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The full Human Effect Matrix

Take the guesswork out of which supplements fit your needs. On our topics page, you can find your health goals and learn which available supplements complement those goals.

With over 500 health goals, from ADHD to vLDL (and everything in between), we help you figure out the exact supplements you need.

Unbiased information you can trust

We only tell you what to take, not which brand, because we are 100% fiercely independent. You won’t be hit with the unfounded claims and outright misrepresentation of research that are the MO of shady supplement companies.

You can supplement confidently, knowing our recommendations are based on science, not because we’re trying to push pills.

Downloadable A-to-Z Supplement Reference

You can download our entire set of supplement and health goals information in one massive document that’s over 1,000 pages long. This lets you quickly and easily look up supplements and find out if they work or if they’re a complete waste of money.

We cover everything from 5-HTP and aloe vera all the way to whey protein and zinc. You won’t find anyone who goes more in depth on the science than we do.

Make decisions based on reliable scientific information

One of the things that sets Examine.com apart is our refusal to cherry-pick studies. Studies which use rats or cells in petri dishes can often lead to faulty conclusions. Instead, we focus only on randomized double-blind studies with human subjects. And if we exclude a study, we explain why.

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As we mentioned, the average American spends over $350 on supplements every year!

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People take supplements they think are helping but are not useful; access to our membership will help you identify which supplements you don’t need.

An Examine.com membership will continually pay for itself with the savings you’ll make on any supplement purchases.

Updates keep the information reliable and up to date

With an active membership, even as your needs change, our information remains relevant.

There are hundreds of nutrition studies published each month. It’s why we have an entire research team whose only job is to stay abreast of the latest research. If you take a look at our social media, you’ll see we’re always posting about research as it is published.

Examine.com has been around for over 8 years. Are your health goals the same today as they were 8 years ago?

We keep up with research and update our data accordingly so you’ll be confident that you have the latest and greatest recommendations for your changing health goals.

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Over the years, we’ve had thousands of people send us messages, emails, and videos thanking us for our research and telling us how following our advice vastly improved their health and lives.

If you want to improve your health, save money (by buying only the supplements you need), and save time (by not having to figure out everything yourself), then an Examine.com membership is meant for you.

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What is Examine.com and why should you trust us?

  • Examine.com is an independent encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition. We’re unique because we don’t sell supplements and aren’t affiliated in any way with any supplement company. When we recommend a supplement (or say one is ineffective), it has no impact on our bottom line. Consider us the Switzerland of nutrition and supplementation.

    We’re a pretty atypical company on the Internet. We make 100% of our revenue from our information products. This means no selling supplements. No sponsorships. No donors. No coaching. No ads. No joint ventures. No affiliations. No partnerships.
  • Since our inception in early 2011, we’ve had one goal: to be the best source of unbiased information on supplements and nutrition. The members of our team — MDs, biophysicists, pharmacists, dietitians, sports nutritionists, kinesiologists — are all accredited experts with very different backgrounds, so that when we do research, we get the full picture. That’s why we have over 50,000 references on our website; we’re happy to show our work.
  • This single-minded dedication to providing well-researched, unbiased information has made us the #1 site for supplement information. Over 2.5 million people visit us every month, and we have over 65,000 happy customers. When major media organizations — the BBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Men’s Health, and many more — need experts, they turn to us.


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Examine.com is the culmination of years of research and experience. We’ve distilled thousands of studies into information you can use right now.

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When you become an Examine.com member, you’ll always be in the loop. We’ll keep updating your access and our A-to-Z Supplement Reference so you have access to the latest research at all times, ensuring you stay up to date.


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You’ll notice that what we’re offering is pretty simple: insight into the latest nutrition and supplement research. But simple does not mean easy!

There are no gimmicks here. No webinars, secret books, special reports, or anything else. There’s a simple reason: you don’t need that junk.

We firmly believe the time and effort we put into collecting and analyzing research and making it accessible to you is enough to entice you without flaunting extra perks or employing other marketing techniques.

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There’s a reason Fast Company called us a top 10 innovative health and fitness company when we first launched. There’s a reason Men’s Fitness called us a game changer. There’s a reason established organizations such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, and more turn to us: because we’re the most trusted name when it comes to staying on top of nutrition research.

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Questions? We’ve got answers

Founded in 2011, Examine.com is an education company led by a team of experts — PhDs, researchers, medical doctors, pharmacists, and more. With over 2.5 million visitors each month, our website is the trusted resource on nutrition and supplement research.

At over 1,000 pages, a physical copy of the A-to-Z Supplement Reference would be huge. Plus, it would become outdated immediately as we continually analyzed the latest research.

The PDF lets you quickly and easily access up-to-date supplement information wherever you are, even without Internet access.

Not at all. If you are serious about the latest research on nutrition (and understand what it means for you), then the Examine.com membership is perfect for you.

Absolutely. You simply need to contact us and we will cancel your subscription.

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Examine.com is an unbiased resource on nutrition and supplementation. We are not influenced by commercial interests, product manufacturers, or any other organization, and we will not advertise products or brands. Examine.com does not accept donations, third-party funding, or sponsorship of any kind. One hundred percent of our revenue is generated through our information products.


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