Supplements 101- Abbreviated Formulas

Jan 07, 2014
Supplements 101- Abbreviated Formulas

Are you taking supplements? It's time to get educated

A handful of companies are as fed up as I am with proprietary blends and underdosed formulas, but they fall short by using "abbreviated" formulas. An abbreviated formula is one that uses proper dosing of all ingredients, but only includes a few ingredients.

Take, for example, a pre-workout formula that includes beta-alanine, creatine, caffeine, and tyrosine. There's nothing wrong with it, but it could be made a lot more effective through the addition of ingredients like citrulline malate, betaine, and BCAAs, to name just a few. Why would companies not create the most robust formula possible? Because adding more ingredients costs too much money.

Its a process that has infuriated me ever since my time as the Former Senior Science Editor of Muscle & Fitness, FLEX and Muscle & Fitness HERS magazines for 10 years, until now. I have literally been takign much of these abbreviated formulas and like you had to spend a ton of money and time for years, formulating my own pre workout from numerous different brands. Thankfully, I finally have now made the decision to do something about it. Watch below to understand more on what abbreviated formulas are, and what you can do to have a better option.

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