In this Vital Proteins Marine Collagen review, it will be all about getting to the core of this thing and finding out the truth. A very truth-focused review this will be.
To make that happen, we will first investigate the product page and the claims they make for it. After that, we will turn our attention to going through beneficial ingredients. And, of course, we will spend some time on the ingredients used as the “glue” as well. And then, we will make it about customer reviews and global success rates. Finally, it will be about pricing.
Hair, Skin, Nail Health Are What They Promise With The Product
According to the manufacturer, Vital Proteins Marine Collagen “is made from the scales of fresh, non-GMO, wild-caught whitefish off the coast of Alaska. It’s highly bioavailable, digestible, and soluble in cold water.” They also used to talk about it as “a powerhouse protein [that] is behind making all your wellness dreams come true!” But that they have since removed and happy they did. It was a bit over the top [R].
Namely, it’s essentially quite brief and poised, not too much text, plenty of pictures. It’s very opposite of overwhelming that way, unlike, for example, Organixx Collagen (review) and BioTrust Ageless Collagen (review).
As far as the gains they promise, there are all of those typical ones we find commonly in Collagen supplements. Stuff like better hair, skin, nail health, as well as improvements to joint and bone health.
For marketing, Vital Proteins Marine Collagen uses a number of tools. First, there is the subscribe & save deal. It’s pretty much not worth buying it without that because the price difference is so big. Second, the customer reviews to show happy people that have done the thing. Here we also have an endorsement by a celebrity (which is all just to convince us).
Third, there’s also sort of a money-back guarantee which can be subject to the restocking fee. Hence, not really a genuine one, the way I see it. I mean, I think it could be referred to as money-back-guarantee-ish [R].
So, overall, a quality-looking page but can the Vital Proteins Marine Collagen supplement actually deliver?
To Review Ingredients, The Marine Abundance Is Enough
Superficially, looking at just the beneficial ingredients it feels that it can. It doesn’t provide anything else apart from Collagen though. To which end, it does feel very much like Perfotek Collagen (review) and Wellpath Renew Collagen (review) but Marine.
So, per serving (two scoops), the Vital Proteins Marine Collagen provides 12 grams of wild-caught whitefish Collagen Peptides.
In a nutshell, that is a very great amount with awesome sourcing. I mean, the way I see it, it has every reason to deliver on those promised gains like skin, nail, hair, bone, and joint health. Moreover, it can potentially also bring a couple of other positives [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
But the best thing about it is the serving size. I mean, I haven’t seen too many Collagen Marine products that actually provide a decent amount per serving. I mean, NeoCell Marine Collagen (review) and Nature’s Life Marine Collagen (review) are not exactly good baselines to measure by. And there are many more such examples.
At the end of the day, I feel this really excels if what we’re genuinely after is Marine Collagen. Furthermore, it also gets third-party tested putting it above pretty much most Marine Collagens on the market. So, with this, we get what is claimed, and it’s quality every time. Which is awesome.
Additives Are Awesome, Or How Do You Put It? None For This Collagen
What third-party testing can’t remedy, however, are the additives (the other ingredients). Generally speaking, many associate them with something bad. But they are actually very necessary about 99% of the time. Otherwise, it would just not be possible to combine all of those useful substances within a single capsule, tablet, liquid, or whatever. They are kind of the “glue” that help keep all of the beneficial stuff together.
But it’s a glue that can also potentially be very harmful. Stuff like Sucralose in the LAC Taut Collagen (review) or what is potentially High-Fructose Corn Syrup in the Olly Glowing Skin (review) are great examples of what we should seek to avoid [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, what is the story here with the supplement of our review, the Vital Proteins Marine Collagen?
Well, it’s nowhere near that story. I mean, not even close. Not only does it not use potentially bad “glue” ingredients but, in fact, it doesn’t use any at all.
Which, by no means, is a common occurrence. But it does happen. We have also seen such an approach to be utilized in supplements like the Zhou Collagen Peptides (review) and Nutra Organics Collagen (review). This is also typically the occurrence when an unflavored, powder-form Collagen product is considered.
Which the Marine Collagen of Vital Proteins definitely is. But to sum up, no hidden potential dangers here. Just proper Marine protein. With its gains and everything.
Customer Reviews And Success Rates Are Overwhelmingly Positive
If we look at the Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Peptides from a purely ingredient-containing perspective, it’s really robust. However, does that translate well also onto the customer reviews, and, hence, the global success rates?
