may come as quite a shock to hear but
it's true...I hate supplements.
I do have to qualify that remark, as I
don't hate ALL supplements...
hate the ones that make people think they
can eat horrible nutrition and train like
idiots (or not at all) while still
getting the results they want.
hate the supplements that push big glossy
magazine ads with (let's face it)
physiques that are unachieveable by natural
means at impressionable young guys who
want to gain muscle but don't know how
to do it through good training and eating.
hate the supplements that prey on people
who are so desperate to lose weight
that they'll try anything...except for
tolerating the slightest modification
to their horrendous eating habits or getting
their butt off the couch.
I hate the supplements that take research
studies so completely out of context
that they're completely irrelevant to
the actual people who are supposed to
take the supplements (when you do a study
on starving children in an orphanage in
a third-world country and you give them
some nutrition, shocker...they're going
to build muscle).
hate the supplements that distort the
research that actually HAS been done
on legitimate populations in order to
prove that their garbage supplement works
(here's a good one...those weight gain
forumlas? A study done on those showed
NO difference in results between taking
that and equal caloric amount of WHITE
SUGAR...not even joking, though I wish
I was. They didn't include THAT in the
magazine ad for it.).
hate the supplements that hide behind
a "proprietary formula"
blend to disguise the fact that they have
almost NONE of the active ingredient actually
in it (yeah, if a study shows 800 mg of
something is required to have an effect,
I'm sure adding 50 mg of it in along with
750 mg of other junk will work like a
that's enough hating for now...
I DON'T hate are supplement companies
that stand behind what they put out...that
do everything they can to ensure a high-quality
product that contains what it's supposed
to and has enough active ingredient to
actually DO something.
There ARE companies like that out there,
and that's who I buy my supplements from.
what I wanted to show you today is that
I put my money where my mouth is...
past week, I'm sure you've seen a lot
of emails regarding the new supplement
company BioTrust (run by Joel Marion and
Josh Bezoni). I've sent a few myself.
the link to their online store)
I've known Joel for the past 5 years and
Josh for the past 2 years. They're stand-up
guys and they've been working hard to
ensure the supplements they're putting
out are research-backed and effective.
The biggest objection I've heard this
past week is cost...their supplements
are not cheap.
believe me, I totally get that.
the thing, though...would you rather pay
a little money for something that doesn't
work or even sets you back...or would
you rather pay a premium for a very high-quality
product that DOES work and actually helps
For me, I use their protein supplement
at very specific times when it's going
to have the biggest impact...I take it
only after training. The rest of the day,
I eat real food. At 14 servings per container,
4 workouts a week, that's a 3 1/2 week
supply of very high quality protein taken
when I'm going to get the most bang for
my buck out of it. And I'm good with that.
stuff is EXTREMELY high quality. And you're
not going to get that for cheap. Let's
help get you more value for your money,
they do have a "buy two, get one
free" offer, which I think is excellent.
Yes, still not cheap, but yes, you do
get what you pay for.
like I said above, I want to show you
that I put my money where my mouth is...here's
a screenshot of the protein I just bought
they were getting ready to launch this
stuff, they sent me some free samples
so I could try it out.
though, having seen the quality, I'm on
board and I'm buying this stuff for myself.
yours here now...