ActivMotion Review

By: Rob Miller
9 User Reviews
Fact Checked On: 3-18-2020

What is ActivMotion?

ActivMotion is an herbal blend synthetic that promotes the healthy reproduction of your body’s natural collagen.

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According to Wikipedia, collagen is the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues, widely used in a purified form for cosmetic surgical treatments but let’s simplify that. Collagen is the components within your body that maintain strength and flexibility. As our body ages our collagen begins to break down.

Signs of this can be seen in our skin, hair & nails. Our muscles, tendons, ligaments & bones will begin to ache, and our overall flexibility & strength will begin to diminish.

Who is Dr. Vincent Pedre?

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ActivMotion claims to promote healthy collagen reproduction, and was created byDr. Vincent Pedre, a Cornell & Miami of Medicine graduate. Dr Pedre is also a Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, and Chief Wellness Officer at United Naturals. Has been enlisted as their certified medical expert.

According to Mount Sinai, Dr. Pedre’s specialty is internal medicine, and his holistic medicinal approach incorporates positive, preventative health and wellness lifestyle choices.

After graduating from Cornell University as a pre-med, he went one to receive his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

He’s been a practicing internist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for over 11 years.

What Are The ActivMotion Ingredients?

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ActivMotion by United Naturals is a powder containing the following ingredients:

    • Stevia leaf: 120 mg
    • Tumeric Root: 100 mg
    • Black Pepper Fruit extract: 10 mg
    • Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract: 200 mg
    • Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen: 6 grams
    • Collagen Type II (chicken cartilage): 40 mg
    • Vitamin C: 200 mg
    • Vitamin D: 20 mcg
    • Magnesium: 300 mg
    • Sodium: 15 mg

How To Take ActivMotion

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ActivMotion has one flavor (Lemon Raspberry), and is simply mixed with a glass of water or any beverage of your choice.

The directions call for one level scoop for every 6-8 ounces of liquid, and you should wait 2-3 hours before eating after taking ActivMotion. According to Livestrong, collagen supplements should be taken on an empty stomach because your body needs stomach acid to break down proteins.

In theory, taking collagen on an empty stomach ensures that it will pass through your belly to your intestines after being broken down by stomach acid.

ActivMotion Claimed Benefits

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According to the manufacturer, it’s claimed that drinking ActivMotion will relieve joint aches & pains over time and help your skin stay elastic.

They also claim that it can leave you with fewer wrinkles and a younger looking appearance.

This is true to a certain extent.

As you get older your need for collagen supplements will be determined by your level of acceptance for wrinkles, aches & pains. The more collagen you take the less likely you will experience joint pain or the younger you will look.

According to an article on WebMD U.S consumers are expected to spend $122 million dollars on collagen dietary supplements. A fad that has seen an uptick in popularity like other popular health trends such as “gluten-free” or the Atkins diet. There’s quite a bit of controversy swirling around collagen dietary supplements on whether they are truly the fountain of youth or merely just an edible hoax. But the Atkins diet, as well as the gluten-free diet, started off with much the same controversy, and nowadays you’ll be hard pressed to find a restaurant menu without gluten-free options.

No matter what aspect of daily life and culture something fits into, a fad is only more than a trend when it actually has an effect on people and sees positive results in the using population.

Do The ActivMotion Ingredients Work?

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According to ActivMotion’s website (www.UnitedNaturals.com), there are 11 ingredients that make up this “fountain of youth” dietary supplement.

GMO & Allergen Free while being made in the USA is one thing you can find on the label of ActivMotion, but another thing you can find is evidence as to why there is so much controversy swirling around collagen dietary supplements. The six main ingredients in ActivMotion collagen that are used to help your body fight aging skin, as well as well joint pain, have no established daily value criteria. Meaning there is no regulatory body, government department or private agency that can agree on the consensus of how much of each one of these ingredients you should consume each day. Just means the science behind collagen dietary supplements is in its infinite stage, and as more reports surface the closer to a consensus on the daily intake will be reached.

