Guides on PricePlow
This page lists our notorious “mega posts” – extremely well-researched articles ranging from scams to avoid to buyer’s guides to in-depth ingredient analyses.
We publish one or two of these per month, and they are brutal to work on, so we hope you appreciate them.
Each of these includes a Top 10 list, but we actually like the choose your own adventure guides where we recommend products specifically tailored for you and your needs:
Some of our most in-depth information can be found in our long-form podcasts. Join us and subscribe to the PricePlow Podcast on your favorite service (or watch on YouTube).
Read and understand this before ever buying protein powder!
Understand the risks of encountering a “Batch-to-Batch Bait and Switch” when buying a proprietary blend!
- EAA vs. BCAA
- Phosphatidic Acid
- Arachidonic Acid
- Tongkat Ali
- Peak ATP
- Spilanthes Acmella
- Velositol: Enhancing Muscle Protein Synthesis for Protein Powders and Aminos
- See the common Pre Workout Supplement Ingredients in our best pre workout guide
Creatine is “Broken”: And your Pre Workout is to Blame
(this is a rant against underdosed creatine in pre workouts causing confusion for beginners)
- Post Cycle Therapy
- See our DMAA Legal Updates
- Ephedra (hint: the ephedrine alkaloids have been removed and replaced with other ingredients)
- Higenamine: The Underrated Appetite Supressant Stimulant
- DMHA / Octodrine / 2-Aminoisoheptane / 2-Amino-6-Methylheptane – 2016’s Stimulant?!
- Eria Jarensis Extract / N-phenethyl-dimethylamine
Other Weight Loss Ingredients
Nootropics (cognitive focus and brain enhancers)
Other Scams / Scandals / Potentially Unsafe Ingredients
- Arecoline (Potentially carcinogenic ingredient in new pre workouts and fat burners)
- AMP Citrate (banned)
The Controversial (and likely illegal) Muscle-Builders of 2015 (see also the SARM Lawsuits
- Isomaltooligosaccharide (IMO Fiber): A Fraudulent “Fiber”?
- Maximum Shred (Scam: $87 Product with $4 of Ingredients)
- Instant Knockout (Is this questionably-dosed fat burner worth $59?!)
- Labz Supplement Brands
- Soylent (see also the Soylent Lawsuit)
Contact us if you have ideas / requests for new ones.
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For the vast majority of consumers, dairy-based proteins taste the best. By far.
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“BCAAs vs. EAAs?”
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Continue Reading →“Best BCAA Supplement Buyers Guide with 2018’s Top 10”
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Why should I adopt this new way of living? Why have my previous approaches failed to get me to my destination?
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Over the past decade, the supplement industry has made a serious shift towards open labeling practices and away from proprietary blends. Nearly all new brands on the scene are opting to disclose the dosages of all active ingredients, while the […] Continue Reading →
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