The hard and simple truth about the supplement industry

Adriano Harwood
2 min readJun 16, 2022
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The truth about most supplements advertised is often bullshit with fake ingredients and impossible claims. Many are advertised as containing natural steroids found somewhere in the remote part of the Amazon forest or weight loss pills that shed pounds of fat in a few days.

Many pray on the uneducated or the naive with the actual proof of this is the supplement Creatine Monohydrate, Creatine is one of the few supplements backed by research. However, Creatine itself is not a magic way to build muscle. The attempt to market Creatine Monohydrate as a steroid with outlandish claims that to work effectively you have to load or cycle up to ten times a day.

This is simply a ploy to sell more Creatine. The more you look at the supplement industry the more crap and lies you will find.

Unfortunately in an ever-busy world anyone and everyone is looking for an easy answer to their problem. The only real supplement you need is a multivitamin, whey protein, and if you are serious about your training Creatine.

Legit supplements such as Branched-chain Amino Acids and various pre-workout and finally Fat Burners aren’t actually legit, many work to an extent but with such a minimal effect to your body. By all means, use supplements when and when required, just remember you are throwing away your hard-earned cash.

With an extensive marketed industry using the media, YouTubers, and Instagram who have most likely never used the supplements they are promoting. Nearly all are not natural using various Steroids, Amphetamines, and other Chemical substances.

The supplement industry is doing its best to market everything it can sell with More and more supplements hopefully looking at overweight or skinny teenagers with substances that are a waste of time with little evidence to back up their claims and empty your pocket of your hard earn cash.

Written by Adriano Harwood



Adriano Harwood

mental health suffer and freelance journalist in the making