So a new health food and supplement store opened up a week ago in my local shopping precinct and yesterday I finally got around to checking it out. I was impressed Tincture manufacturing at the choice of bodybuilding supplements; there were many brands that I’ve never seen on the shelves here in the united states. So the salesman walks up and asks me if i want any help with the supplements I was looking at. Sure, I said and he kicked off his sales page about the new creatine supplement range. After about 2 minutes I had to stop him. The absolute rubbish that was coming from his mouth was an slander to my brains!
He previously quite obviously see the promotion package posted out to you by the supplement company and padding it out a bit to try and make the sale. When i asked him where he trained he said he didn’t and when I went on to ask him some more in-depth questions about creatine (which I knew the answer to — I was just testing him) he previously no idea what I was talking about. I wound up walking out. As i walked out I was thinking about how someone who was new to bodybuilding and supplements could easily be sucked in by the salesman’s pitch. So i decided I will give some newbies some advice about buying supplements and how Not to get cheated. Let’s face it, supplements aren’t cheap and I’ve got a million things I’d rather spend my hard earned cash on than supplements I don’t need.
So here goes, here are some points you should think about before making a supplement purchase. Knowledge Is Power. Knowledge is your first brand of defense from being ripped off. Don’t ever approach a supplement store having no idea what you’re looking for. There are plenty of places you can get information on this site. Like our supplements section, supplement articles section, discussion forum or journal. I give you advice to essentially do your research on supplements before
you get anything. Get independent advice from guys on our forum, read reviews, compare products and prices. There is so much information made available to you a person stupid not to read up, especially considering supplements cost a lot and the right supplements can make a huge difference in muscle gains. Never Take The Salesman’s Word For it. Never take the advice of someone who is going to cash in on your purchase. Sellers are trained to make the biggest sale. When supplements are concerned, this translates to over-hyping products and advising you to buy things you don’t need.
Always seek independent advice from a trusted source. Previously, if you didn’t know anyone who was into bodybuilding or worked at a supplement store it was hard to get good quality independent advice. Today we have the internet. You can ask people for advice on discussion boards, read thousands of articles etc. so there’s so justification to do your research. If It Sounds Too Good To be True It Probably Is. This is another age old saying! However it does affect supplements.
Supplement companies really like to over-hype their products and often bend the truth on their packaging. Here are some classic examples: “Studies have shown… inch Studies have shown what? Who conducted these studies? Can we have a copy of these study? The companies conduct their own in-house studies that we’re prohibited to look at. “New and improved formula” How can you improve something that’s already the best money can purchase? Well, that’s what I was told on the last package. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of good supplements out there.
Just watch out for miracle supplements that promise to be the key to weight gain. Only Buy Supplements Based on Your Goals/Training. Simply because Ronnie Coleman takes it doesn’t mean you need to. Supplement companies spend big money to have top bodybuilders suggest their products. Do not get embroiled in thinking this business got that big by taking these products. Quite often a bodybuilder won’t even start employing and selling a product until they’re well known on the IFBB enterprise. Now how did they get so big? They ingested like a bear and trained as an Olympic sportsperson. What supplements you get should be a representation on your goals and workout. There’s no need to spend $300 a month on 6 different types of supplement if you’re only training all they wanted 3 x each week just to tone up a bit.