In this Reserveage Collagen Booster review, we will embark on a mission to investigate the supplement to its fullest, to provide every and all detail imaginable.
Thus, we will be journeying through promotional materials and claims. Then we will switch to exploring every single ingredient, both beneficial and additives. Whereas after that, we will dive into the aspects of real-life performance based on the globally available customer reviews which we’ll translate into success rates as well and the pricing.
In Terms Of Marketing, The Reserveage Is, By No Means, Obnoxious
According to the manufacturer, Reserveage Collagen Booster is “a patented beauty complex designed to help support healthy skin.” The necessity of which they reason by the words of “Collagen is the most integral part of the skin’s fabric — a mesh-like structure — and the most abundant protein found in the skin. As we age, our production of collagen declines, and the internal supportive mesh weakens” [R].
Getting straight to the potential benefits, they are emphasizing the core idea.
Namely, they’re about mixing the clinically studied Biocell Collagen with two other substances (Hyaluronic Acid and Chondroitin) and augmenting all that with their Pro-Longevity Factors Blend. Hence, the way they put it, it’s a supplement to help support radiant and healthy skin which is coupled with healthy cellular aging.
But that’s only part of the promised gains.
There’s also a separate paragraph that lists three key benefits per their words. Namely, amazing skin. Strong joints. Incredible hydration. So, there are some predicted strong points they mention that are very common among all Collagen supplements, and then there are those that are rather rare.
And that’s basically the whole description page apart from some FAQs and some allergy information like free of wheat, lactose, milk, corn, yeast, soy, eggs, sugar, artificial coloring, flavoring, preservatives, salt, starch, citrus, and fish.
To that end, the page heavily reminds me of those for supplements like Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate (review) or NeoCell Marine Collagen (review). It also basically doesn’t use any marketing; there are no “the more you buy, the cheaper you get it,” subscribe and get it cheaper, no money-back guarantees of any kind.
There are also no testimonials like what we’ve seen with Vim & Vigor Collagenate (review) or Further Food Collagen (review). The only marketing thing, really, is the Reserveage Collagen Booster reviews section. Which at the time of this writing, is basically an empty one.
So, is there a great potential here? Is this product worth the money?
To Review Ingredients, Both Core Aspects Are Somewhat Busted
Most Collagen supplements out there go by the idea of Hydrolyzed Collagen. They either provide that with no extra ingredients (like in Youtheory Collagen), with one or two extra ingredients (like in Garden of Life Collagen), or with a whole bunch of them (like in Pure Gold Collagen). But the Reserveage Collagen Booster is different. it’s more like Genacol Collagen (review). This is in the sense that it pursues a completely different idea of Collagen. A unique formulation.
Per serving (two capsules), the supplement of this review is all about 1000 milligrams of BioCell Collagen coupled with 400 milligrams of a Pro-Longevity Factors Blend.
BioCell Collagen is “a clinically studied dietary supplement ingredient composed of naturally-occurring hydrolyzed collagen type II peptides, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid.” But what’s paramount to understand is that its “unique matrix is not a blend of individual ingredients.” Instead, it’s a unique synergistic ingredient supposedly more capable than what a simple blend of these ingredients could ever provide [R].
Moreover, we don’t have to just take their word for it. BioCell Collagen is pretty extensively studied. There are a decent number of human clinical trials (some of which are the highest-quality ones; plus there are some others) done on it proving not only that it works and can be highly beneficial, but also that it’s safe to embrace [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Generally speaking, this Collagen formulation has proven that it can improve skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles and facial lines, helps fight skin dryness, helps lessen crow’s feet, increases overall Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid presence in the skin and joints, stimulates cartilage renewal, promotes joint comfort, mobility, and quality of life associated with that, and enhance post-exercise recovery, including foster tendon and ligament health [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
However, 1,000 milligrams of it (which the Reserveage Collagen Booster adds per serving) have mostly been associated with gains to skin health (they call them Beauty-From-Within Studies). For joint health, it’s 2,000 milligrams whereas for exercise recovery it was 3,000 milligrams (Joint Health & Mobility Studies) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
But be that as it may, I also suspect the formulation itself is quite capable of providing general Collagen-associated gains, as well as those typically associated with Chondroitin Sulfate and Hyaluronic Acid. Which are the three core ingredients at the very base level. It may not be the full extent of them but still [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Other than that, BioCell is kind of only half of the Reserveage Collagen Booster supplement. It’s also about that Pro-Longevity Factors Blend.
