Ever wonder why that “miracle muscle builder” supplement that hoovered up last week’s paycheck didn’t perform as well as it did for the shredded dude in the magazine ad?
Were you just not working hard enough in the gym?
Are you just too much of a “hardgainer”?
Did you not click your heels 3 times?
That’s what some of the big supplement companies would like you to believe.
When in fact, it’s not YOU at all!
A recent review of the slick marketing tactics used by greedy bodybuilding supplement companies revealed some pretty scary tricks that you may have fallen for in the past.
Here are the Top 3 findings (and how you can be sure to NEVER get scammed again!):
1. “Proprietary Blends”
If the ingredient label on a supplement says “patent-pending” or “proprietary blend”, don’t buy it!
That’s scam-talk for “cheap worthless supplements we don’t want to tell you about!”
Companies can combine any simple compounds (whether they work or not) and submit them for a patent. Sounds “official”…but it’s a smoke screen!
2. “Pixie Dust”
Most supplements list “proven” active ingredients on their labels that CAN help you build more muscle and burn fat.
Unfortunately, most of them contain so LITTLE of the actual ingredient that they will literally have NO EFFECT on your body unless you take expensive MEGA-DOSES!
Usually the language that’s used is something like, “…contains an ingredient proven to blah, blah, blah…”
“Contains” = “Sucker” Don’t be one.
3. Scientific Jargon
We’re conditioned to accept medicines as having a powerful effect on our body.
That’s why supplement companies will use the latin or scientific name for a compound on the ingredients label to jack up the price for something that costs just pennies to produce.
In fact, I found one expensive “advanced” supplement that was using the long scientific name for plain old creatine…and charging a small fortune for it.
In another testosterone-boosting supplement, the manufacturers used the scientific name for (get this…) black tea leaves!
The bottle cost nearly $60 and it was filled with nothing more than ground up black tea leaves with its latin name!
Makes you want to give up on supplements, doesn’t it?
Well that would actually be a HUGE mistake!
Despite these supplement scams, I’m still a big fan of supplements.
That’s why I wrote an entire guide on how to actually make your own supplements (www.MakeYourOwnSupplements.com) that work even better than expensive store brands and saves you a ton!
Of course you need to have a kickass training program to stimulate muscle growth.
And you know you need to feed that muscle to make it grow, right?
Well the fact is, there ARE some great supplements that can show you faster results in the mirror.
Feel free to share you personal favorites below!