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1st Phorm

A health and supplement brand that refuses to settle for mediocre and encourages you not to settle either. 1st Phorm also sells apparel.

1UP Nutrition

A supplement line that includes protein, pre-workout, BCAAs, and a nitric oxide matrix. 1UP Nutrition also has protein bars and a protein supplement designed specifically for oatmeal.

See More: 1UP Nutrition Products.

3D Energy

Formally known as Up Energy, an energy drink created by Christian Guzman, a YouTube influencer.

See More: 3D Energy Products.

4EverFit

A supplement brand that sells health products, including Ephedrine HCL.

5% Nutrition

A supplement brand started by bodybuilder Rich Piana designed for the 5% of people doing what it takes to achieve their goals.

See More: 5% Nutrition Products.

5-HTP

5-hydroxytrytophan is a byproduct of the amino acid known as L-tryptophan. 5-HTP is also found in an African plant. This compound is typically used in supplements to help with insomnia, depression, and anxiety.

6 Pack Fitness

State-of-the-art luggage, bags, and lunch box totes for fitness enthusiasts and athletes.

See More: 6 Pack Fitness Products.

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ABB

American Body Building branded supplements designed to support work in and out of the gym setting.

About Time

A protein supplement brand by food science expert Devenee Schumacher and fitness professional Sean Marszalek.

Advanced Genetics

A nutritional supplement brand by nutritionist and veteran Chris Johnson. Based in Nova Scotia, Canada.

See More: Advanced Genetics Products.

African Mango

Fruit produced by the Irvingia gabonensis tree native to Central and West Africa. The flesh is eaten and enjoyed and the seed is used in supplements to support fat loss.

Agmatine

A chemical substance created from the amino acid arginine. It is a supplement designed to improve workout pumps and promote lean body mass.

Alani Nu

A supplement brand designed to help you succeed with products that help balance hormones, push yourself to your best potential, or find balance.

See More: Alani Nu Products.

Allmax

A top supplement brand with a complete dietary supplement line, including many isolated ingredients like glutamine, leucine, and more.

See More: Allmax Products.

Alora Naturals

Health supplements to support your nutrition for optimal health and wellness.

See More: Alora Naturals Products.

Ambrosia Collective

A supplement company created in 2015 around the idea of bio-hacking the body.

Amino Acids

Organic compounds that combine to form proteins; when humans consume proteins, the body digests and breaks the food down until amino acids are left. You will often see amino acids referred to as the building blocks of protein. There are three groups: essential amino acids, nonessential amino acids, and conditional amino acids.

See More: Amino Acid Products.

Amino Energy

A pre-workout supplement by trusted brand Optimum Nutrition. It contains all nine essential amino acids along with other energy-boosting ingredients.

See More: Amino Energy.

Aminocore

A branched-chain amino acid product by Allmax which uses instaclear technology to deliver pure amino acids and none of the bad stuff.

See More: Aminocore.

AMRAP

Short for “as many reps as possible.” AMRAP is also a BCAA and recovery supplement by Beyond Yourself.

See More: AMRAP Product.

Animal

A hardcore subcategory of products by the brand Universal Nutrition. The first product was Animal Pak, which was first produced back in 1983 and has been fulfilling promises since then. Also featuring Animal Cuts, Animal Stak and Animal M-Stak.

See More: Animal Products.

ANS Performance

A trusted supplement brand complete with keto friendly products, functional food baking mixes, protein supplements, and more.

See More: ANS Performance Products.

Antioxidant

Micronutrients that fight free radicals within the body by preventing oxidation. Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as other minerals, are powerful antioxidants.

AOR

Advanced Orthomolecular Research, a health supplement brand that believes in truth and transparency.

APS Nutrition

A quality supplement brand most well-known for its pre-workout supplement, Mesomorph.

Arginine

An amino acid which has various roles in the human body. Supplements are used to vasodilate blood vessels.

Arms Race Nutrition

An influencer-driven brand built on transparency, trust, and clinically proven ingredients in effective doses.

Ascenta Health

See Nutrasea.

Ashwagandha

An ancient medicinal herb that comes from a small flowering shrub in India and North Africa. It’s classified as an adaptogen because of its abilities to help the body manage stress. It has various other health benefits including increasing strength and muscle mass.

See More: Ashwagandha Supplements.

ATP Labs

Natural supplements of the best quality designed to support general health and sports performance.

Axe & Sledge

Supplements from bodybuilder Seth Feroce designed for the daily grinders.

See More: Axe & Sledge Products.

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Bada Bean Bada Boom

Crunchy, healthy, and delicious plant-based protein functional food snacks.

Ballistic Labs

High quality sports supplements with science-based products from a skilled and dedicated team.

Bang Energy

A popular brand and energy drink by the same name. It’s been around since 1993 and is a front runner in sports nutrition.

See More: Bang Energy.

Barbell

A long, straight metal bar used to lift weights. Plate weights can be added to each end to increase the load.

Barebells

A Swedish protein bar company.

Battle Snacks

High protein, low-sugar functional food snacks, such as their best selling Battle Bites, designed to support fitness goals without compromising on taste.

See More: Battle Snacks Products.

BCAA

See Branched-Chain Amino Acids.

Beast Sports Nutrition

A brand that relies on ingredients backed by science to help you become a beast.

Beef Protein

Refers to protein supplements derived from meat instead of a more traditional dairy-based protein supplement.

See More: Beef Protein Products.

Believe Supplements

A trusted supplement brand from Quebec, Canada that believes in transparency.

See More: Believe Supplements Products.

Bell Plantation

A family-owned company that creates pure and simple protein products, including PB2 powdered peanut butter.

See More: Bell Plantation Products.

Bergamot

A citrus fruit used for its oil and juice extract to reduce cholesterol and lipids in the body.

Beta-Alanine

An amino acid and a supplement designed to improve athletic performance.

