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Introducing the Research Digest

Keeping you up to date with in depth analysis on the latest studies
sent straight to your inbox every month

Stay up to date on the cutting edge of nutrition research with information you don’t need a PhD to understand
Get honest and objective insight from a team of independent physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, and research experts in the fields of health and nutrition
Make fitness and health decisions based on scientific facts... not hype

If you’re a fitness pro or nutrition research junkie, you know the drill.

Research comes out, media hype ensues, truth gets lost. Wash, rinse, repeat.

What if you could sit down every month and get the latest, most up to date information on nutrition studies, in jargon free language by leading experts in their field?

And what if you knew these experts had no interest in selling you anything? So everything you were reading was based on the unvarnished truth. There’d be no wondering whose wallet was getting padded and what information might be compromised.

Making your way through the minefield of misinformation

Let’s start with some important facts:

  • In 2012, sales of all dietary supplements totaled $32.5 billion in the United States alone*
  • There’s no mandated testing, no requirement for FDA approval - what’s worse is there’s no provision under any law or regulation requiring a manufacturer to disclose information they have about the safety or purported benefits of their dietary supplement products
  • Sensationalist headlines sell magazines and drive website traffic... giving media outlets an incentive to over hype nutrition studies without digging into the science behind them
  • Websites out to get more traffic build viral lists and infographics that have no basis of evidence behind them, spreading misinformation everywhere
  • PR people hired by journals trump up headlines that are not backed by the actual scientific research

... which means there’s a whole lot of misinformation floating around, causing extreme confusion amongst everyone. Getting an honest assessment on what the research findings are can be utterly frustrating.

Start getting the straight story on the most important
nutrition and supplement research
from the past 90 days

At Examine.com, we knew there had to be a better way to consistently get a thorough and unbiased breakdown of the latest nutritional research... in an easy to read form.

Finding it? Well, that’s been a different story.

Sure, there’s a lot of info floating around - some of it good but most of it based on half-baked science or sensationalist headlines.

And the studies worth reading are so jam packed with scientific jargon... getting through them can be a mind numbing experience.

Being confident these studies have been actually reviewed by experts who have no incentive to make biased statements? Forget it.

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And that’s why we developed the Examine.com Research Digest

Because we’re tired of seeing the same old garbage recycled by the media and less than scrupulous so called “experts” in the nutrition industry. It’s frustrating. It’s annoying.

Most importantly, it’s just bad science.

Plus slogging through scientific studies isn’t easy work. Even with an advanced degree, it takes time and experience to analyze the findings and determine their relevance.

Our solution is a monthly resource dedicated to keeping you up to date on the latest in nutritional research and designed to make the science understandable.

Inside you’ll find

Our panel of independent experts
examine the latest developments in the nutrition
and supplement industry

We’ve assembled a team of researchers and experts in their fields tasked to painstakingly go through every study reviewed for the digest - not once but 3 times - in true peer review process form.

Why such an exhaustive approach?

We believe having more than one person approach the analysis of a study is key to keeping everyone accountable to the integrity of the work. More eyes assessing the data ensures the quality and credibility you’ve come to expect from Examine.com.

With 5 contributing writers, 3 in-house editors, and a panel of expert reviewers, you can rely on us to bring you the most accurate assessment of the available research.

Trevor Kashey, PhD(c)

RESEARCHER

Alex Leaf, MS(c)

RESEARCHER

Courtney Silverthorn, PhD

RESEARCHER

Zach Bohannan, MS

RESEARCHER

Anders Nedergaard PhD

RESEARCHER

Jeff Rothschild MSc, RD

RESEARCHER

Gregory Lopez, PharmD

EDITOR

Pablo Sanchez Soria, PhD

EDITOR

Kamal Patel, MBA MPH PhD(c)

EDITOR

Arya Sharma, PhD MD

REVIEWER

Natalie Muth, MD MPH RD

REVIEWER

Stephan Guyenet, PhD

REVIEWER

Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

REVIEWER

Gillian Mandich, PhD

REVIEWER

Spencer Nadolsky, DO

REVIEWER

Adel Moussa, PhD(c)

REVIEWER

Katherine Rizzone MD

REVIEWER

Mark Kern, PhD RD

REVIEWER

A deep dive analysis of the current research in nutrition - with an emphasis on the bigger picture

Pulling out some facts from a bunch of research studies is all well and good but if you can’t apply them to the real world... they don’t hold a lot of value for most of us.

Our goal is to make the research accessible and practical to professionals like you. To do that we:

  • Take a holistic approach - putting each study into context with the related research that’s been done
  • Go beyond the headlines to fully understand the entire study and how it relates to the bigger health picture
  • Provide you with takeaways based on a nuanced assessment of the facts... so you can help your clients and yourself make informed decisions about what you’re putting in your body
  • Find a balance between writing in a language you can understand and keeping the integrity of the scientific findings

Unbiased and objective reporting you’ve come to expect from Examine.com

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There’s a reason over 15,000 people have invested in our Supplement Goals Reference Guide and over 20,000 visitors a day visit Examine.com. We’re trusted as an impartial source of solid information about nutrition and supplements - and a go-to resource among journalists when they want trusted information.

We have no affiliation or association with any supplement company. We don’t recommend brands or products. We NEVER get paid for advertising or to sell supplements.

And we only make supplement and nutritional recommendations based on the evidence. This ensures we stay neutral and unbiased.

Since our inception in 2011, we’ve had one goal - to be the best source for unbiased information regarding supplements and nutrition. We've been dogged in our resolve to create the most expansive and honest collection of information pertaining to supplements and nutrition on the web.

Our team is comprised of doctors, dietitians, researchers, and pharmacists from all facets of health and fitness, meaning when we research - we get the full picture.

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    Answers to Frequently
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    Most nutrition research comes with an inherent bias. Studies are often backed by supplement companies with a vested interest to arrive at a conclusion substantiating their claims. All of this is done with one purpose in mind - to make you spend your money on pills and powders which may not work.

    Other companies that don't do research themselves just cherry pick studies that make their products look good. Often time these are studies performed on rats and in petri-dishes - not in actual humans!

    As Examine.com is an independent company that does not sell any supplements, we do not cherrypick. We are not trying to sell you supplements. We are 100% neutral and conduct all of our research independently, allowing us to come to our own conclusions regarding the validity of which supplements work.

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    Examine.com is the leading resource on supplement information, but it does not break down individual nutritional or supplemental studies.

    ERD is for professionals and enthusiasts that want to know what the latest research is showing, and want to know how they can apply it to their customers and themselves. It provides an expert breakdown you will not find on Examine.com itself.

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