This section is meant to educate you on some basic background
information about the nutritional supplement companies that you may
deal with. We give you a brief description on several major bodybuilding supplement companies.
Note: this list is in no particular order.
Bodybuilding Supplement Company List
1. Biotest Supplements Review: This is small Sports
Nutrition Company from Colorado Springs. Charles Poliquin is the
owner of Biotest. Charles is a world-renowned coach. He has worked
with some of the most elite athletes from sports that included:
bodybuilding, football, ice-skating, skiing, basketball, hockey,
plus many more. He is also a personal fitness consultant for many
world-famous celebrities, and royalty. He is very much renowned
within the industry as an expert. He is often asked to share his
expertise through lecturing and as a contributing writer to many of
the industries leading publications. He has worked with national and
Olympic sports organizations from all over the world. His seminars
are hot tickets within the industry and are regularly sold out.
Biotest is Charles extension into the supplement industry. He has
brought the expertise and experience he has learned from years as
the coach into Biotest. The result is a company that produces
products that are well researched and designed, then manufactured to
produce a product of the highest quality. Biotest's product line may
be small, but it is definitely of the highest quality.
2. Cytodyne Technologies Review: This one is
an All-Star in the sports nutrition industry. Their commitment to
science, research, and innovation has made their products a favorite
among customers. For example, Xenadrine RFA-1 is Cytodyne's weight
loss and energy supplement. It is the top-selling product of its
kind in North America. Methoxy-Pro, which is their brand-new protein
product, has become extremely popular in a very short time. So
popular in fact, there was almost a brawl at a New Jersey retail
store when people show up to buy Methoxy-Pro and there weren't
enough bottles available. I like Cytodyne because they continue to
run testing and research on the products after they've brought them
to market. This gives each of their products a large volume of
evidence proving effectiveness. Xenadrine RFA-1 is apparently
gaining support within medical circles, which is definitely a rarity
for a supplement company. Cytodyne's philosophy is to create
original and innovative products instead of offering products that
already exist. All products manufactured with the highest quality
nutrients available from the best manufacturers in the world. All
products are developed with painstaking research and testing which
is something that I am a big fan of. This fact is
very evident in the products quality, safety, performance and the
large volume of positive customer response.
3. Labrada Nutrition Review: this is a small
sports nutrition company owned by Lee Labrada. Lee Labrada is
a superstar in the bodybuilding community. He is one of the
most successful bodybuilders of all time. A couple of years
after his retirement from competitive bodybuilding, Lee started his
own nutrition company. His company has built a strong reputation in
the industry for producing products that are not flashy, but are of
extremely high quality and effectiveness, while at the same time,
tasting very good. Labrada Nutrition without a doubt has set new
standards for taste. The products produced by this company are ideal
for individuals who are seeking a simple, high quality, and
effective product to fit their basic nutritional and performance
4. Maximum Human Performance Review: is a small
supplement company from Cedar Grove, New Jersey. They research,
design, and manufacture products mainly for the purpose of a
physical performance, but some of them may also be used to improve
health and longevity. They are a fairly innovative company
considering their small size. Lately, MHP has produced some really
innovative products. Secretagogue-One is a natural growth hormone
booster made by MHP and is the top-selling product of its
5. Met-Rx Review: this company is a big player
in the sports nutrition industry. Started by Dr. A. Scott Connelly
in 1991, Met-Rx was the first supplement company to offer a meal
replacement product. Within the past few years, Met-Rx has been
reinventing and rejuvenating itself. They accomplish this by
launching two new supplement lines, ADS: Anabolic Drive Series and
Substrate Solutions. Met-Rx was so successful with this change, that
Dr. Connelly recently sold Met-Rx to Rexall Sundown Inc. (one of the
world's largest supplement manufacturers) for a reported $108
million. It is still too early to tell what the new owners will do
with Met-Rx, but all present indications are very positive.
6. MuscleLink Review: John Balik, who is
the publisher of Ironman Magazine, started this sports nutrition
company. Ironman Magazine is one of the oldest (founded in 1936) and
most respected magazines in the sports nutrition industry.
MuscleLink was started by John to be an extension of the information
presented in his magazine. Basically, practicing what he preached.
Since than, MuscleLink has evolved into the most innovative
companies out there. MuscleLink uses the latest and most innovative
research to create top-quality products. Proof of their quality is
evident in the products formula and use of top-quality ingredients.
Each of the products is specifically designed to fit a specific
need, and do so very effectively.
7. MuscleTech Review: This is quite
possibly the most famous and controversial Sports Nutrition Company
in the industry. MuscleTech, which is located in Canada,
produces products that are very high quality and innovative.
