by Tony Gjokaj January 11, 2021 3 min read
A few years back, it was very common to see various fitness competitors get in trouble for banned substances - because of supplements.
I remember one in particular competed and got disqualified because of one of his Pre-Workout products contain a banned substance. This sadly ruined his reputation for quite some time.
We don't want things like that to happen to you, and we never want to see your health jeopardized by using supplements.
So in this short post, we are going to dive into recommendations tactical and performance athletes should consider when taking supplements.
Let's dive in!
Before we get into our recommendations, we wanted you to understand the basic regulations of the Supplement Industry. With the supplement industry, the FDA does regulate it to an extent. However, supplements can be created and marketed in the industry without the FDA inspecting it, just so long as they follow guidelines.
However, not every company follows these guidelines. Due to the rise of many companies (like ours), there is a chance that questionable products hit the market.
Our goal is to give you the certainty that our brand is following proper regulations and recommendations set forth by many standards.
So with that, let's dive into recommendations before purchasing supplements.
As always, consult with a doctor or physician before taking supplements.
WADA and USADA standards are big standards that the best supplement brands should utilize when developing their products.
WADA stands for the "World Anti-Doping Agency", which is an international independent agency for sports and athletic performance. Most big international sports (and even Natural Bodybuilding) divisions use WADA for their testing standards.
The USADA is the "United States Anti-Doping Agency". This agency focuses directly on Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and Parapan American Sport. They manage doping regulations in these respective areas of sport. They also utilize WADA for their anti-doping practices.
We use WADA with our supplement selection so you don't have to be concerned when taking something that could be detrimental to your health.
As defined through NSCA's Tactical Strength and Conditioning, we should be aware of certain supplements with higher risk to health and performance.
Consider the following when purchasing supplements:
If your preferred supplement brand gets their supplements individually FDA-tested, then you that they are a more trustworthy brand.
While we do use WADA to guide our product choice, we are working towards getting our products FDA-tested so that we can build more trust and credibility with you all.
If you follow these simple guidelines, you should be able to figure out what supplements are better for you than others.
We believe that supplements with individual ingredients or non-proprietary blends are the way to go, which is why we embedded it in our brand philosophy.
When picking your supplements, please view the brands carefully and see if they align with your goals.
That's it for this one, Reforged Legion!
Any questions or comments, feel free to email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you.
Until next time!
Tony is the Owner of Reforged. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help millions exercise their way out of depression and anxiety.
by Tony Gjokaj September 18, 2023 3 min read
Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including muscle and nerve function, blood sugar regulation, and bone health.
Despite its importance, many people do not get enough magnesium from their diets alone.
This is where supplements like magnesium glycinate can be helpful.
Magnesium glycinate is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium that is easily absorbed by the body and has several potential health benefits.
In this post, we'll explore the benefits of magnesium glycinate and why it may be a valuable addition to your overall health and wellness plan.
Let's dive in!
by Tony Gjokaj September 13, 2023 3 min read
Depression is a complex mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world.
While seeking professional help is crucial, integrating exercise into your routine can be an effective complementary strategy to alleviate its symptoms.
Exercise isn't just about physical fitness; it has a profound impact on your mental well-being as well.
In this post, we'll explore the link between exercise and depression and delve into five potent ways that regular physical activity can help you on your journey to improved mental health.
by Tony Gjokaj August 13, 2023 5 min read
Have you asked yourself why most people fail their diets?
A lot of it comes from extremes: huge diet restrictions, following a fad diet that's not prescribed to your body, and more.
Many of us go too extreme to the point of so much discomfort, which makes us actually fail rather quickly.
Most of the time, people stop their diets within 5 weeks.
So today, I wanted to shift your mindset towards nutrition.
In this post, we are going to go over 5 nutrition principles for success.
Let's dive in!