{"id":556915425353,"title":"Collagen Burn Review: The Best Collagen or Overpriced?","created_at":"2022-09-05T23:22:49-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Collagen Burn Review: The Best Collagen or Overpriced?\",\n \"keywords\": \"collagen burn, collagen burn review, collagen burn reviews, collagen burn ingredients, vitauthority collagen burn, vitauthority collagen burn reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Collagen Burn based on medical studies to give our take on whether this brand is effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality, or whether it's overpriced. We highlight some concerns we have over the product's Amazon reviews.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/collagen-burn-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The brand claims that their product “supports the reduction of visible cellulite,” and this product has more active ingredients than collagen alone.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut is collagen actually effective for improving skin quality? Are any of the active ingredients in Collagen Burn aside from collagen effective, or is the company just good at marketing their product?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll seek to answer these questions based on a review of every ingredient in Collagen Burn. We’ll provide our determination on whether this product is worth the money, or whether there are other collagen products on the market that we would recommend instead.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBecause Collagen Burn has many active ingredients, we’ll break the ingredient reviews into three sections: a Collagen Blend review, a vitamins and minerals review, and a Support Blends review.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Collagen Improve Skin and Reduce Wrinkles?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe good news about Collagen Burn is that the brand’s core claims about collagen being effective for skin improvement are accurate.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\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\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\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\/span\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\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review - Collagen Blend\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\/Collagen_Burn_Multi_Collagen_Blend_Ingredients_Optimized_00bac003-d91c-40a0-947f-7b2ff65335c1.png?v=1662435031\" alt=\"Collagen Burn Multi Collagen Blend 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;\"\u003eCollagen Burn provides 7.8 g of collagen per serving from a variety of sources such as \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehydrolyzed grass-fed bovine chicken collagen peptides\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ewater-soluble eggshell membrane collagen\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe know from the medical studies cited in the previous section that this is an effective dose of collagen, and likely to improve skin quality, although it’s 2.2 g lower than the collagen dose we typically recommend.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe haven’t come across any medical research suggesting that one type of collagen is more effective than another, so we don’t believe that this blend of different types of collagen would be more effective than any collagen supplement containing hydrolyzed collagen peptides at the same dose (but also not any less effective either).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review - Vitamins and Minerals\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\/Collagen_Burn_Vitamins_And_Mineral_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1662434838\" alt=\"Collagen Burn vitamins and minerals 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;\"\u003eCollagen Burn contains an added vitamin and an added mineral: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003evitamin C\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003echromium\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe have not come across any medical studies suggesting that either ingredient improves skin quality, and we disagree with the practice of supplement manufacturers adding blends of vitamins and minerals to their products.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we referenced in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/is-bang-energy-bad-for-you\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBang Energy reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article, it may be unsafe for consumers with already-normal levels of vitamins and minerals to take supplements with these ingredients added, because it may increase their blood level of these nutrients into an unsafe range.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’re not suggesting this is likely, but we recommend avoiding all supplements with added vitamins and minerals unless otherwise instructed by a doctor. We consider this category of ingredient additive to be illogical.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review - Support Blends\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\/Collagen_Burn_Support_Blends_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1662434785\" alt=\"Collagen Burn Support Blends 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;\"\u003eCollagen Burn contains a number of active ingredients in two separate blends: “Metabolism Support Blend” and “Cellulite Control Matrix.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe metabolism blend is theoretically supposed to help users lose weight, because Vitauthority describes \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eashwagandha root extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003egrains of paradise herb extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e as “weight loss enhancing ingredients” with no medical citation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5871210\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that ashwagandha extract caused weight loss in stressed patients, but the daily dosage was 600 milligrams (mg) while the average ingredient dose in this blend is 44.25 mg.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe would consider grains of paradise extract to be an effective weight loss ingredient and effectively dosed in this formulation. A 2014 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24759256\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that this ingredient increased energy expenditure and caused fat loss at a 30 mg per day dose, which is lower than the average ingredient dose in the Collagen Burn metabolism blend.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe find the metabolic blend to be a strange formulation choice given that collagen itself doesn’t appear to cause weight loss and certainly is not typically used for weight loss. Collagen is used for improving skin and joint health for the most part, and this is what the vast majority of clinical trials on collagen have focused on.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Cellulite Control Matrix blend contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehyaluronic acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which was found in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8308347\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\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;\"\u003eNutrients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal to reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity at a dosage of 120 mg per day. The average ingredient dosage in this blend is only 45 mg, so we will consider this ingredient underdosed and likely ineffective. We cannot identify any medical studies proving oral hyaluronic acid to be effective at a 45 mg dose, nor does Vitauthority cite any on their product page.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDo We Recommend Collagen Burn?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend Collagen Burn due to the inclusion of added vitamins and minerals. However, the product does contain an effective collagen dose, as well as other effective ingredients for wrinkle reduction that we consider underdosed in this formulation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne good thing about Collagen Burn is that it contains no harmful additive ingredients like added sugar or artificial flavoring agents.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile we don’t recommend the product overall, it has a better formulation than the majority of supplements we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Collagen Recommendation\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\/Bulletproof_Collagen_Product_Image_10944475-a0a1-4406-919b-ff7f9d282892.png?v=1661268894\" alt=\"Bulletproof Collagen 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;\"\u003eWe recommend \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to consumers interested in using collagen to reduce wrinkles and visible signs of skin aging.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBulletproof collagen contains no questionable additive ingredients; \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eits only ingredient is hydrolyzed collagen sourced from grass-fed animals\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBulletproof Collagen\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e costs $43.95 for a one-time purchase at the time of updating this article, and contains 50 servings of 10 g collagen. This equates to a price of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$0.88\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e per 10 g serving (which is the maximally-effective serving we recommend).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen Burn currently costs $59.99 for a one-time purchase and contains 23.4 servings of 10 g collagen. This equates to a price of $2.56 per 10 g serving, or over twice as much as Bulletproof per 10 g serving.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can buy Bulletproof Collagen powder \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\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\u003eQuestionable Amazon Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen Burn currently has an impressive 4.4\/5 rating on Amazon with over 5,000 total reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, the product receives an “F” grade \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/multi-collagen-burn-multi-type-hydrolyzed-collagen-protein-peptides-with-hyaluronic-acid-vitamin-c-sod-b-dimpless-types-i-ii-iii-v-and-x-collagen-caffeine-free-unflavored-30-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 uses artificial intelligence to detect potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews and issue adjusted ratings. In the case of Collagen Burn, FakeSpot states that there are “insufficient reliable reviews” to provide an adjusted rating.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t recommend Collagen Burn, but we consider it to have a decent formulation. The product does provide an effective dose of collagen, and has other ingredients like hyaluronic acid and grains of paradise herb extract which we consider underdosed in this formulation, but which do have research backing for skincare benefits.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen Burn contains an added vitamin and an added mineral, and we recommend avoiding supplements containing added vitamins and minerals unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen Burn receives a poor grade on FakeSpot, which is a software tool for detecting potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider Bulletproof Collagen to be an effective collagen supplement with a clean, single-ingredient formulation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-09-05T23:44:26-04:00","updated_at":"2022-10-23T02:28:58-04:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Collagen Burn based on medical studies to give our take on whether this brand is effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality, or whether it's overpriced. We highlight some concerns we have over the product's Amazon reviews.","template_suffix":"","handle":"collagen-burn-review","tags":"_related:collagen"}

