Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Review – Pros, Cons & More

Marketing  |  Ingredients  |  Side Effects  |  Reviews  |  Pricing  |  Pros & Cons  |  Overall  |  Dark Secrets  |

According to the Vital Proteins Marine Collagen reviews posted by customers, people absolutely love and praise this stuff. Most have found profound benefits as far as nail, hair, skin health goes. For others, it’s a matter of joint health and defeating appetite. Others simply note that it’s 100% worth it and that they have no intention of quitting it.

So, in this Vital Proteins Marine Collagen review, it will be all about getting to the core of this thing and researching it 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 | It Looks Very Promising & Plenty To Get People To Buy

According to the manufacturer, the Vital Proteins Marine Collagen is “made from the scales of fresh, non-GMO Certified, wild-caught whitefish off the coast of Alaska. It’s highly bioavailable and digestible.” Per their words, their “products focus on the wellness from within.” So, it sounds amazing [R].

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen ReviewThe product page itself definitely leaves a pretty good first impression. It reminds me of something like the Bulletproof Collagen Protein (review) or Nutra Organics Collagen (review).

Namely, it’s essentially quite brief and poised, not too much text, plenty of pictures.

As far as the gains go, they promise 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. And with that deal, we also get free shipping.

Second, there’s also a section for Vital Proteins Marine Collagen reviews left by customers (very positive). 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 kind of thing. But it’s not a real, we-give-you-all-of-your-money-back guarantee [R].

As for the free-of claims, they do promise Non-GMO. But that I guess is it. Still, overall, a quality-looking page; a quality-looking supplement. But can the Vital Proteins supplement of this review actually deliver?

Ingredients | To Review Ingredients, The Ocean Abundance Is Enough

Collagens can come in all kinds of ways. The obvious one is to make it 100% about the Collagen and to add nothing else. That’s something we’ve seen with many powder options, including the Skinny Fit Super Youth (review) or the Perfotek Collagen (review). And the Vital Proteins Marine Collagen is kind of simple that way.

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Ingredients (Supplement Facts)So, per serving (two scoops), the supplement of this review offers 12 grams of wild-caught whitefish Collagen Peptides. Here’s to elaborate on that.

In a nutshell, 12 grams is a very great amount. What makes it all even better is the fact that Vital Proteins sources it properly. And so, 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 [RRRRRRRRR].

Personally, I really like the serving size. Not many Marine Collagen supplements have it in abundance as high as we see it here. It’s typically between 6-9 grams. But at least 10 grams is the way to go. Moreover, the fact that this is a powder, we can rather easily adjust to higher (or smaller) servings sizes if that fits our personal needs better [RRRRRRRRR].

So, that’s always good.

As for another aspect of quality, it’s about manufacturing. And that part is great here. I mean, the supplement of this review does get third-party tested. And that’s very important given that Fish does accumulate pollution within themselves which, to not end up in our systems, has to be removed.

Thus, we kind of never want to have a Marine Collagen that’s not third-party tested for purity. And the supplement of this review is. Hence, another good thing. Or to speak about the beneficial ingredients overall, it’s as good as it ever gets for this Collagen sourcing type, essentially.

Side Effects | Side Effects Won’t Be Happening With Vital Proteins Marine

What third-party testing can’t remedy, however, are the additives (the other ingredients). These are the ingredients that are typically responsible for side effects. And, 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.

High-Fructose Syrup Plagues Many FoodsThey are kind of the “glue” that helps 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 Undeniable Beauty (review) are great examples of what we should seek to avoid [RRRRR, RRRR].

So, what is the story here with the Vital Proteins Marine Collagen peptides?

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 be utilized in many other Collagen supplements, especially when they come in powder forms whilst also being unflavored. Which the supplement of this review most definitely is.

So, to sum it all up, no hidden potential dangers here. Just proper Marine protein. With its gains and everything.

Reviews | 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).

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Customer FeedbackBut as that is not too hard to guess, these ratings 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 Landish Marine Collagen (review), and the Andrew Lessman Marine 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 feedback on their page.

I mean, in total, I managed to find a total of 1,705 Vital Proteins Marine Collagen reviews. Of these, a whopping 1,598 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. But still, it isn’t all positive. What did the negative comments have to say?

Some people encountered allergic reactions. Others were unhappy with the container being cracked open. Others complained about it clunking up or having an unpleasant taste and smell. Regular buyers pointed to the fact that its quality has declined since acquired by Nestle. Whereas others more were absolutely convinced that the product they bought on Amazon was fake.

Pricing | Pricing Is Probably Its Biggest Stumbling Block

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 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 for every 10 grams of Marine Collagen.