Betancourt Nutrition

A sports supplement brand designed to get the most out of every body.

Better Bodies

A fitness apparel brand that specializes in gym wear.

Beyond Yourself

A supplement brand from Canada that operates around the thinking that opportunity is everywhere. Featuring their award winning Amino IQ amino acid product and Beyond Isolate protein powder

See More: Beyond Yourself Products.

Biceps

The muscle on the front side of your upper arm. This is the muscle that contracts when you perform dumbbell curls.

BioSteel

A brand with the goal of creating the healthiest and most trustworthy and transparent supplement brand on the planet.

BioX Performance Nutrition

A brand by Nutrition Zone with a full line of quality sports supplements, including proteins, pre-workouts, protein bars and more.

Blackmarket

A top-notch supplement brand that—contrary to the name—is produced in a GMP certified facility.

Blackstone Labs

A supplement brand designed for people that desire to improve their health with a focus on quality.

Blender Bottle

The brand behind original shaker bottle with a patented wire whisk ball.

Blessed Protein

A plant-based protein by EHP labs.

See More: Blessed Protein Products.

Blue Star Nutraceuticals

A Canadian supplement brand that goes the extra mile so that you can go the extra mile for your fitness.

See More: Blue Star Nutraceuticals Products.

Bodybuilding

An extreme fitness sport where one uses progressive resistance and diet to develop the muscles for aesthetic purposes and typically competes in competitions.

Bone Broth

A broth made from the connective tissues and bones of animals and used for its nutrients in soups, gravies, and even health supplements.

BPI Sports

Health and sports supplements designed to help you train to the absolute best of your ability.

Bragg Live Foods

Supplements created out of apple cider vinegar.

Branched-Chain Amino Acids

Often contracted to BCAAs. They are three of the nine essential amino acids, which are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Branched-chain refers to the molecular structure of these amino acids, and they play a key role in muscle preservation and building. You get BCAAs from protein-rich food and supplements.

See More: BCAA Products.

BSN

Cutting edge supplements, including Syntha-6 and N.O.-Xplode pre-workout, with a loyal customer base.

See More: BSN Products.

Bucked Up

A cutting-edge supplement brand with clinically proven ingredients all at the best clinical dose.

Buff Bake

Healthy and delicious high protein snacks.

Built Bar

A standout protein bar company.

See More: Built Bar.

Built Brands

A brand with delicious functional foods and snacks designed to make you feel like you’re cheating, even though you’re not!

See More: Built Brands Products.

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C4

One of the most recognizable and well-known pre-workout supplements by a brand called Cellucor.

See More: C4 Pre-Workout.

Caffeine

A stimulant used to enhance feelings of alertness and decrease your perceived sleepiness. It works by blocking adenosine from binding with receptors in your brain, preventing you from feeling tired. Caffeine is most widely consumed in coffee and tea, but many supplements utilize it as well.

See More: Caffeine Products.

Calcium

A mineral used in the human body to support bone strength and other functions.

CanPrev

Naturopathic medicinal tools to help the body’s natural healing ability.

See More: CanPrev Products.

Carbohydrates

Also known as carbs. A biomolecule found in fruits, grains, vegetables, dairy products, and many forms of “junk” food. Carbs are a macronutrient that provide the human body with calories for energy. Your body needs carbohydrates to function.

See More: Carbohydrate Powder Products.

Carnitine

See L-Carnitine.

Casein Protein

See Protein (Casein).

Celsius

Ready-to-drink energy drinks with vitamins to support an active lifestyle.

Cellucor

A leading sports nutrition and dietary supplement brand. Well known for their C4 pre-workout supplement.

See More: Cellucor Products.

Chondroitin

A chemical found in joints and cartilage of humans and other animals. It is used to support bone, joint, and eye health.

Chromium

A compound in the human body which supports blood sugar levels. Supplements are used to support heart health.

Citrulline

See L-Citrulline.

CLA

See Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

Cleanse

Typically refers to a dietary detox, meaning to rid the body of toxins. A cleansing product could also refer to something that supports the liver’s natural detoxification process.

See More: Cleanse Products.

Cobra Labs

A supplement brand with a cult-like following and a world-famous pre-workout supplement, The Curse, and fat burner, The Ripper.

See More: Cobra Labs Products.

Collagen

An abundant protein within the body and a supplement taken to improve skin health and boost muscle mass.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid

Are a fatty acid found in meat and dairy. CLA is a popular sports supplement used to burn fat and prevent dietary fat from storing in your cells.

See More: CLA Products.

Controlled Labs

Proven and affordable supplements.

See More: Controlled Labs Products.

Convenient Nutrition

Healthy products designed to do what the name says—be convenient!

Cool Way

Delicious guilt-free frozen desserts, including protein ice cream.

CoQ10

Coenzyme Q, or ubiquinone, is found in the human body and other animals. It acts as a powerful antioxidant.

Cordyceps

A fungi that grows on insect larvae that is native to the mountainous regions of China, but is also grown in laboratories. It’s used to support male sexual health and aid kidney problems.

See More: Cordyceps Products.

Core Nutritionals

A brand by professional bodybuilders Doug Miller and Stephanie Miller. These products are designed to work, not just get hype.

Creatine

One of the most widely researched and effective sports supplements, Creatine is used to increase muscle mass and boost performance and strength. It is often one of the main ingredients in pre-workouts but can also be used on its own.

See More: Creatine Products.

Creatine (Kre-Alkalyn)

Also known as buffered creatine, this is a “pH-correct” form of creatine and an alternate to creatine monohydrate. Kre-alkalyn creatine doesn’t require the loading protocol that creatine monohydrate does and it may be more easily absorbed and utilized by the body.

See More: Kre-Alkalyn Creatine Products.

Creatine Loading

Supplementing with creatine often includes a loading and a maintenance phase. The loading phase involves taking double or quadruple the maintenance dose for one to two weeks, with the purpose of filling the creatine stores quickly.

