We used to live in a world where blood pressure measuring machines were placed in every department store in America. Don't you remember going to your local K-Mart as a kid and putting your arm in this contraption, pressing a button and BOOM, you'd get this reading that you knew absolutely nothing about? As kids we didn't have to worry about blood pressure like we do as adults.
A newer category of sports nutrition products have hit the market in recent years with many people wonder how and when they should be using them. This new category is called Glucose Disposal Agents, or as some brands refer to them as Nutrient Drivers or Nutrient Partitioning Agents. The truth is, many brands fail to educate consumers on what GDAs are and when to use them. They promote them via Instagram with foods that we would consider “cheat meals” in the fitness industry. Some of these, by definition, are well beyond the term “cheat meal.” These same brands tend to under dose or poorly formulate what we would call an effective GDA.
With all of the wear and tear we as lifters do to ourselves, it’s no wonder that we here at Fitness Informant constantly get asked what they can do to help their achy joints. Joint support supplements have been pretty popular for a long time now, however they never come off as fun or sexy when compared to other products on the market. Since the majority of the lifting community cares more about aesthetics over health and longevity, it’s no wonder stimulant-laden pre-workouts seem to be a more popular category in our field of the supplement industry.