Welcome to our supplement guides section! We provide a full guide to the most popular and useful dietary supplements. Find out what they are, are they safe, where to get them, and much more information.
We dig deep to find out the following information for each supplement:
- What they are
- How they’re made of
- What types there are
- How they work
- Who can benefit and how
- If there are any precautions or side effects
- Are they found in any foods or natural sources
- Commonly asked questions
- How to pick the best one
Browse the different supplement guides below to get a better understanding of the supplement, mineral, or vitamin that you are interested in knowing more about.
Supplement Guides & FAQs
About Our Guides
Contrary to what you may or may not be thinking, you are not the only one with questions about supplements. You are actually in the majority, as supplement use even for the intermediary fitness enthusiasts can be a little difficult to wrap ones head around.
This is mainly the case because there are so many different health and fitness goals out there and so many supplements to compliment them all. Think of a health and fitness goal as a completed puzzle and think of the dietary supplements as the puzzle pieces; you get the right pieces and you put in the hard work and you will eventually complete your puzzle.
How to Get the Most out of Our Supplement Guides
To get the most value out of a supplement guide, you have to read through the guide in its entirety. But not only that, it is important to keep your health and fitness goals in mind as you are reading through, making mental notes of what is most applicable to you and your goals.
No one expects you to have a photographic memory either, so we suggest bookmarking a guide you think you will need to reference at a future point instead of attempting to memorize it all, after all that’s what a guide is for, to guide you as you go along, it is not intended to be for one time use.
Who Should Read Our Supplement Guides?
Without stepping on any toes, supplement guides should be used by most if not all people to a certain degree. Firstly, because there is just too much information out there to keep track of over the duration of completing a health and fitness goal. Unless you studied at academia and can practically write a detailed supplement guide, we suggest having them for reference.
Supplement guides are found to be most useful, however, to people just starting out on their fitness journeys, as we all once did. If you are a person who is at the start of a health and fitness journey, one thing to keep in mind is that there truly is no “stupid” question. This is a time to learn and grow, therefore ask and research all that comes to mind.
What Is in Our Supplement Guides?
Our supplement guides are intended to be an in-depth resource into a supplement of your choice. Our main goal is to simplify complex information and industry jargon to a level at which the majority of our visitors can benefit from. Compile all the research conducted, and present it to our visitors in a user friendly manner.
We start off by explaining what exactly the supplement is and give a brief back story to how it is made and what types there are. We then put on our investigative coats and delve further in to figure out how they work, who can benefit from them, and how. We let the reader know if they are found in foods or natural resources, and how to go about obtaining it naturally.
Most importantly, since we are dealing with the health of human bodies, we analyze the supplements adverse affects, if any; and list any/all precautions and side-effects someone may experience whilst consuming the supplement in question. Finally we touch upon the commonly asked questions and deciding on the best supplements.
Why Take Supplements?
It is often heard and said that we don’t really need supplements, often too, this is said by people who don’t have a good grasp on the benefits supplements can add to our diets. To better understand supplements and the reason they can help us, one needs to look at the agricultural industry.
The soils that mass produce our food are unfortunately drained of necessary nutrients that our bodies depend on. Maybe it has something to do with feeding nearly 8 billion people, but ultimately this is what we are faced with in modern times.
Thus, in order to reunite our bodies with these important nutrients, we created dietary supplements. This, essentially, is why dietary supplements are increasingly important. No matter your age, race, gender, or occupation, at the end of the day you are a human being, and your body needs its fuel.
As much as we’d like for it to be the case, even our best supplement guides are not meant to be a be all end all resource. That’s why we compile additional resources and reference them throughout, so that no matter what you health and fitness goal may be, should you need more information, you are but a click away.
The most important thing to remember is that the information will always be there for you to use, so if something is not making sense at the moment, take a step back, clear your head, and refer back to it again at a later time.