Let’s break down the six main ingredients in ActivMotion.

Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen

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This is produced from fresh skin/bone or food grade gelatin products. Basically, that’s saying collagen is derived from bovine bone and cartilage. An article at the National Institute of Health states that Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen is the result of crushed grounded down bone that is defatted and soaked in acid to remove the calcium. Before it is dehydrated Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen is soaked once again to break the collagen bonds so they can be farmed for ActivMotion. The results of this process are undamaged small intact amino acids that can be added to the ActivMotion collagen dietary supplement.

Chicken collagen

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Found in animal tissue, bone, and cartilage, chicken collagen is used in medicines to fight inflammations & chronic joint pains or aches. There are two types of chicken collagen. The collagen found in bones and skin is considered Type 1 collagen. While the collagen found in cartilage is a highly purified collagen that is considered a Type 2 form of collagen. Chicken collagen type 2 is used in medicines to treat chronic inflammatory disorders like arthritis or even neck and back pain. Chicken collagen can be found in modern medicine because it helps your body produce enzymes that sooth joint pain and inflammation. Making chicken collagen the perfect addition to Dr. Pedre’s ActivMotion dietary supplement.

Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract

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The Boswellia extract has been used in Africa, Asian & other eastern folk medicine for centuries. This herbal extract known as Indian Frankincense is harvested from the Boswellia Serrata Tree located in India & the Punjab region that extends into Pakistan. According to Healthline & Examine, this resin extract is believed to treat anti-inflammatory joint disorders along with showing strong preliminary evidence of curing chronic inflammatory illnesses. The Boswellia resin extract used in folk medicine for centuries around the globe focuses on aching pain joints as well as a number of other health conditions. Which is why Dr. Pedre has included this resin extract in his ActivMotion

Stevia leaf extract

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Comes from the South American Stevia Plant widely used in Stevia sweeteners because they provide the taste of sugar without all the calories of sugar. From the Diabetes Self Management Website, Stevia Leaf Extract hasn’t been approved by the FDA as a sweetener but has been used medicinally for hundreds of years because of it’s all natural herbal makeup. In 2008 companies like Cargill and Merisant petitioned the FDA to give it a GRAS (generally recommended as safe) approved status. The FDA agreed and companies across the nation started promoting and selling Stevia Leaf Extract products to gain popularity points with “all natural” crowds, but the CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) has a different view on this “beneficial” extract.

The CSPI believes it can lead to infertility based on the data they collected from testing this extract on rats back in the 1990s. Because of these studies whole Stevia Leaf has not been granted GRAS or found its way through an FDA approval, but Stevia Leaf Extract has been awarded generally recommended as a safe product by labs across the globe. If you have diabetes Stevia can help keep your blood sugars in check, and as long as you don’t over-consume this product there is very little chance of suffering from any long-term side effects. Which is why Dr. Pedre has included this extract in his ActivMotion collagen dietary supplement.

Turmeric root extract

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has anti-inflammatory properties, and WebMD says it is widely used to make modern day medicines. With its most active compound, curcumin, as well as existing antioxidants turmeric, is believed to have many scientifically-proven health benefits within the medical industry. From the National Institute of Health, the curcumin found in Turmeric root extract has a long & successful history of treating chronic inflammatory disorders. Curcumin is a safe & non-toxic compound used in Dr. Pedre’s ActivMotion collagen supplement.

Black pepper fruit extract

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is a form of piperine, which is an alkaloid that gives black pepper its pungency, and derived from the fruits of black pepper.The piperine found in black pepper fruit extract is a key anti-inflammatory compound which has been shown to increase the bioavailability of curcumin so as to enhance the Turmeric root extract found in Dr. Pedre’s ActivMotion collagen supplement. Consumer Lab states that black pepper fruit extract helps the body create an enzyme to break down curcumin faster allowing your body to absorb collagen easier.

