Eric Trexler PhD is one of the new kids on the block in the evidence-based fitness community.
He earned his PhD at the University of North Carolina, is a professional natural bodybuilder, and also has his CSCS*D and CISSN certifications.
This episode is broken down into three distinct segments:
- A General overview of the supplement industry
- Recommendations on supplements for Health/Wellness
- Recommendations on supplements for Sports Performance
Deciding which supplements you put into your body is a big decision and Eric has some fantastic tips for helping you decide what you should, and should not, take.
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Links, Show Notes, and Time Stamps
Instagram – @trexlerfitness
Facebook – Eric Trexler
Website – Stronger by Science
Other Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
4:37 – Eric’s background with supplements as a consumer and researcher
8:14 – How the FDA and FTC regulate supplements
11:23 – Exemptions in supplement regulation
17:13 – History of the Snake Oil Salesman
20:05 – The consumer bears most of the burden when it comes to finding good supplements
23:19 – Website Eric recommends everyone use to research supplements
32:40 – Health and Wellness Supplements
33:38 – Multivitamins
35:07 – Fish Oil
37:59 – Websites that do independent testing on supplements
40:15 – Creatine Monohydrate
46:50 – Researching specialized supplements
50:37 – CBD Oil
57:19 – Performance Supplements
59:46 – Citruline
1:02:20 – BCAA vs. EAA
1:06:58 – Supplements replacing bad diets
1:07:59 – Fat Burners
1:11:25 – Test Boosters