I came across this website , Examine.Com and found it very interesting. They are an independent organization that collates scientific research on supplements and nutrition. I found the information about creatine to be very good for example as I decided it’s not all it was cracked up to be. But after reading what they had I may go get a tub of it and start taking it again. Then if you look under the nutrition tab and click on metabolic rate you can see a very comprehensive layout of various studies done on different vitamins and supplements that either increase or decrease one metabolic rate. Go to the bottom of the web page and they list a copious amount of references. Pretty cool I say! Check it out!
Heres a good post from their blog that explains things well:
Posted by Sol on Apr 23, 2013
We’ve finally done it. We’ve been collating research on supplements and nutrition for over two years, and as of this post, we have 17,069 citations in our database.
At the end of the day, we care about answering one question: What does a supplement do?
And today we finally solve that problem. We’ve replaced the confusing and cumbersome “Human Trials Database” with a “Human Effect Matrix.”
For every supplement in our database, a handy table will tell you what effect each supplement has and how noticeable that effect is.
Does Supplement X help with Y? Now you’ll know.
Creatine? It has a minor effect in increasing your testosterone, but a strong effect in increasing your power output. What aboutfish oil? It has actually has a notable effect in decreasing depression!
Best of all, the Human Effect Matrix isn’t on the supplement pages only. They are also on the effect pages themselves. Want to know which supplements impact inflammation? Done! Do any supplements help you add muscle? Now you know. (Spoiler: they all have, at most, a minor effect).
What we’ve done is removed all the mysticism, hyperbole, and marketing-speak used to talk about supplements. It’s all tabulated and organized for your perusal, and it’s all backed with citations with human-studies.
To get you going, here are a few popular and a few interesting supplements:
- Ways to Increase Kids’ Nutritional Awareness… The Nutrition Kid™ (thenutritionkid.wordpress.com)
- NutriFocus Now Has Metabolic Testing! (nutrifocusrd.wordpress.com)
- What Is The Best Pre-Workout Supplement? (dualfit.com)
- Supplements: Do You Need Them? (dualfit.com)