ActivMotion Side Effects

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While ActivMotion has plenty of benefit towards replenishing aging skin and curing joint ailments, you should use in moderation. Taking more than you need raises your risk for adverse side effects. For example, too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea. Taking too much vitamin A can cause liver damage, birth defects or even reduce bone strength. Using anything in excess can cause unwanted results. While ActivMotion is developed using all natural ingredients the use of this collagen dietary supplement needs to be used responsibly and in moderation to avoid unwanted side effects.

There are no direct links between ActivMotion and serious side effect or any side effects for that matter, but just because something’s good for you doesn’t mean you should over consume it. Water is a necessity for your body, but you can still get water poisoning if you drink too much. Same goes for using ActivMotion in excess you may experience diarrhea, liver problems or according to the CSPI, infertility. The chances of this happening are low, but still, a possibility if you choose to consume ActivMotion in an excessive fashion.

ActivMotion Reviews

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Unfortunately, there are not a lot of review floating around the internet, but the ones that I did find are all positive. One review from 2015 a lady explains how she has to take a daily supplement for the pain in her knees, and ActivMotion is her supplement of choice. She said she’s been without any knee pain for over a year because of ActivMotion. Another lady thanked an Amazon seller for providing her such a wonderful product for her neck and back pain. Chris says the product was “as described” and would buy again with three exclamation points.

From all the reviews found online, it appears ActivMotion lives up to its expectations, and Dr. Pedre has a product that has a lot of untapped potential in aiding those with chronic inflammatory disorders. Just ask Bridget who said in her review that she looks decades younger, and the three friends she recommended ActivMotion too all say they have lived a more active lifestyle. Due to the decreased joint pain, ActivMotion has provided them.

Where to buy ActivMotion

United Naturals allows you to buy ActivMotion in three different sizes:

1 pack: $49

3 pack: $134

6 pack: $244

I wish I could provide you with a coupon or discount code to purchase ActivMotion from UnitedNaturals, but unfortunately one is not available.

As of this review, ActivMotion is not available on Amazon or in stores.

If you aren’t satisfied for any reason with ActivMotion United Naturals offers a 30-day money back guarantee.

Conclusion

Earlier I pointed you towards a WebMD article that asked if collagen was the fountain of youth or an edible hoax. ActivMotion was created by a licensed Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner who graduated from Cornell University & the Miami School of Medicine. Which gained him a residency opportunity at the prestigious Mount Sinai hospital in New York. Author of the book, “Healthy Gut,” Dr. Vincent Pedre believes that combining both Western and Eastern medicine to better address every patient’s needs is the future of healthcare, and has crafted a collagen supplement that is derived from all natural ingredients.

Ingredients like Turmeric which has been used in medicine for centuries to treat liver disease, infections, wounds, and even colds.Through rigorous testing and screening, the ingredients in ActivMotion have been found to provide anti-inflammatory properties & and anti-aging qualities that can be delivered to your door for as little as $49.

Because it is low risk and is made out of an all natural herbal remedy formula and comes at a relatively fair price, I recommend giving ActivMotion a try.

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John romppainen's Review


By John romppainen,  Dec 4, 2018

I have been taking Active Motion at night for a week now, I have Arthuritis in my Hand, now I can no longer make a Fist,it seems to be making my pain worse. I am Diabetic & have high blood pressure ,I am worried that this product is making me worse.My doctor told me too much Magnesium will hurt me ,you did not mention that.


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Works very well for me!


By Gloria,  Dec 17, 2018
In Short: I would recommend this to a friend.

I took this for 2-3 weeks before I noticed much difference but after that I went from taking ibuprofen 2-3 times a day for years to taking none. I decided to stop taking it for a while to see if it really did work and I won't do that again.

I'm so very happy with this product. It really has done wonders for my joint pain.


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Kris larsen's Review


By Kris larsen,  Jan 26, 2019

I\'ve had knee pain for years and I tried this and it helped. I also had some problems with my tailbone when I sat for prolonged periods and I\'m pain free at the moment.

