Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides Review – Beyond Good?

Marketing  |  Ingredients  |  Side Effects  |  Reviews  |  Pricing  |  Pros & Cons  |  Overall  |

According to the Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides reviews posted by customers, this brand goes above what else people have seen from other manufacturers.

Many people praise the amazing benefits they’ve gotten out of this for their hair and nails. Others love it for helping their arthritic knee pain. Others more show their admiration for how this has cleared up their skin. And others more were surprised that this basically healed their leaky gut.

So, in this Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides review, we will explore every single characteristic of the supplement.

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 by assessing marketing, ingredients, side effects (additives), customer feedback, and pricing. We’ll do it the truth-seeking way.

Marketing | All The Typical Promises Plus Digestion & Nutrient Absorption

According to the manufacturer, the Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides is a hydrolyzed Collagen supplement to ensure maximum absorptions and gains when it comes to the skin health. Which may suggest that they are all about doubling down on skin benefits alone. But that’s not really their intention.

They also make a case for less brittle nails and reduction of cellulite and wrinkles. All of which are properly referenced with relevant studies. Additionally, they also imply potential improvements to muscles, joints, and hair.

Physician's Choice Collagen Peptides ReviewTo add even more on top of that, there’s also to gain for proper digestion and nutrient absorption.

As for the product page, it reminds me of something like the Perfotek Collagen (review) and the Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate (review). Meaning, it’s rather brief and well-structured.

But with that, there are tons of marketing. I mean, a section filled with unnaturally positive Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides reviews is one thing. But it adds plenty of others to that.

If we buy in bulk, we get a discount. If we subscribe to monthly shipments, we get a discount. If we order, we get free shipping. If we don’t like it, we get a 60-day money-back guarantee.

All of those just appeal gracefully to our natural cognitive biases and just help people decide in favor of it. Which is the whole point of marketing. And the point of being aware of it, so we wouldn’t just get exploited.

As for free-of claims, we don’t get the typically Gluten-Free or Dairy-Free. But the Physician’s Choice Collagen supplement is said to be Non-GMO. Which is the most important free-of claim, the way see it.

But is this thing actually worth investing in?

Ingredients | The Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides Seems Very Decent

Truth be told, the supplement of this review reminds me of what the Naturelo (review) offers with its product. I mean, yes, Physician’s Choice has less of the protein per serving. But the extras, which it brings, are very much the same.

Physician's Choice Collagen Peptides IngredientsSo, per serving (one scoop), the Collagen Peptides of Physician’s Choice offers 7 grams or 7,000 milligrams of Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen. This gets coupled with 50 milligrams of the DigeSEB PB Digestive Enzyme Blend. But here’s to elaborate more.

So, for that Collagen, frankly, 7 grams isn’t really that great. It’s just not that abundant. I mean, sure, it’s more than what we find in supplements like the Doctor’s Best Collagen (review) but still. If we want a decent chance at the full range of benefits, that’s not much [RRRR].

That being said, it is a powder. Which just means that we can adjust the serving whichever way we want. So, I wouldn’t consider this a negative.

Now, in terms of sourcing, I like that Physician’s Choice offers Grass-Fed and Pasture-Raised. That’s really good. But it would be even better if they had Hormone-Free. Still, I think it should be fine, generally speaking.

And so, I would say that the potential of benefits reaches beyond what the claims prescribe. I mean, not only can this improve hair, skin, nail, joint, and muscle health, but also it can make for stronger bones and teeth, promote blood sugar regulation, improve metabolism, as well as improve anti-aging pretty much in every way [RRRRR].

Third-Party Testing Means A Lot For PurityAnd, of course, another important aspect of Collagen is testing and quality. And the supplement brand of this review does thoroughly exceed at that. They do third-party testing on their products for purity, potency, and safety. Which is the best way.

As for the DigeSEB PB Digestive Enzyme Blend, it’s a mixture of Protease, Amylase, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase, and Lactobacillus acidophilus probiotic strain.

Meaning, the first five are various digestive enzymes which basically help digest and absorb specific nutrients or types of food. With these, we get improvements to protein, starch (carbohydrates), plant fiber (complex carbohydrates), milk product, and fat digestion. Furthermore, each of them can bring different other gains as well [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

So, this one is not only about improving the digestion and absorption of that Collagen. It’s about pretty much making that happen in every facet of the food we consume. And then, there’s that L. acidophilus to offer even further digestive wellness including a couple of other gains like cholesterol reduction, cold, flu, diarrhea prevention, ease of allergies, helping battle depression, improving weight loss, and more [R, R, R, R].

