If you’ve ever trained with me, you know I’m not a big fan of supplements. I worked at a GNC store for 2 years after college (along with being a personal trainer of course!), and the things I learned about the supplement industry made me feel like I was selling poison to people. I had no idea how toxic most of the things in supplement stores are, or how ineffective the “safe” stuff was.
Most of the vitamins and minerals that are sold in the supplement industry; are of inferior quality, possibly something else altogether, or at best dissolve before the body has a chance to process 20% of the “nutrients” it contains. However, there are good supplements out there, but most of them are provided by Science Laboratories. The three that I’ve bought from and trust are Metagenics, Thorne Research, and Douglas Laboratories. I use a Vitamin D supplement from Douglas Laboratories every day.
If you are taking any supplements right now, make sure to research that you’re taking quality supplements from a trust-worthy manufacturer. The last I checked, the supplement industry is worth over 30 Billion total, and the government has virtually nobody regulating this industry! So make sure to take charge of your own health and do some research before buying supplements.
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