Nature’s Bounty Collagen Review – Just Worsening Health?

Overview  |  Key Ingredients & Amounts  |  Additions  |  Effectiveness  |  Additives  |  Conclusions  |

In this Nature’s Bounty Collagen Review, we will take a huge insight into all that the supplement is about.

Hence we’ll get into a number of things. First, we’ll look at all the claims made. Second, we’ll look at the core ingredient and after that also at the additions to that substance. Third, we’ll dissect the additives. And lastly, we’ll look at the global success rate for this supplement.

Nature’s Bounty Collagen Review – Overview

Nature’s Bounty (Advanced) Collagen, as the name suggests, is a collagen supplement that is improved with certain additions to primarily be able to effectively manage skin aging.

Nature's Bounty Collagen ReviewAs for the description page, the amount of information they provide is one of the most limited I’ve seen.

It’s worth noting that Nature’s Bounty Collagen is a Nature’s Bounty Canada production supplement, which is not a version that gets displayed on the official Nature’s Bounty homepage [R, R, R].

Thus, this might be the reason why so little thought (4 sentences + supplement facts) has gone into the description of the supplement.

The primary claim that they make is that the supplement helps to produce and repair connective tissue in the skin and other organs.

As they state, this is important because we naturally lose collagen as we age, which thus results in common signs of skin aging. Whereas as you can probably tell, the supplement is about improving those collagen amounts to battle, slow down, maybe even reverse to some extent skin aging.

“Because beauty starts from the inside” – as they say.

That’s all there is.

So, did it captivate you? And would you consider trying it?

Either way, let’s examine whether you truly should.

Hydrolyzed Collagen Is The Core Ingredient

In many ways, the Nature’s Bounty Collagen (also known as Advanced Collagen) is a lot like the Nature’s Bounty Ageless Eye. In that sense, it even seems that the Ageless Eye has replaced the Collagen on the Nature’s Bounty official homepage. Whereas as for the latter, it has been shifted and left to be sold out in Canada (yet it is still available on places like Amazon in the States).

Nature's Bounty Advanced Collagen Review – Supplement FactsI believe this to be the case because essentially Nature’s Bounty Collagen is the less sophisticated version of the more superior Nature’s Bounty Ageless Eye.

On that same note, Nature’s Bounty Collagen as its core ingredient offers 500 mg of Hydrolyzed Collagen per tablet, thus 1000 mg per day (other additions to the blend we’ll discuss in the next chapter).

Hydrolyzed Collagen is known for a lot of benefits. While it primarily really is a substance for skin health improvement, it offers other positives as well.

The substance promotes skin elasticity, creates a glowing effect on the skin, reduces wrinkles, and contributes to skin health just in general. Therefore one could even say that it pretty much reverses all the visible signs of skin aging [R, R, R, R, R].

On top of that, Hydrolyzed Collagen is also recognized for improving the strength of your nails and teeth, improving bone density, hair growth, blood sugar regulation, joint health, keeping the muscles strong and functioning, improving digestive system’s health, boosting metabolism, among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R].

Ultimately, one could even say that Collagen is one of the best substances to consume when it comes to skin health.

And as we saw, this is exactly what the Nature’s Bounty (Advanced) Collagen provides with.

Nutrient Additions To Nature’s Bounty Advanced Collagen

The Nature’s Bounty Collagen would be effective for skin health just as it is with its core ingredient. However, it also offers a few extra vitamins and minerals.

All Shapes And Sizes Of Citrus Fruits Are Great For Some Additional Vitamin CThe Hydrolyzed Collagen is accompanied by 30 mg of vitamin C, 150 mcg of Biotin (Vitamin B7), 1 mg of Copper, and 52 mg of Calcium.

In truth, it really is not better than it sounds.

The nutrient forms for these are less than optimal apart from Biotin. Thus, at the end of the day, they won’t provide that much benefit to your health. This is because your body will generally struggle to absorb these and consequently consuming those will end up with you excreting most of it [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

The amounts of these are also very insignificant, thus overall making the additions very, very minor [R].

This is also the case when it comes to Vitamin B7 (Biotin). In high doses, generally, it also has every reason to improve your skin’s health along with your hair and nails [R, R, R, R, R, R].

