How does the new doTERRA collagen stack up against the other popular collagens on the market? Let’s dive in and see!
The short and sweet:
Safe & sustainable sourcing
Multiple types of collagen
Testing for purity
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Did you know you have 28 types of collagen in your body? Collagen is a key component of connective tissues that make up tendons, ligaments, skin, muscles, and more.
Collagen gives your skin its elasticity and firmness, and it also supports lean muscle and connective tissues. Connective tissues give your body structure and strength. The ligaments in your knee, for example, are composed of collagen. They allow your knee to flex, bend, and absorb shock.
While collagen is something humans and animals produce naturally, the natural production of it drops with age, starting from age 25. As you age (or simply because of an active lifestyle), repeated stresses are put on your joints, muscles, tendons, and other connective tissues. Even the ever-present force of gravity is constantly taking its toll on your collagen-containing tissues.
NADH and NAD+ are crucial for mitochondrial maintenance, especially related to metabolic function. They convert food into energy and offer protection to cellular energy factories. While your body produces NAD+ and NADH naturally, production begins dropping dramatically around middle age and continues doing so until death. By age 50 half of your NAD+ is gone.
Without sufficient NAD+ levels in the body, your cells can’t generate the energy needed to survive and carry out their functions. The faster your NAD+ declines, the closer you are to death.
New research and studies are helping us better understand how we can supplement and support production of NAD+ in the body, regardless of age. Preclinical studies suggest supplementing with NMN may increase NAD+, leading to more youthful functioning of cells and body systems.*
MetaPWR™ Advantage combines the power of marine collagen, NMN, and 10 other synergistic ingredients to target cellular integrity and health-span. It’s a powerhouse!
This product can replace vital collagen your tissues need and support natural production of NAD+ in your body, helping you slow the signs of aging inside and out. The 12 synergistic ingredients in MetaPWR Advantage give your cells what they need to support cellular integrity.
The result is slower biological aging; firmer, more elastic skin; improved cognitive function; more lean muscle and connective tissue, and more! MetaPWR Advantage is a game-changing powdered supplement you can mix with water in a shaker bottle. Use it daily to slow signs of biological aging and extend your health-span, regardless of your current age.* Nothing out there even compares to it.
When supplementing with collagen, bioavailability is important to consider. When a supplement or nutrient is easily absorbed and used by your body, it’s considered bioavailable. The number of grams you read on the label isn’t what determines how much collagen your cells will receive after taking it.
Bioavailability factors in.
That means if you were to give someone a regular collagen bottle you might find on Amazon and compare the milligram levels, you’ll absorb approximately 12 times more into your cells with MetaPWR™ Advantage than the product from Amazon.
MetaPWR Advantage contains nine unique collagen types.
Most collagen products feature the one or two collagen types most relevant to skin beauty, elasticity, and wrinkles. MetaPWR Advantage features those types of collagen, but it also includes seven other unique collagen peptide types.
Remember, collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and there are 28 known types. Supplementing with a wide range of diverse collagen types helps promote joint mobility, tissue strength, and skin elasticity. So you get all the beauty benefits and can recover faster from workouts, gain an edge with flexibility in your joints, and move with more ease, no matter your age!
MetaPWR Advantage is a hydrolyzed powder format, activated by you when you mix with water before consuming. Most prepackaged liquid collagens use a process to sterilize their water-based delivery system. Doing so eliminates the harmful bacteria and beneficial active ingredients like vitamins, flavonoids, and polyphenols. And despite this process, they’re actually less shelf stable than MetaPWR Advantage. It also means they’re shipping heavy water around the globe, increasing carbon emissions.
MetaPWR Advantage is delivered to you in hydrolyzed powder format for a more active and bioavailable delivery system at the time of taking it. Simply mix it with water immediately before you drink it. When you mix MetaPWR Advantage with cool or room temperature water, you’re consuming it as a liquid, meaning your body can easily absorb the stable, non-degraded nutrients without the sugar content that accompanies a prepackaged juice format or the value loss that occurs during pasteurization.
Along with being powdered, the collagen in MetaPWR Advantage is also hydrolyzed, meaning it’s cut into specific tri-peptide fragments, which dramatically increases bioavailability.
dōTERRA sources collagen from sustainably harvested cold-water marine fish in exotic locations like Italy. MetaPWR™ Advantage is tested more extensively for heavy metals than any other dōTERRA supplement. Other collagen products on the market—whether from land or marine sources— typically contain tripeptide content of 15–35%. MetaPWR Advantage collagen is over 70% tripeptide fragments for superior absorption.
Heavy Metals in Other Collagens
Why does doTRRA do more extensive heavy metal testing on the new MetaPWR Collagen than any other product they sell?
The Clean Label Project’s study
leading collagen supplements found that 64% tested positive for measurable levels of arsenic, 37% tested positive for measurable levels of lead, and 34% tested positive for trace levels of mercury. Yikes!
Some companies test but their sites say “levels fall beneath the acceptable level” allowed by the government. But if you know you and know – we do not want ANY heavy metals in our food, especially in products we use daily.
The government allows a very small amount of metals to be present, 0.1. This seems insignificant until you thnk about using it daily or even multiple serving a day. The metals can add up and have health consequences.
DoTERRA’s collagen tests at ZERO for heavy metals and glysophate!
Modere claims to test theirs for heavy metals but the language is unclear as to the results. source
Isagenix also tests theirs but again the results are not clear: “
The hydrolyzed collagen peptides in Collagen Elixir are derived from Scandinavian, cold–water cod, pollock, and haddock that are generally lower in mercury compared to top-of-the-food-chain fish like tuna and swordfish. Once the collagen has been purified to hydrolyzed collagen peptides, the raw material is tested for mercury and heavy metals to ensure purity, quality, and safety. In addition to the raw material testing, Isagenix sends every finished batch of Collagen Elixir for third-party independent testing, which includes mercury and heavy metals. source
If you are like me you’ve probably used Vital Proteins and probably purchased it at Costco. Well I just returned all of ours and here is why …. when you purchase directly from the company or on amazon, their collagen includes Vitamin C for increased absorption and Hyaluronic acid for skin. BUT to offer the collagen discounted at Costco, they remove both of those. That is not ok!! The packaging is the same, that is a bait-and-switch. Not to mention that this is bovine collagen with just two types of collagen. They’ve also tested positive for heavy metals.
There are several issues with the trendy liquid collagens:
Typically contains juice and added sugarHave added water which increases shipping costs & is not eco-friendlyAlready activated so less shelf stable than powderUse a process to sterilize their water-based delivery system = eliminates the harmful bacteriaandbeneficial active ingredients like vitamins, flavonoids, and polyphenols
DoTERRA’s collagen is freeze-dried and never exposed to heat. It comes in a powdered form so YOU activated it when you add water.
Use in the morning or afternoonMix into 8oz of cold water, tea, juice etc – never hot liquidsShake or stir well and enjoy!Individual sachets make it easy to take on the go.
How to buy doTERRA Collagen MetaPWR Advantage
To purchase please reach out to the person who told you about Advantage!
They’ll send you a link for purchase or meet with you so you can learn more. Never EVER purchase on any 3rd-party sites like Amazon, it is not guaranteed to be authentic.
Don’t have a doTERRA friend? Reach out and I’m happy to help! ~Raine
MetaPWR System - Kit link
Already have a doTERRA account - SUPER - just login and go to "MetaPWR" in the Shop tab under Supplements.