What You Should Know
YouTheory Collagen Advanced Formula is a collagen supplement that claims to supplies collagen types one, two and three along with a long list of amino acids. The idea is to support beauty, healthy skin and tighter skin from the inside out. Along with skin support, collagen is commonly used to support joint health, improve hair and nail strength and support ligaments and tendons. In addition to the type one, two and three formula, there are multiple other collagen formulas on the official YouTheory website.
The YouTheory Collagen Advanced Formula contains just three ingredients – collagen, magnesium and calcium. The collagen supplies both hyaluronic acid and chondroitin, but according to the product description, the amount of each varies so there is no means of telling just how much of these popular ingredients the consumer is taking. One serving of YouTheory Collagen Advanced Formula supplies 26 calories though only 24 of those calories come from the six grams of collagen protein in each serving.
According to the supplement instructions, the user is supposed to take three tablets twice a day supplying the aforementioned six grams of collagen. Researchers have reported a positive improvement in skin absorption (of moisture) with collagen intake of 10 grams per day for a minimum of 60 days. This supplement does not supply the 10 grams of collagen suggested in these studies and there are no studies listed in the product description to support claims of stronger hair, stronger nails and healthier skin.
- We like the fact that a list of ingredients is available online.
- The consumer can take collagen by mouth with other supplements instead of applying to a small area of the skin.
- May help improve skin absorption over time.
- May not contain a clinically proven amount of collagen.
- There are no clinical studies listed in the product literature.
- We found only one review on a major supplement website selling YouTheory Collagen Advanced Formula.
The Bottom Line
There is a case for taking collagen by mouth to improve skin health, or based on clinical study skin absorption, but YouTheory Collagen Advanced Formula may fall a bit short. Clinical findings suggest taking 10 grams of hydrolyzed collagen per day for at least 60 days to see optimal effects. This supplement supplies only six grams of collagen nearly half the suggested amount. As it is, the consumer is asked to take three tablets twice a day; meeting the 10 grams of collagen would mean taking more or another collagen supplement all together.