Overwhelmed, are there too many supplements and companies?

  1. Overwhelmed, are there too many supplements and companies?


    I gotta admit, keeping up with the newest supplements is a little overwhelming. There are sooo many companies and sooo many supplements.
    Unfortunately I am always on the look-out for what works and feel as though I am missing out if I don't try out almost everything out there! It's like a full-time job studying ingredients and dosages and company profiles etc. And companies keep changing their quality, so a company that sucked a couple years ago can re-invent itself and sell better products now, and visa-verse.

    I wonder if they are all making money because there seems to be a limited market but tons of supplement companies and tons of product out there. I also go to another website that show me what's in development and almost every company is coming out with new products!

    How do you guys keep up with this crap? Do you wait until other guys have reviewed supplements, or do you just go and buy what's out there that's new? Do you have TOOO many supplements like I do?


  2. There are really not that many compounds. There are to many companies trying to sell the same compounds under various clever names and repetitious blends thus confusing and overwhelming you and others.

    Find what works for you and put blinders on the hype. Personally I like companies such as usp that innovate and seek out new compositions than those continuously reformulating blends that vary not much from those already available

  3. you'll get a basic understanding of what category the different supps fall into. its alot of fancy names but in the end it does about the same as their competetor
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  4. for me, there arent many compounds that are out there they are a really decent product. Just alot of bulk products. USPLabs and PES have my heart right now for some of their formulas like Versa, Erase pro...etc

    You just have to spend time studying basically. Once you post consistently, you will hear and see the names of supplements enough that you will pick up on what they are.
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  5. Learn about individual ingredients rather than whole products. Many products contain the same ingredients, as has been mentioned. Understanding the ingredients will allow you to understand more about various products, if that makes sense?

    Reviews, personal experiences.. Both good ways to determine the quality of a product. Good luck, bro!

    One more thing.. Someone mentioned USPLabs being dependable. I second that statement. And would like to add PES in that category as well. Very few companies continue to innovate and produce quality products
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Natestreo View Post
    Learn about individual ingredients rather than whole products. Many products contain the same ingredients, as has been mentioned. Understanding the ingredients will allow you to understand more about various products, if that makes sense?

    Reviews, personal experiences.. Both good ways to determine the quality of a product. Good luck, bro!

    One more thing.. Someone mentioned USPLabs being dependable. I second that statement. And would like to add PES in that category as well. Very few companies continue to innovate and produce quality products
    steal my answer why don't you. lol
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by cswalczakny View Post

    steal my answer why don't you. lol
    Great minds think alike!
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  8. Never enough
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    yep, worry about ingredients + doses, and pay attention to what and what % extracts are standardized to. It does take time and research, but its also worth it.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by Natestreo View Post
    Great minds think alike!
    I've been hearing that a lot lately! lol
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by cswalczakny View Post
    I've been hearing that a lot lately! lol
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  11. research the ingredients and find companies you trust

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Ballesteri View Post
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    yes, it allows me to absorb and regurgitate the wisdom of others without having to do any of that pesky "learning" myself.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by cswalczakny View Post
    yes, it allows me to absorb and regurgitate the wisdom of others without having to do any of that pesky "learning" myself.
    & have ur boom on rec. as backup, oh or was dat to get down

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Ballesteri View Post
    & have ur boom on rec. as backup, oh or was dat to get down
    thats right
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  15. I know what you mean...but I usually just stick with the same 3 or 4 companies...
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  16. Re: Overwhelmed, are there too many supplements and companies?


    Yeah I have way too many supplements lol. I stick with three company's tho. Purus, Finaflex and USP. They always make great stuff and I'm hardly ever let down by any of them.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Yeah I have way too many supplements lol. I stick with three company's tho. Purus, Finaflex and USP. They always make great stuff and I'm hardly ever let down by any of them.


    have you tried Finaflex/Redefined Nutrition's PumpMax? (or is is MaxPump?)
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  18. Companies can come and go, but one thing that will always be there is the science. Keep up with the science and the companies that follow it...and you won't be lead astray
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by Loudy Rowdy View Post
    have you tried Finaflex/Redefined Nutrition's PumpMax? (or is is MaxPump?)
    MaxPump and it is the bees knees.
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Companies can come and go, but one thing that will always be there is the science. Keep up with the science and the companies that follow it...and you won't be lead astray

    some companies may use only scienced back ingredients....if their marketing isn't on point then they won't make it, also could use science backed ingredients and if they aren't "quality" raw materials and again they won't be around long, and last but not least a company could use all science proven ingredients and underdose those ingredients....science isn't the only answer

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Loudy Rowdy View Post

    have you tried Finaflex/Redefined Nutrition's PumpMax? (or is is MaxPump?)
    I'm actually running a log on MAX PUMP and IGNITE2 right now. Started yday. Its over in the redefined-finaflex section. Looking good sofar.

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  22. Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    some companies may use only scienced back ingredients....if their marketing isn't on point then they won't make it, also could use science backed ingredients and if they aren't "quality" raw materials and again they won't be around long, and last but not least a company could use all science proven ingredients and underdose those ingredients....science isn't the only answer
    but it is the backbone for solid companies.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    some companies may use only scienced back ingredients....if their marketing isn't on point then they won't make it, also could use science backed ingredients and if they aren't "quality" raw materials and again they won't be around long, and last but not least a company could use all science proven ingredients and underdose those ingredients....science isn't the only answer
    I completely agree, nor was I contending such
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    I completely agree, nor was I contending such
    ok it just sounded like u meant as long as companies use science that they'll be fine
  25. Cool


    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    ok it just sounded like u meant as long as companies use science that they'll be fine
    Nope, I was speaking from a consumer standpoint. If the consumer buys science-backed, quality products, they generally can't go wrong. Sure, other things go into the equation, but it's not like I made a disclaimer saying "this is the ONLY FACTOR THAT MATTERS!!!!"
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