Monday, February 18, 2013

2 Fabulous Anti-Aging Supplements From NeoCell #Review

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 Recently I read a couple of articles about wrinkle prevention because I don't like those tell-tale signs of the aging process any more than you do!  Sure, I earned the ones I've got...but let's be honest, I'd rather earn things like the 'Good Mom Award' and have wonderful kids to show for it,  the 'Good Wife Award' and have a happy husband, the 'Good Daughter Award' and have proud parents or the 'Good Deed Award' and just have inner happiness radiating from my face...  I really don't need wrinkles as my trophy for all of those things, that is if I can help it! 

I guess a lot of women feel the same way because there are surely a lot of articles about how to keep wrinkles away and here are some of the tips I've run across multiple times - moisturize daily, use retinol products, use sunscreen, don't smoke, do drink water, don't sleep on your face, eat whole foods, be happy.  I think all of those are fairly obvious by now! 

But one thing I don't hear much about is the fact that the glue that holds the face and body together is collagen and that it naturally depletes at the rate of 1.5% each year after the age of 25.  "As this collagen production slows, the collagen fibers in the body become brittle and begin to break down, resulting in many of the signs of aging, such as loose, flaccid skin, wrinkles, ligament and tendon injuries and osteoarthritis."  So basically, you can employ all of the wrinkle-prevention tactics you please, but if your collagen levels are low, you won't get the results you want!
 That is why I was so thrilled to get a chance to review and tell you about the wonderful products at NeoCell!. NeoCell was founded by Al Quadri, a lifelong scientist and inventor.  At one point, he underwent major heart surgery and was having a difficult time recovering.  He learned of  the integral role collagen plays in the healing and regenerative process of tissue and muscle mass and decided to incorporate it in his healing process.  He had amazing results and because of  it, established NeoCell.  Now NeoCell is the number one collagen brand in the world and has been developing and manufacturing all natural, premium anti-aging formulas for over 20 years.

I am using two of their products and both of them are outstanding - 
1) Resveratrol Anti-Oxidant Capsules - Why is this so wonderful?  Because it is made from high quality grapes, grapeskin and grapeseed from France.  NeoCell uses French Muscadine grapes in their Resveratrol.  Often you will see a bottle in the health food stores with grapes on the label....but when you look at the ingredients you find the much cheaper Japanese Knotwood.  Actually the Japanese Knotwood can cause stomach cramps in some people.  I take 2 pills daily.  Some of the benefits of Resveratrol include:
  • Helps prevent free radical damage to cells
  • Helps support the immune system and liver functions
  • A powerful antioxidant
  • Promotes heart health
 2) Collagen +C Pomegranate Liquid - This is one of NeoCell's newest products and it is amazing!  It combines the best Collagen one can get along with other super anti-oxidants like pomegranate, green tea, elderberry and cranberry to bring you amazing health benefits! It is sweetened with Agave to produce a low glycemic effect.  Hyaluronic Acide is an essential part of the collagen composition, aiding in the absorption process.  Most companie make the hyaluronic acid in the lab.  NeoCell offers natural hyaluronic acid, even though it is 20 times more expensive.  Every batch of product is checked 8,000 times and exceeds government requirements.  NeoCell collagen absorbs within 20 minutes as a result!  I take 1 Tbsp. in the morning and 1 Tbsp. at night.  The taste is very fruity, Some benefits of Collagen +C Products include:
  • Radiant and resilient skin
  • Thicker hair and stronger nails
  • Provides building blocks for collagen synthesis
  • Healthy and strong ligaments and tendons
  • Potent antioxidant
And here are some reviews I found on the IHerb site, Vitamin Shoppe, and Vitacost, where you can order NeoCell Products.  

"I've noticed my nails are stronger and my hair is growing rapidly and I attribute it to the use of this Neocell liquid. The only drawback is I have to visit my hairdresser more frequently for touchups! It's worth it for me though!"
"I decided to try taking collagen to improve the appearance of my skin. I've had sensitive, acne-prone skin for years.

