In this Vim & Vigor Collagenate review, we will dive deep into everything that the supplement is and has to offer.
In the process of that, we will have a look at their promotional materials and the claims they make. Then, we’ll hop on to exploring the beneficial ingredients, as well as those added for the making of the supplement. And finally, we’ll embrace the customer reviews, assess the global success rates, and do some analysis on the pricing.
Marketing Materials Are A Disaster, It’s Just Basically Unreadable
According to the manufacturer, the Vim & Vigor Collagenate “is a specially formulated liquid collagen supplement.” It’s said to be a “collagen protein [..] uniquely processed and then combined with an organically grown, cold-processed Aloe Vera to produce a high quality, bio-available protein supplement called Collagenate.” And it’s “designed to promote a healthy, lean body.” But a lean body is not the only benefit they are pushing. [R].
Per their words, “Collagenate® is designed to improve fat metabolism, which in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle can be effective in helping people lose unwanted fat and inches without losing muscle. Collagenate® is also designed to rejuvenate the strength and health of muscles, joints, skin, hair and nails” [R].
So, supposedly a bunch of different gains. Gains that, frankly, get repeated and regurgitated over and over again throughout its product page. But speaking of that page, well, let’s just say it’s no NeoCell Super Collagen + C (review) or Live Conscious (LiveWell) Collagen Peptides (review).
To tell the truth, to me, it looks like something out of the 80s TV commercial. I mean, to be frank, I think it’s easily the worst looking Collagen supplement product page I’ve ever come across.
The pictures don’t sit well with the text at all. Whereas the readability of the content is just horrible. I mean, it reminds me of what Organixx Collagen (review) or Taut Collagen (review) do to their prospects. Only worse. I mean, this is much, much worse because there are often no paragraphs, the text changes sizes without any apparent reason, plus, there are at least 5 different colors the text comes in.
In a nutshell, it feels to me like a bad circus act. Which, needless to say, isn’t a good vibe for a product page to have.
Still, they do try to put forward a couple of marketing tactics to kind of make up for the bad first impression. There’s a money-back guarantee, a bunch of positive testimonials, and even a 20% discount if we dare to buy three right off the bat. There are also a bunch of free-of claims to top it off. But is it really worth it?
Is Collagenate Hiding Its Core Beneficial Ingredients? Why?
There is one more thing about the Vim & Vigor Collagenate that kind of bugs me and which in itself is extremely unconventional. It’s something we’d never find among brands like Further Food (review) or Doctor’s Best (review).
With all the text, they forget to include proper info or a picture that clearly indicates what the supplement contains. I mean, we do get a vague list of the contents which gives away that probably the only two beneficial (active) ingredients in this one are Organically Grown Cold Processed Aloe Vera and Collagen.
But that’s about it. Neither they nor any other source online cares to elaborate on how much of each the supplement actually contains. And, the way I see it, that makes no sense whatsoever.
I mean, there’s a pretty huge difference between supplements that contains about 2 grams of Collagen like NeoCell Beauty Bursts (review), 10-12 grams like Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty (review), or 20 grams like Orgain Collagen Peptides (review). Plus, it’s not like this isn’t true for that Aloe Vera part either [R, R, R, R].
I mean, they could have at least provided the combined amount of the two if it’s that big of a secret. That would at least give us some vague idea of how much there is to go around. Because, as it stands now, for all we know, there may not be. And hence, is there really a need to talk about any benefits?
Personally, I’m not fond of the kind of dodgy, zero-transparency attitude. As I said, it makes no sense. And, by no means, does it evoke trust. Even if it has a money-back guarantee.
Additives In This Vim & Vigor Supplement Are Also Not Ideal
Like the mystery with active ingredients wouldn’t be enough, the Collagenate of Vim & Vigor also is not great when it comes to additives. These are the ingredients that help keep all of the nutrients together and ensure specific delivery form (among potentially other things).
In this particular supplement, we have Purified water, Natural Fruit Flavors, Stevia Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Benzoate, and Potassium Sorbate to do that. Which if I think about it, does remind me of the NeoCell Liquid Collagen (review), only without sugar. Which, generally speaking, is a good thing. But it would still not be good enough overall as far as additives.
First, there are those Natural Fruit Flavors.
