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{"id":556921094217,"title":"Live Conscious Review: The Cheapest Collagen Per-Serving?","created_at":"2022-09-07T23:10:08-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Live Conscious Review: The Cheapest Collagen Per-Serving?\",\n \"keywords\": \"live conscious, live conscious review, live conscious reviews, live conscious collagen peptides, live conscious collagen peptides review, live conscious collagen peptides reviews, live conscious beyond greens, live conscious collagen, collagen peptides live conscious\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the formulation of Live Conscious Collagen Peptides to give our take on whether the product is effectively dosed and whether it's the best-priced collagen option on the market. 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The brand claims to have sold over 1 million bags of their collagen peptides powder supplement, and their collagen is one of the most affordable options on the market.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut is Live Conscious collagen well-formulated? Is it really cheaper per-serving than other leading brands? And does collagen even improve skin and joint health?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll seek to answer these questions in this review where we’ll analyze the ingredients in two of Live Conscious’ most popular products: Live Conscious Collagen Peptides and Live Conscious Beyond Greens.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Collagen Improve Skin and Joint Health?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen is the structural protein in skin, and it’s one of the most well-studied supplements for reducing wrinkles. As we age, our body’s collagen production slows down, and medical research proves that supplemental collagen can help replenish collagen levels in the body and improve skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAn extensive \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/33742704\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInternational Journal of Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e analyzed data from 18 clinical trials on oral collagen supplementation and skin parameters. Data from over 1,000 trial participants was examined. The researchers concluded that oral collagen supplementation provided significant improvements to skin:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Based on results, ingestion of hydrolyzed collagen for 90 days is effective in reducing skin aging, as it reduces wrinkles and improves skin elasticity and hydration.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnother \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that we frequently cite on Illuminate Health concluded similarly, and found the effective dosing range of collagen for skin care to be 2.5 grams (g) to 10 g per day. We typically recommend 10 g since collagen is a safe food product without side effects, and this appears to be the maximally-effective dose.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen can also improve joint health. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30368550\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e from 2019 evaluated whether orally-administered collagen could reduce osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe researchers concluded that collagen reduced OA symptoms overall, and was particularly effective for reducing stiffness.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider collagen to be one of the most promising therapeutic supplements for improving skin quality and reducing wrinkles, and also to have significant research backing for improvements to joint health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eLive Conscious Collagen Peptides Ingredient Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Live_Conscious_Collagen_Peptides_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1662606828\" alt=\"Live Conscious Collagen Peptides ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLive Conscious Collagen Peptides has a clean and effective formulation with one single active ingredient:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e collagen peptides sourced from pastured animals\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. We consider this to be the ideal formulation for a collagen supplement. Many brands include additive ingredients like flavoring agents and artificial sweeteners in their collagen powder, but this is a healthier option.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis supplement provides 11 g of collagen per serving, which is an effective dose but is a slight user inconvenience in our opinion because the maximally-effective collagen dose we recommend is 10 g, as outlined in the previous section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is no harm in taking 11 g rather than 10 g of collagen, it will just cost more per serving and we haven’t come across medical evidence of improved benefits beyond a 10 g daily dose.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe approve of this formulation and consider it equivalently effective to any collagen peptide supplement sourced from pastured animals on the market.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eLive Conscious Collagen Peptides User Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube channel called “I.Am.JenneKim” has published a review of Live Conscious Collagen Peptides which appears to be unsponsored. The creator shares her experience using the product and explains whether it benefited her skin:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/l0oArgm0j4w\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eLive Conscious Collagen Peptides Amazon Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLive Conscious Collagen Peptides is one of the most popular collagen supplements on Amazon, and has achieved over 50,000 reviews at the time of writing this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe average review rating is 4.5\/5 stars, but the product receives a “D” rating \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/collagen-peptides-hair-skin-nail-and-joint-support-type-i-iii-collagen-all-natural-hydrolized-protein-41-servings\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon FakeSpot\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a software tool that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. Many collagen brands (even \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/vital-proteins-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVital Proteins\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e) have similarly poor FakeSpot ratings and we’re unsure what to make of that.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “LECIA YOUNG” who claims the supplement is superior to a competitor:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“I was using another brand and I thought it was good but then I saw this brand listed as #1 on a survey so I decided to buy this one. Within 2 weeks of taking this, my very dry skin went away.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is from a user named “A. Nicole” who claims that there were quality control issues with one of their purchases:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Upon opening the new bag I was hit with a very strong unpleasant smell that wasn't present in the first bag. I figured as long as it still dissolved well and is tasteless I'll ignore the smell. It dissolves fine but the taste was unbearable.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eLive Conscious Beyond Greens Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Live_Conscious_Beyond_Greens_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1662606889\" alt=\"Live Conscious Beyond Greens ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLive Conscious also sells a green powder supplement called Beyond Greens which is another one of their most popular products.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAll of the active ingredients in this formulation meet our standards. The product contains plants like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ematcha leaf\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which are rich in phytonutrients, and other botanical ingredients like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003echlorella\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that are nutrient-dense. The dose per serving is only 3.8 g, which is relatively low for a green powder.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe cannot recommend this product because it contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003enatural flavor\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. We recommend avoiding all supplements with flavoring agents, because this class of compounds may be unhealthy depending on the specific chemical compounds used. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3620743\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEnvironmental Health Perspectives\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal documented toxicity concerns with some flavoring agents. Since this class of compounds provides no nutritional value, it seems logical to avoid it.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall this is a better green powder formulation than many we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, and we would recommend it if not for the inclusion of natural flavor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Green Powder Recommendation\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Naked_Greens_Product_Shot_Optimized.png?v=1660858146\" alt=\"Naked Greens product shot\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe green powder product we recommend is called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1595470\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=78253\u0026amp;urllink=\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGreen Superfood Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and is sold by a brand called Naked Nutrition. This product contains 7 g of green powder per serving, which is around twice the amount in Live Conscious Beyond Greens.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe main reason we recommend this product is because it's free of any questionable additives like natural flavor, but it’s also one of the best-priced green powders on the market per gram.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBeyond Greens costs $31.99 for a one-time purchase and provides 113 g total of green powder. This equates to a per-gram price of $0.28. Naked Nutrition Green Superfood Powder costs $31.99 for a one-time purchase and provides 245 g total of green powder. This equates to a per-gram price of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$0.13\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can purchase Naked Nutrition’s green powder \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1595470\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=78253\u0026amp;urllink=\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eLive Conscious Pros and Cons\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere’s our take on the pros and cons of Live Conscious as a brand:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ePros\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGreat prices\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGenerally well-formulated supplements\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVery affordable collagen peptides product\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eCons\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGreens product contains natural flavor\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGreens product is expensive per-gram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eQuestionable Amazon reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLive Conscious is a relatively high-quality supplement brand and we would recommend their collagen peptides product. It’s sourced from grass-fed animals, contains no questionable additives, and is one of the best priced collagen powders on the market.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand’s green powder is also relatively well formulated, however we don’t recommend it because it has natural flavor as an additive. It’s also pretty expensive per serving. We recommend Naked Nutrition Green Superfood Powder as our top green powder product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLive Conscious has many favorable Amazon reviews, but the brand’s collagen product receives a bad score from FakeSpot.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-09-07T23:22:04-04:00","updated_at":"2022-09-27T01:55:18-04:00","summary_html":"We review the formulation of Live Conscious Collagen Peptides to give our take on whether the product is effectively dosed and whether it's the best-priced collagen option on the market. We also review a green powder product called Live Conscious Beyond Greens.","template_suffix":"","handle":"live-conscious-collagen-peptides-review","tags":"_related:collagen"}