A resounding yes. At least that’s what we get from their review section on its product page (439 positive Vital Proteins Marine Collagen reviews and just 24 negative ones; hence a 94.8% global success rate).
But as that is not too hard to guess, these pages don’t typically actually represent the most accurate truth. They’re often tailored and edited to fit the needs of marketing better.
And, yes, I reckon there have been quite many supplements that probably practice that approach. Like the Skinny Fit Super Youth (review), and the Code Age Multi Collagen (review). And that’s fine. Still, as I mentioned, those are kind of useless if we’re purely after the truth.
So, knowing all that, I took it to all other sellers and retailers. And as it turns out, the product of this review isn’t really deceptive with the ratings on their page.
I mean, in total, I managed to find a total of 1705 Vital Proteins Marine Collagen reviews. Of these, a whopping 1598 were positive and only 107 were negative. Thus, giving it the actual global success rate of 93.7%. Which isn’t far off from that 94.8%. And hence, both might represent the truth.
So, by all means, a busted high global success rate indicating that the Vital Proteins Marine Collagen has helped quite a number of people. I mean, it’s just higher than what we typically get from Collagen supplements.
All Things Considered, Price Is Probably This Collagen’s Biggest Flaw
Great active ingredients with third-party testing, great additives (namely, none), and even great success rates (19 in every 20 are happy with it). All of that, surely, should reflect itself on the prices as well, right?
Yes, I guess there kind of was no way around it. Still, I don’t think the deal is that bad, especially given the genuine quality it brings to the table.
So, a container of 18 servings has the original price of $36. But since there pretty much are no flexibility limitations with that subscription, it’s effectively the 15% off cost or $30.60. Hence, that’s exactly $1.70 per serving or $1.42 per every 10 grams of Collagen, or 14.2 cents per gram.
Now, compare that to the Amandean Marine Collagen (review). Amandean we can get for as low as $37.76. So, it’s considerably more expensive per container but then, again, it offers 50 servings instead of 18.
Hence, it’s sitting at $0.75 per serving or 75.5 cents per 10 grams of Collagen, or about 7.6 cents per gram.
So that’s almost twice the difference in price. But, yeah, when it comes to quality, Vital Proteins is the more superior option. Sure, Amandean is not bad at all with their in-house one. Third-party just speaks more volumes.
All that being said, not sure whether or not that justifies the monetary difference. But still.
If quality is all we care about, then Vital Proteins is the better one. But if we look at just upper-echelon Collagens in general, I have to compare it to the Live Conscious Collagen Peptides (review).
So, in terms of quality, they both subscribe to the highest standard. Where the huge difference lies, however, is the price. Meaning, the Live Conscious costs typically around $26.99. That’s for 41 servings of 11 grams. Or to do the math, that equals 59.8 cents per every 10 grams of Collagen or 6.0 cents per gram.
In other words, yes, that’s Bovine Collagen we’re talking about with Live Conscious instead of Marine. But still, the difference is almost 2.5 times which is, frankly, ridiculous. Plus, personally, I would prefer Bovine over Marine any time of the day.
Vital Proteins Are Doing It, This Is A Very Buy-Worthy Supplement
Generally speaking, I think this Vital Proteins Marine Collagen is a really, really great supplement. And that is especially true if we’re after Marine Collagen specifically.
It adds decent amounts of the protein per serving. It doesn’t have any additives. They do third-party testing on end-products. It has beyond amazing success rates. And hence, the only kind of lackluster in all of that could be considered the price.
It’s not the cheapest of options but it’s one of the most quality ones. Truth is, I believe taking advantage of the subscribe and save deals actually makes the cost bearable.
I mean, I think ultimately it all kind of depends on whether or not we assign enough value to the kind of quality that the Marine Collagen of this review is subscribing to.
If we don’t assign such value to quality (though we should), it might not make sense to go for it. Still, given all that it is, I believe that (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) this Vital Proteins’ one is worth buying.
But before embracing it, I would consider whether or not Marine Collagen is actually that important and appropriate for you at this time. Because you can get a quality easily rivaling what is offered here but significantly cheaper. Like the Live Conscious (LiveWell) Collagen Peptides (review with a summary) that costs about 2.5 times less.
But, for sure, pick what feels more appropriate to you whilst keeping in mind that the benefit profile is, in general, rather similar.
Other than that, I hope this Vital Proteins Marine Collagen review helped you find the information you were looking for. Is this something you see yourself going for? Do you like what it is about? Let me know below.