What You Need to Know About Supplements
Supplements are not the answer to everything. Your discipline in maximizing your lifestyle factors makes more of a difference in the long run than supplements, outside of your genetic factors.
Supplements are used to support you in areas of deficiency, which more often is temporary. However, you may have genetics that make it difficult to convert sunlight to the kind of Vitamin D your body uses. Or you may not be able to activate Vitamin B12. In which case you would continue supplementation. If you over supplement when you don’t need it, then the supplement becomes just another item which the body must divert energy towards to eliminate it. Save your energy for something else like winning.
Designs for Health is well known for high quality supplements to the extent that they believe in purchasing patents of the best products available. However, a single company cannot be the best at everything, consequently I look to several companies for quality products. For example, Pure Encapsulations provides a quality NAC (N-acetyl-L-Cysteine) + Glycine powder for those who are deficient. Metagenics is a great resource for treating yeast in the gut. Biocidin Botanicals offers superb treatment for oral bacterial overgrowth.
The NCAA and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of banned substances will be followed as closely as possible based on what is published each year. If you have any concerns check with either organization for a complete list. See links below.