How Product Testing Works In The Supplement Industry

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Despite the publicity it receives, product testing and verification in the supplement industry is not very well understood......even if you work in product testing and verification in the supplement industry. So today....the madness stops. We. Shall. Understand. If you make it through this article without nodding off before the end you ought to know more about how it works than 90% of people who work in the industry. Yes friends, let's peek behind the curtain and see if the Mighty Oz is wearing any pants or not.

Your New Best Friend: The Superfood Picker – Algorithmically Compare Greens Powders

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Folks, a momentous occasion is upon us. The way we evaluate greens powders will never be the same. The rules of the game are forever changed. Waive a joyous "Goodbye!" to the days of aimlessly sauntering through megabytes of low-quality buzzword-stuffed articles to find product information. Say an exuberant "Hello!" to using the power of machine learning to objectively evaluate your preferences and get a customized recommendation in 60 seconds or less. The future is here. Are you ready?

5 Details That Destroy Supplement Quality That You Could Never Know About

If you're a supplement junkie you've probably noticed that you can take two brands that offer the exact same ingredient but give you radically different results. I used to have a friend who regularly got high on Kava but could take 15 pills of a low-cost brand and not feel a thing. The reason is more than just placebo. Here are five critical points in the QC process that'll make or break a supplement and aren't clearly defined on any label or regulatory protocol.

Creatine: The Missing Ingredient In Mental Health

Hidy ho neighbors! It's a gloomy day here in northeast Ohio and I find myself needing a way to put off the doldrums that are concomitant with this depression inducing weather. Besides the obvious choice of vitamin D, what am I turning to? To keep myself stabilized I eschew botanicals of all ilk, skip the magnesium, and instead turn to a powdery white dust that I know will keep my mood stabilized. That's right folks, to keep myself sane I choose creatine. And you should too.

How To Take Calcium So It Goes Into Your Bones, Not Your Arteries


CALCIUM IS UNDER ATTACK! Meta-analyses are sprouting up everywhere showing that it has no effect. It just skips your bones en route to your arteries, leaving your poor cardiovascular system winded, hardened, and a shell of what it once was. THE HORROR! I'm being a smart ass, but this once mighty mineral seems to be on its way down. However, the reasons for its demise are misinformed.

Fish Oil: VERY Important. Sometimes Harmful. Why?


When it comes to scientific verification, Fish Oil is like supplement mecca. Yet somehow, despite all its benefits, its delivery still gets royally messed up and many people who take one probably aren't doing anything at all. You'd almost have to be trying in order to do that! Come inside for my little secret about what usually goes wrong.......shhhhhhhhhh..............