It must not necessarily be as high as in Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails (3000 mcg and 5000 mcg of Biotin) or Nature’s Bounty Biotin (5000 mcg and 10000 mcg of Biotin). However, the 150 mcg that the Nature’s Bounty Collagen has is a little too less [R, R, R, R, R, R].

But there is a good side to this.

Nature’s Bounty (Advanced) Collagen is easily compatible with any proper multivitamin as none of these nutrients combined with the amounts in those multivitamin supplements won’t be an overkill.

Does The Nature’s Bounty Collagen Actually Work?

In theory, the Nature’s Bounty Collagen has every reason to work and thus, improve your skin health.

Whereas, in practice based on the reviews all around the internet it seems that the supplement has about 80% success rate.

It’s also worth noting and keeping in mind that people are generally more eager to report negative experiences (in a sense seeking justice) than positive ones.

Therefore, the actual success rate might be even higher than that.

For some, this might raise the question of why did it not work for the other about 20%.

The possible reasons are many, here I’ll illustrate a few.

Reason number one might be a lack of commitment to success. Meaning, even the supplement label reads that you need at least 5 months of regular consumption. Thus, trying it just for a one and then getting discouraged for not feeling any benefits is a likely occurrence.

Ultimately, if you initially can’t make that 5-month commitment, it’s not worth going for this.

The second reason is tightly connected with what I implied in the previous one. Regular consumption.

This is often understated but it is probably one of the most important things, and one of the most overlooked and disdained things out there. You must be fully committed.

There Are Many Probable Reasons Why The Success Rate Is Not 100 PercentThink of it like going to the gym, if you want to see results in terms of your body you have to show up regularly. With all supplements, it’s the absolutely same thing. Taking them irregularly and carelessly is essentially guaranteed to not succeed in terms of feeling any benefits.

Above all, there can also be reasons like inflamed gut health (which can be stemmed by overconsumption or very frequent consumption of fast food or processed sugar) that can interfere with the absorption of the active ingredients of the Nature’s Bounty Collagen.

Or there can also be other much more deep-rooted problems.

It’s hard to tell. As I said, the reasons are many. All I am trying to get across is that the substances have every reason to be beneficial but it won’t work for everybody. Nothing ever has. It’s not one glove fits all hands.

At the end of the day, there are, however, more things to consider as looking only at the beneficial ingredients is not enough nor in regards to Nature’s Bounty Collagen, nor any other supplement.

Additives Are Almost All Good – Not Good Enough

It’s also pivotal that we take a look at the necessary ingredients – excipients, the other ingredients, or more commonly known as additives.

These substances are a necessary addition to 99% of all supplements as they help to put and hold together all of the beneficial vitamins, minerals, and substances in a single place to form a capsule, tablet or any other dosage form.

Furthermore, just because an authority has approved the use of an additive does not mean that it is safe or harmless to consume. And there are many examples that show this to be the case.

As for the Nature’s Bounty Collagen, it contains 12 different additives – Carnauba Wax, Croscarmellose Sodium, Crospovidone, Hypromellose, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polydextrose, Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Triacetin, and Water.

Surprisingly all of these additives are completely harmless and okay to consume daily for very long periods of time (essentially lifetimes). To be more precise, all but one.

Titanium Dioxide.

In truth, the story with this one is kind of a funny one. It illustrates marvelously how food industry thinks when creating and selling you processed food, and how also the supplement industry gets affected by that thinking.

Titanium Dioxide was once a completely harmless additive occurring naturally in nature. Not anymore [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Titanium Dioxide Is A Substance Often Used In All Kinds Of Candy

Nowadays the natural form of Titanium Dioxide is seen as a flawed version of nanoparticle Titanium Dioxide. This is because the latter makes the white color of the tablet, capsule, food or anything else that it gets added to more appealing and pleasant to the eye [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Thus, resulting in more sales for the manufacturers. And this is to an extent that Titanium Dioxide is the second most produced nanomaterial out there [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

However, as with any revolutionary idea of the food industry also this variation of the substance is harmful. Mainly this is due to the particles being too small for our organisms to effectively filter them out [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

This leads to various potential adverse effects, like lung damage, brain damage, kidney damage, etc. But who cares, the manufacturer is making a bigger profit. And the tablets are more pleasant to the eye [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

I mean it’s pretty ridiculous if you count the fact that the additive is there only for the color, thus, essentially filling no fundamental role and could be perfectly done without.