Collagen Burn Review: The Best Collagen or Overpriced?

Collagen Burn Review: The Best Collagen or Overpriced?


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Collagen Burn is a dietary supplement manufactured by a brand called Vitauthority. The brand claims that their product “supports the reduction of visible cellulite,” and this product has more active ingredients than collagen alone.

But is collagen actually effective for improving skin quality? Are any of the active ingredients in Collagen Burn aside from collagen effective, or is the company just good at marketing their product?

In this article we’ll seek to answer these questions based on a review of every ingredient in Collagen Burn. We’ll provide our determination on whether this product is worth the money, or whether there are other collagen products on the market that we would recommend instead.

Because Collagen Burn has many active ingredients, we’ll break the ingredient reviews into three sections: a Collagen Blend review, a vitamins and minerals review, and a Support Blends review.

Does Collagen Improve Skin and Reduce Wrinkles?

The good news about Collagen Burn is that the brand’s core claims about collagen being effective for skin improvement are accurate.

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.

Ingredient Review - Collagen Blend

Collagen Burn Multi Collagen Blend ingredients

Collagen Burn provides 7.8 g of collagen per serving from a variety of sources such as hydrolyzed grass-fed bovine chicken collagen peptides and water-soluble eggshell membrane collagen.

We know from the medical studies cited in the previous section that this is an effective dose of collagen, and likely to improve skin quality, although it’s 2.2 g lower than the collagen dose we typically recommend.

We haven’t come across any medical research suggesting that one type of collagen is more effective than another, so we don’t believe that this blend of different types of collagen would be more effective than any collagen supplement containing hydrolyzed collagen peptides at the same dose (but also not any less effective either).

