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When Should I Consider Taking a New Supplement?

When Should You Consider Taking a New Supplement?

While most new supplements released to the market don’t pan out as effective, some do. So, if preliminary data supports the potential efficacy of a new supplement, why not try it out? The only potential downside of trying a new supplement is wasted money, right? Not so fast.

The Pros and Cons of Caffeine

Caffeine can give a boost of energy and acutely improve performance, but concerns about potential downsides (such as sleep disruption or heart issues) are common. This article discusses both the pros and the cons of caffeine consumption.

Don’t Close the Door on Creatine Yet

A recent meta-analysis suggested that creatine only has a “trivial-to-small” effect on muscle growth. However, that language might understate the actual impact of creatine.

Shedding Some Light on Vitamin D Supplementation: Does It Increase Strength In Athletes?

Shedding Some Light on Vitamin D Supplementation: Does It Increase Strength In Athletes?

Vitamin D deficiency is shockingly common in athletes, and low levels are associated with reduced strength. A recent meta-analysis suggested that vitamin D supplementation failed to enhance strength in athletes, but there’s more to this paper than meets the eye. Read on to figure out if vitamin D supplementation might be worth considering.

Betaine: The Other Beet Supplement

Betaine is a lesser-known ingredient that warrants further exploration. This article will review what betaine does in the body and discuss studies evaluating the effects of betaine supplementation on body composition and performance.


The Lifter’s Guide to Caffeine

Caffeine has long been touted as a performance-enhancing supplement. This article discusses what caffeine does in the body, how it affects strength performance, and whether or not health and safety concerns about caffeine are warranted.

Supplement Regulation

Supplement Regulation: Are Dietary Supplements Unregulated?

Discussion of the supplement industry conjures imagery of a lawless hellscape from an old Western movie, packed full of unscrupulous characters. So, exactly how accurate is this portrayal? What is the state of supplement regulation in the US?

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