John Berardi's Supplement Reviews Main Page!

In the weeks to come, I am reviewing various supplements and giving you my unbiased opinion on what I think about them. I will base them on a scale that I made up. I will judge it based on the following...


What I Am Doing:

In the weeks to come, I am to be reviewing various supplements and giving your my unbiased opinion on what I think about them. I will base them on a scale that I made up.

I will judge it based on the following:


Credibility Rating:

I will judge each supplement based on my personal experiances with them. I will give it 1 out of 4 to 4 out of 4.

Example:

Credibility Rating:

This would give it a credibility rating of 2 out of 4.


Rating Scale:

4/4 - This supplement/regimen has significant scientific backing and can produce significant benefits in most individuals.

3/4 - There exists a sound theoretical basis for its ergogenic effects; may work in certain individuals; further research is needed to elucidate their respective effects.

2/4 - Science is equivocal, animal data and human data may be conflicting; or mechanism of action may be unclear.

1/4 - Little or no science as well as poor theoretical foundation.


The Reviews

Supplement Reviews: Essential Amino Acids! - Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Of the 20 amino acids that make up dietary protein, 9 are essential and 11 are non-essential...

Supplement Reviews: Casein! - Casein protein is a milk protein extract recognized for its excellent amino acid profile, slow digestion, and interesting peptides...

Supplement Reviews: Post-Exercise Carbohydrate/Protein! - Post exercise Carbohydrate – Protein supplements contain "fast" protein and carbohydrates meaning quickly digested and absorbed proteins (such as whey protein) and simple sugars (including glucose and/or glucose polymers)...

Supplement Reviews: Choline! - Choline is a dietary component found in many protein and fat-containing foods. It acts as a cell-signalling molecule, as an acetylcholine precursor, and adds structural integrity to cell membranes...

Supplement Reviews: Whey Protein! - Whey protein is a milk protein extract recognized for its excellent amino acid profile, high cysteine content, rapid digestion, and interesting peptides (lacto globulins, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, etc)...

Supplement Reviews: Vitamin C! - Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin (dissolves in water) and is therefore associated with both intracellular fluids (cytoplasm) and extracellular fluids (blood). Since vitamin C is water soluble, it is difficult to achieve toxic concentrations of this vitamin...

Supplement Reviews: Tyrosine! - Tyrosine is one of the non-essential amino acids (can be manufactured by the body) and has powerful physiological effects when both administered alone and provided in high concentrations...

About The Author

John M Berardi is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human performance and nutrition. His company, Science Link, provides unique and highly effective training, nutrition, and supplementation programs for high level athletes as well as recreational exercisers. John is a prolific author and a sought after speaker and consultant. Visit www.johnberardi.com for more information about John and his team. Also, check out his new DVD entitled No Nonsense Nutrition.