Crossfit

A fitness style and brand created by Greg Glassman in 2000. It combines safe and effective exercise with nutrition.

Curcumin

The substance which gives turmeric it’s colour, flavour, and many of its health benefits. It is known to reduce inflammation and acts as a powerful antioxidant.

Cutler Nutrition

A brand by Jay Cutler, a four-time Mr. Olympia title holder. The products are designed to maximize your training and support your nutrition.

Cygen Labs

A former legacy brand that is now called Nutraphase.

Cytosport

The brand behind the wildly popular Muscle Milk sports supplements.

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D-Aspartic Acid

An amino acid commonly used to boost testosterone levels.

Dandelion

A common weed and a popular herbal supplement used to treat and prevent infections in the kidneys and urinary tract.

Deer Antler Velvet

The substance that covers growing cartilage and bones on deer that eventually develops into antlers. Used to support athletic performance and some health conditions like asthma and high blood pressure.

Detox

Short for detoxification, is the removal of toxic substances from the body. The liver is responsible for detoxing your body, and you can also use supplements to assist your liver in ridding your body of toxins.

See More: Detox Products.

DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands in humans. Supplements are used to support sex hormones in men and women.

Diesel

A luxury whey protein isolate supplement by Perfect Sports featuring New Zealand Whey.

See More: Diesel New Zealand Whey Isolate.

Diet

Anything a person consumes on a regular basis. A diet can also refer to a restrictive plan put in place to achieve a fitness goal or other health benefit.

Digestive Enzymes

Enzymes are proteins used within the body as catalysts for chemical reactions. Digestive enzymes help to break down food in the human body and utilize the nutrients. These enzymes are found in the saliva, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, and intestines.

Diindolylmethane

Commonly referred to as DIM. A compound that naturally occurs in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. It has various health benefits including preventing cancer.

DIM

See Diindolylmethane.

Diuretic

A substance that promotes the production of urine. Foods like apples are natural diuretics, and some people use dietary diuretic supplements to temporarily relieve bloat and appear leaner.

See More: Diuretic Products.

DMAA

Short for 1,3-dimethylamylamine, it is a derivative of amphetamine that was used as a stimulant in dietary products until it was deemed unsafe and banned.

DripFit

A supplement brand created in 2015 with the idea to reintroduce health to the fitness industry. Their products are all pharmaceutical grade and natural.

Dumbbell

A short bar with weighted plates at either end.

Dymatize

Innovative and effective sports nutrition products, including their award winning protein powder, Iso-100.

See More: Dymatize Products.

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EAA

See Essential Amino Acids.

EAS

A performance nutrition brand designed to help your reach your fitness goals.

Eat Me Guilt Free

The best tasting and most convenient functional food on the market.

See More: Eat Me Guilt Free Products.

ECA Stack [Ephedrine, Caffeine, Aspirin]

A combination of ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin used to promote weight loss. It is effective, helping research participants lose up to two extra pounds per month. However, it is banned for use in dietary supplements in the USA and Canada.

Echinacea

A flowering plant used to support immune function and reduce the symptoms of the common cold.

EFA

See Essential Fatty Acids.

EFX Sports

Formally All American EFX. A supplement brand committed to transparency and honesty. Featuring Kre-Alkalyn Creatine and Karbolyn carbohydrate powder.

See More: EFX Sports Products.

EGCG (Green Tea)

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate is a plant compound catechin, or a natural antioxidant found in green tea.

Egg Protein

Refers to protein supplements derived from whole eggs or egg whites as an alternative to more traditional proteins like whey.

See More: Egg Protein Products.

EHP Labs

A leading supplement brand with innovative products and a unique hold on the social media world. You'll see influencers with followings of all sizes posting about the products for a simple reason; they work. EHP Labs is the parent company of Blessed Protein and LUST Natural Protein.

See More: EHP Labs Products.

Elderberry

A berry rich in antioxidants and various other micronutrients. It is used to support immune function and treat mild cold and flu symptoms.

See More: Elderberry Products.

Elemetx

Products that help you reach your goals.

Energy Drinks

Beverages designed to boost your energy. Many contain caffeine or other stimulants.

See More: Energy Drink Products.

Ephedrine

A stimulant that was once used to aid in weight loss but is now only approved for use as a nasal decongestant. There are harmful side effects associated with the use of higher doses of ephedrine.

See More: Ephedrine Products.

Essential Amino Acids

Often contracted to EAAs. These are amino acids that the human body cannot produce on its own and must be consumed through diet. There are nine essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

See More: EAA Products.

Essential Fatty Acids

Are necessary for human life. They are alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3, and linoleic acid, an omega-6. We get fatty acids from foods like seafood, nuts, seeds, and plant oils. Supplements like fish oil, omega fatty acids, or other sports supplements are great ways to get your essential fatty acids, as well.

EVlution Nutrition

A leading sports nutrition company brand that wants to be your partner in achieving your fitness goals by supporting your nutrition and performance. EVlution are behind best-selling products like BCAA Energy and ENGN Pre-Workout supplements.

Evogen

A brand created by a competition prep coach who has led his clients to victory nineteen times.

Exercise

Any physical activity that requires physical effort.

F

Fat Burner

A dietary supplement designed to assist in fat loss by increasing body temperature, thus releasing stored body fat, preventing body fat from storing, suppressing appetite, or some combination of these. Fat burners do not work on their own, and some can be dangerous if consumed in excess.

See More: Fat Burner Products.

Fat Gripz

A fitness device that wraps around the grip of weights to increase the diameter of barbells and dumbbells.

Femme Fit

Fitness supplements designed for women from the makers of Allmax.

See More: Femme Fit Products.

Femme Forme

Supplements for women from the team behind Blue Star Nutraceuticals.