Live Conscious Review: The Cheapest Collagen Per-Serving?

Live Conscious Review: The Cheapest Collagen Per-Serving?


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Live Conscious is a popular collagen brand that’s sold primarily online. The brand claims to have sold over 1 million bags of their collagen peptides powder supplement, and their collagen is one of the most affordable options on the market.

But is Live Conscious collagen well-formulated? Is it really cheaper per-serving than other leading brands? And does collagen even improve skin and joint health?

We’ll seek to answer these questions in this review where we’ll analyze the ingredients in two of Live Conscious’ most popular products: Live Conscious Collagen Peptides and Live Conscious Beyond Greens.

Does Collagen Improve Skin and Joint Health?

Collagen is the structural protein in skin, and it’s one of the most well-studied supplements for reducing wrinkles. As we age, our body’s collagen production slows down, and medical research proves that supplemental collagen can help replenish collagen levels in the body and improve skin.

An extensive medical review published in the International Journal of Dermatology analyzed data from 18 clinical trials on oral collagen supplementation and skin parameters. Data from over 1,000 trial participants was examined. The researchers concluded that oral collagen supplementation provided significant improvements to skin:

“Based on results, ingestion of hydrolyzed collagen for 90 days is effective in reducing skin aging, as it reduces wrinkles and improves skin elasticity and hydration.”

Another meta-study that we frequently cite on Illuminate Health concluded similarly, and found the effective dosing range of collagen for skin care to be 2.5 grams (g) to 10 g per day. We typically recommend 10 g since collagen is a safe food product without side effects, and this appears to be the maximally-effective dose.

Collagen can also improve joint health. A medical review from 2019 evaluated whether orally-administered collagen could reduce osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms. The researchers concluded that collagen reduced OA symptoms overall, and was particularly effective for reducing stiffness.