Ingredient Review - Vitamins and Minerals

Collagen Burn vitamins and minerals ingredients

Collagen Burn contains an added vitamin and an added mineral: vitamin C and chromium.

We have not come across any medical studies suggesting that either ingredient improves skin quality, and we disagree with the practice of supplement manufacturers adding blends of vitamins and minerals to their products.

As we referenced in our Bang Energy reviews article, it may be unsafe for consumers with already-normal levels of vitamins and minerals to take supplements with these ingredients added, because it may increase their blood level of these nutrients into an unsafe range.

We’re not suggesting this is likely, but we recommend avoiding all supplements with added vitamins and minerals unless otherwise instructed by a doctor. We consider this category of ingredient additive to be illogical.

Ingredient Review - Support Blends

Collagen Burn Support Blends ingredients

Collagen Burn contains a number of active ingredients in two separate blends: “Metabolism Support Blend” and “Cellulite Control Matrix.”

The metabolism blend is theoretically supposed to help users lose weight, because Vitauthority describes ashwagandha root extract and grains of paradise herb extract as “weight loss enhancing ingredients” with no medical citation.

One clinical trial found that ashwagandha extract caused weight loss in stressed patients, but the daily dosage was 600 milligrams (mg) while the average ingredient dose in this blend is 44.25 mg.

We would consider grains of paradise extract to be an effective weight loss ingredient and effectively dosed in this formulation. A 2014 clinical trial found that this ingredient increased energy expenditure and caused fat loss at a 30 mg per day dose, which is lower than the average ingredient dose in the Collagen Burn metabolism blend.

We find the metabolic blend to be a strange formulation choice given that collagen itself doesn’t appear to cause weight loss and certainly is not typically used for weight loss. Collagen is used for improving skin and joint health for the most part, and this is what the vast majority of clinical trials on collagen have focused on.

The Cellulite Control Matrix blend contains hyaluronic acid, which was found in a clinical trial published in the Nutrients journal to reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity at a dosage of 120 mg per day. The average ingredient dosage in this blend is only 45 mg, so we will consider this ingredient underdosed and likely ineffective. We cannot identify any medical studies proving oral hyaluronic acid to be effective at a 45 mg dose, nor does Vitauthority cite any on their product page.

Do We Recommend Collagen Burn?

We do not recommend Collagen Burn due to the inclusion of added vitamins and minerals. However, the product does contain an effective collagen dose, as well as other effective ingredients for wrinkle reduction that we consider underdosed in this formulation.

One good thing about Collagen Burn is that it contains no harmful additive ingredients like added sugar or artificial flavoring agents.

While we don’t recommend the product overall, it has a better formulation than the majority of supplements we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health.

Our Collagen Recommendation

Bulletproof Collagen product shot

We recommend Bulletproof Collagen Powder to consumers interested in using collagen to reduce wrinkles and visible signs of skin aging.

Bulletproof collagen contains no questionable additive ingredients; its only ingredient is hydrolyzed collagen sourced from grass-fed animals.

Bulletproof Collagen costs $43.95 for a one-time purchase at the time of updating this article, and contains 50 servings of 10 g collagen. This equates to a price of $0.88 per 10 g serving (which is the maximally-effective serving we recommend).

Collagen Burn currently costs $59.99 for a one-time purchase and contains 23.4 servings of 10 g collagen. This equates to a price of $2.56 per 10 g serving, or over twice as much as Bulletproof per 10 g serving.

Interested consumers can buy Bulletproof Collagen powder at this link.

Questionable Amazon Reviews

Collagen Burn currently has an impressive 4.4/5 rating on Amazon with over 5,000 total reviews.

However, the product receives an “F” grade on FakeSpot, which is a software tool that uses artificial intelligence to detect potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews and issue adjusted ratings. In the case of Collagen Burn, FakeSpot states that there are “insufficient reliable reviews” to provide an adjusted rating.

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Conclusion

We don’t recommend Collagen Burn, but we consider it to have a decent formulation. The product does provide an effective dose of collagen, and has other ingredients like hyaluronic acid and grains of paradise herb extract which we consider underdosed in this formulation, but which do have research backing for skincare benefits.

Collagen Burn contains an added vitamin and an added mineral, and we recommend avoiding supplements containing added vitamins and minerals unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor.

Collagen Burn receives a poor grade on FakeSpot, which is a software tool for detecting potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews.

We consider Bulletproof Collagen to be an effective collagen supplement with a clean, single-ingredient formulation.




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