Naked Nutrition Review + Giveaway!
At the risk of sounding super cheesy and like a totally basic wellness blogger, I’m actually genuinely happy to be working with NAKED NUTRITION to bring you this giveaway!
They reached out offering to send me a couple products in exchange for a review and giveaway, which as you know, I almost never do. But there were a couple reasons why I decided to this time…
1. I appreciated that their products are simple with no additives, preservatives, junk or fillers.
2. I was actually looking for some collagen to try for my insane postpartum hair loss so this came at just the right time.
I just learned that collagen in this form doesn’t get absorbed into the body, HOWEVER, it’s basically pure protein which I had no idea about until I got this package and read the ingredients. While not vegan friendly, it’s 9g of protein per tiny scoop, but more on that later. Either way, I was excited to try this!
NAKED COLLAGEN– MY THOUGHTS:
– It’s Dissolvable!
I heard it was dissolvable in water, but you know how that goes, right? SOOO often when things say “dissolvable” it means it still leaves a sediment you have to get over. This stuff is actually completely dissolvable. Like, it disappears in the liquid you put it in.
– It’s tasteless.
It’s made of from beef and I fully expected it to have at least a mild beef-jerky flavor, so the suggestion of putting it in my coffee was a hard no for me at first, haha. But NOPE. It tastes like nothing, truly nothing. I put it in plain water and in coffee and I couldn’t taste it at ALL.
– Less expensive than competitors.
Let’s just call a spade a spade: Naked Nutrition collagen holds 60 servings and a tub costs $42. Vital Proteins holds 20 servings and costs $43.
Does it work?
Collagen products can’t do everything, so I’m not using it in hopes of a miracle. We had a chemistry professor weigh in on this and he said, “You can think of supplements as oil in a car. A car needs oil to survive and drive. You wouldn’t just keep putting oil in a car without checking the dipstick first. Why would you do that to your body? Because an Instagram influencer said to take collagen? How do you know that’s why you have acne until you check your own ‘dipstick’ (tests and stuff at the doctors) and see what you’re lacking.”
One thing I *am* using it for is an extra shot of protein that won’t make me feel overfull or force me to down something disgusting and gritty. So to that point, I’ll say it’s serving the purpose I was hoping for, but it’s not a miracle product.
NAKED PB POWDER– MY THOUGHTS:
– Tastes good!
It tastes like peanut butter (surprise, surprise, right?! Haha) so it’s not a questionable flavor if you mix it into oatmeal or a smoothie.
– Basically pure protein.
I like that this is a plant based alternative to protein powder. If I want to make my breakfast oatmeal vegan but don’t want that signature “protein powder” flavor, this has been a fantastic way to make sure I get what I want.
– Big nutritional value.
It’s low carb and keto friendly (if that’s your jam) with 90% less fat than peanut butter (if that’s something you watch out for).
I’ve been eating peanut butter powder for a few years now just because I sometimes swap it out for regular nut butter. I like to vary where I get my fats from but I also LOVE the taste of peanut butter! So I don’t want to miss the flavor in my smoothies, but I want the fat from something else sometimes.
I was really happy with both of these products! I thought they delivered on exactly what they said, the flavors (or lack thereof) were exactly what I wanted, and the price was great!
Naked Nutrition is going to giveaway one tub of collagen AND peanut powder to one person, too! To enter to win, just comment below and I’ll pick a winner from there (limited to US & Canada).
Winners will be announced on Instagram @badyogiofficial on Friday 1/10/2020. Good luck!