We consider collagen to be one of the most promising therapeutic supplements for improving skin quality and reducing wrinkles, and also to have significant research backing for improvements to joint health.

Live Conscious Collagen Peptides Ingredient Review

Live Conscious Collagen Peptides ingredients

Live Conscious Collagen Peptides has a clean and effective formulation with one single active ingredient: collagen peptides sourced from pastured animals. We consider this to be the ideal formulation for a collagen supplement. Many brands include additive ingredients like flavoring agents and artificial sweeteners in their collagen powder, but this is a healthier option.

This supplement provides 11 g of collagen per serving, which is an effective dose but is a slight user inconvenience in our opinion because the maximally-effective collagen dose we recommend is 10 g, as outlined in the previous section.

There is no harm in taking 11 g rather than 10 g of collagen, it will just cost more per serving and we haven’t come across medical evidence of improved benefits beyond a 10 g daily dose.

We approve of this formulation and consider it equivalently effective to any collagen peptide supplement sourced from pastured animals on the market.

Live Conscious Collagen Peptides User Review

A YouTube channel called “I.Am.JenneKim” has published a review of Live Conscious Collagen Peptides which appears to be unsponsored. The creator shares her experience using the product and explains whether it benefited her skin:

Live Conscious Collagen Peptides Amazon Reviews

Live Conscious Collagen Peptides is one of the most popular collagen supplements on Amazon, and has achieved over 50,000 reviews at the time of writing this article.

The average review rating is 4.5/5 stars, but the product receives a “D” rating on FakeSpot, which is a software tool that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. Many collagen brands (even Vital Proteins) have similarly poor FakeSpot ratings and we’re unsure what to make of that.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “LECIA YOUNG” who claims the supplement is superior to a competitor:

“I was using another brand and I thought it was good but then I saw this brand listed as #1 on a survey so I decided to buy this one. Within 2 weeks of taking this, my very dry skin went away.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is from a user named “A. Nicole” who claims that there were quality control issues with one of their purchases:

“Upon opening the new bag I was hit with a very strong unpleasant smell that wasn't present in the first bag. I figured as long as it still dissolved well and is tasteless I'll ignore the smell. It dissolves fine but the taste was unbearable.”

Live Conscious Beyond Greens Review

Live Conscious Beyond Greens ingredients

Live Conscious also sells a green powder supplement called Beyond Greens which is another one of their most popular products.

All of the active ingredients in this formulation meet our standards. The product contains plants like matcha leaf which are rich in phytonutrients, and other botanical ingredients like chlorella that are nutrient-dense. The dose per serving is only 3.8 g, which is relatively low for a green powder.

We cannot recommend this product because it contains natural flavor. We recommend avoiding all supplements with flavoring agents, because this class of compounds may be unhealthy depending on the specific chemical compounds used. 

A medical review published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal documented toxicity concerns with some flavoring agents. Since this class of compounds provides no nutritional value, it seems logical to avoid it.

Overall this is a better green powder formulation than many we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, and we would recommend it if not for the inclusion of natural flavor.

Our Green Powder Recommendation

Naked Greens product shot

The green powder product we recommend is called Green Superfood Powder and is sold by a brand called Naked Nutrition. This product contains 7 g of green powder per serving, which is around twice the amount in Live Conscious Beyond Greens.

The main reason we recommend this product is because it's free of any questionable additives like natural flavor, but it’s also one of the best-priced green powders on the market per gram.

Beyond Greens costs $31.99 for a one-time purchase and provides 113 g total of green powder. This equates to a per-gram price of $0.28. Naked Nutrition Green Superfood Powder costs $31.99 for a one-time purchase and provides 245 g total of green powder. This equates to a per-gram price of $0.13.

Interested consumers can purchase Naked Nutrition’s green powder at this link.

Live Conscious Pros and Cons

Here’s our take on the pros and cons of Live Conscious as a brand:

Pros

  • Great prices
  • Generally well-formulated supplements
  • Very affordable collagen peptides product

Cons

  • Greens product contains natural flavor
  • Greens product is expensive per-gram
  • Questionable Amazon reviews
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Conclusion

Live Conscious is a relatively high-quality supplement brand and we would recommend their collagen peptides product. It’s sourced from grass-fed animals, contains no questionable additives, and is one of the best priced collagen powders on the market.

The brand’s green powder is also relatively well formulated, however we don’t recommend it because it has natural flavor as an additive. It’s also pretty expensive per serving. We recommend Naked Nutrition Green Superfood Powder as our top green powder product.

Live Conscious has many favorable Amazon reviews, but the brand’s collagen product receives a bad score from FakeSpot.





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