
Frankly, the information on that is ridiculously scarce.
The sad part of it all is that of those 2,513 Hey Nutrition Collagen reviews, they don’t offer any insight into the one-star ones if there are any. And there should be some; no supplement ever has not had them regardless of how great it has been rated.
Usually, there is a way around this given that Collagen supplements are also commonly sold with third-party sellers. That, however, is not the case with the supplement of this review.
Basically, the only place we can buy it from is from the manufacturer. I mean, yes, I did find some other sites that sell it. But neither of those have any customer reviews at this time.
Hence, we’re kind of left in the dark as far as the negative feedback has been. And, to some extent, that’s a great strategy for the manufacturer. Because it likely helps to sell. But it sucks in terms of transparency and for any truth-seeking purposes.
On that note, based on what I’ve seen with similar products, I would assume this has a global success rate of around 89% or 90%.
Pricing | These Hey Nutrition Marine Capsules Are Not Affordable
So, as far as the Hey Nutrition Collagen reviews by customers, it seems that many have been pleased with their purchase. Would that entail the fact that they see the Marine Collagen Complex as something very fair for the price? Well, from experience, not necessarily. But let’s look at the math.
So, the supplement of this review typically costs £39.99 ($53.40) for a bottle. That’s about £1.33 ($1.78) for every serving of the supplement. Since every serving contains 1000 milligrams, that’s £13.33 ($17.80) for every 10 grams of Marine Collagen. Thus, how does that compare?
Well, let me just say that it’s not very good. Here’s a couple of examples to illustrate.
Andrew Lessman Marine Collagen (review) typically costs $59.90 for 60 servings. That’s $1.00 per serving or $2.00 for every 10 grams of Collagen. Meaning, it costs just 11% of what Hey Nutrition option does. Granted, Andrew Lessman is a powder but still (and powders are naturally more cost-efficient).
Some would say that Hey Nutrition has to be better because it adds a higher number of additions to the supplement. However, the way I see it, it’s more about what kind of additions it adds. Namely, I would prefer the MSM (for joint health) that Andrew Lessman adds over what Hey Nutrition does.
Plus, the Andrew Lessman product is third-party tested. And it has no additives. And it has customer reviews to judge it by. Plus, it’s created by using just solar energy. And given the price difference, it’s just better.
Another one to compare it to would be the Truvani Marine Collagen (review). This is Wild-Caught, Deep-Sea, Non-GMO, also third-party tested. It doesn’t add any additional substances apart from Collagen but it adds the very rare Type II Collagen of Marine. And it typically costs 2.12 for every 10 grams of Marine Collagen.
So, it’s like 12% of the Hey Nutrition’s Collagen price. I mean, the product of this review just doesn’t seem to be worth it.
Overall | I Think It’s Fine To Consider It But That’s It
Previously, before writing this Hey Nutrition Collagen review, I haven’t really encountered the Hey Nutrition brand. And it seems like a good brand. It’s just that their attempt at doing Collagen I’m not that fond of.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, it has its positives. It’s Non-GMO. It’s sustainably sourced. It comprises a pretty unique ingredient combination. It does it by the way of only harmless additives. So, it definitely has its charm.
On the other hand, it lacks third-party testing, hence some of the ingredients might be contaminated. There are also no third-party customer reviews. And then, the Collagen amounts per capsule are likely to be limited in their benefits at best. Lastly, the price is pretty high.
Thus, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I would recommend just considering it.
On that note, if you’re interested in what I believe is truly awesome if you’re after Marine Collagen specifically, check out this one (review). Other than that, if you’re interested in a great Collagen product just in general, here’s my favorite one both in terms of price and quality (review).
Above all, I hope this Hey Nutrition Collagen review helped you find the information you were looking for. If you have any thoughts or questions, I’m all here for you. And do feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product as well.