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The first and only joint, tendon, ligament, bone and skin support formula to provide three research-proven synergistic ingredients:

Each heaping Tbsp (11.25g) serving provides:

  • * 8 grams of hydrolyzed collagen peptides (bovine)
  • * 3 grams of Organic Peruvian Maca
  • * 250 mg of Aloe Vera 200:1 concentrate



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Announcing! CollaMacaVera™

The first and only joint, tendon, ligament, bone and skin support formula to provide three research-proven synergistic ingredients:

Each heaping Tbsp (11.25g) serving provides:

* 8 grams of hydrolyzed collagen peptides (bovine)

* 3 grams of Organic Peruvian Maca

* 250 mg of Aloe Vera 200:1 concentrate

    1. Aloe is Great for Your Skin
    2. Aloe is Great for your Gut
    3. Aloe is Great for your Joints


* 8 grams of hydrolyzed collagen peptides (bovine) 

Hydrolyzed collagen provides important amino acids like glycine, lysine, and proline, which are specifically needed by the body to support connective tissue and maintain healthy cell function. Collagen is the protein that holds you together and most important – allows tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin and even bones) – to stretch.  As we age, collagen production falls, resulting in changes in our appearance. More serious than lines and wrinkles, however is the increased stiffness in our joints and ligaments, increasing risk for injury, and increased stiffness in blood vessels.

Key research Support:

    1. Journal of Medicinal Food 2011 Vol. 14, No. 6 Collagen Hydrolysate Intake Increases Skin Collagen Expression and Suppresses Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 Activity. Vivian Zague, Vanessa de Freitas, et al.
    2. . Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2014;27(1):47-55. Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides has beneficial effects on human skin physiology: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Proksch E, Segger D, Degwert J, Schunck M, Zague V, Oesser S.
    3. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Volume 60, 2009 – Issue sup2 Pages 99-113 A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy and safety of a food ingredient, collagen hydrolysate, for improving joint comfort P. Benito-Ruiz, M.M. Camacho-Zambrano, J.N. et al.

    1. Curr Med Res Opin. 2008 May;24(5):1485-96.

24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain.

Clark KL, Sebastianelli W, et al.

    1. Curr Med Res Opin. 2006 Nov;22(11):2221-32.

Collagen hydrolysate for the treatment of osteoarthritis and other joint disorders: a review of the literature. Bello AE, Oesser S.

* 3 grams of Organic Peruvian Maca

CollaMacaVera was designed to be a comprehensive anti-aging and sports & fitness supplement. Importantly, Peruvian Maca has been shown to improve exercise tolerance, making exercise easier and more enjoyable. Maca has also been studied for a wide range of benefits including immune support, mood, hormone balance and sexual health. It has been shown to support bone health, help protect the brain, and may even improve cognitive ability in healthy people.

Key Research Support:

    1. Beneficial effects of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on psychological symptoms and measures of sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women are not related to estrogen or androgen content.

Brooks Nicole A, Wilcox, Gisela B, et al.

Menopause: December 2008 – Volume 15 – Issue 6 – p 1157-1162

    1. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2016 Aug 18;9(3). Acceptability, Safety, and Efficacy of Oral Administration of Extracts of Black or Red Maca (Lepidium meyenii) in Adult Human Subjects: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Gonzales-Arimborgo, Yupanqui, et al.
    2. Food Research International. Volume 77, Part 2, November 2015, Pages 215-220 Discovering anti-osteoporosis constituents of maca (Lepidium meyenii) by combined virtual screening and activity verification. Hao Liua, Wenwen, Jin, et al.
    3. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2019 Oct;44(19):4142-4151.

Research progress on chemical constituents and bioactivities of Lepidium meyenii. Zhu LB, Zhan ZL, Hao QX, Chen M, Kang LP.

    1. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2018 Nov 1;1099:25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2018.09.010. Composition analysis and antioxidant activity of essential oils, lipids and polysaccharides in different phenotypes of Lepidium meyenii. Sun Y, Dai C, et al

* 250 mg of Aloe Vera 200:1 concentrate

Stephen spent 20 years working with an international natural products R&D organization. One of the companies in this group grows roughly 30% of the world’s supply of aloe vera and has been, for decades, the leader in processing aloe to retain all of its medicinal benefits.  The aloe concentrate in one serving of CollaMacaVera is equivalent to 50 grams of raw plant material or 2 fluid ounces of aloe juice. Aloe has three main benefits when consumed orally.

1. Aloe is Great for Your Skin

Aloe stimulates fibroblast cells in your skin to make collagen.

Key research support

Ann Dermatol .Vol. 21, No. 1, 2009

Dietary Aloe Vera Supplementation Improves Facial Wrinkles and Elasticity and It Increases the Type I Procollagen Gene Expression in Human Skin in vivo. Soyun Cho, M.D., Serah Lee, M.S, et al.

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NOTE: This human clinical trial demonstrated remarkable benefits obtained by the ingestion of aloe vera, including improvement in lines, wrinkles, moisture and skin thickness. Importantly, CollaMacaVera provides more aloe than the amount used in this human clinical trial.

2. Aloe is Great for your Gut

A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of aloe vera gel for the treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis showed that oral aloe vera taken for 4 weeks produced a significant reduction of symptoms and also appeared to initiate repair of damaged intestinal lining.

