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Examine.com is an independent organization that investigates the science behind supplementation and nutrition.

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With the Supplement Guides, make sure the supplements you buy actually improve your health.
  • 17 guides, each on a major health topic (e.g., fat loss, muscle building, testosterone production, heart health, anxiety, sleep)
  • Dozens of supplements categorized based on evidence and efficacy
  • Doses and timing
  • Synergistic combinations for specific goals
  • Potential interactions and adverse effects
  • Free lifetime updates!

Ideal if you want clear instructions on what to take (and what to avoid!), with dosage information based on human studies.

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With Examine Plus, get access to up-to-date information on 400+ supplements and 600+ health topics.
  • 5,000+ human studies summarized
  • 400+ supplements
  • 300+ health outcomes
  • 600+ health topics
  • Supplements graded for level of evidence and magnitude of effect, for each known health outcome
  • Downloadable database (1,700+ pages as PDF) for offline viewing
  • Continually updated!

Ideal if you have a specific health issue you wish to dig into, or if you simply want to know more about your supplements.

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With the Nutrition Examination Research Digest (NERD), stay current on the most important nutrition research.
  • Includes Examine Plus!
  • In-depth analysis of the most important studies every month
  • Interviews with industry leaders
  • Coverage of underreported studies that found no efficacy
  • Educational articles that help you understand the research process
  • Fastest and cheapest way to stay up to date on the most important studies
  • Back catalog of 500+ articles!

Ideal if you love the nitty-gritty and want to stay at the forefront of supplement and nutrition research.

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Examine.com focuses on nutrition research to help you get healthier. Today, the hundreds of free articles on our website are read by millions of visitors each month, and 50,000 people have bought our products. Medical doctors, dietitians, coaches, and personal trainers entrust their reputation — and the health of their patients, athletes, and clients — to our analysis.

Stop wasting your time and money on supplements that don’t work.

Each of our 17 Supplement Guides focuses on a specific goal, such as fat loss, muscle building, testosterone production, or anxiety reduction. Each guide tells you which supplements work and which don’t. Each guide is packed full of practical knowledge, with step-by-step instructions for doses, timing, and combinations, so you can reliably improve your health.

Each guide is based on the strongest and most recent randomized-trial evidence — and comes with free lifetime updates!

  • Save time — take advantage of the thousands of hours we’ve spent analyzing the evidence.
  • Save money — buy only supplements proven to work for your specific health goals.
  • Stay safe — since we don’t sell or advertise supplements, you get unbiased advice.

Get up-to-date information on 400+ supplements and 600+ health topics.

Updated with the latest scientific research as it comes in, Examine Plus gives you access to our full database of studies on 400+ supplements across 600+ health topics. Health topics make it easy for people with a specific goal or chronic disease to find exactly the studies they’re looking for.

All this information is available to you online and as a downloadable PDF (which has grown from 1,377 to 1,764 pages just between or 8th and 9th anniversaries!).

  • Access continuously updated information on 400+ supplements and their effects on 300+ health outcomes (muscle mass, anxiety …).
  • Find the right supplements for your health goals and concerns — compare supplements by level of evidence or magnitude of effect and get details on each study (findings, dosages …).
  • Help keep Examine.com 100% independent and unbiased.
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Improve your fitness and achieve your health goals.

If you want to improve your personal fitness, there’s more to it than just weights and cardio. Learn to optimize not only muscle gain and fat loss, but also heart health, joint health, testosterone production, and sleep.

With the Fitness Guide, you will understand how the six main facets of fitness interconnect, so you can reach a new level of personal fitness.

  • Get the big picture — understand how the six main facets of fitness (muscle gain, fat loss, testosterone production, cardio, joint health, and sleep) affect one another.
  • Map your path — learn how fitness can be defined and assessed, and how you can track your progress; learn which steps to take before a diet so as to ensure its success.
  • Get what you need without getting lost in the weeds — follow step-by-step directions on what to take and how.
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Choose an evidence-based approach to the ketogenic diet.

The ketogenic diet is the hottest diet of the past several years. And predictably, it’s attracted a host of charlatans and hucksters trying to sell it as a magic solution to all of your ills.

For Evidence-based Keto, we reviewed decades of research to help you understand all the pros and cons of keto, so you can decide if it is the right diet for you.

  • Get answers you can trust to the most debated questions — we’ve gathered and analyzed the latest evidence on keto’s effect on weight, exercise, muscle, diseases, and more.
  • Stay safe — we’ve investigated short-term and long-term health concerns that are rarely addressed.
  • Draw a clear map to your goal — we show you step-by-step how to implement a sustainable and enjoyable keto diet.

Learn everything there is to know about the most popular protein supplement.

To build or preserve muscle, no supplement is more popular than whey protein, and it’s also one of the very few products convincingly shown to promote fat loss.

Unsurprisingly, over the years, we’ve received hundreds of questions about whey. We’ve already answered several in our multiple articles on protein in general and whey protein in particular. Now, we’ve answered them all in The Definitive Guide to Whey Protein.

  • Optimize your intake — dose and time your protein to fit your health goals.
  • Stay safe — learn about sourcing and processing, the pros and cons of common added ingredients, and the legal tricks supplement companies use to fool you.
  • Rely on expert, unbiased information — we don’t sell or advertise supplements; we are a team of scientists and our sole focus is on the research.
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Really understand the latest, most important nutrition studies.

Every month, in the Nutrition Examination Research Digest, we analyse the most important new studies, assess the quality of each, and determine how their findings could benefit your health or that of your clients. NERD also covers underreported studies that found no efficacy, so you’ll know which supplements have been shown not to work.

Instead of spending hours and hours seeking, downloading, reading, and making sense of the immense number of nutrition studies published every month, allow our experienced research team to do the work for you.

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  • Save time: each month, let our team of experts hand-pick and analyse for you the most important nutrition studies. Don’t fall behind with outdated knowledge!
  • Don’t rely on sensationalized headlines; understand the full meaning of the research paper.
  • Gain lifetime access to NERD’s back catalog of 500+ articles.
Nutrition Examination Research Digest

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Why Examine.com?

Examine.com started because we were frustrated.

We were frustrated with supplement companies misrepresenting scientific research. We were frustrated with social media “influencers” peddling products they didn’t use themselves. We were frustrated with famous doctors and mainstream media disregarding context to produce sensationalist headlines.

This frustration drove us to create, in 2011, what we seeked and couldn’t find: a 100% independent company that doesn’t sell supplements or even ad space on its website — a company that lives or dies solely by the accuracy and usefulness of its analyses.

Today, the hundreds of free articles on our website are read by millions of visitors each month, and 50,000 people have bought our publications. Medical doctors, dietitians, coaches, and personal trainers entrust their reputation — and the health of their patients, athletes, and clients — to our analyses.

Like the health professionals, each time you purchase any of our publications, you purchase thousands of work hours from a dedicated team of experts with degrees in nutrition, exercise science, public health, pharmacology, toxicology, microbiology, biophysics, biomedical science, neuroscience, chemistry, and more.

Invest in your health today.

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