I sorta have a love/hate relationship with them. There are some really great and useful ones out there. Some that are very specific for a specific goal and some that just flat out suck. The hard part is differentiating between what’s good and what’s useless.
I’ve been in this industry for a long time and I see the things that come and go. Of course, the true and faithful supplements always remain. One thing I loved about working with John Meadows was that he didn’t tell me to take a boatload of supplements. A few simple ones that worked really well and that was it.
And I do the same for my clients too.
A few months back, I was told about Examine.com. It’s a site that basically takes all the studies of different supplements and gives us readers the laid out version of it’s effectiveness. It also tells us what supplements are good for what health goals. Pretty cool when you’re looking for a quick reference. I know you’ve done the same thing I have at times… you hear about a supplement and wonder what the heck it’s for and if it even works!
Now, Examine.com has taken all the info and put it into a really cool guide. Not only does it lay out all the supplements and what health goal they are used for. But this guide also let’s you look up your health goals (say fat oxidation or inflammation) and it tells you which supplements performed well and which ones didn’t.
This reference guide is over 800 pages. Incredibly helpful when you’re looking for that one supplement you’ve been wanting to learn about. If you’re a coach or a trainer or a serious athlete, this really is a must have. You’d be better off spending your money on a good training or nutrition program than wasting money on supplements that don’t work.
Today is the first day it’s been released and it will be newly updated every 24 hours, so every time they add stuff to it, you’ll have the most current copy!