I was recently given the opportunity to try NeoCell Collagen Sport for review - and just in time! I had just committed to doing a 12 week weight loss challenge (no, I'm not crazy) and a big part of weight loss is eating right. Have you ever heard 20% fitness, 80% nutrition, and 100% mindset? I have, and I’ve been coached to ensure I am getting enough protein, and I am pumped for results!
Protein needs vary from person to person, but the basics are know your muscle mass (how much you weigh in muscle alone), and absorb that same number in grams of protein. This is the minimum you need to maintain muscle. Example: I have 95lbs of muscle. To maintain I need to absorb 95 grams of protein per day. If I am working out and intend to increase muscle, I would need to absorb more protein.
Just as I started this weight loss challenge, I received Neocell Collagen Sport in the mail, a BIG 3lb container of Belgian Chocolate flavor! Each of the 30 servings have 30 grams of protein, 15g from whey protein, and 15g of collagen protein - score!
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But, as someone who had a foot sprain a few years ago, this is important to me. Running and other exercises can feel uncomfortable, and I was curious to know if using Neocell Collagen Sport would make a difference.
Here was my experience:
When consistently making shakes with Collagen Sport, I began to notice that the only fatigue I feel during and after a workout is in the muscles I am pushing and growing, not in my joints.
I used to be consistent with running, and working out, and just getting into it again feels great! I know protein helps feed muscles which is great, but I was surprised when the night of, or the day after my strenuous workouts and running, notice no joint pain. Surprised, relieved, and motivated to do more!
The suggested use is one scoop (provided) in 6 to 8oz water, or in your favorite dairy free smoothie. Other suggestions are to use in the morning as breakfast or within 45 minutes of exercise. Collagen Sport was designed to dissolve easily with a spoon if a shaker cup is not available.
So what's the first thing I do? Put this spoon theory to the test!
Because of my previous, and limited experience with protein powders, I opted for more water rather than less. My only experience with protein powder is Herbalife protein, which thickens my smoothies and has a small scoop. The scoop for the Collagen Sport protein powder is 3 times the size of the Herbalife scoops (again, I tested this theory). The initial consistency is thin and watery, though when it sits for a little while, I noticed it will thicken.
I had a friend try Collagen Sport with me to get her view. She let me know that in her vast experience with different protein powders, to have a large scoop, and thin consistency is normal. I prefer a thicker smoothie, as I feel it makes for more of a meal, and fills me up more.
Collagen Sport is free of gluten, sugar and artificial flavors, resulting in the Belgian Chocolate flavor being very mild. My friend added stevia to her mixture, and enjoyed a sweeter drink. I find Collagen Sport is best added to a smoothie or shake.
I later mixed Collagen Sport with Herbalife Chocolate Formula 1, and enjoyed a rich delicious and nutritious high protein meal shake! I also found this video, with other great ideas:
So, now I drink down my Collagen Sport in a shaker cup with an Herbalife Formula 1 healthy meal shake mix when at work or on the go, or with only 6 oz water, one ice cube, and a homemade protein muffin with coconut oil. Again, the flavor is mild, but I know I am reaping tons of benefits in just a few cold sips.
So far I have lost about 4lbs, and a few inches! Thank you Neocell, for being a part of creating a healthier and happier me.
Collagen Sport comes in Belgian Chocolate and French Vanilla, in containers of 1.5lbs, or 3lbs. These products can easily found online, starting at $23.99.
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