It Works! CollagenWorks Review – High Price For Low Value

|  Initial Thoughts  |  Core Ingredients  |  Additives  |  Success Rate  |  Final Thoughts  |

This It Works! CollagenWorks review is all about uncovering whether or not It Works! truly works or is it just a brand name to create an impression of that.

Thus, inevitably, we will be discussing the promotional materials, their proposed claims, beneficial ingredients, the associated benefits with them, inactive ingredients (so-called “additives”), as well as the global success rates and customer reviews you can encounter on the internet.

The It Works! Collagen Does Look Promising – Initial Thoughts

According to the manufacturer, “It Works! CollagenWorks is an on-the-go, beauty-boosting formula that uses a blend of advanced collagen proteins and peptides to hydrate, plump, and reveal greater skin from within” [R].

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But to describe the working mechanism, they say, “It begins to work inside your body to support healthy joints, contribute to healthier-looking hair, and boost natural collagen production so you can look your best and keep your life moving” [R].

Which, let’s be real, sounds pretty cool.

I mean, we’ve got all of their claimed benefits there, like support skin and joint health, hair health, boost natural collagen production, plus, based on all those citations, it could even be somewhat interpreted as to provide anti-aging properties.

Any other info on their description page is essentially just a variation or at times even regurgitation of either of these same benefits.

They also provide you with a link to the full product information that goes over all of what the website already covers, as well as contains supplement facts and a section of frequently asked questions that covers such basic aspects like how should you best take it, age requirement, and a number of other matters [R].

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Above all, the It Works! Collagen is said to be Non-GMO, Soy-Free, Artificial-Flavors-Free, Artificial-Colors-Free, and Keto-Friendly. It also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, which they say is hassle-free. However, I feel it’s anything but hassle-free.

As their full return policy at the writing of this article stands, you won’t get a full refund. You can only get a refund for the products you haven’t used. You will have to pay the return shipping costs. Plus, you have to pay a restocking fee of 15%. And as far as I understand, you can ultimately be refused a refund if you haven’t fully followed their guidelines as to how you need to ship and everything [R].

I mean, they just call it that – hassle-free. In reality, it’s very far from that. I mean, it’s a disgrace calling it “hassle-free.” Moreover, I imagine often times even if the product has not worked for you and you realize that after some 10 days, it’s pretty pointless to send it back. You’ll just incur more expenses that way. Such a joke.

Yeah, not a fan of this kind of approach.

Apart from that though, I have to admit that superficially the supplement itself looks rather solid. But let’s really dive into that.

Not That Much Collagen; But You Are Getting Additional Nutrients

It Works! CollagenWorks is not really like your typical Collagen supplement. Most of the time these kinds of supplements come without any added additions as we’ve seen in supplements like NeoCell Super Collagen or Skinny Fit Super Youth. Whereas the Collagen of It Works! adds a couple of them, similarly as supplements like Applied Nutrition Liquid Collagen.

So, the very core of the supplement is, of course, Collagen that’s present in amounts of 5 grams or 5000 milligrams. The blend, as they call it, provides Bovine Collagen, Fish Collagen Peptides, Chicken Collagen, Egg Shell Membrane, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid).

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However, while 5000 milligrams may sound a lot, it’s really not much.

To compare, the typical lower margin is mostly around 6000-6600 milligrams or 6.0-6.6 grams. Whereas other supplements, like those of Garden of Life, don’t adapt to this scarcity. They offer variations from 10 grams or 10,000 milligrams to 20 grams or 20,000 milligrams. So, what you get it It Works! Collagen is really not a lot.

But the worst part, those 5 grams are not all pure Collagen though.

They throw in there Egg Shell Membrane and Sodium Hyaluronate. While these can provide some added benefits like healing dandruff and bags under the eyes, reduce wrinkles and eye discomfort, promote further skin elasticity and health, and other, still, I’m a little concerned whether such little amounts of Collagen can help with the originally promised stuff effectively. We’ll explore this more in the section for success rates [R, R, R, R, R].

But as for now, let’s discuss the other added ingredients.

So, with the core substances you’re also getting 900 mcg of vitamin A as Beta-Carotene, 100 mg of vitamin C as Ascorbic Acid, 7.5 mg of Zinc as Zinc Citrate, 70 mcg of Selenium as Selenium Selenite, 1 mg of Copper as Copper Citrate, and 1 mg of Manganese as Manganese Amino Acid Chelate.

