| Marketing | Ingredients | Side Effects | Reviews | Pricing | Overall |
According to the Reverse Life Collagen reviews posted by customers, this product has been worth every penny. Many people report improved skin health and that pain has left their bodies. Others really enjoy the taste of it. Others more emphasize the benefits to their hair and nails. Some even go as far as to say that this is nothing short of magic.
So, in this Reverse Life Collagen review, we will do research on this Marine-sourced protein drink product, properly.
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 in assessing for marketing, ingredients, side effects (additives), customer feedback, and pricing. We’ll do it the truth-seeking way.
Marketing | Reverse Life Is Doing Its Best To Properly Persuade People
According to the manufacturer, the Reverse Life (High Strength Marine) Collagen (Liquid) is “the complete all-in-one solution for you.” Per their words, this is what to get “If you want soft glowing skin, sumptuous shiny hair, gorgeous thicker longer lashes, and stronger nails.” So, it sounds very tempting [R, R, R].
But let me just throw it out there. The marketing on the supplement of this review is insane. I feel it’s actually even more extensive than Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens (review) and Andrew Lessman Marine Collagen (review).
It’s absolutely nuts. I have not encountered anything like this with any Collagen supplement. And I’ve done a literal ton of reviews on them.
It’s just overflowing with testimonials and unnaturally positive Reverse Life Collagen reviews. On top of that, there are all kinds of deals we can get if we buy more than one. There’s also free shipping and a 30-day money-back guarantee, and more (like listing social media stats and mentions in magazines and media).
It also feels exaggerated when they list the benefits. I mean, they promise not only massively improved skin health and anti-aging, joint pain relief, stronger nails, and rejuvenated hair, but also this notion of feeling completely reborn. An all-in-one solution as they claim.
As for free-of claims, it’s said to be Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Fat-Free, Sugar-Free, Soy-Free, Non-GMO. And sustainably sourced is another thing for them.
So, the Reverse Life Collagen sounds cool. But is it actually cool? Is it worth the investment?
Ingredients | The Most Important Aspect Is That It Offers Decent Collagen
Collagens come in a variety of different ways. There are powdered Collagens like the Landish Marine Collagen (review). Another option is the capsuled ones like the Hey Nutrition Collagen (review). And then, of course, we also got our liquid ones like the Vim & Vigor Collagenate (review). The supplement of this review is a liquid one.
So, per serving (25 mL), the Collagen of Reverse Life offers 10 grams of Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen. On top of that, we also get 50 milligrams of Hyaluronic Acid, 200 milligrams of Green Tea Leaf extract, 10 milligrams of Caffeine, 120 milligrams of vitamin C, 10 micrograms of vitamin D, 50 micrograms of Biotin, and 2 milligrams of Zinc. Here’s to elaborate on it all.
First, there are three key aspects to consider when it comes to the Collagen contents. Sourcing, total amount, and testing.
The Collagen promises to be created from freshwater fish which are sustainably sourced. This is decent sourcing and has been proven to be capable of granting significant gains in various research. Which is helped by the fact that there’s 10 grams of Marine Collagen at play here [R, R, R].
So, it’s a decent amount for a good chance of ensuring hair, skin, nail, joint health. But as for the claimed feeling of being completely reborn, that’s just marketing. I mean, sure, with all the benefits it can provide, we could stretch it and say that it provides a feeling of being completely reborn. But that’s just marketing. That’s just to get people to buy the thing [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for testing, what we would need is to third-party test it. Because rivers too can be polluted which, however, is less the case than with oceans but still. It would be the ideal approach. The Reverse Life Collagen doesn’t do any of that. Frankly, I’m not even sure if they do in-house testing as they also provide no information on that whatsoever.
As for the Hyaluronic Acid contents (a natural substance that our bodies also create), 50 milligrams is actually what many standalone supplements of this acid offers. So, I would take that there’s a good chance of this helping reduce wrinkles, improving youthful look, aiding eye and joint health, fighting off dandruff, fostering skin elasticity, and supporting skin health overall among other gains [R, R, R, R, R].
