The Truth About Supplements

We  take pride in our commitment to provide our customers with honest answers regarding supplement use. Due to consumer demands, we carry many, many products. This however, does not mean that we believe that all of these products are effective. Let’s face it, there is an awful lot of crap being marketed in the supplement industry. Each and every day more and people become victims to the deceptive advertising practices used by certain supplement companies. A buyer beware attitude must be taken. We believe that the best way to do business is to be honest and up front with our customers. We feel that dealing with integrity will keep our customers coming back and we are concerned more with tomorrow’s future sales than with a single sale today. We would like the opportunity to prove that there are indeed some honest retailers in the supplement industry.

Supplements alone will not cause you to build muscle or lose fat. They are simply an aid. When the proper supplements are used in conjunction with a proper training and nutrition program, results are seen. Without a proper training program or a proper diet, results will be slim to none. I have seen many people spend quite a bit of money on supplements, yet not follow a proper workout and nutrition program, and then blame the supplements for their lack of progress.

Let’s face it, there is no miracle pill that will give you a great body and there is no miracle supplement that will do it all for you. A supplement is merely an aid and a small part of the total package needed to achieve your goals. Supplements are not to be confused with steroids. Science has yet to even come close to creating a supplement that will give you the same muscle building effects as steroids do.

A general rule of thumb regarding supplementation is that if a product sounds too good to be true, than it more than likely is. Certain supplement companies advertising practices are not only unethical, but they border on being illegal.Advertisements that say a product can cause you to put on ten pounds of lean muscle in two weeks are more than an exaggeration; they are flat out deceptive lies. Most of the before and after pictures that companies use to sell their products are a load of bull. Many companies go out and hire professional bodybuilders who have built their physiques mainly with steroids use. The bodybuilders used in the photos are paid very well to convince the public that using that they have built their bodies by using one particular supplement or another. Unfortunately, the Division of Consumer Affairs lacks the time and manpower to crack down on this type of deceptive advertising, so it will continue. It’s up to the supplement dealers like us to give the public the truth. Unfortunately, most supplement dealers simply want to sell, sell, sell, and they neglect to be honest and up front about a product.

Some supplement companies seem to have quality control problems in that their products can’t seem to pass laboratory tests. Far too often, a product has been revealed to NOT contain what the label claims. Is this a quality control issue, or an integrity issue? Think of how easy it would be to come out with a bogus product, spend a few thousand dollars marketing it in the Muscle mags, and sit back and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars. Than, when someone begins to question you, simply fold up. You still have all your money. This has occurred time and time again in the supplement industry.

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