NeoCell Collagen + C Review – A Sugar Plagued Option

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In this NeoCell Collagen + C review, we will do some profound analysis on the supplement which will involve both theoretical and practical aspects of it.

Thus, we will discuss in great detail the promotional materials and the promised benefits we can find throughout them. We will also go quite a bit into the beneficial ingredients, their actual positives, and additives. Lastly, we will read through a proper count of customer reviews and make an assessment for the global success rates.

A Very Sad & Half-Assed Description Page For The NeoCell Collagen + C

In this particular review, we’re really looking at a supplement that goes by at least a couple of names. Most of the time it’s referred to simply as the NeoCell Collagen + C (hence, the title of this article). Whereas other times it goes more by its dosage form, namely, NeoCell Liquid Collagen. And it also, of course, has it’s original, more formal label. The NeoCell Collagen + C Pomegranate Liquid [R].

NeoCell Collagen + C ReviewSo, whichever way we choose to or we hear other people calling it, it’s the same thing. On that note, although it’s visually a very similar looking supplement to both their Marine Collagen and Super Collagen + C, it bears quite different ingredients. And yes, of course, it’s a liquid instead of capsules or tablets, respectively.

As for the supplement’s description page, it seems that it gets fairly less love by NeoCell. What I mean is that while the Super Collagen and both other mentioned ones get a fully crafted, with meticulous detail designed description pages, this one’s left with half-assed, somewhat unfinished-looking outline (at the time of writing this article).

I mean, it starts out okay, just as the three other ones. We get those pictures; we get some highlights. But once we scroll down, there’s like a huge chunk of the information missing. And that’s not even the worst part.

The worst part is that while all of those three other supplements have descriptions, although in essence hugely similar, but at least tailored to each specific supplement, the NeoCell Liquid Collagen has none of that.

It’s a copy-paste-poor-sibling of the NeoCell Super Collagen + C. It gets that same tagline: “Ready, set, glow!” And it gets, the exact same “details” section contents word for word. “Give your natural beauty a morning jump start with nourishing collagen and antioxidant support vitamin C. These supplements are specially formulated to support youthful skin, healthy hair and nails. Add a dose of collagen to your morning routine, and activate your inner beauty at its source” [R].

The Description Page Is Truly A Scarce OneSo, overall, given the context, I feel, it looks pretty bad. I mean, it even makes me uncomfortable for them for pointing that out.

Other than that, the page also holds a section for reviews (which we’ll discuss in detail in a later section). And we also supposedly get a recipes section. I say “supposedly” because although it’s there when you click on it, there’s actually no recipes there.

So, it kind of makes us scratch our heads if there was something to be added and someone just forgot to do it. Or they actually have no recipes for this one created, and they just have that section there because it’s their default outline for these types of pages. Either way, it looks terribly unprofessional.

Luckily, the supplement itself (ingredients and everything) is not the lower-quality twin of any of its siblings.

Collagen’s Pretty Scarce; Likely Missing Out On At Least Couple Of Benefits

When it comes to the NeoCell Collagen + C, it doesn’t do full-on, raw Collagen, like Youtheory Collagen or Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate. Neither does it enjoys the almost multivitamin-like approach we’ve seen in supplements like Health Direct AminoSculpt Collagen Energy or It Works! CollagenWorks. That said, it does add a bit more ingredients to the table than something like the Garden of Life Collagen or AHS Super Collagen.

NeoCell Collagen C IngredientsApart from the 4 grams of Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen, the supplement also adds 15 milligrams of vitamin C in the form of Calcium Ascorbate and 2.1 grams of a Proprietary Blend. A blend that combines within itself Pomegranate Fruit Juice Concentrate, Cranberry Fruit Juice Concentrate, American Elder Fruit Juice Concentrate, Green Tea Leaf Extract, and Liquid Ionic Minerals.

So, as far as Collagen goes, it’s nowhere near the perfect amount. Four grams are not very much. I mean, granted supplements like the Nature’s Life Marine Collagen or Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen have proven given their global success rates that even 1000-2000 milligrams (1-2 grams) of the substance can be beneficial.

However, any such benefits, I feel, will be extremely limited to what they can provide [R, R, R, R].

So, theoretically, I feel, we could be looking at some benefits to skin, nail, and hair health like the description page suggested. And that could hence, contribute to the overall beauty of ours. But we’ll potentially be missing out on benefits like better joint, bone, and muscle health, stronger teeth, improved metabolism, and among others solid anti-aging properties [R, R, R, R, R].

So, in terms of this, no matter how decent the benefits in the NeoCell Collagen + C Pomegranate Liquid can be, supplements like Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein or Doctor’s Best Collagen Powder have every reason to be more provide in regards to them. And this purely due to the fact that they simply add more Collagen to the table.

The Proprietary Blend Does Add Some Uniqueness To The Thing

Now, let’s dissect a bit those other extra ingredients of NeoCell Collagen + C.

