Simply stated, collagen is a fibrous type of protein found in our bodies, that supports and connects other tissues. It has been referred to as the glue that holds our bodies together.
I have been taking the NeoCell Collagen ImmuCell capsules since they arrived and I am no longer having any pain in my left hip joint when I run. I am extremely happy about this and do intend to keep taking collagen supplements as long as I run and want to be intensely physically active.
Recently NeoCell sent me a container of their Collagen Sport Whey Isolate Complex to sample and review. They market this supplement as a '4 in 1 product' - Refuel, Recover, Regenerate, and Replenish. Please click on the link to read the details for yourself.
It can be used by a wide variety of people who follow special diets because it contains no:
- artificial sweeteners or flavors
- fillers or synthetic ingredients
I chose French Vanilla because I like to use my protein powders in a variety of ways and I thought it would be more versatile than the Belgian Chocolate.
This powder has a whopping 30g of protein in a single serving and mixes very easily into liquids and other foodstuffs with just a spoon. No need to use a blender or a shaker jar. I tried it myself, and I think this would make it very easy to take along and use on trips or in your gym bag.
I was a bit surprised by the color… it is a creamy white when it is dry, but after it is wet, it turns a light brown.
But I am delighted with the taste. It is not sweet at all, and has a natural vanilla flavor. The texture is light and there is no clumping or grittiness at all. It is not 'dusty' tasting like some other whey powders I have tasted.
I have been using this Collagen Sport in my usual ways. I have been mixing it into our morning oats on running days.
Here with Nutella and Greek yogurt for me…
and with peanut butter and Greek yogurt for The Captain.
We have also been enjoying it in our after-run smoothies. I like to add some fruit as it has no added sugars. I have tried bananas, oranges, and also frozen berries.. Because it has a lovely vanilla flavor it goes really well with fruit of all kinds. I think mango and kiwis would be very good with it. If I was not going to add fruit, and just wanted a protein drink I think I would add a bit of Stevia to sweeten it a bit, although I did taste it without and it is not unpleasant or bitter... it is just not sweet.
And a few days ago, I was experimenting with making some raw protein ‘balls’ and came up with a Lemon and Chia version. You can find the recipe on my food blog We can begin to feed.
I would love to try the Belgian Chocolate now and wish I had asked for both!
Would you like to try some of this Collagen Sport Whey Isolate Complex? To get in on this giveaway, just leave me a comment telling me about your favorite way to use protein powder, and which flavor you would choose if you win… French Vanilla or Belgian Chocolate.
Then, if you would like a second entry, tweet about this giveaway and be sure to include @eatrunsail and @NeoCellSport in your tweet. Leave another comment telling me you did this.
I will select the winning entry on Friday, April 20th and post the winner's name on Saturday, April 21st. I will also try to contact the winner by email (if I have an email address). The winner will have until Monday April 23rd at noon PDT to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim the prize. If I do not have an email or blog comment from the winner by then, I will choose another entry.
I did receive this product in exchange for a review on my blog, but the opinions expressed are 100% my own.