Fenugreek

A herb native to the Mediterranean region. It is a flavouring ingredient in many foods and beverages, and it’s used medicinally to support blood sugar health and milk supply in lactating women.

Fibre

A complex carbohydrate found in many foods. It is the portion from plants that cannot be broken down by digestive enzymes and helps to support digestive health.

Finaflex

The best tasting and best quality supplements all in one.

Fish Oil

See Omega-3.

Fit Butters

Delicious, gourmet nut butters that provide healthy fats and protein through their decadent flavours.

Fit Crunch

Award winning protein bars by Chef Robert Irvine, they’re nutrient-dense and delicious.

FitJoy

A grain-free fitness snack brand from the makers of Cellucor.

FitMark

An innovative brand behind functional meal prep bags, backpacks, and more.

FitMiss

Sports supplements designed specifically for women on the go from the makers of MusclePharm.

Fizzique

Protein water with just 90 calories to keep you full and energized.

Flapjacked

Healthy pancake mix by David and Jennifer Bacon.

See More: Flapjacked Products.

Flavor God

Delicious low-calorie flavour seasoning by Christopher Wallace.

See More: Flavor God Products.

Floradix

A German company that manufactures herbal health food and supplements.

Force Factor

A line of supplements created to help you “unleash your potential.”

Functional Food

Foods that impact health in a positive way beyond typical nutrition.

Fusion

Based in Ontario, Canada. Fusion Bodybuilding or Fusion is a brand that has delivered innovative nutrition supplements for more than 20 years. Featuring Purple K Creatine, Sub-Q fat burner and Zeus test booster.

See More: Fusion Products.

G

G Fuel

Delicious ready-to-drink energy drinks, and the official energy drink for Esports.

GABA

Gamma Aminobutyric Acid is a neurotransmitter which reduces excitability between neurons in the nervous system and prepares the body for rest and sleep.

Gamma Labs

The brand behind G Fuel, the official energy drink for Esports.

Garden of Life

Clean vitamins and supplements to support excellent health and wellness.

Gasp

An apparel and accessory brand for bodybuilders.

Gaspari Nutrition

Fitness nutrition supplements by Rich Gaspari.

See More: Gaspari Nutrition Products.

GAT

Short for German American Technologies. Featuring a variety of quality supplements, including Nitraflex pre-workout.

See More: GAT Products.

Genuine Health

Products back by science to support your best body.

Genestra Brands

High-quality health products by a brand that is consistently reliable.

Geranium Extract

Oil that is extracted from geranium plants. It is used to treat nerve conditions and support athletic performance and weight loss.

Ghost Lifestyle

A popular supplement and lifestyle brand with premium quality products.

See More: Ghost Lifestyle Products.

Glanbia Nutritionals

The parent company behind Optimum Nutrition, BSN, and IsoPure.

Glaxon

Nutritional supplements to support your health and fitness goals.

Glucosamine

An amino sugar which plays a critical role in the synthesis of proteins and fats. Supplements are used to help support cartilage and joint health.

Glutamine

The most abundant amino acid in the human body that comes from sources of animal protein. Glutamine supplements are used to reduce anxiety and improve intestinal health, muscle mass, and exercise performance.

See More: Glutamine Products.

Glutathione

A substance naturally produced by the liver in the human body from the amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. The substance plays vital roles in repairing and building new tissues. It also plays a big role in immune function.

Gluten Free

A food or dietary supplement that does not contain the proteins (known as gluten) found in wheat, barley, rye, or oats. These products are beneficial to people with celiac disease or anyone with gluten sensitivities.

See More: Gluten Free Protein Bar Products.

Gold Standard Whey

The most popular, no-frills whey protein supplement by Optimum Nutrition.

See More: Gold Standard Whey.

Goli Nutrition

A people-focused nutrition company. Featuring the world's first apple cider vinegar gummies.

See More: Goli Nutrition Products.

Goliath Labs

A top sports supplement brand committed to the best quality supplements and equipment.

Granite Supplements

A brand whose goals are written in stone. They’re committed to supplements supported by science and designed to support health and fitness.

Green Coffee Bean

Coffee beans that have not been roasted. Green coffee beans have higher levels of chlorogenic acid which have health benefits like supporting weight loss and blood pressure.

Green Tea

See EGCG (Green Tea).

Greens

Supplements made from dehydrated and powdered vegetables designed to provide you with the micronutrients from several servings of vegetables all in one convenient serving.

See More: Powdered Greens Products.

Grenade

Effective and great tasting supplement products, including their world wide best selling protein bar, Carb Killa Protein Bar.

See More: Grenade Products.

Grizzly Fitness

Fitness equipment to stay safe and comfortable while you increase your strength and reach your goals.

See More: Grizzly Fitness Products.

Gym

A building, usually with specialize weights and equipment designed for physical exercise.

H

Halo Top

A frozen treat company that offers lower-calorie, higher-protein ice cream.

Harbinger

A brand of lifting tools and accessories like belts, straps, gloves, and more.

HD Muscle

A supplement company founded by two bodybuilding brothers; Noah and Dorian Hamilton.

See More: HD Muscle Products.

Herbaland

Sugar-free and vegan gummy vitamins and supplements that taste great and provide essential nutrients.

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

An American-made health and supplement company founded in 1997.

HICA

Alpha-hydroxy-isocaproic acid, also known as leucic acid, is a metabolite of leucine. HICA can promote muscle synthesis and increase muscle mass.

Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (HBCD)

An advanced carbohydrate molecule designed to dissolve completely, digest easily, and reduce spikes in insulin.

Himalaya

Modern science developed natural products, including Liv52 Livercare supplement.

See More: Himalaya Products.

HMB

Hydroxymethylbutyrate is a chemical byproduct that occurs in the human body when the amino acid leucine is broken down. HMB has various health benefits including improved athletic performance.

See More: HMB Products.

Honibe

Convenient products containing honey that can amp up your health and wellness.

