| Initial Thoughts | Core Ingredients & Benefits | Additives | Success Rates | Final Thoughts |
In this Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen review, we will immerse ourselves into every single Matcha Collagen of Vital Proteins currently available to purchase.
Hence, this article will be about examining the promotional materials and the claims we can find there, looking into beneficial ingredients and potential benefits, as well as explore inactive ingredients and customer reviews while also assessing the global success rate for each of them.
The true goal here is to make the most insightful piece of content around (and thus, help save time for research). And so, if by any chance, you find a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.
The Description Page Of This Vital Proteins Is Rather Brief & Lucid
Similarly, as we have seen with supplement brands like Code Age Multi Collagen or Further Food Collagen, also the Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen brand is not just about one supplement. It actually holds 6 different supplements in its line-up. And almost each of them gets their own description page [R, R, R, R, R, R].
All of them are quite similar though. What’s more, neither of them overload people with information like we’ve seen it to be the case with Organixx Collagen or Taut Collagen. And neither are they completely bare like Nature’s Life Marine Collagen or Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate. They feel to be just the right amount.
According to the manufacturer, Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen “is sourced from high-quality Japanese matcha green tea and grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide to ensure top quality and maximum nutritional benefit.” Which, as they put it, “when the powers of matcha are paired with collagen, consider you and your morning routine unstoppable.” Which I can’t deny, sounds quite awesome [R].
Which brings me to the benefits they suggest. There’s quite a few actually.
So, on that list, they have boosting of natural energy, promoting of youthful appearance, supporting of skin, hair, and nail health, as well as augmenting skin elasticity, joint, ligament, and tendon health. And through L-Theanine, they also promise “alert calm” that will dawn upon us.
It’s also said to be Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Artificial-Colors-Free. But that does beg the question as of why they mention only these three. As far as the ingredients go, it also appears that it could very likely be Soy-Free, Artificial-Flavors-Free, Non-GMO-Free and a bunch of other “free.” I wonder why don’t they elaborate.
As for the marketing, it’s all of the same that we saw with Collagen Peptides supplements of this brand. It kind of gently pushes people to subscribe and save rather huge percentages off, otherwise it’s a pretty expensive supplement. Plus, we get free shipping if we subscribe. And there is also a customer reviews section.
Overall, to me, it doesn’t feel heavily salesy but still worth pointing these out.
Three Core Nutrients Are What Characterize These Matcha Collagen Stuff The Best
While I would preferably want to take each of the Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen to its own section, for that I feel it’s too early. Every single of the 6 various supplements provides the exact same beneficial ingredients which are also the exact same as far as the amounts go.
Sometimes per one scoop or packet, other times per two scoops, these Matcha Collagen supplements offer 10 grams of Collagen Peptides sourced from bovine along with 50 milligrams of Caffeine and 20 milligrams of L-Theanine.
With this, neither of them would I consider scarce in Collagen like it has been the case for supplements like NeoCell Liquid Collagen or PureNature Collagen Ultra. While that may not be as much as what supplements like Garden of Life Collagen or AminoSculpt Collagen provide, I still believe it has the potential for the full range of benefits [R, R, R, R].
And regards them, we have no reason to believe that they will not be the promised ones. Moreover, there’s also the capacity for better bone and muscle health, stronger teeth, improved heart health and metabolism, reduced blood pressure and diminished blood sugar levels, and other [R, R, R, R, R].
Whereas the Caffeine part can restore and improve mental alertness, increase attention and speed reasoning, promote physical performance and thinking capabilities, reduce mental decline, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, boosts long-term memory, support detoxification, diminish the risk of kidney stones and stroke, guard against various types of cancer, and possess a variety of other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R].
L-Theanine is an amino acid that can help relieve anxiety, promote sleep, improve alertness, cognition, and attention (especially together with Caffeine), reduce the havoc of stress, support heart health, possess neuroprotective properties, lessen blood pressure, boost immune system, as well as it has a bunch of other potential gains [R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, I guess it’s fair to say that the Vital Proteins Matcha brand can offer quite a bit of different, helpful, rather desirable benefits.
Additives Differ From Supplement To Supplement
Personally, I feel additives get far too little attention these days. Being the added ingredients they are, they are not something to ignore. In fact, many of the commonly used ones can be truly detrimental, especially in the long run [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen supplements, this is where they differ profoundly. Hence, I believe it only makes sense to break that down.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen (Review) – With Essentially No Additives Comes The Original One
Is a Collagen with no added additives like LiveWell Collagen Peptides or Amandean Marine Collagen the best option of all? Arguably, yes.
However, the original Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen offers a slightly different answer.
And I wouldn’t say it’s the less appropriate one.
