Month 3 of my collagen drink challenge
Last month I was drinking my collagen at 11am to replace my mid-morning coffee as I had read you should avoid taking a collagen drink close to a caffeine injection. Now I have read that the best time to take collagen is at the end of the day – the theory being your body repairs itself as you sleep so the 11am drink has shifted to about 11pm.
Boots Collagen Drink – how does it compare?
I purchased these on a 3 for 2 deal plus they were on offer at £24.99, the regular price for 1 box (10 days supply) is £29.99. Boots often have a 3 for 2 offer on vitamins etc and these drinks would usually be included, so worth keeping an eye out. I also have a Boots Advantage card so earned 232 Advantage points as well – all good 👍
As these collagen drinks are from Boots the Chemist it means in the UK they are very easy to purchase off the shelf so no waiting for the post. Don’t get me wrong, I love internet shopping and getting a parcel is always exciting but sometimes you just want it now, and it’s satisfying to walk into a a shop and actually buy something!
Boots Collagen Liquid drinks are pre mixed and each bottle contains 50ml and is about 10cm high, you don’t need to keep them in the fridge and they unscrew easily. You take one a day it’s super easy – give the bottle a shake, open, drink and your done – your daily beauty shot of collagen is in the bag!!
You would normally just drink it straight from the bottle but I did pour some out into a glass so you could see the colour – it doesn’t look very nice, but don’t worry it tastes fine, maybe a bit too sweet but nice, a fruity sort of taste.
Not all collagen drinks are created equal
Looking at the label there is zero sugar, flavourings are yoghurt, lemon and peach plus sweeteners. Each bottle contains 22 calories, compared to 35 for Skinade and 62 for Beautycoll.