Clayton South

Background

Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

Mr. South, a former personal trainer, has worked as the Chief Research Officer (CRO) of a major nutrition company, and he currently serves as a marketing and advertising advisor to many of the major companies in the dietary supplement industry.

As a consumer advocate, Clayton South tests and reviews dietary supplements every day. In this role he is the author of THE SUPPLEMENT FILES - an unbiased, truthful "no-nonsense" inside look at dietary supplement products.

In addition to writing other articles, Mr. South authors CLAYTON SOUTH's HEALTH FACTS, Q and A WITH CLAYTON SOUTH, and APPLIED BODYBUILDING RESEARCH.

He is a regular contributor to DOUBLE XL MAGAZINE, BODYBUILDING.COM and THE LEAN BODY COACHING CLUB. He has millions of readers every month from around the world.

Mr. South graduated with an Associates Law Degree from Canada's top college, and is a certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition (SPN) by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).

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Articles

  • Fouad Abiad Interview: A Star In The Making!

    In the course of my duties as a writer in the bodybuilding industry, I meet many people. Unlike many in the industry, I had the opportunity to talk to a down to earth, respectful and genuine man named Fouad Abiad.

  • Applied Bodybuilding Research - 02-22-05!

    Find out why farmers are adding vital nutrients to your foods, coffee and how it affects your cardio and more...

  • The Myths Of Obesity Explained And Debunked: The Terminology Explained

    Despite the extensive knowledge available to our post-modern society, our problems are moving faster than we can catch them.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Pyruvate.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Smilax.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Dong Quai.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: EFA.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Ginkgo Biloba.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Milk Thistle.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • A Step-By-Step Plan For Bodyfat Reduction!

    Have you tried all of the products in the ads but with limited success? Are you confused as to what method is best for losing body fat? You are not alone.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Black Cohosh.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: ALC.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Ribose.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Q & A With Clayton South: October 2004!

    Get you questions answered by one of biggest upcoming names in bodybuilding. Check back monthly for updates and new questions added! What do YOU want to know about?

  • An Interview With Tia Keov - Sportlab Model Search Male Winner.

    The decision was difficult, but in the end Tia Keov came out on top and became the new Sportlab Male Model. Learn more about him right here as he answers questions about who he is.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Ecdysterone.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • The Supplement Files: Nutrabolics Diablo.

    In this issue of The Supplement Files, Clayton reviews a cell-oxidizing from Nutrabolics. Read more...

  • Applied Bodybuilding Research - 6-26-08!

    Learn more from these studies about chitosan, fruits and vegetables, glucosamine, and more. Check them out.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Artichoke Extract.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Vitamin K.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Q & A With Clayton South - July 2003!

    Get your questions answered by one of biggest upcoming names in bodybuilding. Check back monthly for updates and new questions added! What do YOU want to know about?

  • Twelve Weeks To A Lean Physique!

    The time has come for me to become lean. Chronicled for the next twelve weeks will be my journey. Included for your benefit will be all of my daily logs. Included in these logs will be my thoughts as they occurred to me.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Octacosanol.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Antioxidants.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Do You Have A Bodybuilder's Contradictory Mindset?

    Do bodybuilders REALLY do all they can to gain muscle? Are you SURE they do? And, most importantly, are you CERTAIN that these ideas have no impact on your ability as a bodybuilder? Find out if you have a contradictory mindset.

  • Magic Food: Healthy Foods For Bodybuilders!

    Learn what can work so well and yet be so inexpensive!

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Selenium.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Inosine.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Applied Bodybuilding Research - 08-13-07!

    Learn more from these studies about water and how it may effect your heart, effects of Strength training on free testosterone, weight management, and Panax Ginseng - Can it get you lean?

  • CEE (Creatine Ethyl Ester) Rountable: Round One!

    An eye-opening look into the politics and personalities of our sport in this roundtable discussion on creatine ethyl ester...

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Vitamin E.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Applied Bodybuilding Research - 6-09-04!

    Are physical activity and ovarian cancer in women linked, how does noise pollution effect our body, if this is the season for high cholesterol, how ephedra effects your heart, what supplements may work less as you get older and more...

  • Twelve Weeks To A Lean Physique - Part Two!

    After documenting the methodology of the program, I followed my usual practice of extending to you, the reader, an invitation to follow me on my journey to a leaner physique and greater health.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Hoodia Gordonii.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Q & A With Clayton South - June 2006.

    This Q&A discusses issues concerning fat burners, back exercises, obesity, steroids and much more. Read on as I give my opinion on a number of commonly asked questions. Get the facts here.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: L-Alanine.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: L-Theanine.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Pantothenic Acid.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • All About Alanine!

    L-alanine is a non-essential amino acid. It is an organic amino acid due to the presence of a carbon atom in its makeup. alanine is found primarily in poultry, beef, pork and fish. Learn how it can help you!

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Choline.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Evening Primrose Oil.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Can Sex Affect Your Bodybuilding Gains?

    This article will examine the latest research on sexual practice and its application within the context of an athletic training program...

  • Applied Bodybuilding Research - 2-15-04!

    Learn about the potential deadly effects of overtraining, the latest information about testosterone, the limits of creatine and much more!

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Vanadyl Sulfate.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • The New Approach To Instinctual Training!

