{"id":606239326514,"title":"Youtheory Collagen Review: The Best Value for Collagen?","created_at":"2023-09-06T23:52:41-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Youtheory Collagen Review: The Best Value for Collagen?\",\n \"keywords\": \"youtheory collagen, youtheory collagen review, youtheory collagen reviews, collagen youtheory, youtheory collagen biotin, youtheory collagen plus biotin\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Youtheory Collagen based on medical studies to give our take on whether this supplement is likely to improve skin quality or if it's a waste of money. We feature unsponsored customer reviews and explain Youtheory's test results.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/youtheory-collagen-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 supplement “can help you achieve inner health and outer beauty.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBut does Youtheory provide an effective collagen dose, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any questionable additives? How do real users rate and describe the effects of Youtheory Collagen? And what retailer sells this brand for the best price?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Youtheory Collagen based on medical studies to give our take on whether it’s likely to improve skin quality, or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells this brand for the best price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Youtheory_Collagen_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1694058815\" alt=\"Youtheory Collagen ingredients\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Youtheory Collagen are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is a refreshingly simple formulation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVitamin C\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e can increase collagen production and decrease elastin loss according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/28805671\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/28805671\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNutrients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe 90 milligram (mg) dose in Youtheory should be safe and effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHydrolyzed collagen\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is included at a dose of 6,000 mg.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Drugs in Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to reduce wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and improve skin hydration.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/obvi-collagenic-burn-review\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/obvi-collagenic-burn-review\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eObvi Collagenic Burn\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, most medical studies that we’ve come across on collagen supplementation for skin quality use a dose between 2,500 mg and 10,000 mg, so \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ethe dose in Youtheory is solidly within the effective range.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe typically recommend taking 10,000 mg per day because this appears to be the maximally effective dose based on the studies we’ve surveyed, but it’s simply to adjust the dose of this product up because of its simple formulation (there is no risk of taking too high a dose of other active ingredients in this case).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe only inactive ingredient is safe and non-toxic, and there are no ingredients that we consider unhealthy in this formulation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWe recommend Youtheory from a formulation perspective, and we consider this supplement likely to improve skin quality.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOur only minor complaint is that there is no mention of whether the collagen is sourced from conventionally-raised or pastured animals. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnimal products sourced from pastured animals may be more nutritious according to a 2006 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/16792218\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/16792218\/\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, although this is less of a concern with “processed” and functional food products like collagen (because the fats and most other nutrients are removed).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of Youtheory Collagen? We’ll feature some unsponsored user reviews in the next section of this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eReal People Try Youtheory\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Seth Kardos shared his thoughts on taking Youtheory Collagen:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/jrYq7cFu0p8?si=yRvVYdgJQJMGzu3p\" 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 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “Truly Tara” has an extremely thorough review of Youtheory that includes live product demos, her thoughts on what type of drink the collagen is best in, and her experience after using the supplement for over a month:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/cWX-eV5-b7w?si=E4CCmSQotEhilybP\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYoutheory Passes Independent Tests\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYoutheory was approved by independent testing laboratory ConsumerLab, which is a brand we trust.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis company purchases supplements off-the-shelf and tests them at independent laboratories for label accuracy and purity. They have the best methodology of any testing laboratory in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eConsumerLab did not perform contaminant testing in their most recent collagen \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/www.consumerlab.com\/reviews\/collagen-supplements-review-peptides-hydrolysate\/collagen\/?search=Collagen\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.consumerlab.com\/reviews\/collagen-supplements-review-peptides-hydrolysate\/collagen\/?search=Collagen\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ereview\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, but \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ethe company did confirm that Youtheory’s collagen supplements contain the listed dose of collagen.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe haven’t seen any evidence that contaminants like heavy metals are an issue in US collagen supplements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis is a huge green flag about supplement quality, and all other things being equal, we would recommend a brand that passed ConsumerLab testing over a brand that did not.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIs the Biotin Version Better?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYoutheory sells a version of their collagen supplement that contains biotin, which is a B-vitamin that's often included in skin, hair and nails supplements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhile medical research \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31638351\/\"\u003esuggests\u003c\/a\u003e that biotin deficiency may be associated with development of skin disorders, we have not come across any convincing evidence that biotin supplementation in otherwise healthy adults has any benefits to skin, hair or nails. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA 2021 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32360756\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e concluded that \u003cstrong\u003e\"Current evidence is insufficient to recommend the use of biotin...in dermatology.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYoutheory's supplements containing biotin also cost more per-serving than those containing collagen and vitamin C.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverall, we recommend that consumers interested in Youtheory purchase the original Youtheory Collagen and not the formulation(s) that contain biotin.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWe do not consider biotin supplementation to be harmful, we're just not convinced of its efficacy.\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 alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Collagen_Image_2ec39896-daa4-473b-9ccc-4765e4943649.png?v=1693789936\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\" rel=\"sponsored\"\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 href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\" rel=\"sponsored\"\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 rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=167\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2568\"\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 rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=167\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2568\"\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 \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/Ry3Vv2\"\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 rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/Ry3Vv2\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the brand's official website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eReal Customers Review Youtheory\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYoutheory Collagen currently has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 37,000 total reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “amerie” who gives Youtheory Collagen a 5\/5 star rating and claims the supplement helped reverse hair loss:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“My hair is fine, and so it tangles easily and i lose a lot of it when im showering or brushing it. Biotin and collagen have seriously helped with the loss, and also my skins health.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I also have a 10 step skin care routine, but the supplements have made it more even and improved the elasticity of it.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Summer” who gives Youtheory Collagen a 1\/5 star rating and claims it irritated the skin:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“I’ve been taking these for a little over 2 months now and have acne prone skin. My skin has never been so bad and it took me awhile to figure out what was causing it. I get huge, hurtful pimples\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that are so deep I don’t even have a way to pop them.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYoutheory currently has an average review rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars on Facebook.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYoutheory Collagen has an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Google at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhere to Buy Youtheory for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYoutheory Collagen is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for the 290-count bottle at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTarget: $21.26 (\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.target.com\/p\/youtheory-collagen-6-000-mg-290-tablets\/-\/A-82012045\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $18.99 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.youtheory.com\/products\/collagen?variant=28347679473764\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalmart: $16.92 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/Youtheory-Collagen-Hair-Skin-Nail-Formula-6-000-Mg-290-Tablets\/39453814\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e$16.60 (free shipping\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca data-mce-fragment=\"1\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3r5OGJq\" rel=\"sponsored\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3r5OGJq\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYoutheory Collagen is currently around 28% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website when factoring in shipping fees.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePros and Cons of Youtheory Collagen\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Youtheory Collagen in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGreat price\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEffective collagen dose\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould improve skin quality\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo unhealthy ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains effective vitamin C dose\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMostly favorable online customer reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePassed ConsumerLab testing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website charges for shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCollagen dose per serving may not be maximally effective\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYoutheory Collagen is one of the best collagen supplements we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe recommend this supplement from a formulation perspective, and we believe it’s likely to improve skin quality given the effective collagen dose.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOur only minor complaint about this product is that the brand fails to specify clearly how the collagen is sourced. Generally, we prefer collagen supplements (and all animal products) sourced from pastured animals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are no unhealthy additive ingredients in Youtheory Collagen, which is unfortunately rare for this product category.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAlmost all of the customer reviews we came across while researching this article were favorable.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon currently has the best price on this supplement by a significant margin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-09-06T23:55:51-04:00","updated_at":"2023-09-29T23:18:28-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Youtheory Collagen based on medical studies to give our take on whether this supplement is likely to improve skin quality or if it's a waste of money. We feature unsponsored customer reviews and explain Youtheory's test results.","template_suffix":"","handle":"youtheory-collagen-review","tags":"_related:collagen"}

