I’m a supplement freak. I’m always on the lookout for something new or useful to try. Biohacking is most definitely some kind of unofficial hobby for myself and many others. Our modern diets don’t often include enough nutrients and I always want to optimize things.
I’ve been blessed in this lifetime with fine hair that does not like to grow. Aside from minimizing damage, I’m always exploring ways to fix this.
In Japan, you can’t go into a 7 Eleven without seeing tiny glass bottles of liquid collagen. The women over there must be on to something because they were far ahead of the collagen movement before Americans.
My overactive imagination, however, would assume collagen meant either animal parts or dead babies so I stayed away from those products because I could not translate the ingredients.
But, we do have a lot of options on the market today for which I am sure are a bit more ethical. Collagen is supposed to help your skin, hair, and nails, all of which are extremely important to maintain as one ages. So, here are five collagen-based products that are on my list to try or have tried already. None of this is health advice, of course, just insights so just a disclaimer.
Micro Ingredients Biotin 10000 mcg Capsules for Hair, Skin, Nail and Metabolism, Premium
These are designed for premium support of the metabolism as well as cognitive enhancement. With 365 capsules, it can serve as a yearly supply. Not a bad deal.
Vital Proteins Original Collagen Peptides
I use this product in the morning in my smoothies and you can’t even taste it. I like this because it comes from grass-fed animals and it also contains 80mg of hyaluronic acid which does wonders for the skin. Overall, this powder has found a loyal base.
Youtheory Collagen with Vitamin C, 290 Count
Vitamin C is another great supplement for radiant skin. This product has a potent amount of collagen, 6,000mg which helps hair, skin, nails and supplies amino acids. This product uses collagen that is made in-house in Southern California and sourced from France, Brazil, and the USA.
Amen Plant-Based Vegan Collagen Builder Supplement – Organic, 30 Tablets
If you’re a vegan and you can afford a slightly more expensive product, Amen makes a vegetarian / vegan collagen supplement that’s sourced from whole foods and organic products. This also includes vitamin C and biotin as well. Reviewers swear it helps with hair and nail growth.
Budget Friendly Winner
Revly Collagen Peptides + Vitamin C, 2500 mg Collagen Peptides per Serving, 90 tablets
This is a great option for a more budget-conscious buyer and it also claims to refund you if you’re not happy with the product. Not bad.