Final Thoughts On Nature’s Bounty Collagen

Nature’s Bounty Collagen is a supplement that has a high chance of succeeding in helping you to improve your skin health. The present Collagen is all it takes.

There are also other nutrient additions but they’re not that significant. However, there’s a huge downside to the supplement.

While it has lots of additives and most are harmless, there is one that has the potential to seriously harm your health. Thus, it is without a doubt – it would be best to avoid this supplement.

While this may seem like a big loss, it’s actually not.

This is because there is a supplement that can do all that the Nature’s Bounty Collagen can do only much, much better. And it is without any harmful additions when it comes to the additives. In essence, it’s the perfect alternative. The perfect choice.

The supplement I’m talking about is the LiveWell Collagen Peptides (full review).

Above all, I hope this Nature’s Bounty Collagen review helped you find the information you were looking for.

22 thoughts on “Nature’s Bounty Collagen Review – Just Worsening Health?”

  1. Dear Matiss,

    As always your reviews are in-depth and very detailed. I love the way you present your review covering all aspects. The four things your are addressing/discussing in this review answer all the possible questions and clarify’s all the doubts.

    Indeed, the description & details on the product is very little and for sure its really hard to make my purchase decision with the help of this information but your review is a time saver.

    The benefits of Hydrolyzed Collagen which you shared is an eye-opener and I am amazed at the numerous health benefits it is offering. Nutrient Additions which you discussed gave me helpful insights. After reading your review I will say NO NO to this product thanks a lot for the guidance. And Nature’s Bounty Ageless Eye is on my list

    Really shocked on the information you shared about Titanium Dioxide. Thanks a lot for sharing. 

    You have given me plenty to think about here. This review is so thorough it opened my eyes to all sorts of information I wasn’t aware of!

    Much Success!


    • Hey, Paul!

      Your good words are beyond appreciated. It totally made my day. <3
      And I'm really glad that the article was truly insightful. :)

      Stay Happy and Healthy, Paul! Have a Wonderful Day!
      Carpe minutam,

  2. Hi,

    After reading your article, I have learned a lot of stuff what regards to the natural way of skin protection and Nature’s Bounty Collagen product. I have no doubt that this supplement is not the best choice for skin health since it has some possible side effects that you educated us on in this article. Thus, I would prefer your recommended product Nature’s Bounty Ageless Eye. I am going to try that one and I believe that many people will find a great solution for their skin from your informative article. Thanks for sharing this helpful content.

    • Hey, Mzakapon!

      I’m happy you enjoyed the article and found it helpful!
      It totally made my day!

      Cheers, and have a Wonderful Day!
      Carpe minutam,

  3. This was a very thorough review of Nature’s Bounty Advanced Collagen supplement that I have seen in various markets. I was a bit leery about the claims, so wanted to do a little research prior to making a purchase. There is too much misleading marketing out there these days for most supplements.

    Your site is one place I know I can come to and get an objective perspective on a supplement and also get a recommendation from someone I trust who has a great deal of knowledge on supplements. That is important to me and I am sure to many other people like me (at least it should be important).

    Especially since this particular supplement has so many additives, I wanted to know if they were effective and necessary. Just because a manufacturer adds a bunch of ingredients to a product does not make it a good product. I have seen too many examples of this already.

    I am getting older and at first glance, Nature’s Bounty (Advanced) Collagen supplement seemed like it was made for me. But there was not a whole lot of information I could find elsewhere or in the description. Immediately red flags appear when I see this.

    The biggest red flag is the toxic additive Titanium Dioxide. For color only, no other purpose? Really that alone is enough for me to say no to this supplement. Also knowing that the alternative you suggest – Nature’s Bounty Ageless Eye supplement is there I will say no to this and try that instead. Thanks once again, you have enlightened me and saved me money!   

    • Hey, Dave!

      Your words are far beyond just kind. Thank you, it truly means a lot to me and I genuinely appreciate it. <3
      Above all, I'm really thrilled you found the article insightful and helpful. :)
      You totally made my day!

      Cheers, Dave, and have an Awesome Day ahead!
      Carpe minutam,

  4. It seems Nature’s Bounty Ageless Eye is replacing Nature’s Bounty Collagen due to harmful additives in Nature’s Bounty Collagen. Seeing good reviews on staying youthful taking Nature’s Bounty Ageless Eye with harmless additives, it is worth to have a try. Thank you for sharing all these details and helpful reviews. 

