Author: Jeff Anderson
Format: E-Book (Electronic Delivery)
Bonuses: “Little Black Book” of Ingredient Suppliers, Supplement Stacking Secrets, Supplement Cycling Secrets, Anderson’s Personal Supplement Recipes
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Whether you realize it or not, you are likely paying a ridiculous mark-up for your bodybuilding supplements. When I say ridiculous, I’m saying you may be paying the supplement companies 10 or 20 times as much as the supplements are actually worth.
Feel like a sap?
Yeah, me too. I’ve been suckered into paying $80 for the latest supplement company concoction only to later find out it cost about $7 to make. (That’s $73 I’d have in my pocket today if I’d have done a little research and done my own mixing).
So, while you’re probably getting ripped off, you aren’t alone.
It’s just the way the bodybuilding supplement industry works. It can be an ugly industry and those of us looking to get the little boost that supplements can provide have no choice but to open up our wallets and pay what they demand.
No? Well, with “Homemade Supplement Secrets“, Jeff Anderson presents an intriguing alternative to simply smiling and taking it in the $%& with every trip to the supplement store.
It is a step-by-step guide to bypassing the supplement company BS altogether and, in effect, becoming your own bodybuilding supplements manufacturing company. It provides detailed instructions on how you can buy the exact same ingredients and produce “knock-off” supplements that are the same or better quality than those you are getting at the store.
And, you can make these supplements at a fraction of the cost.
It’s not a new idea and Anderson didn’t come up with the idea. Dedicated trainers figured out how easy it was to bypass the supplement companies decades ago. They’ve pocketed tremendous savings.
Since I started this site nearly ten years ago, I have received countless emails from everyday trainers who have quit paying retail and started mixing their own supplements. I think they email me just to brag about their savings.
It’s cool. They have reason to brag.
While Anderson didn’t come up with the concept, “Homemade Supplement Secrets” has become the definitive guide to making your own supplements.
It makes “making your own” a realistic alternative for all trainers. Most people wouldn’t get past trying to figure out where to buy the ingredients and how exactly to get started. Anderson tells you the specifics and does the supplier sourcing for you (the “Little Black Book of Ingredient Suppliers” is invaluable).
Anderson breaks down 24 of the best-selling supplements and gives you the knock-off recipes for each. He also teaches you how to break down any supplement out there and come up with your own knock-off recipes for them.
The big savings will come mostly from the market’s “glamour supplements”. These are the mega supplements that combine several ingredients into one product (think NO-Explode or Muscle Milk). It is in these types of products that the supplement companies are at their most deceptive…
Anderson goes into depth on how the supplement industry markets (deceives) and profits big. It is eye-opening, even for someone like me who long ago became disenchanted with the supplement companies. Some of the tactics they employ – fake testimonials, distorted research, ingredient sprinkles, etc. – will make you cringe.
And these tactics will convince you to unnecessarily part with your hard-earned money if you aren’t careful.
I appreciate the fact that Homemade Supplement Secrets takes great care to educate its readers on the true capabilities of supplements to help with muscle building. Those capabilities aren’t anywhere near as great as those companies want you to believe. Anderson explains in no uncertain terms that the bulk of your results will be dependent on your dieting and training efforts.
Once you lose sight of that fact, you are lost. Even though your bodybuilding budget may get considerably greater buying power with the help of this information, you don’t want to lose sight of bodybuilding’s big picture (train hard, eat big).
5 of 5 Stars: At just $27, Homemade Supplement Secrets is one of the few bodybuilding products that I would consider a true bargain. Anderson does a masterful job of exposing the dirty practices of the supplement companies and providing trainers with a viable alternative.
If you are a casual trainer and/or tend to keep your supplementing pretty light and basic, you probably won’t find significant value in mixing up your own supplements. If, on the other hand, you are going to be into bodybuilding or athletic performance for the long haul and have a little “mad scientist” in you, this is something you should definitely consider.
For those willing to invest a little brain power and a little mixing time, the savings can truly add up. Anderson’s guide will get you going in the right direction.