This blend consists of three different ingredients. Wildcrafted Japanese Knotweed Extract (standardized to contain 100 milligrams of trans-Resveratrol), Organic French Whole Red Grape, and certified Organic Muscadine Whole Red Grape.
The essence of all of which is basically summed up by that one ingredient. Resveratrol (while Red Grapes do contain other compounds as well, they are typically preferred for this particular compound, specifically) [R].
Resveratrol is an extremely capable polyphenic bioflavonoid that exudes ridiculously powerful anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits. It can promote heart health, help battle diabetes and prediabetes, fight off obesity, foster digestive health, improve cellular and tissue health, protect against arterial damage, help preserve joint health, aid energy levels and endurance, as well as have a positive impact on cognition and blood pressure among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, all in all, very, very powerful and promising stuff does this Reserveage Collagen Booster combines, indeed. Is it as great with additives, too?
Many Mistake Additives For Something Ignorable But That’s Not True
Additives are the inactive ingredients commonly added to supplements, medicine, and food to ensure certain kinds of qualities. In supplements, it’s mostly about ensuring that all of the beneficial ingredients stick together and can be delivered in easy to consume forms like capsules, tablets, powders, liquids, or whatever else.
But contrary to what many people believe not every additive is a potentially harmless one. In fact, I’ve encountered quite many that don’t exactly fit that mold.
Examples of supplements that use the kind of inactive ingredients include Applied Nutrition Liquid Collagen (review), NeoCell Collagen + C (review), and there are many others. But crucial to understand, similarly, not every additive is harmful (whereas if you ever need any help with this, I’ll be happy to help) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, how does it work out in the Reserveage Collagen Booster?
This product has chosen to do Vegetable Cellulose, Rice Bran, and Silica. All of these are properly harmless additives that have very, very low capacity to do any side effects. It’s basically something that can only happen if we have an allergy to either one of these. But allergies for such kind are beyond extremely rare [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Hence, some properly beneficial stuff without any real concern for side-effects or otherwise adverse stuff.
Now, theoretical aspects out of the way, time to turn to something a bit more practical.
A Lot Of Customer Reviews Complain About Their Own Ignorance
The first practical thing that I typically am eager to discuss is customer reviews and hence, success rates. While these can be very deceiving, I believe, in general, they tend to give a pretty good idea of how actually helpful has the product been. Unless, of course, it’s a gummy thing or an otherwise bad-additives-containing product, like Olly Glowing Skin (review) or AminoSculpt Collagen (review).
While, yes, I might have said that the product page of the Reserveage contains no reviews, it actually does contain one. Why I said there are none is because that piece of feedback isn’t particularly insightful. It just says, “Good Product.” Which is a bit too concise for my taste.
Since there are no insights to gain there, I did some research myself. I compiled everything out of third-party sellers and retailers I could find. Here’s what I learned.
In total, I found 678 Reserveage Collagen Booster reviews. And with that, while there was an utmost majority of positive feedback, namely, 589 positive comments, there were also quite a few negative ones. Or to be exact, 89 total were negative.
Which doesn’t give us that good of a success rate, one that sits only at 86.9%.
Granted, the actual success percentage is likely higher due to people typically being far more eager to report negative experiences over positive ones. However, it does seem a little low nonetheless.
Why is that? Is it genuinely not that good? Or is it somewhere else that the dog lies buried? Generally, if we look at the negative feedback, I think it’s the second option, for sure.
To me, the surprising thing was that so many people were complaining about BioCell being a Collagen formulation sourced from chicken. From what I can tell, they assumed that this Collagen is vegan or vegetarian. Which I would be surprised to learn any Collagen ever is (by the way, sites other than Amazon typically mention this).