Horny Goat Weed

A flowering plant native to many areas in Asia and used to support a healthy libido and sexual function.

See More: Horny Goat Weed Supplements.

Hydrolyzed Protein

See Protein (Hydrolyzed).

Hydroxycut

A well-known supplement brand with weight loss and fat burner products from the brand behind MuscleTech.

See More: Hydroxycut Products.

Hygroscopic

A substance that is hygroscopic absorbs moisture from the environment.

Further Reading: Why Does My Pre-Workout Clump? Article.

I

Icon Meals

A functional food company.

iForce Nutrition

Supplements focused on improving and accelerating recovery.

InBalance

Pure, clean whey protein and other supplements.

Incrediwear

Sleeves for the knee, back, ankle, elbow, and more to support recovery and relieve pain.

Informed Choice Certified

A global certification for dietary and sports supplements to ensure products do not contain any substance that is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

See More: Informed Choice Products.

Inositol

A sugar comparable to a vitamin and often referred to as vitamin B8, but it is not a vitamin. It is a component of the cell membranes and supplements are used to support mental health and function as well as the metabolism.

Insane Labz

A brand that creates their own products in a lab in the United States. They offer an 111% Asylum Guarantee.

Interactive Nutrition

Pure supplements with quality that is never compromised.

Intra-Workout

Supplements used while you exercise; usually, amino acid supplements like EAAs and BCAAs are recommended for use intra-workout to prevent muscle breakdown, provide energy, improve recovery, and support muscle growth.

See More: Intra-Workout Products.

Intuitive Eating

Relearning to listen to what your body wants and needs regarding food.

Further Reading: Intuitive Eating Article.

Iron Brothers Supplements

A sports-supplement brand that designs premium products with cutting-edge ingredients.

See More: Iron Brothers Supplements Products.

Iron Vegan

Plant-based nutritional fuel designed to support vegan athletes better than anyone else.

iSatori

Bodybuilding products and sports supplements to help improve fitness results.

Iso-100

Hydrolyzed whey protein isolate by Dymatize. It is known for its quality and taste worldwide.

See More: Iso-100.

Isoflex

Whey isolate protein by Allmax. It’s ultra-pure and ultra-popular.

See More: Isoflex.

Isolate Protein

See Protein (Isolate).

IsoPure

From Nature's Best, The IsoPure Company features high-quality, premium sports supplements, including their high quality protein powder.

See More: IsoPure Products.

ISS Research

High-quality, super pure, highly effective sports supplements at affordable prices.

J

Jack3d

A pre-workout supplement by USP Labs containing DMHA, caffeine, and more.

Jacked Factory

Hard-hitting supplements for people who are dedicated to relentlessly pushing their boundaries to achieve their goals.

See More: Jacked Factory Products.

JaktRx

Quality sports supplements to help you reach your goals, with a focus on CrossFit.

See More: JaktRx Products.

Jamieson

The most trusted vitamins and minerals since 1922.

Jan Tana

Competition prep tanning and jewelry products.

JNX Sports

See Cobra Labs.

JYM Supplement Science

Supplements by sports nutrition expert Jim Stoppani, PhD.

See More: JYM Supplement Science Products.

K

Kaged Muscle

Potent, pure sports supplements from Kris Gethin.

Karbolyn

A high-quality carb powder by EFX Sports. It provides easily digestible carbohydrates without the crash that sometimes comes after.

See More: Karbolyn Fuel.

Keto

See Ketogenic.

Ketogenic

An extremely low carb diet in which participants get most of their calories from protein and fats.

See More: Keto Products.

Kleissinger Labs

Cutting edges supplements, including raspberry ketones and green coffee bean extract. From the brand behind Allmax.

Kre-Alkalyn Creatine

See Creatine (Kre-Alkalyn).

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L-Carnitine

An ammonium compound involved with the metabolism. L-Carnitine supplements are used to improve athletic performance, improve brain health, and reduce muscle soreness due to exercising.

See More: L-Carnitine Products.

L-Citrulline

An amino acid that occurs naturally in foods like watermelon and is produced by the body. L-Citrulline is a popular sports supplement used to enhance energy and athletic performance.

L-Leucine

An essential amino acid that is involved in the biosynthesis of proteins within the body. A supplement, taken alone or in BCAA and EAA supplements, after working out to increase muscle mass.

L-Theanine

An amino acid used in supplement form to support mental health and function.

L-Tyrosine

A non-essential amino acid used in supplement form to support mental health, function, and performance in stressful situation.

Labrada Nutrition

A supplement company, founded by IFBB Professional bodybuilder Lee Labrada, designed to empower regular people with products and knowledge for their most fit life.

See More: Labrada Nutrition Products.

Legendary Foods

A line dedicated to keto-friendly products that taste amazing.

Lenny & Larry's

Functional foods famous for their protein cookies.

See More: Lenny & Larry's Products.

Leucine

See L-Leucine.

Lifting Straps

Thick pieces of fabric designed to fit around the wrist and wrap around a dumbbell or a barbell. They help a user carry heavier loads than the hands and wrists can manage alone.

See More: Lifting Strap Products.

Limitless Pharma

A high-quality supplement company from Quebec, Canada that is designed for athletes.

See More: Limitless Pharma Products.

Lion’s Mane

A mushroom used in nootropic supplements to reduce anxiety and depression. It is also a powerful antioxidant with various other health benefits.

Liquid Grip

A liquid chalk product applied to your hands to optimize your grip.

Liquid Muscle

World’s purest protein from pasteurized liquid egg whites.

Liv52

A herb used to support healthy liver function.

Lorna Vanderhaeghe

A leading natural health expert in Canada. Vanderhaeghe founded Smart Solutions, a natural supplement brand.

Lutein

An antioxidant found in leafy vegetables.

