EXAMINE.COM REVIEW: “THE SUPPLEMENT GOALS REFERENCE GUIDE”
As most of you guys already know by now, I tend to be very critical of the supplement industry as a whole.
There are many reasons for this, including, but not limited to the following…
– The vast majority of supplements out there are backed by very little to NO reliable research to support their claims.
– Even in those supplements that are supported by research, the effects are still hugely over-exaggerated in most cases.
– Most popular mainstream supplements cost way more than they should.
– The use of deceptive tactics is very common, including the practices of hiding specific ingredient amounts behind proprietary blends, cutting costs through the use of cheap filler ingredients, and in some cases even through outright label fraud.
If you truly want to keep your muscle building and fat loss supplement plan simple, effective and affordable, you need to do the proper research first.
Even that can be a challenge though, because it’s very hard to find truly unbiased sources of supplement information these days. A lot of the information put out is created by the very people who are trying to sell you supplements in the first place, or by people who have affiliations with specific companies.
So, which supplements actually work?
Today I want to share a really great resource with you to help you answer that question and to determine exactly which supplements to include in your plan based on your specific health and fitness goals.
I’ve been in the fitness industry for over a decade now and I truly believe that this is probably the single best resource out there at the moment when it comes to unbiased supplement information.
It’s called the “Supplement Goals Reference Guide” and contains detailed reviews of over 300 different supplements, based on over 180 specific health and fitness goals.
What makes this specific guide so useful is that it’s based purely on objective research studies and nothing else… Not subjective anecdotal reports, and not on the effects that some random guy at the gym says he got from using a particular supplement.
When it comes to proper supplement selection, objective research is far more important than personal anecdote. When you consider the power of the placebo effect, the number of total variables involved in a complete fitness program, and the fact that muscle growth and fat loss are gradual processes to begin with, it would be extremely difficult for even an advanced trainee to accurately determine the specific effects of any given supplement they’re using in relation to their entire program as a whole.
I’m not saying that personal experience has zero value, but concrete studies are the only tool we have to objectively see what the true effects of these various supplements really are without human bias coming into play.
The Supplement Goals Reference Guide was a 3 year project in total (and is still ongoing) and uses data from over 30,000 different studies to determine which supplements actually work for their intended purpose and which ones are simply ineffective or require more research.
This includes supplements for fitness specific goals, such as muscle gain and fat loss, as well as for specific health goals, such as improving mood, reducing joint pain, boosting immune system function etc.
To navigate through the e-book, you can either search by “supplement” or by “health goal”.
For example, if you were interested in learning about the specific effects of beta alanine, you could search for that particular supplement in the book and would then learn about its specific effects (such as increased lean muscle growth and enhanced power output), the magnitude of change (how significant those actual effects are), how many studies support it, the exact details of those studies, as well as additional tips and information to consider.
Or, you could search for a specific health goal, such as improving memory. You would then be given a list of supplements that best suit that goal, including how effective they are, the studies that support those effects, the details of those specific studies, plus additional comments.
The makers of The Supplement Goals Reference Guide do not personally sell any supplements or have any affiliation with any supplement companies, so you know you’re getting a quality source of unbiased information here.
Keep in mind that this is a 900+ page guide, and it’s constantly being updated, so it’s probably not recommended that you try to sit down and read it cover to cover. Instead, use the search function in the book to search for particular supplements or health goals that you’re specifically interested in.
The guide is also very reasonably priced when you consider how comprehensive it is, how much value it delivers, and how much money it could potentially save you in the long run on your supplement plan.
At the time of this review it’s actually on sale for only $29, with the price increasing to $49 at midnight on March 19th.
I purchased my own copy of this guide several months ago, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who truly wants to learn in detail about health and fitness supplements in an unbiased, reliable way, with zero marketing hype or B.S attached to it.
You can get more information about The Supplement Goals Reference Guide and grab your own copy by Clicking Here.
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