What people are saying
What people are saying
Recently, we contacted Lee-Anne Wann, a performance nutritionist, men’s health advocate and one of New Zealand’s top health and fitness experts. Lee-Anne was kind of enough to share her personal and family experiences while taking the Colvita supplement, and here is what she had to say:
My father has been using Colvita and Colway Vitamin C for the past 12 months. He has liver cirrhosis and was told there was nothing more to be done but wait until his liver got worse to be put on the liver transplant list. We decided we had nothing to lose, so I changed his nutrition and focused on foods to help with liver function, minimized any processed, packaged foods and introduced higher protein levels into his diet.
We then added 8 x capsules of collagen (Colvita) per day — split into 4 doses each with 1 x tab of Vitamin C. I also gave him 4 x 400mg SAMe per day. Now 12 months later his liver tests are nearly those of a normal functioning liver and his blood tests are just about normal. He has reduced nearly all of the medications he was on and is currently only on a tablet to help manage blood pressure.
I have been using Colvita as well, as part of my training regime– and also to manage arthritis, as I have no cartilage left in one knee and must be very careful of it to manage the pain – I was told I would need a knee replacement. I take 2-6 capsules of Colvita per day with 2-3 Vitamin C capsules – I have no knee pain, no knee swelling and am able to train as normal, with no ill-effects at all and I take no other joint supplements.
I’d also like to add that having recently given birth to a baby girl I am really pleased with my skin health in terms of absolutely no stretch marks at all – having gained 18kg and delivering a rather large baby. I used the Collagen Gel on my stomach daily followed by coconut oil. I also took Colvita and Vitamin C daily while pregnant and am thrilled with the results.
– Do you use any of the Colway skincare products? If so, which one(s)?
17/05/2016 Auckland, Pavel Adamczuk
I have been taking Colvita capsules for 10 years. My goal was to improve my spine, joints, bones and muscles after a very heavy motorbike accident. My leg spent 6 months in a plaster cast and had 2 surgeries. Thanks to supplementation with Colvita I have dramatically improved all injured parts of my body. Recently there are no signs of my past injuries. I’m still continuing Colvita supplementation which helps me “keep going” with my daily workouts and supports my diet.
03/03/2016 Auckland, Catherine McGregor
I am 38 years old and have had quite unexpected success with my Colvita Collagen supplementation in more ways than one…
I began taking the recommended elevated doses 3 months prior to completing my first half marathon. The idea being that Colvita would help support my body during the increased training regime and aid in my recovery. I was so impressed at how well it supported my body during this time of physical stress, and that I managed to train up to, and finish my event injury free!
And the real unexpected success, that took both myself and my partner by surprise, was that 4 months after taking my initial dose of Colvita we conceived our daughter!
The reason this was so unexpected is because I had been told by 2 highly respected IVF Professors that the chance of me conceiving naturally and via IVF was zero as my AMH level was close to zero. Little did I know that my ovaries had not been functioning properly. After 4 months of Colvita the connective tissue quality improved, therefore resulting in a healthy egg to be fertilised. In my previous rounds of IVF I had suffered horrendous side effects from a drug prescribed to achieve a similar result.
11/12/2015 Auckland, Margaret Legh
After taking COLVITA collagen capsules for about 3 months, I found my joints were working better, in that I could bounce out of the car after an hour trip, without feeling ‘seized up’ ! I highly recommend this product. I would go so far as to say, it is the only supplement I have ever taken from which I have felt good, positive results.