{"id":604745466162,"title":"Liquid Collagen: Why It's a Waste of Money","created_at":"2023-02-10T14:39:08-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Liquid Collagen: Why It's a Waste of Money\",\n \"keywords\": \"liquid collagen, is liquid collagen better than powder, does liquid collagen work, what is liquid collagen, is liquid collagen good for you, collagen liquid, modere liquid collagen, liquid collagen reviews, liquid collagen vs powder, liquid collagen benefits\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes medical studies on liquid collagen to explain if it can reduce the visible signs of aging and support joint health. 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It’s more convenient than powdered collagen and is frequently positioned as a “luxury” type of collagen by brands.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut is liquid collagen really any different than powdered or capsule collagen? How does the cost compare? Can liquid collagen really improve skin and joint health?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review medical studies on liquid collagen to give our take on whether or not it’s effective for improving skin and joint health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also compare the cost of liquid collagen and powdered collagen, explain if there are any relevant differences and explain why we think liquid collagen is a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCan Liquid Collagen Reverse Aging?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen is one of the most well-studied dietary supplements for skin and joint health. It can be used both topically and orally, but we’ll focus on the benefits of oral collagen intake since this is how liquid collagen is taken.\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\/PMC8824545\/\"\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;\"\u003eDermatology Practical \u0026amp; Conceptual\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal examined the effects of collagen consumption on skin. The study authors concluded that collagen “can contribute to reducing or delaying skin aging.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNot only was collagen found to reduce wrinkles, but it was also clinically shown to improve skin hydration, reduce skin roughness and improve skin elasticity.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we documented in our review of the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/best-collagen-powder\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ebest collagen protein powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, the maximally-effective dose of oral collagen supplements appears to be 10 grams (g) daily.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen has other health effects than its anti-aging effect. It’s also clinically shown to support joint health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2008 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18416885\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on collagen peptides and joint pain reported that \u003cstrong\u003eafter 3 months, 80% of patients report an improvement in their joint pain symptoms.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBased on the available medical studies, we consider liquid collagen likely to have an anti-aging effect and to improve joint health when taken at an effective daily 10 g dose.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA popular YouTube health influencer and doctor named “Doctor ER” has a video highlighting other benefits of collagen:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/5l9csiSI7SE\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut why do we consider liquid collagen to be a waste of money? We’ll explain in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhy Liquid Collagen is a Waste of Money\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen is a type of protein that is the same structurally whether it’s included in a powder, capsule or liquid formulation. There is no extra benefit to taking liquid collagen than taking collagen in powder form and adding it to water.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLiquid collagen tends to be significantly more expensive than powder collagen because the majority of the formulation by weight is water or other liquids rather than collagen, while the entire formulation by weight of a powder collagen product is just collagen.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere’s a comparative cost breakdown:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/modere-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eModere Liquid Collagen\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is one of the most popular collagen products on the market. As we documented in the linked review, this product costs $76.99 and doesn’t even state the collagen dose. Collagen is included in a proprietary blend with a total dose of 4.3 g, so we’ll say (being generous to the brand) that there is 3 g of collagen in this liquid collagen product that has 30 servings.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis equates to a cost of $8.55 per 10 g collagen (which is what we consider the effective daily dose).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is our top collagen powder pick because it’s sourced from grass-fed animals, is free of any questionable additive ingredients, and has a great price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis product costs $43.95 and contains 500 g of collagen, equating to a cost of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$0.88 \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eper 10 g collagen. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThis proves that powdered collagen can be up to 90% cheaper than liquid collagen, and should be equally effective.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to the product page on the official brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Liquid Collagen User Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “Simply Stacie” reviewed Modere’s liquid collagen and included before-and-after images of her skin and hair. She also mentions side effects that she experienced:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/v-3G3QsDsjg\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Collagen Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Collagen_Image_2ec39896-daa4-473b-9ccc-4765e4943649.png?v=1693789936\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is our top overall collagen pick because\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eits only ingredient is hydrolyzed collagen sourced from grass-fed animals\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen powder \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the brand's official website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=167\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2568\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eSuper Youth Unflavored\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top premium collagen supplement, as it not only provides an effective collagen dose, but\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ealso contains sodium ascorbate which was described as a \"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003epotent stimulator of collagen and elastin production in the treatment of wrinkled and stretch-marked skin\"\u003c\/strong\u003e in a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25015208\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e published in the \u003cem\u003eJournal of Dermatological Science\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out Super Youth Unflavored \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=167\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2568\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the brand's official website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/Ry3Vv2\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eBulletproof Chocolate Collagen\u003c\/a\u003e is our top flavored collagen powder pick.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis collagen powder is \u003cstrong\u003enaturally flavored with organic cocoa powder and coconut creamer powder\u003c\/strong\u003e, and is the healthiest flavored collagen we've reviewed to-date.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Chocolate Collagen \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/Ry3Vv2\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the brand's official website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLiquid collagen can improve skin and joint health, just like any other format of collagen can. Regardless of format, there is significant clinical backing for collagen supplementation and the maximally-effective dose appears to be 10 g daily.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend supplementing with liquid collagen for cost reasons. It’s no more effective than powdered collagen and can be over 9x more expensive. We don’t believe that there are any risks or side effects likely from liquid collagen supplementation; our concerns are cost-based only.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe recommend that consumers be wary of health brands making claims that liquid collagen is superior to other forms of collagen without proof. Such claims are evidence of a low-quality brand.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-02-10T14:47:06-05:00","updated_at":"2023-09-04T21:09:25-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze medical studies on liquid collagen to explain if it can reduce the visible signs of aging and support joint health. We compare the cost of liquid collagen to powdered collagen and explain why we consider liquid collagen to be a waste of money.","template_suffix":"","handle":"liquid-collagen","tags":"_related:collagen, _related:cost-savings"}

Liquid Collagen: Why It's a Waste of Money

Liquid Collagen: Why It's a Waste of Money


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Liquid collagen is becoming a more popular format of collagen supplementation. It’s more convenient than powdered collagen and is frequently positioned as a “luxury” type of collagen by brands.