Thus, as I see it, it’s an incredibly thoughtful combination. One that works synergistically very well together.

Side Effects | To Review Additives, There Are No Problems Here

Side effects are typically the product of additives. Whereas additives are the ingredients necessary to add in order to make easy to consume dosage forms such as capsules, tablets, lozenges, gummies, and a plethora of others.

Furthermore, these added ingredients can also account for different tastes, smells, colors of those capsules, tablets, gummies, and all the others, as well as ensure specific dissolution mechanisms and whatnot [RRRRRRR].

Gummies Is Just One Of The Ways How To Do ItThat said, not everything is harmless as many are ignorantly believing. It can go both ways.

For example, ingredients like Microcrystalline Cellulose and Malic Acid are harmless and beneficial options, respectively. Whereas stuff like High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Artificial Colors are what can bring cancer among many other hazards to the table [RRRR].

Still, when it comes to the Collagen Peptides of Physician’s Choice, it’s actually a bit simpler than that.

The product actually doesn’t carry any additives at all.

In itself, speaking of supplements just in general, that’s not a common thing at all (some 99% can’t do without them). But if consider Collagen powders, that’s what typically is the case. Other examples of this include the Native Path Collagen (review), the Alaya Multi Collagen (review), and many, many others.

To kind of sum that all up, as far as the supplement of this review goes, there’s all the good stuff, and no concern for the bad part.

Reviews | 91.0% Is Great But There Are Unhappy People Still

I like looking at customer reviews not because they are a trustworthy source of what the product in reality is. There is much that raw customer reviews miss which is why we should never base our purchasing decision just on those opinions.

Still, I think customer feedback can often offer very unique insights which can give a fresh and a kind of more comprehensive perspective on the entire thing.

It Is All About The PerspectiveSo, how well is this Collagen supplement of Physician’s Choice performing?

Looking at the product page’s review section, it’s incredibly overwhelming in a positive sense. At the time of writing this article, there we can find a total of 5,728 ratings. Or to be more specific, we have 49 one-star, 56 two-star, 87 three-star, 831 four-star, and 4,705 five-star. Thus, a ratio of 105 negative reviews versus 5,628 positive ones, hence a superficial global success rate of 98.2%. Which is absolutely bonkers.

And quite frankly, it seems too positive to be true. But, generally speaking, that’s something pretty common as manufacturers do hold full control over what kind of ratings and comments are posted, kept, deleted, or even how they are adjusted to fit their marketing needs better.

It’s a likely tendency we have seen with truly many supplements. Something like the Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides (review) and the Revive Collagen (review) are just the first examples that kind of spring to mind.

So, on that note, I feel it’s necessary to not limit ourselves to only looking at the on-page feedback (even more so, because it can be very biased). Instead, we need to look at everything that can be found by other sellers and retailers. And that is exactly what I did.

Physician's Choice Collagen Peptides ReviewsIn total, I managed to find 11,189 Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides reviews. Of these, 1,005 were negative and 10,184 were positive. This means that the actual global success rate is likely sitting at about 91.0%. Which, however, is likely even higher than that given that people are far more prone to reporting negative experiences than positive ones but still.

It’s not 98.2% as the product page leads us to believe.

So, there is some properly negative feedback on the product as well. What does it say?

Many people complained about the fact that the container was only about half full. Other customers (on Amazon) were pointing to either bad batches, poor storing conditions, or fake supplements as the smell and taste were horrible not what it typically is with the brand. Others more swear that there are only 22 servings instead of 30.

Finally, there were some others that were experiencing bad, unpleasant side effects such as rash, stomach distress, diarrhea, stomach pain, sores, or just feeling bad in general. And it seems that Physician’s choice has been running a deal in the past where people get a free container if they post a positive review.

Pricing | The Cost For Physician’s Choice Feels Reasonable, Definitely

Among the Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides reviews, there were a couple of people who thought that this supplement was an absolute waste of money. But that was more because of the fact that it wasn’t a good experience.

Yes, I didn’t find feedback that would complain about it being expensive. But there were some which compared this to some other brands which were mentioned as the more expensive options. Now, is this thing a great deal? Diving into some math.

This Product Does Feel Like A Good DealSo, the supplement of this review typically costs $20.36 for a container of 35 servings (it’s not 30 anymore as the customers mentioned). That’s about $0.58 per serving. Or to make it more comparable, that’s 83.1 cents for every 10 grams of Bovine Collagen.

How does that compare?

Now, if we put it against something like the Nature’s Truth Ultra Collagen (review), it looks marvelous. I mean, both supplements have no additives, good success rates, Grass-Fed and Pasture-Raised but not Hormone-Free.

