Beachbody Collagen Boost Review: Want stronger nails, fewer wrinkles, and more skin firmness and elasticity? Beachbody claims its new collagen supplement will do all those things and you’ll see results in 30 days. I did a little investigating and I’ll share the benefits of collagen, who might benefit from supplementing, how to take collagen, and my surprising conclusion.
REVIEW: BEACHBODY’S COLLAGEN BOOST
I was surprised when I saw Beachbody’s newest supplement. It’s called Collagen Boost and it’s designed to improve skin elasticity, decrease lines and wrinkles, and strengthen nails. I don’t know about you, but the older I get the more shocked I am when I look in the mirror and see happy little creases on my face. I love my mom, but I’m not ready to look like her yet!
So it got my attention. But then I remembered that collagen is good for more than just the skin. I did a little research and I’ll share what I’ve found and whether or not I recommend Beachbody’s new product.
In this post I’ll share:
What is Beachbody Collagen Boost?
How does Beachbody Collagen Boost work?
Will Collagen Boost reduce wrinkles and lines and strengthen your nails?
Would you benefit from collagen supplements?
The nutrition facts.
How to use Beachbody Collagen Boost (and 3 recipes to try)!
A simple plan to create the Collagen Boost habit.
Shhhh…. I’ll share an inexpensive alternative.
How to order Beachbody’s collagen and all about their money-back guarantee.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or dietitian…just someone interested in health who is giving my own personal thoughts. Always refer to your doctor or nutritionist for medical advice.
WHAT IS BEACHBODY COLLAGEN BOOST?
Beachbody Collagen Boost is a new supplement to strengthen nails and improve skin quality, by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Yay! Like all the Beachbody Boosts (Focused Energy, Power Greens, and Digestive Health), it is an add-on designed to add to Shakeology (or other beverage) to customize your daily health smoothie to suit your unique needs.
In clinical studies, women who used the same bioactive collagen peptides in Beachbody Collagen Boost saw improvements in skin elasticity. Beachbody Collagen Boost also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and supports healthier nails.
HOW DOES BEACHBODY COLLAGEN BOOST WORK?
Collagen is the main structural protein in the body. It makes up 25-35% of our total protein content in the form of connective tissue like tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones, and about 70% of the skin. It works with another protein called elastin. Collagen fills out the skin. Elastin allows the skin to “snap back” when stretched.
Collagen is also found in the cartilage and connective tissue around your joints, and around the disks in your spine. So collagen is crucial for joint health.
Finally, collagen is also present in your muscles, blood vessels, and in your digestive tract.
THE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES IN BEACHBODY COLLAGEN BOOST TARGET THE SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS.
Beginning in your 20’s, collagen production naturally declines in your body. This is why, as we age, we notice wrinkles and sagging skin. We may have weak or painful joints. Isn’t getting older fun??
But as you age, your body makes less collagen and, dammit, you start to see fine lines and wrinkles in the mirror.
When you supplement with collagen peptides, they travel throughout the body, including to the skin, where they help stimulate the production of new collagen.
WILL COLLAGEN BOOST REDUCE WRINKLES AND LINES, AND STRENGTHEN YOUR NAILS?
Beachbody claims Collagen Boost helps increase skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and support healthy nails. While this is a new product, the collagen peptides in Collagen Boost is called Type 1 collagen and studies have shown that supplementing with Type 1 collagen does indeed help the appearance of skin and strengthens nails.
TYPE 1 COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS HELPS STRENGTHEN YOUR SKIN AND REDUCES WRINKLES AND DRYNESS.
Collagen makes up about 75% of the dry weight of your skin, which helps keeps skin looking plump and young.
Unfortunately, in our 20’s the amount of collagen in our bodies starts to decline, which can lead to lines and wrinkles in the skin, drier skin, and weaker nails,
One 2014 study of 69 women ages 35 to 55 found that those who took 2.5 or 5 grams of collagen daily for 8 weeks showed a lot of improvement in skin elasticity, compared with those who didn’t take it.
Skin lotions and creams target the skin from the outside in, but supplementing with Type 1 collagen addresses the root problem and addresses the issue from the inside out.
If your skin and nails are your main concern, then supplementing with Beachbody Collagen Boost is a great idea.
BUT DOESN’T COLLAGEN HELP PAINFUL JOINTS?
The Type 1 collagen peptides in Beachbody Collagen Boost is not enough to help with joint issues, and that’s why Beachbody makes no claims to those benefits.
Being the most prevalent protein in our bodies, collagen is found not only in the skin but in muscles, bones, the cartilage surrounding your joints, in your digestive tract. You may have heard, as I have, that collagen may help with achy or weak joints, or it may help promote gut health. This is true. s someone with arthritis in both knees, this is important to me! Collagen is an important part of the cartilage that helps protect your joints. When we age, the cartilage naturally decreases which can lead to arthritis. Studies have shown that supplementing with cartilage can help reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis and joint pain.
If you are concerned with gut or joint health AND YOU WANT BEAUTIFUL SKIN, you might consider supplementing with a product that addresses more than one issue.
TO IMPROVE YOUR SKIN AND NAILS, BEACHBODY COLLAGEN BOOST IS A GREAT PRODUCT. IF YOU WANT HELP WITH ACHY JOINTS, YOU NEED SOMETHING ELSE.
Beachbody has you covered for healthy skin and nails. Beachbody Collagen Boost should be enough to see results with daily use in 30 days. And if you don’t, Beachbody has a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Because of my joint health and my skin’s appearance are important to me, I supplement with a combination of collagen peptide powder that targets both the skin and the icky aching joints.
Collagen is an important protein in the body and when it decreases may lead to skin dryness and wrinkling, or health concerns like osteoarthritis and weakened joints.
There are promising studies that show improvement in the areas of skin, joint pain, bone strength, muscle mass, and even improved gut health. A few studies do not make decisive science, so definitely more research needs to be done.
Since supplementing with collagen is generally regarded as safe, it’s up to you to experiment and see if collagen supplementation works for you.