Naked Nutrition Naked Collagen Review

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

This post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition. All words and opinions are my own.

 

… Do You Like to Be as Naked as Possible?

Naked Nutrition Collagen Review by dailyforage.com

I don’t mean in the “no clothing” sense. I mean, shouldn’t it be this way for what we put into our bodies? Stick with me while I explain where I’m going with this.

I enjoy hiking and cycling. I started riding my road bike about 2 1/2 years ago, shortly after relocating to St. George, Utah. It’s gorgeous out here and my husband and I love to go exploring on our road bikes (sometimes on our mountain bikes too). But there’s nothing flat in our area. Hills, hills, hills. Which means that almost all bike excursions are a true workout. Not just a pleasure ride. Hmmm.

What we’ve discovered through expanding our cycling abilities is that it is ever so important to fuel up correctly before and after a workout. While good food is a must, it doesn’t always seem to be enough. So we use supplements to provide extra support in protection against breaking down the bodies that we’re trying to strengthen.

While there are plenty of supplements on the market, many most of them include “stuff” that makes them a no-go. Here’s why:

I hate long ingredients lists on products. I hate ingredients that I cannot pronounce. It doesn’t matter if it’s a food item or a nutritional supplement, I don’t like having to read through the ingredients to find the hidden gotchas that might mess up my digestive system, give me an allergic or intolerance reaction, or are just plain not good for anyone to be consuming. You know what I mean? Are you with me on this one?

What do I want? I want a nutritional product that I can trust. That I can feel good about giving this body as I journey in a healthier direction.

Naked Nutrition Collagen Review by dailyforage.com

Naked Nutrition Naked Collagen Product Review

So when Naked Nutrition reached out to me and asked if I’d like to review one of their products, Naked Collagen, I knew I’d need to check on a few questions I had before committing to sharing this product with you. Such as, is it free of gluten and dairy? Does it have sweeteners in it that I don’t want to consume? Does this product have nutritional benefits that would entice me to actually use it?

And I have to admit right up front, I’d never tried collagen. In fact, what is collagen?

Here’s what I found out when I started doing my research and tried Naked Collagen for myself …

NakedNutrition.com states, Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and a major component of connective tissues in tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles. Consuming collagen provides health benefits including joint health, youthful skin, healthy hair, protecting cartilage and bones, and workout recovery.”

This description sounds like collagen might be beneficial for someone who’s pushing their joints during workouts, right? So I decided to sink into learning more about what Naked Collagen is all about.

What’s in it?

Naked Nutrition Naked Collagen has one (1) ingredient: Grass-fed Bovine Hide Collagen Peptides. That’s it! Well, that’s easy to understand.

Additionally, it is free of gluten, dairy, soy, artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. The label also states that this collagen contains no growth hormones, including no rBGH and rBST (which are artificially produced bovine growth hormones). Basically, you don’t want these in any products you consume.

If you’re following a Paleo or Keto lifestyle, or simply not vegetarian or vegan, this collagen may be incorporated into your diet. With zero carbs, zero sugar, 9 grams of protein and 0.6 grams of BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) per 1 Tablespoon serving, and only 35 calories, it is an easy way to boost a morning smoothie, your morning cup o’ Joe or tea, or simply add more nutrition to your oatmeal or hot cereal. Perhaps my body would thank me if I used this as part of my cycling follow-up re-fueling routine.

Is it any good?

The real question is, how does it taste? Because if it doesn’t taste good, then you’re probably less likely to care much about all the points thus far. At least I wouldn’t. So I did a trial.

I’d heard about and experienced protein-based supplements in the past that don’t dissolve well, have a gritty texture, and taste chalky. These are usually deal breakers for me.

I tested Naked Collagen three ways: in refrigerated water, room temperature water, and hot water – the temperature you’d typically use for tea or coffee. The package directions say, “Add 1-2 rounded scoops to 4-8 fl. oz of cold or hot liquid. Be sure to mix thoroughly.” So I added 2 rounded scoops to 4 fl. oz of my three glasses of water and stirred well. I wanted to experience the worst case scenario.

Naked Collagen Review, plain water by dailyforage.com

Does Naked Collagen dissolve well?

Naked Collagen dissolvability test by dailyforage.com

Testing dissolvability of Naked Collagen in cold, room temp, and hot water.

As you can see in the picture above, the collagen added to the refrigerated water mixed partially but had some clumps remaining at the bottom of the glass. The glass of room temperature water mixed thoroughly. And the glass of hot water allowed the collagen to dissolve quickly and completely.

Naked Collagen dissolvability test 2 by dailyforage.com

Waters of all temperatures allowed the Naked Nutrition Naked Collagen to dissolve completely.

I re-stirred the glass of cold water and the collagen did continue to dissolve and mix in completely.

Is there any grittiness?

No gritty texture in any water.

How does Naked Collagen taste?

Naked Nutrition Naked Collagen Taste test by dailyforage.com

But how does Naked Nutrition Naked Collagen taste? No detection of flavor whatsoever.

I was completely and pleasantly surprised to find that I detected no flavor whatsoever in the water. I figured mixing the collagen in water, as opposed to some other liquid, would allow for the easiest detection. None. I would readily mix this into my pre- or post-workout beverage, a smoothie, a green juice, or even my morning coffee.

I’ve only been using Naked Collagen briefly so there hasn’t been sufficient time to see if my body is getting the nutritional benefits of improved joint health, healthier skin and hair, youthful skin (yes, please!), and faster/stronger recovery following my workouts (yes, please, again!). I look forward to bringing you an update with this info soon.

If you’d like to learn more about Naked Collagen, or the other products in the Naked Nutrition line, you can find this information at NakedNutrition.com.

This Naked Nutrition Naked Collagen product review is a sponsored post. Be assured that the opinions and thoughts shared here are solely my honest point of view.

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