Why is this important?

Well, first of all, it’s no proper multivitamin and as such can never work as a proper replacement for that. Second of all, the nutrient forms that fully determine how effective a particular nutrient will be are not that great.

Many believe that vitamin A as Beta-Carotene is the way to go, but that’s really no vitamin A. What you really need is proper vitamin A in one of its active forms (retinols) because on average our bodies are capable to turn Beta-Carotene only 1/6 of the amount. Whereas small children and people that don’t have a particular gene (about 50% of the population) can’t do it at all [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

For vitamin C, you get the synthetic vitamin form. For Zinc and Copper, you get something that’s not the worst but is also not that amazing. For Selenium, you essentially get a cheap, quite badly absorbed form, that’s arguably the worst of all. Whereas for Manganese, Amino Acid Chelate is good but there are quite a number of different ones and the absorbability varies greatly. So, likely not that great if they’re unwilling to specify [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Ultimately, given the contents of It Works! CollagenWorks, I’m not that impressed.

Especially because I feel that the retail price of $67.00 for 15 servings is beyond bonkers of how little value it offers. It’s very expensive. I mean, extremely expensive. And I’d say that’s still the case even if you manage to get it for that loyal customer price of $40.00.

Additives Seem To Be Rather Great Or Are They?

So, active ingredients out of the way, let’s talk additives, otherwise known as the ingredients that get added to supplements to make them easy (and often tasty) to consume.

The Collagen of It Works! uses quite a number of them. A complete number of 8.

There’s Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, Silica, Beta Carotene (for color), High Purity Steviol Glycosides, Beet Root (for color), and Monk Fruit extract.

So, what about harmfulness?

Well, just because there are many, doesn’t necessarily mean that they are harmful. Most times.

Guar Gum and Silica are some of the harmless ones. Beta Carotene and Beet Root are natural forms of coloring, which is fine. High Purity Steviol Glycosides and Monk Fruit work as natural and healthy sweeteners. They’re often used to make anything taste better while also avoiding the hazard of sugar and it’s many forms [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Navigating Natural Flavors Can Be Quite Tricky

Whereas for Citric Acid and Natural Flavors, it’s not that clear cut.

Typically Citric Acid is nothing to worry about. It does fit the mold of a harmless additive, especially when it’s Non-GMO, which in this case it is. However, too much Citric Acid has been proven through many studies to likely be hazardous. This is something to note if you’re otherwise using lots of processed products as very many do have this ingredient [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Other than that, it may have some dangers associated with increased aluminum absorption if you, for example, drink it from or stir it with an Aluminum utensil [R, R, R].

As for the Natural Flavors, the quality and harmlessness are largely dependant on the manufacturing practices used in the making of the supplement. In some cases, it can even be beneficial whereas in others, not so much. But in the current case, it just might be that they don’t fit the required standard for this to be okay [R, R, R, R, R, R].

I mean, I was unable to find anything on their website that explained or directly addressed as to what kind of quality they subscribe to and what practices they employ. It seems as if they haven’t really paid that much attention or the time necessary to share what they’re about.

Hence, it’s likely not that great of a concern of theirs.

Whereas if that’s truly the case, they’re not my kind of supplement manufacturer.

Quality and manufacturing practices are just too important.

There’s Almost Zero Evidence Of The Supplement Working; It’s New, I Guess

The Evidence For The Supplement Making A Difference Generally Is Not Yet There

This is the part of the review where I usually conduct a very comprehensive study on all customer reviews I can find on the supplement on the internet.

While I did do the thing, it seems that there is a very little amount of It Works! CollagenWorks reviews out there. Mostly, you’ll just find people advertising for the supplement.

Whereas even when I did manage to find some real customers sharing their experience, it was very stingy.

It Works Collagen Reviews Show That It Has Been All 5-Star Ratings So FarOut of 5 reviews that I managed to find, all 5 were rated 5-stars, and 2 of them had zero explanation for the rating given. The other 3, however, had only positive things to say. As far as I can tell, for at least three people this has worked, and they also loved the taste.

So, is this enough to conclude that the supplement has a global success rate of 100%?