Youtheory Collagen Review: The Best Value for Collagen?

Youtheory Collagen Review: The Best Value for Collagen?


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Youtheory is one of the most popular collagen brands in the US, and is notably cheaper than many competitors. The brand claims that their supplement “can help you achieve inner health and outer beauty.”

But does Youtheory provide an effective collagen dose, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any questionable additives? How do real users rate and describe the effects of Youtheory Collagen? And what retailer sells this brand for the best price?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Youtheory Collagen based on medical studies to give our take on whether it’s likely to improve skin quality, or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells this brand for the best price.

Ingredient Analysis

Youtheory Collagen ingredients

The ingredients in Youtheory Collagen are shown above.

This is a refreshingly simple formulation.

Vitamin C can increase collagen production and decrease elastin loss according to a medical review published in the Nutrients journal.

The 90 milligram (mg) dose in Youtheory should be safe and effective.

Hydrolyzed collagen is included at a dose of 6,000 mg.

Collagen was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to reduce wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and improve skin hydration.

As we documented in our review of Obvi Collagenic Burn, most medical studies that we’ve come across on collagen supplementation for skin quality use a dose between 2,500 mg and 10,000 mg, so the dose in Youtheory is solidly within the effective range.

We typically recommend taking 10,000 mg per day because this appears to be the maximally effective dose based on the studies we’ve surveyed, but it’s simply to adjust the dose of this product up because of its simple formulation (there is no risk of taking too high a dose of other active ingredients in this case).