As for the Green Tea Leaf extract, 200 milligrams seems to be about half what typically gets offered. Hence, I think it carries a pretty decent chance at some of the gains. It’s a great source for antioxidants, improving heart, liver, and brain health, aiding performance, battling off cancers, lowering blood sugar levels, and more [R, R, R, R].
Then, we have Caffeine. As far as the good sides of it, it can improve attention, mental alertness, and speed reasoning, reduce mental decline, fight off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, support long-term memory, help battle off cancer, foster thinking capabilities, have anti-cancer effects, and more [R, R, R, R, R, R].
And then, we come to vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin C is in there likely to help preserve freshness. And the amount of it is okay for some benefit to immune health and improved within-body Collagen creation. As for vitamin D, Biotin, and Zinc, they won’t really do anything at these amounts. They might as well just not be there at all. It wouldn’t make any difference [R, R].
Another thing I don’t like is that Reverse Life Collagen is not transparent about what nutrient forms it uses. Because there’s a big difference between vitamin C from Ascorbic Acid (the more likely scenario here) and something like vitamin C from Calcium Ascorbate. The latter is the superior option [R, R].
Overall, I think the Collagen contents are okay. I also love the Hyaluronic Acid and Green Tea Leaf extract addition. It has the potential to deliver on most of the claimed benefits.
Side Effects | To Review Additives, They Suck On So Many Levels, Literally
Side effects are typically the product of additives. And there are many ways we can do this. I mean, sure, the chosen form of delivery can have inherent challenges like that liquids need something to preserve freshness. But other than that, there’s quite a big wiggle room.
And the Reverse Life Liquid Collagen takes it a step too boldly the way I see it. It’s kind of like Vim & Vigor Collagenate (review) and RejuviCare Super Collagen (review) in a bad way. Here’s the elaborate [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
The supplement of this review uses water, xylitol, citric acid, malic acid, phosphoric acid, artificial flavor, tomato lycopene extract color, potassium sorbate (preservative), sodium benzoate (preservative), and sucralose.
So, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that water is okay. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that I used to not recommend in supplements at all but it does have its benefits. And ultimately, they’re more useful than the slight negatives. So, I think that it’s fine.
Citric Acid can create real problems only if it’s GMO, it’s consumed from Aluminum containers, or we have it too much of in our diet (many processed foods use it). Malic acid is a natural acid that also our bodies produce. It’s harmless to the very least.
Artificial flavors, despite what many people assume, are likely not harmful at all. They’re not the same thing as Artificial Colors which are profound detrimental. Whereas Tomato Lycopene extract color is a natural way of coloring. This won’t be harmful.
As for Phosphoric Acid, it should be fine in moderation. But too much of it (given how common it is in processed drinks) can cause osteoporosis and heart disease. It can also lead to bone loss, kidney disease, and depletion of such important minerals as iron, zinc, and magnesium, increase body acidity, and other harmful effects [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Another one to cause concerns is the Potassium Sorbate. While there are research to argue both sides, I think that it’s undeniable that this thing can damage our white blood cells. This then can mess with our genes. Which can then spoil our DNA and cause damage. Which can lead to cancer and all kinds of other ill-health outcomes [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
And I wouldn’t call Sodium Benzoate a good substance to consume either (otherwise found in all kinds of sodas). Yes, some may try to convince you that there are benefits with this. But what they will typically fail to mention is that the negatives will far outweigh any positives [R, R, R, R, R, R].
To illustrate, Sodium Benzoate can cause nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Like that wouldn’t be enough, it can also contribute to general inflammation, cancer, ADHD, allergies, oxidative stress, and mess with appetite control, thus supporting weight gain and obesity [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Lastly, Reverse Life Collagen also has Sucralose which is arguably the worst additive of them all. I mean, there is no point of claiming that the Reverse Life Collagen is Sugar-Free if it uses Sucralose to ensure that. Sugar is the healthier alternative between the two.