I wouldn’t say that. For the success rates to be at least somewhat accurate, I tend to not declare a specific number unless there are at least upwards of 100 reviews. Which is not the case with this particular supplement.

However, it does suggest that It Works! Collagen works at least for some. So, we’ll probably have to assess this, again, in some time in the future as it seems that the product is quite new to the market. Hence, the lack of customer reviews.

So, overall, what’s the conclusion here? Should you get the supplement or not?

Here’s what I think.

To Me, It Feels That CollagenWorks Is Nothing Really But A Useless, Pointless Supplement

So, let’s recap it all.

We went over the active ingredients and realized that there’s not much Collagen in the supplement. To remedy the fact, it adds some vitamins and minerals. But those are not really anything life-changing. Not that much of them, plus the forms are not that great either.

Then we went over additives and concluded that while most are completely harmless, some might not be. Especially given the fact that, as far as I can tell, It Works! doesn’t really pay the utmost priority to supplement quality and manufacturing. Which is never a good thing.

Lastly, the success rates showed that it has worked for people. But in general, there are not yet enough customer reviews to say for sure as to what kind of success percentage we are exactly looking at. Then again, this is not the most important thing, to begin with, and has proven in the past to be terribly misleading.

Thus, given the rather lackluster ingredients, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.

There just are supplements out there that do a better job in essentially every single aspect that the It Works! CollagenWorks attempts. While there are a couple of them, my personal favorite is the Live Conscious (LiveWell) Collagen Peptides (full review with a summary). It’s better, more quality active ingredients, better additives, and true quality manufacturing ensured by third-party testing on top of all of that. Just leaps ahead of that of this review the way I see it.

Above all, I hope this It Works Collagen review helped you find the information you were looking for. Did you like the multivitamin-like approach with this one? Is it something you’d prefer over (what I believe is) a more quality option with a separate multivitamin? Let me know below.

16 thoughts on “It Works! CollagenWorks Review – High Price For Low Value”

  1. Hi, I just want to say that I too have been a victim of this itworks garbage company! They literally harrassed me and manipulated me into thinking that it was the product of the century only to find out on my own that it was NOT legitimate or effective whatsoever! Not to mention the fact that they charge a cancellation fee and extra fees if you don’t return and cancel within 30 days. I tried their products but didn’t notice any changes at all! The worst was that they tried telling me that their products would help me lose weight even if I was eating my regular foods with it. But obviously I learned quickly that they were lying. Not to mention the fact that their products are insanely expensive for the small amount they provide. It was an extreme hassle to cancel and they constantly pressured me to say nothing but positive things about their products. They tried saying that I wouldn’t have to sell the products just give word of mouth but in my thoughts, it’s still selling no matter how you do it. Then, if that wasn’t bad enough, I had the worst experience with my supposed “mentor ” she was more concerned about taking my money (that a single struggling mother of 3 doesn’t have), claimed she was trying to “help” me build my business when all she was doing was throwing multiple videos and sites at me without explaining my tasks. Then when I asked her for help when I didn’t understand something, she was quick to blow me off or tell me she was busy. Not to mention how ignorant she was about it, so clearly the business wasn’t working for her. Then, when I asked to speak to her supervisor/manager, she claimed she couldn’t help me or would ignore my messages so I took it upon myself to contact the owner of the company and make a complaint and the response I got was “we’re sorry for the inconvenience, and apologize for the person mentoring you ” that was it! Nothing more so since then, I have canceled my membership and everything and haven’t returned since!

    • Hey, Ashley!

      I absolutely feel you. And I’m genuinely sorry (and sad) to hear that. :(((

      Thank you for sharing and letting others know about that. I wholeheartedly appreciate it. <3

      If there's anything I can ever help you with, just let me know. I'll be happy to hear from you.
      Have a Great One!

  2. Hi,
    I learned a lot from your review.
    Unfortunately, I have purchased this product as my niece is a salesperson. Also, learning from comments about returns is very disheartening.
    Lesson learned too late.

    Thank you.

    • Hey, Debra!

      I feel you and I’m sorry to hear that.

      And I know that not everyone appreciates it, but on the bright side (as there has to be one), a lesson learned still. :)

      Be that as it may, try not to hold it against your niece. People often don’t really know any better. They’re just selling. Most often through the lense of hype that the promotional materials have created.

