Welcome and thank you for visiting Supplement Reviews Lab!
If you are looking for honest reviews of health supplements and products that you can feel good about using and putting into your body, then you have come to the right place.
Whether you’re a novice or a veteran when it comes health and fitness, I am confident that this website will help you along your path of becoming a healthier and fitter person.
I am fortunate enough to have been involved in the health and fitness industry since birth (literally).
Growing up, my parents owned a gym. Even before I was old enough to actually work out and lift weights, I was sampling many of the health supplements and products that hit the market in the 90s.
Looking back, the supplement industry was still in its infancy and nothing like the monster it’s become today.
I began eating protein bars and drinking protein shakes when I was a young child simply because I liked the taste.
I had no idea what they were supposed to do and I didn’t care. If it had the word chocolate on it, I was trying it.
By the time I got into high school, I was well aware of what supplements were supposed to do.
I had been bitten by the bodybuilding and weightlifting bug at that point, and would try any supplement that I thought would help me get stronger.
When I look back on that time period now, I realize how easily I was deceived by great marketing.
A flashy label and a grand claim was all a supplement needed for me to give it a try.
Unfortunately, I had to learn the hard way when I was 20 years old that not all supplements were safe or healthy.
After years of sucking down caffeine filled pre-workout powders, I developed horrific panic attacks and anxiety after a workout one day. I couldn’t breathe and I sincerely thought that I was having a heart attack.
I eventually ended up in the hospital where I was told that I was just stressed out. Something inside of me told me that it was more than that. I began to suspect that it was somehow related to some of the “health” supplements that I was taking.
It took days for the first series of panic attacks to go away and weeks for me to link it to an artificial sweetener that was laced into almost every supplement I was taking.
It was my own little personal hell that I would never wish on anybody.
I remember having to go online to look up what this particular sweetener was because I had no idea. I almost never read the labels of the supplements I was taking.
It’s hard for me to even write that last sentence today because I am the complete opposite when it comes to anything that I put into my body.
When I actually sat down to read the labels of the supplements I was taking back then and do some research, I was horrified when I found out what many of the ingredients actually were and where they came from.
Most people don’t know that the supplement industry is loosely regulated. Many dangerous supplements are allowed to get into the hands of consumers.
For every company out there that does the right thing ensuring their supplements are safe, there are ten that don’t.
There are too many charlatans to count involved in the supplement industry, which have given it a terrible name over the years.
Ask five people around you what they think about supplements and four will say that they are all just snake oil and a total waste of money.
After my experience, I swore off supplements for years. I wouldn’t even take vitamins.
I was too nervous to trust any other company out of fear that I would be sold something harmful again.
It took years for me to work up the nerve again to take supplements again. When I went back to taking supplements, I did so with a whole new mindset.
I scrutinized every single ingredient and company. I wouldn’t (and still don’t) take a single thing before I did my research and read reviews from real customers.
More importantly, I wouldn’t take any supplements unless they only contained natural ingredients that I could actually pronounce. No more artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives.
While it took me a long time to trust supplement companies again, I now know that there are many out there that are doing the right thing and producing supplements that actually make us healthier, not sicker.
Know Before You Buy
My goal now is to help anyone I can, avoid the hell that I went through. I also want to help you to stop throwing your money away on supplements that don’t work.
With my obsession on finding quality supplements, I’ve amassed a lot of knowledge about what’s out there and what works.
Knowledge that I want to share with you to help you make the best choices possible when it comes to supplements both for yourself and your family.
This is not another supplement promotion website that will try to get you to buy garbage supplements in the hopes of making a quick dollar.
I’m not about that. If you look through my site right now, you will probably find a lot of supplements that you’ve never heard of.
There’s a reason for that. These supplements aren’t sold in the big box supplement stores because that’s not what most people want. They are still being deceived by the flashy marketing tactics of these companies like I once was.
While the tide is turning, the average supplement consumer doesn’t really care about the ingredients. They just want to take the next big supplement hoping that it will help them reach their goals.
My goal here is to promote the best health and fitness supplements (and foods) out today that will actually help you to become a healthier person.
Along with supplement reviews, I also provide you with the best bodybuilding information that I know of.
With over twenty years of bodybuilding and lifting experience, it only seems right to include it on a site about supplements. The two go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly.
Also, there’s no way that I can talk about supplements every single post. Both of us would lose our minds.
I honestly know and believe that supplements can be extremely useful in helping you reach your goals.
With my help, you will have access to honest reviews of high-quality supplements and products that you can read and use to make an informed decision before you buy.
My Plea To You
Please begin to scrutinize the supplements that you are putting into your body.
You only have one body and you have to live in it, so it is of the utmost importance that you take care of it the best you can.
I want you to become a smart consumer. I want you to become picky and decide that you will only purchase the healthiest and most effective supplements for you and your family.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,