Since I try to be health-conscious, I am always pleased when I get the opportunity to review products that are good for me and will help me be even healthier than I already am. NeoCell asked me to try a couple of their products, and all they asked was that I give my honest review. So read on to discover what I thought.
NeoCell has been around since 1998, when the founder (a scientist and inventor) was struggling to recover from open heart surgery. And so he added collagen protein into his diet which caused his recovery suddenly to swing into high gear. This resulted in his starting his own company based on this nutrient in the hopes of helping others live happy, healthy, and longer lives. NeoCell is now the number one collagen brand in the world. and they continue to work expanding and enhancing their line of products.
For my review, I chose to review both their new Beauty Bursts and their Sport Ultimate Recovery powder. I have found that both of these have their place in my healthy lifestyle, so read on for my individualized review of each.
The NeoCell Beauty Bursts were by far the preferred item of the two, but that is mainly that I used it more often. The flavor of these were wonderful–chocolate mint! I had to take two of these every day as a supplement, and I have to admit that I forgot on occasion. But most of the time, I did it over the past few weeks. I did not take a before and after picture because I was frankly skeptical that it would work. The collagen in this product is supposed to make me look younger and improve my skin. I am only 39, and I really don’t have wrinkles per se. But what I can say is that my skin has improved its overall appearance. I find that not wearing make-up is not a problem. I don’t have people come to me and say that I look pale. And I have not noticed blemishes that much–even though it is that time of the month. I haven’t really changed anything else, but this does seem to work. I have considered continuing this regimen. Especially after seeing this dramatic change featured here.
The Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complete is something I have only used a couple of times. The reason is that when I added it to a protein drink for my mom and me, my mom got sick. Thankfully we discovered that she was actually sick, not allergic to anything. What I did notice about this powder is that it tasted better than most sport powders I had tried, and it gave me a lot of good energy and protein. I have not been exercising as hard the past few weeks, so I haven’t really needed this. But I plan to use it when the need arrives.
Here’s some more pertinent information for this product from NeoCell’s National Educator, Tim Mount.
1. Why is NeoCell important to today’s health and fitness conscious consumer? NeoCell is a leading anti-aging, exercise and joint recover company that specializes in vital collagen health. Collagen is important because after the age of 25 years old our collagen production declines, leading to the aging process. Since collagen is the main protein in the body that gives our tissues structure – such as skin, ligaments, tendons, bones, cartilage, and blood vessels – the loss of collagen affects overall health and wellness. For fitness enthusiasts a weakened collagen matrix in the body can lead to unstable joints and joint injuries, plus a decline in cardiovascular functioning. For health conscious consumers a drop in collagen can result in the wrinkling of the skin, thinning of the hair and nails, prolapsed of organs, and an overall drop in energy and mobility.
2. Describe The Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery – 1.5 lb Chocolate Supplement in a nutshell. NeoCell’s Collagen Sport product is much more than a simple protein powder, it is a complete exercise recovery formula. Most protein shakes only contain a general protein source that aids in muscle recovery. However, Collagen Sport supports total body recovery by including 15 grams of collagen for joint strength in addition to a 15 grams of a high quality whey isolate for muscular development. We don’t stop there, we add in additional glutamine and BCAAs, plus a complete multivitamin/multimineral complex (including electrolytes). Finally, we are a natural health company so there are no artificial ingredients, no sugars because we sweeten with xylitol, and no lactose or gluten. There simply isn’t a more complete, premium recovery formula on the market.
3. How can people benefit from using this product? A common issue in the fitness world is joint injuries or pain. That is because most people only supporting muscular strength gains without simultaneously building their connective tissue to handle the increased force applied to joints by larger muscles. Strong muscles with weak joint and connective tissues result in injuries. By taking NeoCell’s Collagen Sport a person will support both connective tissues and muscular development and guard against injury and pain. We have a great testimonial from Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison about her personal story recovering from a major knee injury weeks before the Olympics by only using Collagen Sport. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtnokZlBFTU.
4. What advice can you provide for people that are interested in applying this product to their lifestyle? I am a Clinical Nutritionist and teach Sports Nutrition at the college level. I constantly preach to my students that a good post-workout shake is far and away the most important supplements an athlete or fitness enthusiast can take. It would be difficult to piecemeal together a number of supplements to get everything NeoCell’s Collagen Sport provides in one convenient powder. Simply mix one scoop in a shaker cup within 1 hour after a workout in either almond milk or water and enjoy all the delicious benefits!
I was sent products in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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