      Take Care, Debre. I appreciate you.

  3. My partner used the keto coffee and the Collagenworks product. I did not notice any difference in her appearance and there was no weight loss. OMG it’s so expensive. Better go to the chemist shop and find a better product that works. She also did an online application to be a reseller of the product and as she did not abide exactly to the contract they charged her $200 plus and taken it straight from her bank account. She advised legal action and they refunded the money and canceled her membership. She was required by contract to post Live on Facebook every day drinking keto coffee etc. There must be a law against this.

    • Hey, Wayne!

      Hmm, fascinating. I had no idea they had something like that. As far as law, almost anything that isn’t inherently unlawful is allowed if agreed to by both sides of the contract. Which seems to have been the case. But I’m happy to hear it worked out for your partner as far as that excess charge. Not surprised about it not bringing any noticeable gains though.

      Nevertheless, I wholeheartedly appreciate you sharing the experience. Thank you. :)

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  4. I believe one has to be very careful with a new product like this on the market. Looking at the five-star review you said you found, I feel it’s not enough to judge by that. Just like you’ve noted, at least a review count of about 100 could tell more about the product. Even if it works at least for some people, I would still stay back and observe. Anyway, your analysis of their active ingredients shows it not to be the ideal product. In that regard, I’ll rather look for some other more reputable ones. I will see what your suggestions are about.

    • Hey, Leon!

      I couldn’t agree more. You’re so on point.
      And definitely do look into those. I personally would prefer either at any time of the day!

      Have a Great Day!
      Carpe minutam/Seize the moment,

  5. I always appreciate a good and straightforward review and it’s especially true for supplements. As such I appreciate your straightforward and honest approach here with It Works! CollagenWorks. With the supplement I have to agree that it’s pretty pricey for what you get. Quality and manufacturing practices are important I have to agree there as well. That they have 5 ratings and all 5 stars is at least a small bright spot, but overall I think it’s a product I’ll avoid thanks to your post. Thanks for the info here and keep up the good work!

    • Hey, Pentrental!

      I’m glad this fit well with your taste. And yeah, this one’s for sure avoidable.
      I appreciate all the gratitude and your kind words. They made my day!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam/Seize the moment,

  6. Honestly, you’ve really done an extensive research on this product unlike some folks out there. This shows how you care for your visitors. This is It Works! Collagen has a lot of negative thought I’ve given on it already. Just like what they describe as “hassle-free” which turns out to be in the opposite.

    If there is a money back guarantee as they claimed, then why making their procedures to be very difficult for clients? Because of the said money back guarantee, some clients like me will want to take advantage of this and see if it works or not. Of course, it’s totally pointless returning what you feel will cost you money and time. They have to make their clients aware of this.

    • Hey, James!

      That’s such a good point. Indeed, many might be somewhat “lured” into trying the product thinking, “they have a hassle-free money-back guarantee to fall back on,” when really they don’t. It’s a difficult one. Calling it “hassle-free” is ridiculous.

      Other than that, I truly appreciate the kind words, James. They mean a lot, thank you.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam/Seize the moment,

  7. It Works! Sounds very promising and if it provides the benefits it claims then it would be a great supplement to add to your supplement regiment. I have had some positive results with other collagen products but this one seems to fall short of expectations according to your review. I will have to look into the Garden of Life Collagen. I am really eager to check out that review. I will hop on there now. Thanks.

    • Hey, Lee!

      Thank you for sharing that! It, sure, would have been a great one if it was to live up to all the expectations and likely not fall short in reality.
      Remember first going over promotional materials; sounded truly promising. Needless to say, ultimately, not that much.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam/Seize the moment,

  8. Hello Matiss,

    I have to say that you’ve done a really amazing job of simplifying the it works! processes and and also providing a lot of clarity on what would otherwise be invincible to those of us looking from the outside. The idea behind the supplement is a rather good one but it appears that the people behind it are trying to play a fast one on us. Since I discovered the functions of collagen in our bodies, I started paying close attention but It works! would have to try better than this. Thanks for sharing. 

    • Hey, Rhain!

      I sincerely appreciate the kind words! Glad this was helpful.
      Indeed, I feel the same way. The idea behind it is a good one, the execution not so much. Appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam/Seize the moment,


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