    Through further practice, it is possible to make the behaviour instinctual-reflexive. Learn how and all about instinctual training!

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Glutamine Peptides.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Q & A With Clayton South - May 2006.

    This Q&A discusses issues such as whey protein hype, achieving long term fat loss, dopamine and mental health, L-arginine as a NO2 precursor and much more. Read on for the details!

  • Q & A With Clayton South - October 2007.

    Clayton sorts out another list of questions relating to losing body fat, fatty-acids, MHP products, St. John's Wort, and more. Read on to learn more!

  • Intensity: Do You Have It?

    Intensity is important for the advanced bodybuilder to understand. In an attempt to understand what intensity is.

  • Applied Bodybuilding Research - 04-06-07!

    Learn more from these studies about Synephrine (is it safe & effective?), effectiveness of glutamine, importance of breakfast, fats, BCAA's and problems around the holidays.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Fiber.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Magnesium.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Dessicated Liver.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: L-Arginine.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Applied Bodybuilding Research: The Latest News!

    Check out the latest research in the health industry from the top researchers in the world. All the up to date info lifted in one place!

  • Q & A With Clayton South - July 2005.

    This month I answer questions such as a wife who is being asked not to workout by the spouse, Creatine and NO2, hiatal hernias, overweight and misguided, and about quick and easy breakfasts.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Ipriflavone.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Folic Acid.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • The Unionization Of Bodybuilding: What Is Needed?

    In this article I shall discuss politics and culture, unions, communism, feudalism, and economics and capitalism, as they relate to bodybuilding.

  • Q & A With Clayton South - June 2008!

    Clayton sorts out another list of questions relating to the 'under 18 warning', sports nutrition career, Kre-Alkalyn, stretch marks, and much more. Read on!

  • Ephedra, The FDA And Codex Alimentarius... Get The Truth Here!

    Whether ephedrine HCL returns to the shelf in fat burners isn't really the issue. The issue is about freedom of choice. The freedom to decide what keeps our bodies healthy. Get the facts here and revive your rights as a citizen of a democratic society!

  • Q & A With Clayton South: June 2004!

    In this issue we will take a look at what testosterone supplements to lose weight, if Elite-K is a worthy product, if tribulus works, what supplements will give you more energy and more...

  • The Myths Of Obesity Explained And Debunked!

    Year after year, people are bombarded by advertisements, theories and training advice. The strong emphasis on being fit and lean is overwhelming.

  • Decahedron Delts: Learn How To Build Huge Delts!

    By employing the exercises outlined in this publication, according to the method prescribed, you can have a pair of Cannonball delts that inspire awe and respect from all who view them.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Cordyceps.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Q & A With Clayton South - May 2007.

    Clayton sorts out another list of questions relating to supplements and how they can best be used. Learn more about Kre-Alkalyn, RTD's, L-glutamine, Whey, and more right here!

  • Clayton's Health Facts: L-Tyrosine.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Back To The Basics: Back Training!

    What exercises work for building a thick and powerful back? With exercise pictures and printable logs!

  • My Review On Optimum Nutrition's 100% Whey!

    For anyone wanting to add size, while not putting their wallet on a diet, get some 100% Whey by Optimum!

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Boswellia.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Chlorophyll.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Gotu Kola

    Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is a plant that grows in countries such as India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Learn about its medicinal uses.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Betaine Anhydrous.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: L-Glutathione.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Yerba Mate.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Glycocyamine.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Bilberry.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Creatine Capsules.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Flax Seed.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Glutamine.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Manganese Is Essential To Health Because The Body Uses Manganese To Support

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Q & A With Clayton South - May 2004!

    In this issue you will learn the truth about supplement companies marketing, all about label claims and what you can do to fight it, why King Kamali's talks trash and if Jeff Summers products work...

  • Q & A With Clayton South - December 2003!

    Find out what Clayton's latest thoughts on Muscletech are, how to get rid of your extra stomach fat, how women can get started in bodybuilding, if 1-testosterone will show up on drug tests, and all about Primabolan!

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Bergenin Monohydrate.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Horny Goat Weed.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Apple Cider Vinegar.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Cayenne.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Olive Leaf.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Health Facts: Deer Antler Velvet.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Lee Labrada Talks About Mr. Olympia Nutrition Secrets!

    After retirement, Labrada founded Labrada Nutrition. In this interview, Lee Labrada shares his extensive nutrition knowledge and reveals his nutrition secrets for building a championship physique.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Egg Protein.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Ginger Root.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Licorice Root.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Survival Strategies For The Traveling Bodybuilder!

    Although I am writing about my travels over a specific time period, the mindset presented here is useful if applied consistently in everyday life and in every situation.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: Fenugreek.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Q & A With Clayton South - November 2003!

    Find out if NO2 will shrink your nuts, if it works, what kind of protein is best to take before bedtime, what a good creatine and glutamine are, and all about this year's Mr. Olympia placings...

  • Q & A With Clayton South - August 2007.

    Clayton sorts out another list of questions relating to constructing a workout, use of flax seed oil, Ecdysterone, and more right here!

  • The Top Secrets Of Bodybuilding Success!

    In this publication are those secrets; the treasure to bodybuilding success that so many look for, but that so few find. Get ready; the answers to your success have been found.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: R-ALA.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

  • Clayton's Health Facts: 5-Hydroxytryptophan.

    Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.