M

Maca

A plant often referred to as Peruvian ginseng. It is used in supplements for its support of the sexual functions and fertility in men and women. It can also support a healthy libido and improve mood.

Macronutrients

Refers to protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Counting macros is a dieting method in which the emphasis is placed on staying within macronutrient ranges instead of overall calorie consumption.

Macros

See Macronutrients.

Magnesium

A mineral critical to the body’s functions. It is an electrolyte that plays critical roles in enzymes throughout the human body.

Magnum Nutraceuticals

Supplements designed by Markus Kaulius, including their award winning fat burner, Heat Accelerated, and test booster supplement, Thrust.

See More: Magnum Products.

Maltodextrin

A polysaccharide that’s derived from vegetable starch and used as a food additive. It has a high glycemic index and while it’s safe, it should be limited.

Mama T

Delicious protein cookies from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Mammoth Mug

Gym friendly giant 2.5-litre water bottles.

See More: Mammoth Mug Products.

Mammoth Supplements

Leading sports supplement brand with a wide selection of products, including Mammoth Mass weight gainer, Mammoth Burn fat burner, and BCAA and EAA amino acid products.

See More: Mammoth Supplements Products.

MAN Sports

Small batch, quality supplements.

See More: MAN Sports Products.

Manitoba Harvest

A leading brand behind the best quality hemp-based foods, health supplements, and oils.

Mars Inc.

From Wrigley. Candy-inspired protein products, including Mars, Snickers, Twix and M&M's protein products.

See More: Mars Products.

Matcha

A finely ground powder made from green tea. The tea leaves are grown in the shade for approximately three weeks before being harvested and processed. It provides clean energy along with various other health benefits.

MCT Oil

Medium-chain triglyceride oil. The medium-chain fats are easily digested and commonly come from coconut oil. MCT oil promotes weight loss and has various other health benefits. MCT oil is a popular supplement for keto dieters.

Meal Replacement

A supplement rich in fats, carbs, and protein that serves as an adequate replacement for a full meal. People use meal replacements for convenience and to support various fitness goals, including losing weight, gaining weight, and gaining muscle mass.

See More: Meal Replacement Bar Products.

See More: Meal Replacement Shake Products.

Melatonin

A hormone released by the pineal gland to control the body’s internal clock. Supplements are used to help fall asleep,stay asleep, and recalibrate the internal clock if needed.

See More: Melatonin Supplements.

Merica Labs

Supplements created for Americans by an American fanatic.

Met-Rx

All fuel and no fluff quality sports nutrition products.

Metabolic Nutrition

Nutritional support by Dr. Cohen.

Metabolism

This term describes all chemical reactions involved in sustaining life in humans and other organisms. When talking about fitness, most people are referring to the rate at which your body burns off calories consumed.

Methylsulfonylmethane

Commonly referred to as MSM. MSM is a chemical compound found in the body that is used to support joint health.

MHP

Maximum Human Performance supplements.

Mighty Supps

Sports supplements born from Andries von Riezen’s Naturally Canadian Herbal Medicine, including Wrecking Ball pre-workout and Evacuate fat burner products.

See More: Mighty Supps Products.

Milk Thistle

A flowering herb in the ragweed family used to support liver and gallbladder health. It is also thought to benefit the heart and to help the symptoms of diabetes.

See More: Milk Thistle Supplements.

Mindful Eating

Maintaining awareness of the food and drink you’re consuming, remembering to enjoy your food, and paying attention to what your body needs.

Also See: Intuitive Eating.

Mineral

A naturally occurring, inorganic element. The human body requires at least 30 vitamins and minerals from our diets to function properly. Each mineral serves a different function in the body, and deficiencies can lead to health problems.

See More: Mineral Products.

MRP

Short for meal replacement supplement. Also a product by Core Nutritionals that contains carbohydrates from real, whole foods.

Mrs. Taste

Healthy condiments and sauces that deliver all the taste but none of the nasties.

MSM

See Methylsulfonylmethane.

MTS Nutrition

A sports supplements and functional food founded by Marc Lobliner. Featuring the Outright Protein Bar, Outright Plant Based Bar and Outright Keto Bar.

See More: MTS Nutrition Products.

Multivitamins

A dietary supplement that contains more than one vitamin or mineral, usually in capsule form and taken by mouth daily.

See More: Multivitamin Products.

Muscle Beach

The home of bodybuilding, located in Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.

Muscle Mac

High protein mac and cheese from the Quality Pasta Company.

See More: Muscle Mac Products.

MuscleMaxx

Supplements that work as hard as you do. From the team behind Allmax.

MuscleMeds

Cutting edge products to help you reach your goals. Featuring their beef protein, Carnivor.

See More: MuscleMeds Products.

MusclePharm

Advanced nutritional supplements.

MuscleTech

The brand behind HydroxyCut, as well as many other top sports nutrition products.

See More: MuscleTech Products.

Mutant

Supplements for people who work hard and lift harder. Including their legacy weight gainer, Mutant Mass and their high-quality whey protein isolate powder, Iso-Surge.

See More: Mutant Products.

MyProtein

A leading sports supplement brand with a vast line to help you power through your workout. They also sell sports performance clothing.

N

N.O.-Xplode

An incredible pre-workout product that contains proven ingredients like creatine monohydrate to give you an incredible workout.

See More: N.O.-Xplode.

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC)

The supplement form of cysteine. The body uses it to build antioxidants.

See More: N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine Supplements.

Natural Factors

Natural health products by one of the largest manufacturers in North America.

Naturally Canadian

Natural supplements since 2014, from Nova Scotia, Canada.

See More: Naturally Canadian Products.

Nature’s Best

A plant-based protein by IsoPure.

Nature's Bounty

Nutritional supplements based on science and formulated by long-time trusted experts. All products are tested and retested to ensure pureness and quality.

Nature's Way

A leading wellness company with a culture of care; the company is a leader in quality and makes supplements and vitamins for everybody.

