The reason we decided to start Collagen For Her was to create a brand within the supplement space that women could immediately identify as being for them. The supplement industry is highly saturated by products made for men and on top of that, we found nutrition labels and never ending ingredient lists that were impossible to decode. Even though our brand name immediately calls out that this product is safe for women, we also wanted to make the nutrition labels and ingredients lists so simple to understand that anyone could read it and understand what they are putting into their body. Unfortunately, that is not a common practice in the supplement space, so here is our cheat sheet three things to look for on the label of every collagen supplement to decide for yourself if it’s legit or not.
1. The Full Ingredient List
This may seem like a simple concept but it is so amazing what you will discover about a supplement by looking at the actual ingredient list! Our rule of thumb is to look for ingredients you recognize because if you recognize it, your body will too! We recently were looking at a collagen product from another supplement company that was being marketed as a brand that believes in “trust and transparency combined with high quality ingredients” only to look at the ingredient list and find that it included a ton of artificial flavors and colors. This is why it is a must to always read your labels and don’t be fooled by false marketing claims without doing your own research.
Collagen Product A: Natural & Artificial Flavors, Salt, Silicone Dioxide, Sucralose, Magnesium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C #40.
Collagen For Her: Grass Fed Pasture Raised Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides
You would be shocked by the amount of “collagen” products we have come across that don’t actually contain any collagen! There should be a clear line item that contains the word “collagen” and tells you how many grams there are per serving. If there is no collagen line item, there is no collagen in that product!
On that same note, collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, so an easy way to figure out if a collagen product is legitimate is to look at the protein content. On the label of any collagen powder, the grams of collagen and the grams of protein should both be listed. If a product that claims to contain collagen but doesn’t contain any protein, chances are there is little to no collagen actually in the product.
3. Claims That Appear Too Good To Be True
Have you ever heard the saying “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is”. Well the supplement industry is no different. If there was an all-natural, plant based product that you could take 1 tbsp. of every single day and it would “tone your muscles and melt away fat”, don’t you think everyone would be taking it? That is an actual example of a claim we have seen on other collagen products. Collagen is an overall health and wellness supplement that can have amazing benefits for hair, skin, nails, joints, digestion, and gut health, but be wary when claims take it a few steps further than that and promise things that seem too good to be true.
These are three easy things you can check for on every collagen supplement out there. We created Collagen For Her so women could feel confident about taking a collagen supplement without spending hours researching. On top of that, we want to provide resources that help women make informed purchasing decisions regardless, so stick to these three things and you will be shocked at how many products out there don’t make the cut!