So, as far as that vitamin C goes, there’s not particularly much of it. Namely, 15 milligrams is only 17% of the Daily Value which already is pretty low. Whereas if we were to compare that to what the best practices for nutrient amounts suggest, then it’s completely and utterly miserable.

Still, the vitamin form it uses (Calcium Ascorbate) is arguably one of the best forms for absorbing the vitamin. Thus, be that as it may, it can still bring something to the party [R, R].

Fruit Juice Concentrate Of Pomegranate Has Been Added To ThisAs for the Pomegranate Fruit Juice Concentrate, Cranberry Fruit Juice Concentrate, and American Elder Fruit Juice Concentrate, they can be great sources of various antioxidants. But to say just that, would mean to terribly undersell what each on these has to offer [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

They provide anti-inflammatory properties, support digestive health, improve heart health, help fight conditions like cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, various infections, flu, colds, and among other urinary tract infections, boost the immune system, provide anti-aging capacity, promote memory and brain health, and have other profoundly positive effects on health [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

As for Green Tea Leaf Extract, it’s known for such benefits as lowering blood sugar levels, improving exercise performance and recovery, aiding heart and brain health, promoting liver health, and among other benefits reducing the risk of certain cancers. Whereas Liquid Ionic Minerals are basically to contain minerals easily absorbable and thus, inherently beneficial to the body [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

So, overall, I feel, the proprietary blend is definitely a great and viable addition. One that there’s really not a person on this planet that wouldn’t benefit from (or at least find some value in it).

Why On Earth Do They Add Sugar If They Also Bring Stevia To The Formula?

Now, that we’ve discussed the active ingredients (those that are there to provide benefits), what about the inactive ones?

Ingredients, commonly known as additives, are often extremely necessary in supplements. Mainly because they are the very thing that keeps it all together. But they can also provide various other properties like certain taste, or color, or texture, or a bunch of other things. And inevitably, these ingredients can also very be harmful [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

So, what about the NeoCell Collagen + C in this regard?

Admittedly, it uses 6 different ones. Purified Water. Organic Cane Sugar. Citric Acid. Natural Flavors. Potassium Sorbate, and Stevia Leaf extract.

Just Because Something Is Organic Does Not Make It HealthyAnd sadly, not all of them are of that harmless mold. Primarily, it’s plagued by the same thing that the Applied Nutrition Liquid Collagen is. Processed sugar.

In this regard, there exist this extremely widespread misconception that just because something is organic means that it’s healthy. However, that is not the case at all with Organic Cane Sugar [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

I mean, yes. It is somewhat relatively healthier than it’s non-organic, typical counterpart purely due to it being processed differently. However, still being a processed sugar it will not be the kindest to our well-being as a whole. Moreover, that’s because we generally tend to already have too much of that processed thing in our daily diets [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

And that can lead to cancer, weight gain, obesity, diabetes, eating disorders, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, learning difficulties, and a number of other things among just simply making us dumber [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

But, I feel, this is not the only likely hazard that the NeoCell Collagen + C has. There’s also Potassium Sorbate, an additive generally used to preserve freshness and prolong shelf life. And the message here is somewhat mixed (but really it isn’t).

Oddly enough, some people try to suggest that the toxicity of this is kindred to that of the table salt. This is kind of ridiculous, given that they then continue on to say that this additive can cause diarrhea, nausea, skin allergies, eye irritation, abdominal pain, a ton of different allergic reactions, burning and itchy rashes, as well as nutrient deficiencies. I mean, salt won’t do any of those things [R, R, R].

And then there are those people who are actually straight forward about this and don’t try to say, “It’s harmless.” Some studies have shown that Potassium Sorbate damages white blood cells. Damaging that damages gene information which is pretty bad because that can lead to various gene mutations and thus, cancer (and I imagine a number of other things as well). On top of that, it can also cause DNA damage. So, not good [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

All that being said, while, I feel, these two are the primary concerns, there are also other potential hazards here [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Overall, I would say that all this combined pretty much makes the supplement a truly unviable one.

Global Success Rates Generally Are Okay; This NeoCell Can Definitely Be Beneficial

Now that we’ve gone through all of the NeoCell Collagen + C’s ingredients, let us discuss how well this supplement has actually served people.

On that note, unlike a ton of other supplements like Skinny Fit Super Youth, Code Age Multi Collagen, Pure Gold Collagen, Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens, and others, the NeoCell Collagen + C credibly does not edit or adjust the reviews in their description page’s review section. Which, as noted, likely can’t exactly be said by the other ones.

NeoCell Collagen C ReviewsHere’s why I believe that.

Well, on the one end, we have the ratings we can find on each respective supplement’s page. And no wonder they’re most of the time extremely positive. Mainly because manufacturers have full control of these sections and undoubtedly, having great feedback helps move the product.

Whereas on the other end, we have all the customer reviews that we can find among all other sellers and retailers out there that manufacturers typically have no influence over.

Hence, as I see it, having a huge disparity between the ratings is typically a sign that the on-page reviews have been messed with. But when it comes to the NeoCell Collagen + C Pomegranate Liquid, I can confidently say that it’s highly likely not the case.

