We all have goals.
Whatever area of life you are currently putting your effort in (whether it is something physical like bodybuilding or weight loss, or some other, more intellectual pursuit) human beings have a built-in desire to succeed and exceed themselves.
There’s always that imaginary line…
For some of you, it might be that SAT score you are studying to get. For others, it will be your ideal weight. We always have that goal, the line we are (either consciously or unconsciously) trying to reach and surpass.
The human body is one of nature’s most amazing machines, capable of accomplishing great feats. But, just like any other machine, the fuel you put into it determines to a great extent how the components will perform. Eat well, for example, and you’ll have more energy, be more aware, have better stamina. Eat poorly and, well, you won’t get near your fullest potential.
That is the reason why supplements (nutritional or otherwise) have become such a core element in training circles, health aficionados, and part of the upkeep process for athletes of all kinds. Brands like Nugenix are marketed as a booster of men’s vitality that works by increasing the levels of testosterone in your body. It follows the natural logic of wanting to put superior fuel in you, to have your machinery performing faster, stronger, smarter, and doing so for an extended period.
The problem, however, is that for every great, legit product out there, there are at least a dozen other knockoffs, fake, or scam brands, claiming to provide the same results as the real things. When in reality they are just trying to get your money.
What’s even worse, some of these fake “supplements” can actually be detrimental to your performance, or present a severe health risk to your body. Which is something I’ve seen more and more as of late, especially online.
I spend a lot of my online time in fitness forums, training websites, and related subreddits, and something I’ve been noticing is that more and more people pop up looking for help or share a bad supplement experience horror story. I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 15 years now, which is why I came up with this post.
I wanted a place where I could put the most reliable sites I know and trust where people can find the best supplement reviews and make informed choices avoiding harmful or fake products.
I’ve tested and reviewed dozens of supplements through my career (and continue to do so) so what follows is a list of sites that I know to be responsible and accurate in their assessments. Covering both, the good and bad things in the products their review, I hope it will be as useful to you as it is to me.
Labdoor is one of the best places you can go online to find the best supplement reviews. The site is well put together and organized, which makes it easy to find the information you are looking for.
Their reviews come in two forms, a quick results rundown displayed with bars and score points, that gives you a sense of their view on the product, and a more in-depth write-up if you register on the site.
The main issue with the website though is that being a high profile one; there are too many supplements and products that are just left out. So, unless you are looking for some of the most mainstream kinds of supplements (protein, multivitamin), you might not find what you are looking for there.
This site is another great place online to find information of the viability of a supplement. Supplement Critic has a lot more variety than Labodoor, with just a few categories missing. Each review is comprehensive, and they have classified and ranked them for you to know what they consider the best in each group easily.
The one major flaw of the site is its lack of updated content. The reviews are mostly going on three years old now, and while the information in them is accurate, there are a lot of newer products that might prove to be superior and aren’t being covered on the site. Still, a great place for reference.
This is right now my favorite place to find the best supplement reviews online. Supplement Critique’s site isn’t fancy, but there’s just a wealth of accurate and unbiased information in there that are continually being updated to include the latest products that come into the market. Most important though, is that the guy who runs it does testing himself and it is not afraid to call it like it is.
Another thing I love about it is that it covers everything, from bodybuilding, to testosterone boosters, to Nootropics, and everything in between; you’d be hard-pressed to find a site this inclusive and objective as far as supplement reviews go.
It has write-ups, video reviews, training routine tips, and even a couple of free eBooks you can pick up.
Next time you are looking for the most accurate, best supplement reviews out there, give these three sites a look. I can guarantee you’ll find what you are looking for there.