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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 October 07, 2022 4 min read
Men, I know what it is like to be overweight and depressed.
Not having the energy to do anything but relax and sleep.
While relaxation and sleep are incredibly important, they can make us feel like we are not making progress in our lives.
And when depression hits, it’s very difficult to push through with exercise and weight loss.
But did you know that even though it takes time and some effort, you don’t need to get obsessively crazy over it?
In fact, with just a few small adjustments, you can lose weight, fight back against depression, and take your life back.
If you're serious about shedding pounds and pushing away those depression demons, here are five tips that can help get you started.
by Tony Gjokaj September 05, 2022 4 min read
A few weeks ago, my buddy Grant and I talked about nutrition.
We talked about how he's lost over 120 pounds so far with the weight loss progress he's been making.
This is all because he has been making healthier decisions over time.
One of the newest challenges he's facing right now is he's got a new job. He's working 10 to 12 hour days with physical demanding labor.
And what's been happening for him is that he's been super exhausted, he's not motivated to meal prep, he's having trouble trying to sit down and cook foods doesn't have the energy doesn't have the time.
So what I propose is five tips that you can use to live a more on the go fast food healthy eating lifestyle.
by Tony Gjokaj July 27, 2022 4 min read
Have you ever experienced anxiety that drains all of your productive energy?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults in the US each year.
If you're someone who suffers from anxiety, you know that it can be incredibly debilitating. It can hold you back from some positive experiences and opportunities as a result.
The good news is that there are ways to overcome it!
In this blog post, we will discuss eight best tips for overcoming anxiety, from an expert that has been there themselves!
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