Key research support:

    1. L. Langmead, R. M. Feakins, S. Goldthorpe, H. Holt, E. Tsironi, A. De Silva, D. P. Jewell and D. S. Rampton, Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther., 2004, 19, 739–747

NOTE: This human clinical trial demonstrated remarkable benefits obtained by the ingestion of aloe vera for gut health. Importantly, CollaMacaVera provides more aloe than the amount used in this human clinical trial.

    1. Davis, K, Philpott S, Kumar D, Mendall M. (2006) Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of Aloe vera for irritable bowel syndrome. International Journal of Clinical Practice 60:1080-1086.

3. Aloe is Great for your Joints

Most people do not know that collagen is what keeps bones flexible and strong. Aloe appears to increase the tensile strength of bones and joints.

Key research support:

Br J Community Nurs. Primary reference: 2010 Jun;15(6):280-2. Oral Aloe vera as a treatment for osteoarthritis: a summary. Cowan D.

CollaMacaVera FAQ’s

  1. What does it mean when you say “formulated for highest bioavailability?”

Bioavailability is the term used to describe how well a compound is digested and absorbed. When it comes to nutritional supplements or superfoods, bioavailability is everything.  The average healthy adult, consuming a variety of animal and plant proteins, digests and metabolizes only about 35% of the protein they consume.  With any intestinal illness and / or advancing age, this number drops further.  So we looked for protein sources that were research-proven to have the highest bioavailability.

Until recently, collagen was not considered a primary dietary protein source.  New research however, is revealing that collagen may be even more bioavailable than whey isolate! That’s because the enzyme process used in manufacturing breaks down complex proteins into small packages of amino acids known as peptides.  Some of these (di- and tri-peptides) can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream within minutes after ingestion.

Key research support:

J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Aug 10;53(16):6531-6.

Identification of food-derived collagen peptides in human blood after oral ingestion of collagen hydrolysates.

Iwai K, Hasegawa T, et al.

2. Is CollaMacaVera gluten-free?

YES.  CollaMacaVera is gluten-free. Sometimes people think maca might contain gluten because it can be used in place of flour. But Maca is a cruciferous vegetable, not a grain.

3.  How do I take CollaMacaVera?

Dr. Natalie Kather: There are many ways to use this amazing product.  The easiest is simply to stir a heaping tbsp. into a cup of coffee. Also, in our book, The Metabolic Makeover, Stephen and I describe an intermittent fasting (IF) technique we call Kickstart.  The goal of Kickstart is to keep your body in fat-burning mode for as long as possible. Everyone is fasting while they sleep, but fat-burning comes to a screeching halt as soon as you have carbs for breakfast. If instead, you have a protein shake for breakfast, you can stay in fat-burning mode (aka ketosis) until a late lunch.  CollaMacaVera can be a quick Kickstart shake for three reasons:

    1. Macros: 8g of protein and only 2g net carbs
    2. Aloe supports overall gastrointestinal health
    3. Maca boosts energy, mood and mental clarity

If weight loss is not your goal, use CollaMacaVera 30 minutes before a workout to PREPARE, or after your workout for RECOVERY.

Experiment with different preparations. My favorite is 2 Tbsp of CollaMacaVera in a tall shaker, along with one cup (8 oz) of water and one cup of soy or goat milk. The taste is very mild so add to the hot or cold beverage of your choice. the mixture can be covered and shaken or whizzed with an electric hand blender.

4. What is the shelf-life of CollaMacaVera?

CollaMacaVera is shelf-stable, and should last about 18 months under normal conditions. Lot number and expiration dates are on each container.

5. Can I take CollaMacaVera along with my other supplements?

Yes, unless you have been advised to take a particular supplement on an empty stomach

6. Are there any adverse interactions with prescription medications?

Dr. Natalie Kather: As always, it is important to consult with the physician who prescribed your medication. I suspect your physician will be delighted that you are using this quality superfood.

7. How long will it take me to see results?

You should feel positive health benefits within your first container of CollaMacaWhey. Benefits to look for include, improved joint comfort and range of motion, greater and more consistent energy throughout the day, stronger workouts, better mood and improved sex drive.  By the second container you should see improvements in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

8. I’m concerned that some collagen products contain lead.

Stephen Cherniske: So are we. That’s why we have independent lab analysis showing no detectable lead, mercury, cadmium or arsenic in CollaMacaVera.

9. Can I buy CollaMacaVera in stores?

Stephen Cherniske:  At this time, we prefer to sell CollaMacaVera only through our websites: and This allows us to offer the product at an unbeatable price. If you were to purchase Hydrolyzed Collagen, organic Peruvian Maca and 200:1 aloe vera concentrate in the same quantities from Amazon or a health food store, you’d end up paying nearly $50, and, you’d not have the quality guarantees that Altea Health Sciences provide.  Our price for 30 servings of CollaMacaVera is $39.95. If you are a member of The Healthy Skeptics, your price is only $29.95 and shipping is FREE.   To learn more about membership benefits, please visit us at:

Closing Quote

From The Metabolic Plan, (Random House 2003) by Stephen Cherniske.

You are falling apart because the cells you are making are weaker than the cells they are replacing. Is this inevitable? Not at all. You just have to learn how to make better cells. Because if the 300 billion cells that you make today are stronger and healthier than the cells they replace, you will in a very real sense, grow biologically younger. Do that consistently, day after day, and every aspect of who you are will improve, including not only your appearance, but your biochemical makeup, strength, stamina, sex drive, memory, mood and attitude. This is now possible. It’s not genes or luck – it’s a choice.

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