In this Purely Optimal Collagen Complex review, we will look at the thing from the perspective of the truth. We’ll look into everything it’s about.
And thus, we will immerse ourselves into their promotional materials and the claims they make about their product. We will go through and assess the beneficial ingredients. We’ll also look at the other ingredients added to help make the supplement. And, of course, customer reviews are also on the menu along with global success rates.
I Feel Purely Optimal Is A Bit Over-The-Top With Their Promises
According to the manufacturer, Purely Optimal Collagen Complex “is the only collagen supplement you will need to slow down aging!” Per their words, it’s their “All-in-One proprietary collagen protein blend” which excels through this notion of “where other products only contain one or two types of collagen, our Collagen Complex contains all 5 Types of Collagen (Type I, II, III, V, X) that helps to maintain a young, strong, and healthy body.” [R].
While I feel all of this can be true with a proper Collagen supplement, the question always is whether this is one of them (which is a question we will certainly be answering in the coming sections of this review).
As for the product page itself, it’s not the most overbearing one, namely, it’s nothing like the BioTrust Ageless Multi Collagen (review).
But it’s not exactly a short one either. There’s quite a bit to go through and explore. To which end, it does remind me of something like the Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty (review).
But it does involve quite a few marketing tactics. First, there is this thing that suggests that it supposedly is a discounted price (for, God knows, how long).
Then, there’s the option to subscribe and save 15%. Then, they also offer free shipping if we order two (over $30.00). But the most prominent is the incredibly (and I mean incredibly) positive customer review section.
Other than that, on the Purely Optimal Collagen, we are also offered a 30-day money-back guarantee, which, for some reason, they don’t really brag about. This is unlike what we’ve seen with Collagen products like Primal Harvest Primal Collagen or Ideal Collagen (review) [R].
All in all, the product page structurally I do like. It is definitely an improvement of what they used to have. However, I’m absolutely not a fan of claims they use like “be your best self again” or “age is no longer a factor.” I mean, for sure, every statement on the page is not excessive but these two just feel way over the top.
This brings me to the question you might be having. Is this just something I’m saying or is it genuinely the case that it won’t actually help us be our best selves?
To Review Ingredients, Collagen Is Surprisingly Scarce In This One
Well, I certainly wouldn’t bet on that. I mean, looking at its beneficial contents, the Purely Optimal Collagen Complex does remind me of Collagen supplements like Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen (review) and even the Sanar Collagen Wrinkle Formula (review). And let me just tell you, I wasn’t particularly fond of those. To say the least. So, what’s up?
The supplement of this review per serving of 3 capsules offers 1500 milligrams of the Premium Collagen Protein Complex. This is a complex built out of Bovine Collagen Peptides, Hydrolyzed Chicken Collagen Peptides, Pure Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen Peptides, Eggshell Membrane Collagen Peptides, and Avian Sternum Collagen Peptides.
Now, about that amount.
Any self-respecting, truly customer-valuing product tends to provide at least 10 milligrams per serving ranging all the way up to 20 grams as we’ve seen with Sports Research Collagen Peptides (review) and Garden Of Life Collagen (review). That’s almost 7-13 times the amount.
So, just 1500 milligrams instead of 10-20 is not a lot. I mean, they claim that this daily serving is enough to prevent fine lines, thinning hair, wrinkles, brittle nails, and creaky joints. But that I feel is just not true. I mean, we could be talking about some of those benefits. But all of them? With 7-13 times less? That’s very unlikely, the way I see it [R, R, R, R, R].
Also, they say that the Collagen Peptides are Hydrolyzed for maximum absorption but that’s clearly not the case for every single source as evident by the supplement facts. But there is one an even more concerning aspect.
Many supplements like Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides or Live Conscious (LiveWell) Collagen Peptides put their utmost attention to Collagen being sourced from Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised, Cage-Free animals. Now, where do you think I’m going with this? So, what about this Purely Optimal Collagen Complex here?
Well, they say no such thing at all. Which only means that it’s very likely that this Collagen does not come from Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised, Cage-Free animals. And that’s a massive difference in quality and the potential beneficialness of the thing. A truly massive difference [R, R, R, R, R].
One Harmless Additive That I’m Just Splitting Hairs About
Typically, Collagen supplements do pretty well as far as the added extra ingredients for the making of the supplement go (namely, additives). Many like Orgain Collagen Peptides (review) and Vital Proteins Marine Collagen (review) even manage to do completely without. To that end, Collagen products are some of the few that can get away with that. By no means, it is a common thing though.
That said, when it comes to Collagen in capsules or tablets, they usually can’t do without. And the Collagen Complex of Purely Optimal is another such example.
Luckily, it uses only one additive. Gelatin. Which is something that I have coined as beneficial.
However, I guess unluckily it’s probably sourced from porcine. Which is arguably the least favorable option. I mean, sometimes it’s even not that positive of a thing at all because pigs are literally fed all kinds of crap. Which inherently makes anything sourced from them not that great, to say the least [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, as far as that sourcing goes, I’m pretty sure porcine must be the case because it’s the cheapest one (bigger profits is what drives most of the manufacturers). And if they don’t brag about Gelatin being from bovine, that’s pretty much a sealed deal. That’s at least the way I see it.