But is liquid collagen really any different than powdered or capsule collagen? How does the cost compare? Can liquid collagen really improve skin and joint health?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review medical studies on liquid collagen to give our take on whether or not it’s effective for improving skin and joint health.

We’ll also compare the cost of liquid collagen and powdered collagen, explain if there are any relevant differences and explain why we think liquid collagen is a waste of money.

Can Liquid Collagen Reverse Aging?

Collagen is one of the most well-studied dietary supplements for skin and joint health. It can be used both topically and orally, but we’ll focus on the benefits of oral collagen intake since this is how liquid collagen is taken.

A medical review published in the Dermatology Practical & Conceptual journal examined the effects of collagen consumption on skin. The study authors concluded that collagen “can contribute to reducing or delaying skin aging.”

Not only was collagen found to reduce wrinkles, but it was also clinically shown to improve skin hydration, reduce skin roughness and improve skin elasticity.

As we documented in our review of the best collagen protein powder, the maximally-effective dose of oral collagen supplements appears to be 10 grams (g) daily.

Collagen has other health effects than its anti-aging effect. It’s also clinically shown to support joint health.

A 2008 clinical trial on collagen peptides and joint pain reported that after 3 months, 80% of patients report an improvement in their joint pain symptoms.

Based on the available medical studies, we consider liquid collagen likely to have an anti-aging effect and to improve joint health when taken at an effective daily 10 g dose.

A popular YouTube health influencer and doctor named “Doctor ER” has a video highlighting other benefits of collagen:

But why do we consider liquid collagen to be a waste of money? We’ll explain in the next section.

Why Liquid Collagen is a Waste of Money

Collagen is a type of protein that is the same structurally whether it’s included in a powder, capsule or liquid formulation. There is no extra benefit to taking liquid collagen than taking collagen in powder form and adding it to water.

Liquid collagen tends to be significantly more expensive than powder collagen because the majority of the formulation by weight is water or other liquids rather than collagen, while the entire formulation by weight of a powder collagen product is just collagen.

Here’s a comparative cost breakdown:

Modere Liquid Collagen is one of the most popular collagen products on the market. As we documented in the linked review, this product costs $76.99 and doesn’t even state the collagen dose. Collagen is included in a proprietary blend with a total dose of 4.3 g, so we’ll say (being generous to the brand) that there is 3 g of collagen in this liquid collagen product that has 30 servings.

This equates to a cost of $8.55 per 10 g collagen (which is what we consider the effective daily dose).

Bulletproof Collagen Powder is our top collagen powder pick because it’s sourced from grass-fed animals, is free of any questionable additive ingredients, and has a great price.

This product costs $43.95 and contains 500 g of collagen, equating to a cost of $0.88 per 10 g collagen. This proves that powdered collagen can be up to 90% cheaper than liquid collagen, and should be equally effective.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder at this link to the product page on the official brand’s website.

Real, Unsponsored Liquid Collagen User Review

A YouTube creator named “Simply Stacie” reviewed Modere’s liquid collagen and included before-and-after images of her skin and hair. She also mentions side effects that she experienced:


Our Clean Collagen Picks

Bulletproof Collagen Powder is our top overall collagen pick because its only ingredient is hydrolyzed collagen sourced from grass-fed animals.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen powder at this link to the product page on the brand's official website.

Super Youth Unflavored is our top premium collagen supplement, as it not only provides an effective collagen dose, but also contains sodium ascorbate which was described as a "potent stimulator of collagen and elastin production in the treatment of wrinkled and stretch-marked skin" in a clinical trial published in the Journal of Dermatological Science.

Interested consumers can check out Super Youth Unflavored at this link to the product page on the brand's official website.

Bulletproof Chocolate Collagen is our top flavored collagen powder pick.

This collagen powder is naturally flavored with organic cocoa powder and coconut creamer powder, and is the healthiest flavored collagen we've reviewed to-date.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Chocolate Collagen at this link to the product page on the brand's official website.

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Conclusion

Liquid collagen can improve skin and joint health, just like any other format of collagen can. Regardless of format, there is significant clinical backing for collagen supplementation and the maximally-effective dose appears to be 10 g daily.

We do not recommend supplementing with liquid collagen for cost reasons. It’s no more effective than powdered collagen and can be over 9x more expensive. We don’t believe that there are any risks or side effects likely from liquid collagen supplementation; our concerns are cost-based only.

We recommend that consumers be wary of health brands making claims that liquid collagen is superior to other forms of collagen without proof. Such claims are evidence of a low-quality brand.