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Conducting your own laboratory-level study may be out of the question, so how do you know whether or not a supplement is worth taking? We have outlined what to look for.


What should I look for when purchasing a supplement?

When it comes to investing in supplements, you should know what you’re buying. ‘A fool and his money are easily parted’, as the old saying goes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates statements made on supplements, but the FDA monitors supplements passively, so cannot explicitly suggest that you should purchase something or not. This is a fact you will commonly find stated on packaging. Don’t let that dissuade you from stocking up though.

There are supplements that genuinely boost your athletic performance. To find them, look for the logos that matter.

Indicators of quality

The endorsement of a supplement by a famous face doesn’t usually correspond to quality. A brand may have paid for your favorite bodybuilder or athlete to endorse a product, but a better measure of effectiveness is to be backed by scientific studies.

Generic ingredients often produce generic or below-average results. For example, products containing sub-standard beta-alanine are often guilty of under-dosing. Therefore the true boost to athletic performance will not be felt.

CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is manufactured under a stringent quality control process, and is certified by national and international agencies to be safe and effective.

Trial and error: knowing how a product works

Conducting a lab-based study can cost thousands of dollars, and the vast majority of people don’t possess the capability to fund or undertake this level of research.

Nevertheless, it is still possible to judge whether a product is worth taking. Arguably the most obvious but effective method of assessing
a supplement’s quality is by trial and error.

There is no better way to test whether or not a supplement will work for you than by… you’ve guessed it, trying it yourself.

Word of caution: be sensible and consult your doctor as to whether or not a supplement will interact with your health or any medication you’re currently taking.

CarnoSyn® – the athlete’s secret weapon

Over the past decade, the sports nutrition and supplement industry has grown exponentially.

The supplement industry is now a multi-billion dollar enterprise, awash with bold and beautiful claims, but these are often lacking in substantiation and evidence.

CarnoSyn® beta-alanine has been proven to work in over 55 scientific studies. It helps athletes build more muscle, prolong endurance and reach peak performance.

You work hard for results. CarnoSyn® helps you work harder.

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