MuscleTech fame and controversy comes from their very, very
aggressive marketing strategy. It is not unusual for MusleTech to
run page after page of advertisements in different publications at
the same time. (Sometimes as high as 20 pages) Also, their ads
really push the limits on advertising claims. But, despite all the
controversy, MuscleTech continues to produce some of the most
researched and highest quality products available. Consider them the
Microsoft of sports supplements. Meaning, love them or hate them,
you can't argue their impact.
8. MVP Labs Review: this is a small supplement
company from Burlington, Ontario. They produce products for sports,
weight loss, energy, and health. They have the unique distinction of
offering simplicity, effectiveness, and high quality in their
products all at the same time.
9. Next Proteins Review: This Company
produces what many people consider the best protein product ever.
Designer Protein was the first mass produced whey protein product on
the market. The overwhelming popularity and use of Designer Protein
can be tracked back to 2 factors: First, Next Proteins only has two
main products in their product line, where are Designer Protein and
Ultimate Orange. This allows the company to dedicate massive amounts
of time, money, and effort into perfecting these two formulas. This
very limited distraction, has allowed this company to produce the
highest quality products out there. Second, with a product line as
focused as this one, Next Proteins can stay informed with all
advancements that concern their respective products. With only two
products, it is not hard to stay up-to-date of all developments
surrounding them. Also, with all the research of the company been
dedicated to the development of these two products, not only can
they stay current with product research, they can also pioneer in
their own product advancements, which they have done extremely
successfully. This company has been so successful, that they have in
the past and will continue in the future to set the standard for
research, development, quality, and effectiveness.
10. Prolab Nutrition Review: This is a small
supplement company from Broomfield, CT. They produce products that
help individuals improved sports performance and/or enhancement
weight loss. They have built a strong reputation for manufacturing
products with the highest quality ingredients using the best
manufacturing processes. They also quite innovative when it comes to
their major products. The big news lately surrounding Prolab is not
the products, but rather the sale of the company to Natrol for what
is believed to be $30 million. Natrol is a publicly traded company
on the NASDAQ exchange (NTOL). Natrol is one of the largest
producers of Natural Health Products in the world with annual sales
in the vicinity of $500 million. It is still too early to tell
whether or not the sale of Prolab to Natrol will have a positive
11. PVL Nutrients Review: this is definitely one
of the best and under appreciated supplement companies on the
market. This is one of the few companies that researches, develops,
and manufactures its own products. You see, most supplement
companies will design the product and then hire an outside
contractor to manufacture it. Since PVL Nutrients manufactures its
own products, they can insure that the product that is being
manufactured is exactly the way it is supposed to be. PVL Nutrients
manufactures herbal, health, and sports nutrition products, all of
which have very well designed and effective. PVL Nutrients
manufacturing facilities are top-of-the-line, which only serves to
further improved quality. All their products are manufactured using
ingredients of the highest quality. For example, PVL Nutrients has a
partnership with SKW Trostberg AG of Germany. They are a
manufacturer of different chemical and natural products. They make
the best Creatine in the world and sell it under the trademark name
CREAPURETM. When you see a CREAPURETM logo on a Creatine product,
you know that you are getting the best Creatine in the world. Now,
if that wasn't enough, PVL Nutrients is also very innovative. Over
the past few months they have introduced some amazing products.
13. Sportpharma Review: This is a small
supplement company that manufactures sports nutrition products.
Their main attraction to consumers is the honesty and quality of
their products and the company itself. This trust from consumers has
lead to Sportpharma continued success over the years. Recently,
Sportpharma has also become innovative with a couple of new
products, like Actisyn (a protein product that is designed to
promote muscle growth).
14. Twinlab Review: This Company is one of
the big boys. Twinlab is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ
exchange. Annual revenue has grown over the past couple years to
over $300 million. They manufacture and sell over 500 products.
Major product lines include: Fuel line (consists of sports nutrition
products), and Maxilife (consists of health and herbal products).
They have been around for 25 years. All their products are
high-quality and high value. Due to the largest size of Twinlab's
product line, they are able to offer multiple versions of a product.
This way, a customer can choose a product that fits their specific
needs. Very few companies are capable of doing this.
15. VesPro Life Sciences Review: This Company
is a good representative of a new trend in this industry, where
small little-known companies are making some very amazing product
advancements. VesPro produces health and sports nutrition products.
Although their product line is very small, it is very well designed
and of high quality. Companies such as this, tend to heavily rely on
product research. They have more in common with a small
pharmaceutical company than a supplement company.