The directions say to take 3 tablets, 2x daily. I only take 3 a day, they last longer, and I noticed a huge difference within weeks. My skin was clear, smooth, and definitely more 'radiant' as it says on the bottle. I noticed a difference in the overall tone and texture of my face, (little to no redness, skin looked and felt tighter.) I received many compliments from family and friends who asked what I had done. I'd like to add that nothing changed in my routine, nor was I using any expensive skincare products. I've also had issues with breakouts on my shoulders and upper back, which cleared as well.

As soon as I stopped taking these, my skin would break out and revert back to a dull appearance."
 "I don't know why the makers would suggest a total of six tablets in a day and I don't know what would possess someone to take six of these tablets in one day. I only used one tablet per day and after two weeks I saw a difference in my face. It was tighter and smoother. After a month my waist slimmed and tighten and I actually had a slight six pack. My thighs and buttocks also tighten and became more "muscular." I use this product for three months and stopped because I started a vitamin regimen that has amino acids. However, I shouldn't have never stopped using it so I am back to using the rest of the bottle with one pill a day. I didn't see any difference in hair, nails, teeth, tendons, etc... even though I do have joint and bone problems from a terrible accident a few years ago. But I DO know that this works perfectly for my skin and muscles. It appears that it tightens and flattens out fat and makes your body "muscular." I will use the rest of the bottle and order some more and take it a little longer to see if it will benefit other parts of my body."
I know that nutrtional supplements take time to see marked improvement, but I am already seeing some benefits after just one week!  I feel like my skin immediately has improved and my weight has gone down by 3 lbs., which is great!  I also have a 2 1/2 year old knee injury that wouldn't heal, and I feel like it is getting better!  So I will definitely keep taking these supplements because I believe that beauty starts from the inside!  And combined with the things I mentioned in the beginning, like getting lots of sleep (one that I particularly like), I just might have discovered the real fountain of youth after all!


WhatJeanLikes said...

This is very interesting and informative! I am always looking for new products as a sort of preventative maintenance as I age. Thank you for sharing! Im a new follower from the link party.

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Anonymous said...

Very interesting. I was under the impression that our bodies can not benefit from taking oral collagen but I have to say I am impressed with your results especially about the old knee injury. I have a bad right knee so I am intrigued. Thanks for the review!

Heather! said...

I am a big believer in beauty coming from the inside, and that means that what we put in our bodies shows on the outside. I love, then, the idea of taking a supplement that can help my skin look better, and younger! It certainly doesn't hurt that there are other health benefits to the nutrients in these products, and I know that NeoCell is a leader in their field, so that speaks to the quality of these products. Very interesting review...thank you!

A GAL NEEDS... said...

Thanks, Heather, for your comment. I think that in this case using a supplement that can actually help improve the collagen levels after 25 is a great addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise. And to Spartan Wife, yes, I did see an improvement in my knee injury. I wonder what the improvement would register if I took the Collagen Type 2 which is specifically for joints and cartilage! I took the Type 3 which is for skin, hair and nails!

Diddlepoyner said...

I didn't know that Hyaluronic Acide is an essential part of the collagen composition. Learn something new everyday. Thanks

Unknown said...

i learned Every batch of product is checked 8,000 times and exceeds government requirements.
wow that is a company that

Deanna said...

collagen naturally depletes at the rate of 1.5% each year after the age of 25....not cool!

1955nurse said...

I learned that Neocell uses grapes in their Reservatrol, but some companies use a cheaper Japanese Knotwood! Both my Husband & I would benefit from these products, thanks so much for the chance!!!!

Kristie said...

Wow! Those products sound awesome! I learned that the glue that holds the face and body together is collagen and that it naturally depletes at the rate of 1.5% each year after the age of 25. Yikes! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

brightbird said...

I can't believe my collagen is already on the decline! Must get this stuff!

stacykarin said...

I didn't know collagen started depleting after you turn 25! My 25th birthday is this year, so I better start taking this soon. I'm glad to hear that each batch is checked 8000 times (that's a little crazy to me!) so I know I'm getting a quality product. Thanks for the chance to win!

Marti Tabora said...

I learned that collagen depletes at the rate of 1.5% each year after the age of 25. Who knew? That's horrible. I feel older than I did a few minutes ago, lol.

Sarah Perry said...

i am happy to learn that this product helps to replenish skin :) Would definitely give this a try.
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