The only inactive ingredient is safe and non-toxic, and there are no ingredients that we consider unhealthy in this formulation.

We recommend Youtheory from a formulation perspective, and we consider this supplement likely to improve skin quality.

Our only minor complaint is that there is no mention of whether the collagen is sourced from conventionally-raised or pastured animals. 

Animal products sourced from pastured animals may be more nutritious according to a 2006 medical review, although this is less of a concern with “processed” and functional food products like collagen (because the fats and most other nutrients are removed).

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of Youtheory Collagen? We’ll feature some unsponsored user reviews in the next section of this article.

Real People Try Youtheory

A YouTube creator named Seth Kardos shared his thoughts on taking Youtheory Collagen:

A YouTube creator named “Truly Tara” has an extremely thorough review of Youtheory that includes live product demos, her thoughts on what type of drink the collagen is best in, and her experience after using the supplement for over a month:

Youtheory Passes Independent Tests

Youtheory was approved by independent testing laboratory ConsumerLab, which is a brand we trust.

This company purchases supplements off-the-shelf and tests them at independent laboratories for label accuracy and purity. They have the best methodology of any testing laboratory in our opinion.

ConsumerLab did not perform contaminant testing in their most recent collagen review, but the company did confirm that Youtheory’s collagen supplements contain the listed dose of collagen.

We haven’t seen any evidence that contaminants like heavy metals are an issue in US collagen supplements.

This is a huge green flag about supplement quality, and all other things being equal, we would recommend a brand that passed ConsumerLab testing over a brand that did not.

Is the Biotin Version Better?

Youtheory sells a version of their collagen supplement that contains biotin, which is a B-vitamin that's often included in skin, hair and nails supplements.

While medical research suggests that biotin deficiency may be associated with development of skin disorders, we have not come across any convincing evidence that biotin supplementation in otherwise healthy adults has any benefits to skin, hair or nails. 

A 2021 medical review concluded that "Current evidence is insufficient to recommend the use of biotin...in dermatology."

Youtheory's supplements containing biotin also cost more per-serving than those containing collagen and vitamin C.

Overall, we recommend that consumers interested in Youtheory purchase the original Youtheory Collagen and not the formulation(s) that contain biotin.

We do not consider biotin supplementation to be harmful, we're just not convinced of its efficacy.

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.

Real Customers Review Youtheory

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

Youtheory Collagen currently has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 37,000 total reviews.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “amerie” who gives Youtheory Collagen a 5/5 star rating and claims the supplement helped reverse hair loss:

“My hair is fine, and so it tangles easily and i lose a lot of it when im showering or brushing it. Biotin and collagen have seriously helped with the loss, and also my skins health. I also have a 10 step skin care routine, but the supplements have made it more even and improved the elasticity of it.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Summer” who gives Youtheory Collagen a 1/5 star rating and claims it irritated the skin:

“I’ve been taking these for a little over 2 months now and have acne prone skin. My skin has never been so bad and it took me awhile to figure out what was causing it. I get huge, hurtful pimples that are so deep I don’t even have a way to pop them.”

Youtheory currently has an average review rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars on Facebook.

Youtheory Collagen has an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Google at the time of publishing this article.

Where to Buy Youtheory for the Best Price

Youtheory Collagen is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for the 290-count bottle at the time of publishing this article:

Target: $21.26 (link)

Brand website: $18.99 (plus shipping, link)

Walmart: $16.92 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $16.60 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

Youtheory Collagen is currently around 28% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website when factoring in shipping fees.

Pros and Cons of Youtheory Collagen

Here are the pros and cons of Youtheory Collagen in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Great price
  • Effective collagen dose
  • Should improve skin quality
  • No unhealthy ingredients
  • Contains effective vitamin C dose
  • Mostly favorable online customer reviews
  • Passed ConsumerLab testing

Cons:

  • Brand website charges for shipping
  • Collagen dose per serving may not be maximally effective
  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
Stay up-to-date on our research reviews

Conclusion

Youtheory Collagen is one of the best collagen supplements we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health.

We recommend this supplement from a formulation perspective, and we believe it’s likely to improve skin quality given the effective collagen dose.

Our only minor complaint about this product is that the brand fails to specify clearly how the collagen is sourced. Generally, we prefer collagen supplements (and all animal products) sourced from pastured animals.

There are no unhealthy additive ingredients in Youtheory Collagen, which is unfortunately rare for this product category.

Almost all of the customer reviews we came across while researching this article were favorable.

Amazon currently has the best price on this supplement by a significant margin.