According to the full ingredient list, the supplement is made out of Bovine Hide Collagen Peptides, Matcha or Green Tea, and Coconut Water Powder. Which leaves the very last to be an additive. An additive that won’t be harmful. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Coconut Water is known to be a great source of antioxidants. It also lowers blood sugar levels, reduces blood pressure, supports heart health, prevents kidney stones, possesses anti-aging and anti-cancer properties, promotes healthy skin and digestion, as well as have other potential benefits [R, R, R, R].
Hence, with this original version of the Matcha Collagen, there’s every reason for great benefit and no real concern for any adverse effects.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Sticks (Review) – An Oddly Overpriced, Unviable Option
Much similar like what we’ve seen with Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein, also, the Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Original has a sticks version of the product.
In its very essence, it’s the exact same product. Bovine Hide Collagen Peptides, Matcha, and Coconut Water Powder.
The only difference is, of course, the way how servings are packaged. Or so it seems superficially. The price is also a considerable factor.
The truth is, for the same amount that we can get 14 servings packaged as sticks, we can also get 24 servings with a single container that contains the exact same stuff. A pretty significant difference if you ask me.
Thus, while the sticks version of Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen may be a somewhat viable when travelling, it’s kind of out of question for simple daily use. The price difference is just too inadequate. I mean, I would even go as far as saying that, these sticks are completely unviable even when travelling.
The typical container option is just too big of a price for value difference. I mean, I would absolutely travel with a container rather than sticks.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Peach (Review) – The High-Quality, Straight Forward Approach
Similarly as something like the Skinny Fit Super Youth, the Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen brand also takes advantage of adding different flavors to the supplements. The crucial difference, however, is that they don’t use Natural Flavors to make that happen.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Peach takes the much more higher-quality approach. An approach that instead uses simple, straight forward Organic Peach for the making of the flavor.
Hence, there is no risk of any added questionable ingredients, admixtures, or impurities that typically come with Natural Flavors. Granted, given the quality Vital Proteins subscribe to and the fact that they do third-party testing, it’s highly unlikely that they would be of concern even if such ingredients were here [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Still, it’s always safer to just avoid such. And use the simple, higher-quality, organic approach. Which is exactly the case here.
Well done, I see it as something truly commendable.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Peach Sticks (Review) – They Make No Sense To Ever Buy
The story here is the exact same one that was with the original Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen version and it’s sticks option.
The stick box of Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Peach goes by identical ingredients that it’s container alternative does. But again, it’s a pretty big matter of the price.
The container option offers about 24 servings for the typical price of $49 (without subscriptions and all that stuff). For that same price, we, again, can only get one box of packets which contains exactly 14 of them. And that is not a lot.
Or to put it in other terms, if we were to ignore the container option and only ever consume packets, it would be about 71% more expensive. Which is a ton of money to waste.
Which, again, in my mind, doesn’t make any sense to buy even only when traveling.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Latte (Review) – Truly Well Chosen Ingredients; Nothing To Add
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Latte is a completely different kind of beast. While it is no Centrum Silver Men or Centrum Performance, it brings a bit more additives to the table.
Apart from the bovine Collagen Peptides and the green tea (matcha), this one also uses Organic Coconut Milk Powder, Coconut Water Powder, Silica, and Organic Acacia fiber. Of these, there’s really only one that I would consider an additive (Silica). And it’s a full-on harmless one.
The rest will really only ever be beneficial. The Coconut Milk is known help with weight loss, better the immune system, improve heart health, fight viruses, bacteria, and fungus, reduce inflammation, and helps with a plethora of other things. Whereas Acacia fiber, being a fiber, is likely to help eliminate toxins, improve gut health, reduce cancer risk, and among man other benefits aid with weight loss [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Lastly, the Coconut Water we already discussed.
Hence, as far as I can say, a very well chosen ingredients for what is a high-quality supplement.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Latte Vanilla (Review) – Picking The Hard, Customer-Oriented Way
The Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Latte Vanilla is extremely similar to the one we just discussed. It holds one new ingredient; all the rest, we already went over.
So, apart from Collagen and Matcha, the supplement also uses Organic Coconut Milk Powder, Coconut Water Powder, Silica, Ground Vanilla Bean, and Organic Acacia Fiber.
Here, again, instead of Vital Proteins taking the easy way out and using just some kind of “Natural Vanilla Flavor,” they don’t do that. They go a step further and provide the real thing. Ground Vanilla Bean to make the taste possible.
And I really respect that. We truly need more supplements like this brand of Vital Proteins.
Additionally, the Vanilla bean can help battle inflammation, lower cholesterol levels, alleviate arthritis and gout, treat acne, promote anti-aging, skin health, hair health and growth, reduce anxiety and depression, aid weight loss, improve digestive health, and provide other benefits [R, R, R, R].
Hence, I feel there’s nothing else to say but… Just really awesome.
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