    • Hey, Rmjia!

      I’m really happy to hear that enjoyed the article.
      And thank you for sharing your view on this. I appreciate that. :)

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  5. Thanks for writing out this lovely article and I must say its a must for everyone to read and digest. I am a living witness to this Nature Bounty advance collagen supplement. It has really helped my partner with their family hereditary aging. A friend introduced the supplement to us and without wasting of time it works perfectly. My partner skin is now back to normal. You have really done a great job by putting this article together. It works. Best regards!

    • Hey, Adamu!

      Thank you for the kind words, I really appreciate it!
      And thank you for sharing the experiences in regards to the use of it.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  6. Your review is pretty good. I actually got the information I was looking for. I have heard someone say that the Nature’s Bounty Collagen supplement is good but has one very bad additive to the blend. I nearly bought it but the information I got discouraged me from buying it. I was eager to find out the very harmful additive it contains but unfortunately, I couldn’t find an article that explains it. Until now that is. I am glad that you made a review on that and you have helped me realize that the harmful additive is Titanium Dioxide. Thank you for the informative article. 

    • Hey, Kenechi!

      Thank you for the kind words, man! I sincerely appreciate it.
      But above all, I’m happy that the review helped you find the information you were looking for. :)

      Cheers, and have an Awesome Day!

  7. I will give my two thumbs up for this Nature’s Bounty Collagen review! I like the way the review is done, as it is more on factual analysis instead of just opinions about the product. And I’d like to add, with regard to the issue of additives, with myself being a trained pharmacist, we have this rule that we explain to customers whenever they have doubts and worries on the potential danger of additives. The rule is, as long as the benefits outweigh the risks, there’s nothing to worry about additives. I hope that helps.

    • Hey, Gomer!

      I’m delighted you enjoyed the review! Totally made my day!
      And appreciate you sharing the opinion of yours. :)

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  8. I enjoyed reading this in-depth review of the Nature’s Bounty Advanced Collagen. After reading it, I really do not have the need to read another review on the supplement. But, it got me thinking, why would the Food and Drug Administration allow the use of harmful synthetic additives with the potential risk to human health to be allowed on consumables just for esthetic reasons. Thank for taking out time to write this review and alert people to the potential health risks.

    • Hey, Vapz!

      I’m absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed the review. Totally made my day!
      I don’t want to speculate here but the reasons are many. Definitely look into it if you’re deeply interested in the ‘whys’.

      Cheers, and have a Great One! And Stay Healthy!
      Carpe minutam,

  9. Hey there,

    This is a great article on the benefits of collagen. I for one was a regular taker of this type of supplement, however, after I while and living in different countries (mainly Southeast Asia) I found it difficult to get hold of. This post has rekindled a fire if you like as I was truly able to see the benefits clearly. I just put it down to their food not being as processed. However, I am keen to have another look at collagen and the wonderful benefits.



    • Hey, Paul!

      That’s really awesome that the review had that effect on you.
      Thank you for the kind words and sharing your story. I appreciate it. :)

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  10. One of the issues I have with the description pages of some of these health supplements is the little information that they provide. They do themselves and the visitor no favor because using very limited information would definitely not allow the visitor have a better understanding of what the ingredients in the supplement are capable of which is one of the reasons review sites like this can be really important. 

    I have now been able to find out a major ingredient of this supplement and know exactly what it is capable of. Nature’s Bounty Collagen would be of good help for our aging skin making us look younger than our age. But a better version of the supplement exists.

    • Hey, Jay!

      Thank you for sharing your view on the necessary quality of description pages. I appreciate it.
      I’m glad that the review was insightful. :)

      Cheers, and have a Wonderful Day!
      Carpe minutam,

  11. Looking at Nature’s Bounty Collagen and Nature’s Bounty Ageless Eye, it seems like the two products serves the same purpose but nevertheless the search of an ageless product is on the increase these days and it will continue to be on an increase that is why these companies are producing different type of products that will cater to people need. Either way, my view is also that the Ageless Eye surpasses the Collagen by at least a mile. No need to really ever go for this Nature’s Bounty Collagen thing.

    • Hey, Ajibola!

      Thank you for sharing your view on this. I appreciate it. :)
      And above all, I couldn’t agree more.

      Cheers, and have an Amazing Day!


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