False advertising is standard op when it comes to the supplement market. The industry preys on consumer naiveté. Don't be a sucker when buying a product. Here's a step-by-step guide of how marketers create a fraudulent product:
Do your research first and be aware of the following nutritional quackery practices the marketers employ to take advantage of the ignorant consumer:
Sources of reliable information can be found in voluntary health, scientific and professional organizations, government publications, registered dietitians, nutrition textbooks, nutrition hotline, etc.
BOTTOM LINE: The burden of proof for any claim made by the manufacturer of a supplement comes down to this:
the supplement must exert a major effect before scientific tests can prove that it is ergogenic (i.e., improves performance).
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.