This Is Certainly Not The Cheapest Supplement AroundNow, let us 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 Marine Collagen.

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 testing and decent sourcing. But 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 Marine Collagens in general, I have to compare it to the Truvani Marine Collagen (review).

So, in terms of quality, they both subscribe to the highest standard. They’re both third-party tested and have been sourced of the highest quality Collagen. Hence, two core differences exist.

First, Truvani also adds Type II Collagen to the mix. Which is very rare for Marine Collagens, yet very helpful. Second, it’s the price. Namely, Truvani costs typically 2.12 for every 10 grams of Marine Collagen. Comparing that to the $1.42, that’s about 33% more expensive. Which may seem like a lot for some people. I believe that it’s totally worth it.

Still, I think that will depend from person to person.

Pros & Cons | Positives For This Collagen Supplement Outweigh Negatives

Pros Cons
The Collagen is Wild-Caught, Deep-Sea, and Non-GMO. It isn’t the cheapest brand to buy. And it’s extremely expensive if we don’t use the subscribe & save deal.
The Vital Proteins has no additives. Thus, side effects with this product are very unlikely. The brand throws a bunch of different marketing tactics at us to convince us to buy.
The product comes in powder form. Hence, it’s easy to adjust the serving side to our own personal needs. Vital Proteins is now owned by Nestle. It’s a brand known to have done some crazy atrocities on human life.
The supplement of this review is third-party tested for purity, potency, and safety.
Marine Collagen of Vital Proteins has got good track record and success rates.

Overall | Vital Proteins Are Doing It, This Is A Buy-Worthy Product

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.

For positives, it adds decent amounts of the protein per serving. It doesn’t have any additives. It does 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.

I Would Just Go Ahead And Buy ThisIt’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.

That said, given the choice between the two, I would personally prefer the Truvani Marine Collagen (review). Whereas if you’re ever interested in a proper Bovine Collagen, I would highly recommend the Live Conscious (LiveWell) Collagen Peptides (review with a summary). It’s about 2.5 times less expensive as well.

But there is one other aspect I would like to give you a heads-up on.

Dark Secrets | This Marine Collagen Brand Is Owned By Nestle

Unfortunately, Vital Proteins has been rather recently acquired by Nestle. Which is a company that doesn’t have the best reputation as far as ensuring quality and customer-oriented products go [R, R, R].

To characterize Nestle in its essence, people go as far as to say that “Nestle is a company that is a known global bully for their laundry list of crimes against humanity and deception on the quality of their products.” And there’s plenty of proof to support that [R, R, R, R, R].

So, there truly is quite a controversy around how this company and how it is running things. I mean, it’s a very controversial brand. And I don’t agree with their way of doing things. Hence, personally, I would probably avoid the Vital Proteins. At least for the time being.

But whether or not you do that too, that’s up to you. Apart from being owned by Nestle, Vital Proteins feels like a genuinely great brand.

Other than that, I hope this Vital Proteins Marine 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.

6 thoughts on “Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Review – Pros, Cons & More”

  1. Hi Matiss! Interesting post. As I’m getting older (40+ already..), I’ve been starting to search for all kinds of ways to make me feel young again. Google told me that Vital Proteins could be one of those things… I was thinking about side effects for one thing but as you put it out, I guess I don’t need to worry about that. Maybe I will give it a try. Cheers!

    • Hey, Markus!

      Yeah, I totally feel you. And, yes, for sure, Collagen is a very surefire way to help with that.

      If you do end up giving this a try, let me know how it goes. I will love to hear from you.


  2. I think you should have positive and negatives listed for easy understanding of the topic for the people that want to skim and quickly read information. 

    I have been taking Great Lakes Hydrolyzed Collagen for years now with my morning coffee. Does this mix well either with hot or cold beverages? Is there any benefit over beef collagen over marine? 

    Other than that, thanks, a great article.

    • Hey, Dan!

      That’s something I will look into. I appreciate the suggestion.

      Uuu-uu, Great Lakes, yeah, that’s a pretty solid one. As for this one and cold or hot drinks, yes, it does. At least, according to almost all reviews.

      Personally, I don’t think there’s that much of a difference. I mean, there might be some slight differences but it’s still all about hair, skin, nails, anti-aging, and joints.


  3. Thank you. I have been looking for a Marine Collagen to help with my skin/hair/joints. I’m not quite sure if Marine Collagen is comparable to Bovine Collagen. The information that I have read thus far, has certainly helped me. There are so many products on the market, and your reviews are far superior to the star system, which I don’t really trust.

    • Hey, Gail!

      I’m thrilled to hear that. It has always been the goal. :)
      Other than that, yeah, I agree. To some extent, they’re very similar. But each has its own unique strengths if that makes sense.



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