Are Customer Reviews Any Good With This One? Surprised?
Now, let’s do a reality check. Customer reviews. What do they say about the supplement of this review? Is it actually any good and delivers at least some value or is it completely worthless?
Well, based on the 981 Purely Optimal Collagen reviews posted on its description page, it’s kind of the best thing since sliced bread.
In other words, based on that feedback, they pretty much say that it’s the best Collagen supplement there is. And then, in addition to all that, it has no bad comments. I mean, there’s not a single 1-star, 2-star, or even 3-star review.
So, according to them, this Collagen thing of Purely Optimal is as busted as they come. While the relevant sections of Collagen products like Skinny Fit Super Youth (review) or NeoCell Gummy Glow (review) may suggest similar things, is that typically accurate?
Well, no. Typically, not very useful if we’re after the truth. And hence, I took that to every single other seller or retailer to check upon. To that end, yeah, it’s not a 100% global success rate. No surprises there. But it still seems to be quite busted.
Out of the total of 4,421 Purely Optimal Collagen Complex reviews, only 115 were negative (1-star and 2-star). And that brings us a 97.4% global success rate. Which is extremely high for how low its total Collagen amounts are. And that’s the danger.
Because many just blindly trust that. But over the years, I’ve come across so many examples (and I have a ton of full reviews on such products as well) where even clearly bad supplements get success rates not far off or even above 95%. This is exactly why we don’t just look at customer reviews in these article reviews of mine. Even more so, because those are often full of innocently ignorant people sharing their opinions.
I Would Say Purely Optimal Doesn’t Offer Great Pricing On This Complex
Now, turning our sights away from the contraversialness of customer reviews, we have the aspect of pricing for the Purely Optimal Collagen to discuss. I mean, superficially, it might seem okay. But is it truly?
So, a container of this supplement supposedly originally costs $30.00. However, currently, there’s an option (the discount) to get it for $25.00. But then, realistically, it could be argued that the actual price is what the subscribe-and-save option offers. This is entirely because of how flexible and adaptable (and even pause-able) that option is.
Hence, we could say that it’s typically $21.25 per container. Whereas a container holds 30 servings (three capsules each). To do the math, that’s $0.71 per serving or 47.2 cents per every gram of the protein. Which isn’t exactly cheap.
To illustrate, we can look at it from two different angles.
First, it’s comparing it to actually viable and proven to work Collagen capsule supplements. One would be the Reserveage Collagen Booster (review) and another the Now Foods BioCell Collagen. They both bring a proven in studies to be an effective Collagen formulation to the table at the prices of $1.17 and $0.38 per gram, respectively.
With the first one, we obviously get much more than just Collagen. But while one is of a much higher price, I would still pick either over this Multi Collagen of Purely Optimal. They just bring a ton more value and potential for gains, the way I see it.
Second, it’s about comparing this to other Multi Collagens. And here, even the relatively expensive BioTrust Ageless Multi Collagen (review) outshines this by a mile or two. Or rather three, because it’s all of the same upper-echelon quality at 3 times lower price (14.2 cents per gram).
And so, I hope the conclusions I’m about to make are as obvious as they come.
Personally, I Would Never Go For This But Still, I Guess Fine To Consider
Overall, I have to admit that it reminds me of supplements like the Angry Supplements Ultra Pure Turmeric (review) or Organic India Turmeric Formula (review). Both of those have global success rates in the high nineties, essentially just like this only in a different supplement category. And still, they are not products I would recommend pursuing.
I mean, I’ve encountered my fair share of supplements that despite almost mesmerizingly high success rates just aren’t worth investing in. And there’s that danger there. Picking something due to how well it has been received. This is why we don’t look at just the success rates and be done with it.
It’s like leaving our health to a chance. Because there is some truly harmful stuff out there that still have incredibly high success rates. Never fall for that. Be smarter. Look at all the aspects. And then that feedback can provide a broader perspective. But never depend and trust on that feedback alone. It can really take us down a rabbit hole.
And not a good one.
That said, apart the Collagen sourcing, there isn’t really a thing that is terribly bad with the Purely Optimal Collagen. And hence, I feel that I kind of have to categorize this one as (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) one to consider. Even more so, because there are evidence of quality like the fact that this manufacturer third-party tests.
Still, personally, I believe that there is nothing here when it comes to the supplement of this review. Hence, I would avoid. And go for something like the Now Foods BioCell Collagen if I want good, affordable, effective Collagen in capsules. Or I would go for something like the BioTrust Ageless Multi Collagen (review) if Multi Collagen is what you prefer.
Other than that, I always also recommend this one truly capable, beneficial, quality option, that I’ve come to conclude is arguably the best on the market. Here’s the full review with a summary.
Above all, I hope this Purely Optimal Collagen Complex review helped you find the information you were looking for. Do you think the Collagen sourcing on this is okay? Would you buy it? Would you recommend it to others?