But then, Physician’s Choice has third-party testing and those digestive enzymes. Yet, the Nature’s Truth typically costs 84.5 cents for every 10 grams of Collagen. Meaning, it’s more expensive. Hence, not worth it.

But then, throw it versus something like the Further Food Collagen (review). That one typically costs 75.8 cents for every 10 grams of Bovine Collagen.

And, yes, it doesn’t have the digestive enzymes. But for the fact, that it’s Hormone-Free, I think that’s perfectly worth it. Plus, it offers a good variety of viable flavored options. Something that the Physician’s Choice just doesn’t do.

Pros & Cons | There’s Only One Real Con To The Supplement

Pros Cons
The supplement is Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised, Non-GMO. Hormone-Free is a thing that this one lacks.
The Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides has no additives.
They do third-party testing.
It’s very reasonably priced.
The extra Digestive Enzyme Blend adds good value to the product.

Overall | A Decent-Looking Collagen Peptides, In My Opinion

The uniqueness of Physician’s Choice Collagen lies in the fact that they offer high-quality Collagen together with a potent Digestive Enzyme Blend. And it’s third-party tested. It’s almost everything we could ever want.

Personally I Would Simply Buy This SupplementSo, additionally, for positives, we also have the fact that this doesn’t have any additives. And the suboptimal serving size can be easily offset by the fact that it’s a powder supplement. And pricing is reasonable.

On that note, the only real negative to this product is that it doesn’t provide Hormone-Free Collagen.

Hence, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I wouldn’t shy away from just buying it.

That being said, I feel there are still better options out there. And I’ve done a lot of research on that. And here’s arguably the best one (full review with a summary).

Above all, I hope this Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides review helped you find the information you were looking for. Was this something that intrigued you? Do you see yourself trying this despite there being more quality and cheaper options? Let me know below.

12 thoughts on “Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides Review – Beyond Good?”

  1. I just had to leave a comment. You know, such informative reviews are just so utter difficult to come by. You absolutely nailed it. So glad that I found your site.

    I think that not many people are into reading long reviews these days. But I am definitely not one of them. Personally, the more detail an article offers about any given product, the better. I would even read it if it had like 20,000 words because I want to know everything there are about especially consumable products that I’m about to try.

    Just by the structure of the article, you can already tell that you’re insanely knowledgeable on the subject. And that’s great because that’s the kind of reviews that I am after.

    As far as this Collagen by Physician’s Choice, I do like that it adds digestive enzymes. I even started considering if I should be getting some sort of digestive enzyme supplement. The idea of such an addition just sounds so helpful to me. And I wouldn’t say that it’s true only for people that have gut problems. I believe that even if we don’t, we can benefit greatly.

    I’m pretty sure that I will be trying this. Or maybe I won’t. Because your top recommendation sounds really captivating as well.

    • Hey, Skuchmane!

      That’s great to hear. I truly appreciate the kind words. And if you ever have any suggestions about extra sections that I could have on my review articles, I’m all ears.

      I feel you. And to some extent, I can relate. There definitely are topics for me like that, too. And I think that’s very mindful to have that kind of approach when it comes to the things that we put in our body. Still, I think it is true for everything.

      Yeah, extra digestive enzymes can be insanely helpful with a wide variety of things. Moreover, a supplement like that kind of augments the positive effects of any other supplement or even food that you might be eating.

      Let me know if you do. I would love to hear from you as to how it goes if you get the chance. :)


  2. A truly nice piece of work. Well done, Matiss! Extremely well done.

    What captivated me the most when it comes to the Physician’s Choice Collagen is that it has that Digestive Enzyme blend. I believe that’s an amazingly beneficial extra for any supplement but especially for Collagens. I also like that they take the high road in ensuring that it isn’t just any enzyme blend. To me, patented options are always the better way.

    Other than that, I think that third-party tested products are the way to go. It’s kind of like the modern standard of things. To that end, I have read certain people saying that supplements are like the wild west and no one ever knows what’s actually inside them. And while that could have been true some 5 or 10 years ago, I don’t think that’s the case anymore.

    Furthermore, third-party testing just counters that in every way. It’s kind of like the mark of a true quality product.

    And I think that the price is decent, too. So, while I didn’t trust my friend initially when she suggested it (she has often been very wrong about health-related topics), I do think that I can take her recommendation on this one. Mostly because it’s just an echo of what you recommend. Again, thank you, Matiss.


    • Hey, Peter!