When I use it regularly I have no problems with anything

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Less Swelling & Pain


By Anita,  Mar 19, 2019
In Short: I would recommend this to a friend.

I'm giving this a 4 star instead of 5 only because I think it should be unflavored so can be added to coffee, tea or whatever you already drink. I do not like the raspberry lemonade at all.

It does reduce swelling within 2 weeks of use and therefore reduces some joint pain as well. A little too much magnesium for my body so I can't use it every day.

I alternate with a collagen that does not contain magnesium.

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Results!


By Louise,  Jan 20, 2019
In Short: I would recommend this to a friend.

I twisted my ankle over 4 months ago. Rather than recovering, my ankle pain has been getting worse.

My ankle has become so swollen, the pain travelled up my leg. The pain has been so intense and I can barely walk.

I received this powder about one week ago. I have been using one scoop on an empty stomach about 4 times a day.

Within this period of time, the swelling has been noticeably reduced and I can now walk without the use of a cane. I totally was not expecting results this fast.

I hope that my pain goes away completely. I will continue this program until I recover completely.


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Author: Rob Miller

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Rob Miller founded SupplementCritique.com over 7 years ago, and has been the chief editor ever since. He has a diploma in Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor, and worked at GNC for 3 years. He KNOWS supplements, both inside and out. Rob currently resides in Jupiter, FL, with his wife of 4 years.  Learn more about him in his Bio here. Follow him on Twitter , Facebook, LinkedIn, or find him on Google +.

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  1. Not a scam, I have called and spoken to them myself and they were very helpful.
    I called on a Saturday and had no problem.


    I truly love to product. No longer taken naproxen. Worked for me on the first try

  2. I just started taking the supplement in a powder form. Although the taste isnt that bad, I can’t seem to get it to mix with the water well.

    I even tried a whisk. Some of the powder sits on top and makes it unplesant to drink and I don’t feel Iam consuming part of the dose (and it isn’t inexpensive.) Is there a method of mixing that works best?

    Seems like a silly question but I am frustrated trying to prepare it to the point that I’m ready to give up or give it away. I was hoping another reviewer would mention this so I didn’t feel all alone lol!

    1. I use a plastic shaker type jar that has an insert in it for mixing (originally purchased for scrambling eggs); works great!
    2. Susan, I use a small Turbo Chopper Express, has a glass included, blends very well, even a little frothy, much better to drink.
    3. I put it in a tupperware container and shake it and it mixes pretty well but not perfectly. I found using room temperature water is the most effective.

    4. I had the same problem , however I found if I put it in a bottle of water 160z with only 80z of water in it. Pour the powder in it and shake it up , it works a little better.

  3. Question
    Do you take this once or twice a day?
    The paper instructions I got inside the box, the ink was so bad that I can not read it

    1. A notice was included in my shipment that said to take once a day not twice as listed on the package.
    2. The letter with my product said, “You may have also noticed that the instructions on the new package recommend you take the product two times per day. These instructions were incorrect and ActivMotion and safest for your overall health when taken only once per day. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. For any questions call 1-844-794-7728 or support@unitednaturals.com” Hope this helps.
  4. ActivMotion gave me diarrhea the first time I took it 3 weeks ago. I took a second dose yesterday and had same affect.

    Should I continue this product?
    Debbie
    1. Hey Debbie,
      No, I would definitely recommend you discontinue it and get in touch with them. There’s a chance you may have a bad batch, and others may be reporting the same symptoms.

      Maybe someone else that had that problem will chime in here.
      1. I seem to have to go to the Bathroom rather suddenly with Diarrhea within 2 hours after taking. Should I quit taking it?

        1. Yeah there’s a very good chance that the Activ Motion is causing that, and it’s very likely the Magnesium is the culprit. This will likely dissipate over time, and it’s not really a harmful side effect.

          So the choice is really yours.
  5. I am interested in Activmotion. I had Cancer 8 years ago and am a little weary about taking supplements.

    This seems to be made from all natural products which is good. I am 42 years old and very active.