All natural plant-based supplements.

See More: Navitas Organics Products.

New Age Performance

Athletic performance enhancing mouth guards and mouth pieces. They are backed by science and work by aligning the jaw, which helps to naturally align the rest of the body and release stored muscular tension all over.

New Chapter

Health supplements with a formula focused on absorption. They’re organic and backed by science.

New Nordic

Natural vitamins, minerals, gummies, and other supplements to support general wellness.

New Zealand Protein

See Protein (New Zealand).

NHL

National Hockey League products, including shaker cups from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks.

See More: NHL Products.

Nitric Oxide

A colorless gas, it is one of the primary oxides of nitrogen. This substance is a vasodilator which opens your blood vessels and allows blood to flow more freely while lowering blood pressure. Supplements that promote nitric oxide do not contain the substance but help to increase levels in the body.

See More: Nitric Oxide Products.

Non-GMO

Refers to a product created without the use of genetically engineered ingredients.

Nootropic

Any substance, natural or synthetic, that might benefit mental skills and brain health. Supplements that support a healthy brain, memory, focus, mood, and energy, or some combination of these, are referred to as nootropics.

See More: Nootropic Products.

North Coast Naturals

Plant-based, whole-food sources supplements from British Columbia, Canada.

See More: North Coast Naturals Products.

Novaforme

Certified vegan supplement products, including CytoGreens. From the brand behind Allmax.

See More: Novaforme Products.

NOVO Nutrition

Great tasting, healthy snacks.

Now Foods

Natural products that help customers live a healthier life by empowering them with convenient nutrition.

NSF Certified

A certification that ensures dietary products are safe. Companies that hold an NSF Certificate are regularly tested and re-tested to ensure that the manufacturing facilities follow strict health and safety procedures every step of the way.

Nu-Life Therapeutics

A line of products by Nu-Life Vitamins that provides digestive healing and support with fibre.

Nutrabio

A brand that refuses to use shady proprietary blends. They provide full-dosed ingredients backed by science at a fair price.

Nutrabolics

Supplements for bodybuilders and average joes alike.

See More: Nutrabolics Products.

NutraKey

Functional food nutrition and apparel created to make your life better.

Nutrex Research

Supplements to support your goals, including pre-workout and fat burner supplements.

NutraPhase

Clean, safe, transparent nutrition supplements.

See More: NutraPhase Products.

NutraSea

A collection of quality omega-3 supplements.

See More: Nutrasea Products.

Nuts ‘N More

Nutritious nut butters and spreads by Peter Ferreira and Shark Tank.

O

Obvi

The brand behind the top collagen supplement on the market.

See More: Obvi Products.

Oh Yeah! Nutrition

The brand behind the delicious One Brands products, as well as their own line of high protein bars.

Omega-3

Polyunsaturated fatty acids that are characterized by their molecular structure; these are “healthy” fats found in seafood, nuts, seeds, and dietary supplements. Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are used to improve skin, brain, joint, and eye health.

ONE Brands

Better for you snacks, including their popular One Bar, and One Plant bar.

See More: ONE Brands Products.

Optimum Nutrition

Often shortened to ON. One of the most trusted, time-tested supplement brands. Featuring their line of Gold Standard products.

See More: Optimum Nutrition Products.

Orgain

Clean supplemental nutrition for kids, athletes, and everyone in between.

Organika

Natural health solutions from Canada.

See More: Organika Products.

Outcast Foods

A unique, cutting-edge Canadian company. They use otherwise unusable produce to create premium nutritional supplements.

See More: Outcast Foods Products.

P

P28 Foods

High protein spread and bread products.

Palmitoylethanolamide

A chemical created from fat and found in foods like eggs and peanuts. It’s used to reduce pain and swelling.

Perfect Shaker

See Performa.

Perfect Sports

Supplements for those who are dedicated to becoming their best selves. Featuring their line-up of protein powders, Diesel, Creed and Perfect, as well as their Hyper Clear BCAA and Altrd State pre-workout supplements.

See More: Perfect Sports Products.

Performa

Themed shaker bottles and fitness accessories from Ontario, Canada.

See More: Performa Products.

Performix

Rigorously tested, quality supplements to support health and fitness goals.

PEScience

Also known as Physique Enhancing Science, and PES Science.

Innovative nutritional supplements such as their Select Protein and Vegan Select Protein products.

See More: PEScience Products.

Pharmaceutical Grade

A (inactive or active) drug created under Good Manufacturing Practices. Something that is approved by the FDA.

PharmaFreak

Potent supplements by Alex Savva and Don Gauvreau, including Ripped Freak, Test Freak and Anabolic Freak.

See More: PharmaFreak Products.

PhD

Healthy, yummy snacks, such as the Smart Bar.

See More: PhD Products.

Physique

A person’s body, usually referring to changing a person’s form by adding muscle or losing fat.

Plantana Foods

The parent company of Pow! Puffs, which are plant-based, incredible snack foods.

See More: Plantana Foods Products.

Platinum Naturals

A brand created by holistic nutritionist, David Khang. He designed products to be as natural as possible and extremely effective.

Post-Workout

Supplements for use immediately following your workout. Post-workout supplements usually consist of proteins, carbs, and amino acids to support muscle growth and recovery.

See More: Post-Workout Products.

Prairie Naturals

Supplements to support and encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle founded by Robert Pierce.

Pre-Workout

A supplement used immediately prior to exercising. Pre-workouts come in a variety of formulations, but, in general, are designed to increase energy and enhance athletic performance, strength, endurance, and results.

See More: Pre-Workout Products.

Precision Supplements

High-quality, high-performance sports nutrition designed to support the world’s most elite athletes.

PrimaForce

Products designed to support performance and your optimal body composition. The products are innovative and proven.

Prime Nutrition

A top supplement line that’s behind products like PWO-MAX, Intra Elite, and more.

