Supplements

What Are Supplements?

Nutritional supplements or “Nutriceuticals”

Supplements – Regulated like a food not a medication

Firstly, we need to start with a disclaimer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does regulate dietary supplements; however, it treats them like foods rather than medications. Unlike drug manufacturers, the makers of supplements don’t have to show their products are safe or effective before selling them on the market.

Supplements

99% of supplements are effective… at emptying your wallet.

Supplements – A Midlifer perspective

Supplement claims are usually way overblown. There’s no short cuts, no easy path, and no magic pills. Well, there are magic pills, but those are drugs and are FDA regulated, and the effective ones can only be had with a doctor’s prescription.

If your in midlife, you’ve been around the block. You know when someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

Long story short, there’s a few optional supplements that play a supporting role in the quest for health and fitness. There are no miracles in a bottle.

But, there’s a few proven nutritional supplements that have stood the test of time.

Supplements are supplements

Protein

Creatine

Fish Oil

Pre-workout

Post-workout

Glucosamine

Fallen out of favor, studies no longer quite as bullish

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