So, Sucralose is an artificial sweetener. And as such, it can cause eating disorders, heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, depression, leaky gut and other terrible chronic condition [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Other than that, while additives are what are primarily responsible for side effects, Collagen can create some for select few people as well. These are likely to be one of these. Stomach distress, bloating, bad taste in the mouth, heartburn, and feelings of fullness [R, R, R, R].
Reviews | Per Customer Reviews, This Marine Collagen Does Insanely Well
When it comes to Reverse Life Collagen customer reviews, it’s nuts. The product page and many supporting pages bombard us with all these excerpts and testimonials, and insanely positive customer feedback. There’s barely any thought for anything else.
But it can be felt that a lot of planning has gone into it. Because this does appeal to our natural cognitive biases. Hence, it’s one of the better tactics to convince anyone to purchase any product. Just give them insanely positive reports of what other people have said. And you can always find someone that will be willing to do testimonials, especially because they also get paid to do it.
So, it’s kind of like Naturelo Collagen (review) and Vital Proteins Marine Collagen (review). There’s overwhelmingly positive customer feedback to help sell.
But what I have found in my own experience is that all this feedback very rarely fits what can be found by third-party sellers and retailers. Which have a far better chance to be closer to the truth (because manufacturers typically have very limited tools to affect those).
So, I did some digging.
In total, I managed to find 11,045 Reverse Life Collagen reviews. Of these, 10,676 were positive and 369 were negative. Hence, a global success rate of 96.7%. Which is very high and just means that people have been very positive about the thing. But that’s the danger.
This is also the reason why Gummy vitamins almost always have insane success rates despite typically using hazardous extra ingredients. Why they get such a high success rate is likely why the supplement of this review does. People typically rate supplements by how they feel in the moment, and the fact that it tastes good adds very much to that.
Now, this is not to say that benefits are not possible even when suboptimal ingredients are used. With the 10 grams of Collagen, they are very possible, to some extent, basically inevitable. But with the potentially bad additives also at play, I would not trust the success rate as much (plus, you can make any supplement tasty with Sucralose; it’s kind of the lazy way out, the way I see it).
So, yes, we’ve got plenty of positive feedback. But what did the displeased customers actually say?
As it typically is, even with the artificial sweetener, some people didn’t like the taste. Others were unhappy with the fact that it didn’t do anything for their skin, nails, or hair. Whereas others more complained about the side effects they encountered.
Pricing | Frankly, I Think This Is A Pretty Expensive Product
So, the customer feedback did have its negatives. In fact, we can even find some among the five-star ratings. I mean, as far as the Reverse Life Collagen reviews go, there were a couple of people that stated that this is a pretty expensive supplement. So, is that accurate? Or is it just speculation?
So, per container (20 servings), typically cost £29.99 (about $40.54). That’s about £1.50 (about $2.03) per serving which is also the price for every 10 grams of Marine Collagen. So, how does it compare?
To put it in a few words, not very well. I mean, I would prefer many other Marine Collagen supplements over this one.
For example, compare it to something like the Truvani Marine Collagen (review). It typically costs $38.24 which is $2.12 for every 10 grams of Marine Collagen. So, it’s about the same price. And, yes, it doesn’t add Hyaluronic Acid or Green Tea Leaf extract. Thus, Reverse Life may appear better. But here’s the rub.
Truvani has the best sourcing for Marine Collagen possible. It does third-party testing. No harmful additives. And instead of all those other beneficial ingredients that Reverse Life adds, Truvani adds the exclusive Type II Marine Collagen which very rarely does Marine Collagens have.
Another great supplement to compare the supplement of this review with is the Genuine Health Marine Collagen (review). It comes for a price of $24.99 which is 21 servings. That’s $1.19 for every 10 grams of Marine Collagen.
And it’s Sustainably-Sourced, Wild-Caught, Deep-Sea fish Collagen which is third-party tested and has no additives. I mean, the way I see it, it’s not only exponentially better in quality, but also it’s hard to argue that it’s way more affordable.
Granted, neither of these two rivals comes in the liquid form. Still, these powders can be turned into a liquid very easily. It’s actually how they are recommended to be consumed. Hence, I don’t see why one would ever prefer Reverse Health Collagen just because it’s a liquid.