So, looking at their local review section, there is a total of 65 reviews. Of these, six are negative (1- and 2-star), and we get 59 positive ones (3-, 4-, and 5-star). This leads us to a global success rate of 90.8%.

When we’re looking at all other retailers and sellers, I managed to find a total of 1057 reviews – 115 negative and 942 positive ones. Which sets us at 89.1% global success rate.

Granted this is slightly worse than what their on-page stuff suggests. Still, it’s pretty close, and thus, I see it fit for combining for the most accurate global rate. So, we have a total of 1122 NeoCell Collagen + C reviews. On these, 121 negative and 1001 positive. Which means it’s likely above 89.2%. Because people typically report negative experiences far more often than positive ones.

And this may confuse some people. I mean, why is the supplement globally so well-received if it has some undesirable ingredients?

Well, this is also the reason why we shouldn’t ever just look at the customer reviews and decide whether a supplement is good or not. In reality, a lot of stupid (potentially hazardous over long-term) supplements get pretty high global success rates [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

And mainly this is because people tend to evaluate a supplement on how it feels in the moment (like how it tastes; so, for example, it’s very rare that we get bad success rates on gummy vitamins) or how it makes them feel after a month or two (do they see any benefits or improvements; here, seeing benefits does not exclude the thing also being a hazard; meaning, those are not mutually exclusive).

But these harmful effects are often almost unnoticeable in the short run or we just don’t associate it with the supplement because it doesn’t even occur to many that a supplement can be harmful. But the wrong kind has every reason to be.

Hence, despite the NeoCell Liquid Collagen being a well-received one, it almost doesn’t matter. Because it uses these pretty nasty additives.

There Are Far Better Options; No Need To Waste Your Money On This Liquid Collagen

Yeah, I guess at this point it’s pretty predictable as to what I’m going to say…

Yeah, in my mind there is no doubt. Overall, the NeoCell Collagen + C is definitely not worth our money. I mean, I was not a fan of the Collagen amounts but I liked its other beneficial ingredients. Truly. But I would have said it may be worth considering if, of course, additives kind of wouldn’t have ruined the whole thing.

The success rates may be solid. Still, that doesn’t remedy the choices made for inactive ingredients. It’s such a shame really.

That said, if you are after something Collagen that can be extremely beneficial, this is what I would pick (full review with a summary) if I was to ever embark on Collagen myself.

Above all, I hope this NeoCell Collagen + C review helped you find the information you were looking for. Would you have bet on this one if not for this article? What do you think is the most horrible aspect of it? Let me know below.

4 thoughts on “NeoCell Collagen + C Review – A Sugar Plagued Option”

  1. Many thanks for this NeoCell review and also all the detail you have included. 

    I was also surprised as to why Sugar is in the Collagen, it just doesn’t make sense to me. 

    Your review has got me thinking now as I don’t normally look at ingredients and probably have too much trust in the producers of these products which thinking about now is quite alarming. 

    I will think twice about what is in products from now on.

    It is hard to know the story behind some of the negative reviews but perhaps they have more credibility in the light of your post.

    • Hey, Darren!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. I’m really glad that, as far as I can tell, it was an insightful one.
      And yeah, that sugar aspect is a true mystery.

      Feel free to let me know if you ever need any further help in making sense of ingredients. :)

      Cheers, and have a Great One, Darren!

  2. Thanks I have bookmarked you because I find your approach fascinating and more than a little brave. It is great to see someone taking on the pharmaceutical oligarchs and I will be interested if you will get away with it. Tell me do you subscribe at all to the efficacy of the placebo effect and if not how can you prove through this site that it is not present in some of the products that you will inevitably damn with your prose.

    Great post thanks, I am following with interest.


    • Hey, Hamish!

      I mean, it’s a fascinating aspect you yourself rise. I believe that placebo is real. I mean, there’s no way of effectively circumambulating or bypassing it. We can only work with what we got.

      Whereas if a Collagen supplement is effective enough (placebo or no placebo) to add benefits to hair, nail, skin, joint, bone health or deliver any of the other benefits, I don’t think it’s that important if the effect ultimately comes from the fact that we added extra Collagen actually from a supplement or if we through the belief that it will add benefits fine-tuned our bodies and minds to essentially trick them into producing more Collagen naturally (Collagen is a substance that our bodies naturally start to produce less year by year after 25 years of age). As I see it, it’s still the same positive result.

      Which is also exactly what we were originally after.

      Here’s another way to think about it. We exchange value (pay money) for a tool (the supplement) that can potentially deliver the benefits we want to our health (hair, skin, nail health improvements, etc.). And that tool then delivers those benefits or not. But if it does, how exactly it does that, as I see it, doesn’t matter. All that matters is whether or not they’re there or not (still, value for value, right?).

      Other than that, everything’s not a placebo and never will be. There is some profound research out there on Collagen and the benefits written about in this article are based on that science.

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


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