    I don’t think I necessarily need a product like this but am always interested in finding something to promote a healthier gut and have less minor aches and pains and improve overall function and health. Is there any side affects that might put me at risk of reoccurring cancer or would this aid in it not coming back since inflamation is a main factor in tumors flaring up?

    Please advise me if you think this product will be beneficial or would be too risky with my history. Thanks for your time

    1. Hey Jeremy,
      Yeah you would really need to ask your doctor about that. I have no idea if it would cause that, and he / she would know for sure.

  6. I was diagnosed with psoratic arthritis. I was wondering if anyone with the same condition has experienced a reduction of swelling & joint pain after using this product?

    If so how long did you have to take it before feeling positive results? Thanks – c

  7. I`m curious could you take this like a vitamin supplement. I mean I don`t suffer from major pains but I work out and once in a while I might feel a little pain the next day.

    So could you use this before working out to prevent aches the next day.
  8. This product was purchased for my wife who has d persistent indications of many of the aches and pains you mention. Now that we have ordered, she wants to know if her kidney disease, stage 3, will be affected.

    She avoids salt and ibuprophen and tries to drink lots of water. rlp
  9. Thanks for your very informative review. I am in the middle of my 3 months supply and it was on sale for 119.

    I have felt somewhat better already and may continue it. I had forgotten some of the things you mentioned in your review, like taking on an empty stomach, so even though I don’t have any stomach aches I will go back to drinking it more conscious of the benefits now.

    1. Hey Joyce,
      I think ActivMotion is more for pain that results from achy joints, not really from the ailments you described. You might want to check out a substance called Kratom. It’s an all natural herb that helps dramatically with pain, and is suitable for short-term use.

      My preferred vendor is Coastline Kratom. Check out my review here, which has everything you need to know about the substance.
      1. Rob
        I did a search on Kratom. What you describe as a natural herb is apparently an opioid that may be addictive.

        I don’t think I would use it. All the same thanks for your review of Active Motion.

        1. Yeah it does has some addictive potential, but really no more than caffeine. I respect your opinion either way, glad to help!

        2. You should search a little harder. What you will learn is that Kratom is NOT an Opioid.

          Rather, it hits the same receptors in your brain. Big difference.

          There is more misinformation on this subject than you can shake an FDA stick at. I’ve been using it for 3 years with zero side effects, and I feel great.

          It has helped me stay away from alcohol, which nearly killed me.
      2. Rob, Although I appreciate your wisdom I would recommend that you be careful on what you recommend to people that are asking questions on here. Because you do not know their history, their health their other medications etc. and what you recommend could be detrimental to them. I appreciate it when you refer them to their own medical doctor or naturopath
        .https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitragyna_speciosa
        1. Hey Colleen,
          Yeah, I’ve read the Wiki article several times. While I don’t agree with many of their findings, you brought up a very good point.

          The simple fact is, my recommendations are purely made based on my own personal results with supplements / herbs / etc. It always has been, and always will be, up to the individual to do the research to see if any of my recommendations are suitable for them.

          But I do agree, I should make that more apparent to people when I’m recommending things to them about the potential downsides / risks wherever possible.
  10. I don’t know why people are so opposed to knee replacements. I have 2. One is 19 years old and has given me absolutely no problems. You just have to research the doctor doing the replacement.

    1. Hey Robert,
      From the sounds of it I think ActivMotion is supposed to specifically target all of your aches and pains, not just joint pain.
  11. I have been trying to reach your company and the phone number
    says the mailbox is full. I have been trying for 2 days now.

    Is this
    all a scam? You take our money and then there is no way to get
    in touch with you.

    I can’t take the product for health reasons and
    I do not want it. I want my money back.

    Give me a number I can
    reach someone.
    1. Hi Marie,
      We don’t sell this product, we just reviewed it. You’ll have to contact United Naturals about your order, here’s their phone number: 844-794-7728

    1. Hi Marie,
      I highly doubt it would help with that. If anything it would help with any existing pain, but it won’t repair your knee.

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