      I’m thrilled to hear that. That means a lot. :)

      Yeah, I absolutely feel you. The digestive blend does feel like a great addition. And it does make the Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides very unique in its own way. I mean, not very many Collagen supplements offer that kind of addition. Plus, I do think that this can help with the overall Collagen-related gains.

      I do agree about testing. It’s very important. And it is slowly but surely becoming the new standard. They do typically indicate quality. Because low-quality brands almost never do it. And, yes, I can only reiterate what you already said on the price. It’s good.

      Sad that they don’t ensure these Collagen Peptides of Physician’s Choice to be Hormone-Free. That would easily bump it up to at least the top 5 of all Bovine Collagen supplements.


  3. I’m glad to find your Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides review.
    I was recommended to buy something as I have cartilage erosion in my left knee, perhaps in my right knee too.  I had previously taken Glucosamine/MSM but this was recommended to me to be better.
    So I went online to shop and found the Sports Research (SR) Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides brand.  It’s my first purchase so I’m keen to compare other brands to help me choose the right brand.

    Some positives about Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides that the SR one doesn’t have:
    1. Grass-Fed and Pasture-Raised.  I can’t see that in the SR brand, only that it is IGEN program non GMO tested.
    2. It has Digestive Enzyme Blend – which the SR brand doesn’t

    I was curious when you said Physician’s Choice is around $0.58/per serving.  The SR one is approx $0.47/per serving but it doesn’t have the Digestive Enzyme Blend.

    Also I cannot see anything about SR being hormone free.

    So looking at both brands, it seems Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides is excellent, especially with the 91% positive reviews.  Real user experience saying that it gives relief to knee pain would be the most important to me.  I will check out some real user reviews.
    Thank you!

    • Hey, John!

      I actually have done a full review on the Sports Research option. And overall, I do think that it’s one of the best ones out there. On that note, to reassure you, it should be Grass-Fed & Pasture-Raised.

      It doesn’t promise to be fully Hormone-Free but still, given the price, I do think that it’s one of the better options. And it also has third-party testing. And it actually has higher success rates than what the Physician’s Choice Collagen Peptides has. It sits at 93%.

      Other than that, I don’t think that the Digestive blend is as impactful to consider the supplement of this review over the Sports Research option. But some might feel that it is. On that note, generally speaking, I think that the only hard difference is that Digestive blend. And then, also, maybe the fact that Sports Research offers various and viable (without bad additives) flavors. Which the Physician’s Choice option doesn’t.


  4. Generally speaking, even though there are additives that bring no harm, I am still very skeptical about them, to be honest. Personally, I tend to always prefer those that don’t use those extra ingredients. And that’s not possible every time but I still prefer it that way.

    I was happy to hear this doesn’t use any.

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about these Collagen Peptides, so that’s why I am doing a bit of research on it before trying it out myself.

    Thank you, this was insightful!

    • Hey, Isaac!

      Definitely, definitely. Do and follow what feels right to you. When it comes to the additives, I’m kind of the same way. :)

      Other than that, awesome. I’m glad to hear this was helpful.

      Cheers, and have an Awesome Day!

  5. This was nicely done. An awesome review. I really enjoyed the part of global success rates and your thoughtfulness all around that aspect. I just couldn’t stop reading this one.

    All in all, I learned a lot. Also, I like how this Physician’s Choice actually has some solid basis for saying what they’re saying. Specifically, I’m referring to the idea of this being more bioavailable and effective. This was insightful, for sure. Thank you.

    • Hey, Evans!

      I’m glad to hear this had that effect on you. That’s awesome. I’m glad it was educational.

      About that notion, it’s actually not completely true. I mean, there are Collagen formulations out there (like AminoLock or Verisol) which are the more effective versions when compared to just plain Hydrolyzed Collagen. And I would suspect them to be the better, more bioavailable options when compared to Hydrolyzed Collagen plus the added enzymes that this one has still.

      So, I’d say, while it’s not completely accurate but it’s not completely rubbish either. It is a pretty unconventional way how to make sure we absorb more of that Collagen.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  6. I have been reading up so much lately on taking collagen as a supplement and there are so many mixed reviews that I am actually now quite confused.

    Some say that they don’t work as your body can’t absorb them, others say it is better to use collagen in your skin care products rather than try to eat them and others swear by them.

    I guess the best way to see if they make a difference is to actually try them for myself and see.  Thank you for the recommendations and I will certainly be taking a closer look at Garden of Life.

    • Hey, Michel!

      Well, one thing is definitely, for sure. Studies have shown that we can absorb them. So, no question there.
      Other than that, indeed. One can’t really go wrong with trying them out.

      If you get a chance, let me know how it goes.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!


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