The Examine.com Supplement Goals Reference Guide
I am very pleased to introduce my readers to a new product from the folks at Examine.com, their Supplement Goals Reference Guide.
Yes, this is something new for me. I am actually promoting something here, and before you think I've gone off and gone into the supplement business, please read on!
You see, the folks at Examine.com have spent the past two plus years amassing an impressive data base of supplements, how they work, if they work, and the peer-review studies on their utility. All presented in an unbiased fashion because they don't sell supplements!
This is why I can get behind this product. As most of my regular readers know, I'm not a big fan of supplements but I recognize that they are useful in certain circumstances. Still, it is a confusing landscape out there, mostly because of exaggerated and unsubstantiated claims made by people trying to sell you their overpriced proprietary blends. This is where the Supplement Goals Reference Guide and the Examine.com website come in. Finally, an unbiased resource containing "just the facts" and none of the hype. Whether you are interested in finding supplements for a certain health issue, or checking out what the latest supplement being hawked is really all about, this Guide will save you time and put the supporting information at your fingertips. From their website:
- 300+ Supplements. We cover everything from 5-HTP and Aloe Vera all the way to Whey Protein and Zinc. We even cover supplements you may not have heard of, from 1,3-Dimethylamylamine (also known as DMAA) to Valerian. If you can supplement it, we have it covered.
- 180+ Health Goals. You want to live a healthier life, and we will help you get there. Find out which supplements help you (and which hinder you) towards your goals.
- 2,007 human studies. We've excluded animal and petri-dish studies, and only list human studies. You can rely on them being applicable to you, not rats.
With easy to use tables, all you need to do is simply search and click on whatever supplement or health goal you're interested in. Instantly, find supplements that work.
That bolded part is what hooked me about Examine.com. There are too many claims being made out there based on a single study in mice or in vitro studies where cells are incubated with physiologically irrelevant doses of supplements. A substance can work wonders in a dish but that is all meaningless if humans don't even absorb it!
If you are going to take supplements, you want to take those that are shown to be effective and do what you want them to do!The Supplement Goals Reference Guide is your gateway to the human studies with a summary of the results so you don't have to wade through them yourself (though I always encourage you to!). New supplement and new study? No problem. The Guide is an ebook that is updated regularly to sync with all new information added to the Examine.com website.
So if you are interested, and haven't done so already, CLICK HERE to learn more and purchase your guide! Yes, I receive a commission if you purchase the Guide through my link. So, if you have been wanting to support the Asylum but didn't want to donate directly, here's one way you can do just that.
Oh ... and hurry! The introductory price of $29 expires Friday, July 26.
Also, I see that you are no longer listed as a speaker at AHS!!!! What happened?! I bought my ticket, as I mentioned here before, to see you!!!! Please tell me it is an oversight!!!!! Thanks!!!!!
This is NO content farm.
It is important to point out that Examine.com is NOT Examiner.com
With my background, I'm personally more concerned with toxicity and/or interactions with supplements that we don't know. If someone dies or has a major side effect on Drug X, that is reported and this is how these drugs get removed from the market, or counterindications and/or interactions noted. When people are taking supplements in a self-directed fashion, if they experience negative effects these never get reported. It's not perfect, far from it, but there's some safety in numbers when your looking at a widely prescribed drug vs. a supplement.
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