I remember when I first started lifting, some of the real hardcore guys at the gym – you know, the manly-men with tank tops, leather gloves and those cute little belts that cinch at the waist – used these crazy things called “stacks”, these supplement packages with multiple items that “worked together” to make you even more jacked.
They dropped hundreds of bucks a week on these things. And boy did they look cool rolling up to the gym with their pill boxes and shaker cups. It was like being in a Guns ‘N Roses dressing room in the early 90s, but with no groupies. And despite all these supplements, these dudes looked more like Axl Rose than Henry Rollins.
You see, these stacks are usually a clever way to steal your money. Group together a few products (for example, a pre-workout drink, an intra-workout drink and a post-workout drink), tell people they work better together, and laugh all the way to the bank. Even if just one of the three products works, you’re tricked into thinking you need all three and spend more money.
Luckily, the experts at Examine.com have injected another shot of truth into the industry. They just released their Stack Guides, a collection of 16 separate guides that separate fact from fiction when it comes to combining supplements for maximum results.
I got a chance to read the guides prior to their release and I can safely say they’re the most thorough, yet easy-to-read pieces of information about supplements available today.
Most importantly, Examine.com doesn’t sell supplements and isn’t affiliated with any supplement company. There’s no agenda, so it’s all information you can trust.
It’s simple – pick a goal. Start with, “I want to …” and fill in the blank.
You’ll be presented with thorough lists of supplements that DO and DON’T work, as proven by thousands of studies and years of scientific research. Here’s a list of all 16 guides:
- Testosterone Enhancement
- Fat Loss
- Muscle Gain & Exercise Performance
- Mood and Depression
- Heart Health
- Sleep Quality
- Insulin Sensitivity
- Memory and Focus
- Skin and Hair Quality
- Libido and Sexual Enhancement
- Liver Health
- Allergies and Immunity
- Bone Health
- Joint Health
There’s something for everyone. It’s full of interesting tidbits. For example, did you know…
- Excessive sweating can affect testosterone levels? Check out the Testosterone Enhancement guide for two essential minerals to help boost t-levels.
- Not everyone responds well to creatine right away? Learn how to adjust your post-workout meal to maximize the muscle-building effects of creatine in the Muscle Gain & Exercise Performance guide.
- That garlic is great for your heart? But only if you cook it a certain way, as explained in the Heart Health guide.
Quite simply, Examine.com has “solved supplement confusion” and given you the tools to choose proven supplements based on your fitness goals.
I can’t recommend the Examine.com Stack Guides enough. And if you pick up a copy through my blog, the swell gentlemen at Examine throw me a few bucks. I’ll use it all to buy steak and beer, so rest assured it’s going to a good cause.
Check it out and let me know what you think: