It might seem obvious but looking at the actual ingredient amounts when buying supplements is critical to ensure you are getting what you pay for. No matter how transparent a brand is with its disclosure on ingredient inclusion amounts, it MUST be able to back this up with proper and effective dosage amounts.
When you read about the next big exciting ingredient that will help you increase your strength, recovery or muscle growth, remember that to get the results from that ingredient, you require the proper dose. It is the old carrot and the stick approach: promise the key desired ingredient but never deliver even close to the dose you need for results.
How many pre-workouts have you seen with 11 ingredients including citrulline that have 4g serving sizes? Citrulline is a powerful and super versatile ingredient, but only in its clinically effective dosage of 4-6 grams. That’s the entire serving size of the pre-workout you’ve just called to mind. So what about the other 10 ingredients? What about the 2.5 to 3g of flavouring required to make the product taste good?
If a light bulb just went on for you, it means you just realized that you’ve been taken advantage of. How do you avoid this? Simply never buy a product that won’t tell you the dosage of every single ingredient it contains.