Overall | All In All, Personally, I Don’t Think It’s Actually Worth It
When looking at the Reverse Life Collagen reviews across the internet, I don’t think I found a single article unpacking the product that didn’t recommend just going and getting it. To that end, all of those articles just felt like an extension of Reverse Life’s marketing. But I do believe it deserves criticism.
I mean, for positives, sure, I like the beneficial ingredients. I like that it adds a couple of extra substances on top of the Sustainably-Sourced Collagen. I like that a lot. And then, as far as customer feedback goes, it’s been overwhelmingly positive.
Still, the negatives are something to seriously consider.
I mean, it didn’t just use one potentially harmful additive. It used a couple of them. Plus, I’m not really a fan of how the Reverse Life Collagen is priced. I mean, for that price, I believe there are significantly better options out there. And I’m not sure about their raw dedication to quality.
Hence, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I think we should avoid it. I mean, while I would typically due to the unique composition and capable amounts of the beneficial ingredients still say that it’s probably worth considering, not in this case. I think the marketing is just too strong. It’s too much, the way I see it.
On that note, if you are interested in specifically Marine Collagen supplements, I would recommend looking into something like the Genuine Health Marine Collagen (full review). Other than that, I would recommend going with my favorite one (full review with a summary).
Above all, I hope this Reverse Life Collagen review helped you find the information you were looking for. If you have any thoughts or questions, I’m all here for you. And do feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product as well.
4 thoughts on “Reverse Life Collagen Review – Marketing That Murders”
Supplements concern me when they claim to do so much stuff. Affecting that much of the body normally comes with some serious side effects. When it has minimal side effects I assume it is a placebo. With such a high price, as you claim, I would not be okay with taking such a risk regardless of the reviews. And with so many positive reviews that you are also skeptical about the complaints are the only thing that would substantiate the product. 1 to 3 star reviews where they talk about what they like and what they dislike about the product helps me discern what I want to expose myself to. Just by reviewing the additives, we can see this can be more problematic than the reviews claim. However, we cannot know what long term side effects would have on your body.
Yeah, I get that. But we shouldn’t be looking at it that black and white. Supplements are not medicine. Here’s what I mean.
This notion of having to affect the body in a significant way yet having side effects is a product of medicine. Supplements typically add one or another substance like Collagen or Turmeric that are known to have numerous positive health implications. And that is what supplement manufacturers promote.
For example, Collagen is known to reduce wrinkles, promote anti-aging of the skin, improve nail and hair health, aid joint health, muscles, and gut health, support liver and teeth health, foster metabolism and weight loss, and do a ton of other things. And it’s because of its amino acid contents [R, R, R, R, R].
So, it’s a single substance. But even single substances can have numerous health implications (or, specifically in this case, benefits). Which is kind of the same as some drug that can have numerous side effects (it’s just reversed).
To that end, an extreme version of what benefits and no side effects look like is the Turmeric Curcumin. Because even when they did a study that tried to assess at which amounts it becomes harmful, they couldn’t. Because the doses were becoming so ridiculously high that it was starting to get physically difficult to consume that much. Hence, they concluded that there are no negative effects. Yet the benefits of Turmeric are profound and they all are kind of stem from the fact that it’s this incredibly powerful anti-inflammation tool [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
See the difference? :)
Other than that, I definitely agree that the negative reviews can offer a ton of insight as to what the core problems with any give supplement are.
Thank you for your honest and thought provoking article. I appreciate your dedication to finding the truth instead of just “pushing” products like so many websites do. I have been hearing quite a lot about the benefits of collagen over the past several months, but its hard to choose which brand to pick with so many options out there. I could not agree more with your honest assessments of this product. I have been using the BioTrust brand and after reading this review as well as your BioTrust review I feel like I made the right choice. I will definitely be checking your website first before buying any other supplements in the future!
I’m thrilled to hear that. And I absolutely feel you. :)
Indeed, there are really many brands these days that offer Collagen as part of their supplement line-up. And I do agree; you can’t go wrong with the BioTrust option in this regard. It’s a good choice.