Remember back when I reviewed NeoCell’s Collagen Sport Protein Powder? Well, my friends over at NeoCell were kind enough to send me more of their supplements to try! This time they sent me their NeoCell Super Collagen Type 1 & 3 and their Hyaluronic Acid to try out.
Disclosure: NeoCell provided me with these products free of charge in exchange for my honest review. And that is what you are getting here, my 100% honest review. I will never tell you I like something if I don’t, no free product is worth my integrity.
Collagen supplements help by giving your body amino acids which help replenish the body’s collagen supply. It’s no mystery that as we age we lose collagen, so by supplementing with Collagen we are able to help repair ligament and tendon injuries (which was my primary interest) as well as helps give you stronger nails, thicker hair improved circulation and wound healing. The lists of the benefits of Collagen goes on and on.
You’ll notice they gave me Super Collagen Types 1 & 3. 90% of the collagen found in the body are types 1 & 3 are responsible for the growth and maintenance of the body. Type 2 is the type found in joint cartilage. If taken together they will bind together and form a complete protein that the body will not recognize as collagen, Therefore, if you are taking both types (1&3 and 2) you should take them at least 1 hour apart.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is one of nature’s most water-loving molecules. It holds 1000 times its weight in water for cushioning the joints as well as assisting in cell turnover in the skin, rehydrating the skin and lubricating the surface of the eye.
From the NeoCell website:
In the body, Collagen and HA are almost always found together. Collagen provides the mechanical strength of connective tissues and HA, with its ability to bind enormous amounts of water, serves to lubricate these same tissues providing needed hydration. By supplementing with Collagen and HA, you give your body a powerful synergistic team for beautiful skin and healthy connective tissues.
when I take my Collagen & HA. I’ve been taking it every day for 2 or 3 weeks now (and remember I was using the Collagen Sport previous to this) and can tell you what I’ve noticed:
- My skin and eyes are not as dry as they were
- I don’t have any joint pain in my knees or hips. I still have joint pain in my arms/shoulders, but I can hardly expect my Fibromyalgia to be in remission (if you can call it that) in a few short weeks
- My hair, which has always been thick, seems to be growing at an incredible rate. My bangs have grown a full inch in the past month or so. The last time I had an actual haircut was on Halloween and when it was cut the back was cut SUPER short. As in, they used the razor to “clean up” the back. Those words always frighten me. Anyway, I can safely say that the hair at the base of the back of my neck was 0 inches long on Oct 31st. It is now 4 1/2 inches long 5 months later. Again, remember I was using Collagen Sport prior to the Super Collagen, but 4 1/2 inches in 5 months seems like a lot of growth to me.
- My nails certainly grow faster and seem stronger than they use to be