The Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides supplement is the latest item our product tester explored. She read about it and decided to test it to see if it would help decrease her nasolabial folds. The product (bought online) contains bovine collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. It is gluten-free, kosher, and dairy-free. Thus, the writer saw no potential threat for a severe reaction. She loves her some beef, too, so a bovine supplement was right up her alley.
Day one was iffy. The product tester got one itchy eye and some nasal congestion. There's always a potential for an allergic reaction to a new ingredient because our tester has various allergies. It could have been the hyaluronic acid, or the synthetic C. C has caused issues in the past when taken in high doses. This product didn't cause any severe effects, though, so she went ahead and added it to her smoothie every day for four consecutive days. There's still a bit of nasal congestion on day 4, but the eye itching is gone.
We're not yet clear as to whether the product improves fine lines. That will most likely require eight full weeks of testing. However, we can say that it provides an immediate boost in energy levels. This stuff is better than espresso in that regard! It lifts the energy levels from "walking dead" to "ready to run a marathon," and it does so while the person is consuming it.
We'll continue to test it since the allergic reaction seems to be diminishing. This may be a very effective product. The only thing we don't like is the synthetic C. Synthetic C has benefits, but it also has some disadvantages, such as the potential to destroy the good gut bacteria along with the bad. Those who have gut issues may want to take something to offset that potential effect.