Just wanted to whip up a quick post about supplementation. It seems like there is a new product popping up everyday promising to help you burn fat, increase energy or build strength. I’m a believer that you should seek these benefits from natural sources as part of a healthy lifestyle. (i.e. Eat your veggies!) That being said, I do like to keep an open mind and learn about what’s out there. I’ve been hearing some buzz about Advocare products recently so I did some quick research.
The first question I always ask is “What’s in it?” I was disappointed to find that when researching Advocare products, I was unable to find a complete listing of ingredients in their supplements online. Advocare operates under a multi-level marketing model so perhaps they leave that information to their consultants to disseminate but it does seem a bit shady to me. After some poking around I did find the list of ingredients clearly offered on their corporate website – kudos Advocare – but my point is that you need to make sure you read and understand those ingredients. If you’ve read any of my other posts, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Onnit and Legion products. One of the main reasons is that both companies clearly share complete listings of ingredients backed by thorough information about how and why the products work.
I don’t recommend that anyone use the products that I talk up on my website… Why? Because I am not qualified to do so. You need to do your own research and may even want to consult your doctor or a nutritionist. Yes, I’d be happy to have you purchase any of the products that I use through my website because that will help keep Bob Betterman up and running but don’t do it just because I said I use them.
Bottom line, know what you are putting in your body and be skeptical of products that are not completely transparent about their ingredients. You need to figure out what’s right for you!
P.S. Also be skeptical of anyone offering a time-based solutions. (e.g. “24 Day Challenge” or “10 Day Cleanse”) The only timeline you should be concerned with in your quest for better is “forever.” Be better every day.