Chris Lockwood, Ph.D., FACN, CSCS

Background

Chris Lockwood, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in Exercise Physiology, is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Beginning in August 2019, he will be an Assistant Professor in the School of Exercise & Sports Science at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas) where he will teach Performance Nutrition and conduct experimental research on the efficacy and safety of nutritional and dietary supplement interventions in combination with, or the absence of, exercise.

He has over 100 scientific publications and presentations to his credit, has raised over $3 million in cash donations and contributions toward experimental and applied research, is the recipient of three research awards including Best Original Research by the American College of Nutrition, and is the lead inventor on five patents and two pending applications.

Dr. Lockwood has authored four book chapters and hundreds of consumer and trade articles, edited many hundreds more, has been a featured speaker all over the world, and has formulated and been behind some of the best-selling products and brands in sports nutrition.

Dr. Lockwood also serves as President of the consulting firm, Lockwood LLC, is an Adjunct Science Editor at Bodybuilding.com, and has previously served as senior category director of the Diet, Energy, Food and Beverage category of GNC, editor-in-chief of Muscle & Fitness and M&F Hers magazines, senior brand manager of American Body Building (ABB) and Science Foods, and as chief scientific officer of 4Life Research. His clients have included Auburn University, Nutrabolt (Cellucor), Scivation, Biotest, iSatori, Eurpac Service Inc., Muscle Foods USA, Glanbia Nutritionals, Informa, BioNutritional Research Group, Apax Partners, and many others. He has also developed nutrition plans and customized supplement formulations for clients such as actor Matthew McConaughey and singer Ciara Harris, just to name a few.

COI Statement: Dr. Lockwood has never, and does not currently receive any royalties, commissions, bonuses, or other such sales-specific compensation for the products he has formulated, intellectual property patented, or brands he has provided services.

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Articles

  • Start Here: The Most Important Supplements for Every Body

    "What supplements should I take?" It's a common question. We have the science-backed answer! These are the most important supplements, and the best best supplements for health!

  • 2 New Killer Exercises to Finish Off Your Biceps

    Add intensity and variety to your workouts by including these two new exercises in your workout repertoire. They don't require unique equipment, just an open mind and a desire to burn out your biceps!

  • 4 Reasons Why You Need A Vitamin C Supplement

    Vitamin C is the gift that keeps on giving to your body, from your immune system to your hair, skin, nails, dopamine response, and more.

  • Ask the Supplement Expert: Should I Drop My Multivitamin If I Use a Superfood

    The growing number of superfood or greens supplements look like an all-in-one nutritional solution. But isn't that what a multi is for? Here's how these two fit together.

  • Prop 65: 10 Things Every Supplement Buyer Needs to Know

    Wondering why new warning labels keep showing up on things you buy, even if you don't live in California? Here's what you need to know to be informed about Prop 65 and the nutritional supplements you take!

  • The Benefits of Multivitamins: Why and How Much

    There are a million different multivitamins out there, many with different ingredients and directions. Here’s how a supplement expert recommends you take yours!

  • The Benefits of Protein Powder: Why and How Much

    Lifters are ahead of the curve when it comes to taking protein. Here’s how our expert recommends you take yours to get maximum benefit!

  • The Benefits of Vitamin D: Why and How Much

    Vitamin D3 should be a staple in every person's diet for its health benefits, but particularly for athletes looking to maximize performance.

  • How to Get the Most Out of Supplements

    Think just opening the bottle will make your hopes and dreams come true? Sorry. Set yourself up for success by doing this before you start chasing the perfect stack!

  • The Benefits of Greens Supplements: Why and How Much

    The labels on greens supplements are packed with ingredients. So how do you get the most out of them? By looking for the best categories, and taking them the right way. Here’s what you need to know.

  • The Benefits of Probiotics: Why and How Much

    More than almost any other supplement, taking a probiotic the right way matters. So does what the label says! Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of this popular health supplement.

  • Food vs. Supplements: Which Is Safer?

    Dietary supplements are commonly considered to be unregulated and unsafe. But is the testing and regulation of food any stricter? Learn the facts to make more informed nutritional decisions each and every day!

  • Are My Vitamins and Supps Safe After the Expiration Date?

    Maybe your favorite supplement or vitamin has a "best by" date on it. Maybe it doesn't. Either way, here's what you need to know if you find a bottle and start to wonder if you should take a scoop or give it the old heave-ho!

  • Are Supplements Regulated? Yes. Here's How.

    No, the supplement industry isn't perfect. But the horror stories about lack of regulation aren't true, either! Here's what the rules say, and what it means for you.

  • BCAA Bashing: Have The Big Three Of Aminos Been Debunked As Muscle-Builders?

    A recent barrage of marketing may have you asking yourself: Do BCAAs work, or were they disproven by a new research paper? Here's what the science says, from an industry insider with decades of experience.

  • Is Creatine OK On The Keto Diet And Does It Affect Ketosis?

    Will creatine change the effectiveness of a ketogenic diet and will keto change the effectiveness of creatine? The answers are different and may surprise you.

  • Ask the Supplement Expert: Does Whey Lower Testosterone Levels?

    For two of the most discussed topics in sports nutrition (protein and testosterone), it's amazing how little is known about the effects on the latter of consuming the former. Here's what the latest research says about how your protein supplement may impact your levels of testosterone.

  • Your Expert Guide To Melatonin

    Melatonin can function as a hormone that helps you sleep, but can it also help with exercise performance and body composition? Here are this supplement's uses, forms, dosage, and side effects.

  • Ask the Supplement Expert: Is Native Whey Legit?

    What does native whey or undenatured whey protein mean, and is this better than other kinds of whey protein isolate? Supplement expert Chris Lockwood sets the record straight.

  • Death By Protein? Nope. Here's The Truth.

    No, you shouldn't throw out your protein powder in response to recent and tragic headlines. The much-publicized death of an Australian bodybuilder was a case of a rare condition that got out of control. Here's everything you need to know!