What You Should Know
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YouTheory Marine Collagen claims to support strong nails and hair while promoting tendon and ligament health and smooth skin. The supplement is not applied to the skin. Rather, the consumer takes five pills containing fish collagen throughout the day. According to YouTheory, your collagen level starts to deteriorate from the age of 20 by about one-percent every year causing quite the reduction by the time you reach your late 40s and beyond. Supplementing with collagen can restore healthy levels, according to YouTheory.
YouTheory Marine Collagen supplies protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, zinc, selenium and silica or horsetail extract. The maximum dose of five tablets a day supplies just 15 calories. According to preliminary studies, collagen supplementation may help support healthy joints and reduce pain associated with certain types of arthritis, but there are few if any studies on the impact of fish collagen or other collagen sources on skin and nail health.
Horsetail extract is the only ingredient we are slightly worried about. There is some evidence that horsetail extract works as an anti-inflammatory, but the evidence is thin, at best. There is sufficient evidence that this ingredient will work as a diuretic, however, which is why many weight loss supplements contain horsetail extract. Many elderly consumers looking to naturally improve joint health and reduce pain may also be taking blood pressure medication or prescription diuretics. Horsetail extract should not be taken if you are already taking a prescription diuretic. Some blood pressure medications also work as diuretics.
We were unable to find any consumer reviews of YouTheory Marine Collagen. The product is priced in the affordable category at about $20 a bottle, but without consumer reviews to support any of the product claims we suggest looking for another collagen supplement.
- Some of the ingredients found in YouTheory Marine Collagen are listed online.
- There is some evidence that collagen may reduce pain associated with arthritis.
- The supplement contains horsetail extract, a diuretic.
- Diuretics may be contraindicated with some prescription medications.
The Bottom Line
YouTheory Marine Collagen is a collagen supplement that attempts to convince consumers that supplementing with collagen can improve skin, hair, nail and joint health. There are no consumer reviews for this product and the company does not bother to list any clinical studies supporting these product claims. We suggest looking for a collagen supplement from a trusted company with plenty of reviews – both good and bad.