But, yeah, a whole bunch of 1-star Reserveage Collagen Booster reviews like that. Which I feel cuts in the success rates pretty deep.
Other than that, there were people nagging about the bottle getting smashed (it’s a glass bottle which seems to be packaged not well by Amazon, others typically don’t have that problem). Then, there were quite a few that just received the wrong item (again, Amazon) and still left a 1-star review. And so, for no reason diminished success rates, yet again.
Only what felt about 40% of the negative Collagen Booster reviews were those that actually had to do with its performance (didn’t help enough, didn’t help at all, or encountered an allergic reaction).
But that’s a ton less negative feedback. In fact, if it was only 40% of the negative comments it got, it would be at 94.3% exactly.
Which feels more like the truth that we’re seeking.
Yes, This Collagen Booster Might Feel Expensive But The Quality
Now, turning our sights to the other practical aspect I like to discuss, it’s about the pricing. In my research, I came across quite a few this Reserveage reviews that stated that it’s an expensive product. But is it true though?
Typically, a container of the product costs $34.96. That’s a container of 60 capsules where it’s two capsules per serving. Hence, it’s a supply for a month. So, it’s about $1.17 per day or per serving. Or, in other words, $1.17 per every 1000 milligrams of BioCell.
So, how well does that compare?
If we compare that to basically the most affordable BioCell option as the Now Foods BioCell Collagen, it doesn’t look that great. The Now Foods option comes for $22.81 per container where it’s 60 servings per one. So, instead of $1.17 per serving, it’s $0.38 or about three times the price.
Granted, the Now Foods BioCell doesn’t offer any of the extra stuff, like Resveratrol. It also doesn’t offer third-party testing as the Reserveage does. But nevermind that, it’s still a pretty huge difference in terms of the price.
Whereas if we were to compare it with the typical Hydrolyzed Collagen, it’s similar. Take, for example, the Orgain Collagen Peptides (review). This one originally costs $29.99 per container. It’s 20 grams of Collagen per serving, 23 servings per container.
Hence, it prices about $0.65 per 10,000 milligrams of Collagen which I’d say is about the effectiveness equivalent to 1000 milligrams of BioCell. Or, in other words, it’s about twice cheaper but without the added additions of Resveratrol and that Pro-Longevity Factors Blend in general, as well as without third-party testing.
All in all, would I say that the Collagen Booster of Reserveage is expensive?
Yeah, I think the examples illustrate that quite well. I mean, I wouldn’t say that the supplement of this review is the most expensive one on the market. However, I definitely wouldn’t call it cheap. Still, that third-party testing does mean a lot, and hence, I would probably refrain from saying that cost is anything other than average.
I Think It’s Pretty Darn Great, Fine To Just Go Right Ahead & Buy It
So, where does it all leave us with the Reserveage Collagen Booster supplement? Is it something worth a buy? Or should we rather pass?
Well, I think it’s a pretty darn great one for a Collagen supplement. I really like the beneficial ingredients it’s bringing to the table. It’s hard to not appreciate also its additives. Moreover, I love the fact that they are doing third-party testing on this thing. While all that may ramp up its cost, I think it’s worth it.
Furthermore, sure, there may be quite a bit of negative feedback for this one (yes, 86.9% isn’t that great of a number). But so many of them are purely due to people’s own negligence. Which, essentially, spoils the overall success percentage, and in no way does it properly reflect the supplement’s actual helpfulness.
It’s really a shame but it does happen. One more reason why never to base our decisions purely on customer feedback alone.
And so, overall, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I think it’s worth just buying the supplement. Sure, there are other arguably even more capable Collagen options like Live Conscious (LiveWell) Collagen Peptides (full review with a summary). But if Collagen in capsules is what you’re after, I think this will serve you well.
Above all, I hope this Reserveage Collagen Booster review helped you find the information you were looking for. So, how did you like this one? Will you buy it? Are you tempted to pick something else? Was there anything you particularly liked about this one? Let me know below.