The harmlessness or harmfulness of these highly depends on the actual manufacturing practices in place. Which in the case of the Collagenate is not promising at all. I mean, it’s all self-proclaimed, vague, generalistic statements with no third-party certifications or laboratories to approve anything of it [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Second, there’s Citric Acid. It’s, generally speaking, a fine additive. That is unless it’s a GMO, which in this case it probably is (because they mention just about every other contains-none-of thing there is apart from this one. Plus, Citric Acid also can improve aluminum absorption which isn’t good. And then, Citric Acid is also harmful if consumed abundantly (a common ingredient in processed foods) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Third, there’s Potassium Sorbate. Various opinions exist on this one. What I feel is impossible to deny though are the studies that have shown that this thing damages white blood cells. This in turn damages gene information which in turn takes its toll on genes themselves which can then lead to mutations. Which can mean cancer or DNA damage among other things. Plus, there are other concerns with this as well [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Overall, I wouldn’t say it’s smooth sailing with this. I mean, sure, it could be worse. There could be High-Fructose Corn Syrup in it. But it isn’t ideal either.
Per Customer Reviews, It Only Has Like A 50% Success Rate
Going a step further, we have customer reviews and global success rates. Their product page doesn’t really offer any. I mean, there are quite a number of testimonials that all praise the thing. But that’s not exactly what we’re after.
So, given that their page contains no Vim & Vigor Collagenate reviews, I conducted online research as thoroughly as possibly could in an effort to find every single real customer review out there. And what I found was quite surprising, to say the least.
It turns out there is only an exact number of 14 customer ratings for this supplement. And half of them are bad.
Or to be more specific, I found five 5-star reviews, two 4-star ones, no 3-star ones, none 2-star, and seven 1-star ones.
Hence, more 1-star reviews in total than 5-star ones. Which usually isn’t a good sign.
Given the presence of some 4-star ratings, the global success rate is 50.0% dead on. Which is extremely low. One of the lowest ones I’ve seen for any supplement, not just Collagen ones.
Granted, it’s quite early to tell, if this is a success rate that will stick because there just isn’t enough feedback on it yet. But given how it’s going, I wouldn’t be surprised if there won’t ever be. Either way, it’s not looking promising at all.
I mean, I wouldn’t ever pick this to reach my weight loss goals, for sure.
In Terms Of Pricing, All Things Considered, It Kind Of Feels Like A Rip-Off
When it comes to pricing, I didn’t exactly encounter Vim & Vigor Collagenate reviews that complained about the aspect of the product. Still, I wouldn’t say that’s enough to conclude that it’s fairly priced. It certainly doesn’t seem on the surface.
So, we’ve got what I assume typically is $57.00 per bottle. Which based on the information on the product page seems to be the price for 30 servings (days). Which means that it costs $1.90 per serving or day.
But as for, say, price per every gram of Collagen, that’s a mystery since they don’t list the actual amounts of that in it anywhere. The same goes for that Aloe Vera part.
So, I did some digging and I looked at all kinds of products both when it comes to Collagen and Aloe Vera.
For Aloe Vera, quality, drinkable stuff comes for about $25 per month. But depending on the manufacturer, we can get it for cheaper as well. Whereas for Collagen, there are many genuine quality stuff options we can find for less than $30 a month.
Now, mix the drinkable Aloe Vera with the Collagen Powder, and we basically have the same thing as Vim & Vigor Collagenate. The huge difference, however, is that it’s no longer the guessable quality and potentially harmful additives with miserable success rates. It’s exactly the opposite – great quality, great ingredients, solid success rates. And it’s cheaper.
So, taking that into account, I don’t think it’s ever worth going for this Vim & Vigor wonder.
I Think Collagenate Is Utterly Pointless, Don’t Waste Your Time & Money
Overall, I believe this Collagenate of Vim & Vigor is a very nonoptimal, unpromising, avoidable product.
I mean, start with its product page… A complete nightmare. Very mysterious and secretive about the active ingredients. Some pretty bad additives. No real information about the manufacturing practices in place whatsoever. And global success rates… I mean, those just suck.
The way I see it, there is absolutely nothing going for it.
It’s just bad in every facet of the word imaginable.
That said, if you are looking for a proper Collagen supplement, I would suggest looking into this one (full review with a summary) which is my favorite one of all, both in terms of price and quality.
If you are, however, looking for a way to effectively lose weight, fasting and a proper MCT Oil (here’s a review on what I would pick) is probably the best course of action. Here also exogenous ketones may play their part.
Other than that, I hope this Vim & Vigor Collagenate review helped you find the information you were looking for. Would you pick this one up for weight loss despite all the mystery regarding beneficial ingredients? What do you reckon is the worst aspect of this one? Let me know below.