Primeval Labs

Great-tasting, hard-core supplements for people who want to get more out of every workout.

Pro Line Advanced Nutrition

An innovative, leading supplement brand with products to match that are backed by science.

Pro Tan

The world’s first self-tanner for bodybuilding and fitness competitions, created by Stacy Kaufman. Stacy is also the co-creator of SteelFit Supplements with his son, Rob Kaufman.

See More: Pro Tan Products.

Probiotics

Beneficial microorganisms that provide health benefits by restoring intestinal flora.

See More: Probiotic Products.

Progressive Nutritional

A passionate fitness supplement brand based on scientific results.

ProSupps

TJ Humphreys performance supplement products, including Jekyll and Hyde pre-workout.

See More: ProSupps Products.

Protein (Casein)

A milk protein derivative. Casein is the slower digesting counterpart to whey protein.

See More: Casein Protein Products.

Protein (Hydrolyzed)

Protein that is already broken down into dipeptides and tripeptides. Hydrolyzed protein is quickly absorbed and utilized by the body and can potentially help your recover faster. Protein supplements with hydrolyzed protein might also be easier on your stomach.

Protein (Isolate)

Whey protein isolate is a popular post-workout supplement. Whey separates from other dairy ingredients in the process of making cheese and yogurt. The whey is then dried and processed to ensure that the product contains 90% or more pure protein.

See More: Whey Protein Isolate Products.

Protein (New Zealand)

New Zealand Protein refers to protein supplements derived from the milk from New Zealand cows. New Zealand is famous for its high standards for environmental sustainability and product safety. Their cows do not receive hormones, chemicals, antibiotics, GMOs, injected pathogens, or hyper-immunizations. Essentially, New Zealand cows are the healthiest and happiest in the world, and therefore provide the best dairy protein products.

Further Reading: New Zealand Whey Protein Article.

Protein (Whey)

Cow’s milk is made from two proteins, casein and whey. During the cheese and yogurt process, whey separates in a liquid form. This liquid is then dried and powdered to form whey protein concentrates or isolates.

See More: Whey Protein Products.

Protein & Co.

High-end protein supplements dedicated to using less sugar. They craft their protein in small batches.

See More: Protein & Co. Products.

Protes

Vegan, gluten-free protein snacks.

Pump

The full look and feeling in your muscles after finishing a workout attributed to increased blood flow resulting from repeatedly contracting the muscle.

See More: Pump Products.

Purica

The name is a combination of the words pure and care—the supplement products are natural and made with care and compassion.

PVL

Quality, complete sports supplements from British Columbia, Canada.

See More: PVL Products.

Q

Quest Nutrition

Delicious protein functional food, including their Quest Protein Bar, Quest Peanut Butter Cups, Quest Protein Cookie and Quest Protein Powder.

See More: Quest Nutrition Products.

R

R+ALA

R-Alpa-Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant found in many foods or created synthetically in a lab.

See More: R+ALA Supplements.

Raspberry Ketones

The substance which gives raspberries and other berries their powerful scents. They are often used to support fat loss and regulate the metabolism.

Raw Nutrition

A supplement company with the following cornerstones of business: use natural flavours and sweeteners, no chemicals, no GMOs, and no nasties.

See More: Raw Nutrition Products.

RedCon1

Supplements for hardcore athletes, including Total War pre-workout, Cluster Bomb carbohydrate and MRE Protein Bar.

See More: RedCon1 Products.

Reign

A rare and unique energy drink sans calories and sugar with tons of delicious flavours.

Renew Life

A line of probiotics made for every body, no matter how young or old.

Repetitions

Referring to the repetitions in each set of an exercise. For example, performing one bicep curl is one rep.

Repp Sports

Supplements to help you overcome limitations, including their Raze Energy Drink.

See More: Repp Sports Products.

Reps

See Repetitions.

Revive MD

A dietary supplement brand designed to help you manage your health and fitness as well as support the organs and hormonal functions of the body.

See More: Revive MD Products.

Revolution Nutrition

Great tasting supplement products from Quebec, Canada.

Rhodiola Rosea

A flowering plant native to the Arctic regions of North America, Europe, and Asia. The roots are classified as adaptogens and they’re used to support energy, endurance, and mental function.

Ripped Femme

Supplements for strong, powerful women from the team that created PharmaFreak.

Rival Nutrition

Products designed to support athletes to be their best and reach their dreams. They are a banned substance free brand and owned by NUTRIVO LLC.

See More: Rival Nutrition Products.

Rivalus

The best of the best supplement brands from the team that created Optimum Nutrition, and originally founded in Nova Scotia, Canada. Featuring their premium protein products Promasil and Clean Gainer.

See More: Rivalus Products.

RockTape

Kinesiology tape to provide topical pain relief and support joints during exercise.

Ronnie Coleman Signature Series

A brand of supplements created by eight-time Mr. Olympia Champion Ronnie Coleman. Coleman claims to have used supplements for his whole career and promises that they do work if you use the right ones. His line of supplements the “right” one!

Rootalive

The best selection of organic supplement products.

See More: Rootalive Products.

RSP Nutrition

Some of the best quality supplements designed to inspire and support healthy and active lives.

Rule One

Supplements created by your everyday athletes, bodybuilders, powerlifters, and crossfitters.

See More: Rule One Products.

Ryse

Supplements to support your fitness journey.

See More: Ryse Products.

S

S.A.N.

A nutrition company with powerful, leading sports supplements.

Salus Haus

Natural remedies and functional food supplements to support health and fitness, including their flagship Floradix iron supplement.

Schiek Sports

Fitness and workout gear from lifting belts to straps and gloves, Schiek has got it covered.

Science In Sport

SIS Sport Nutrition creates products for elite athletes. They’ve been around since 1992, making them one of the longest lasting brands.

Scitec Nutrition

A leading supplement brand in Europe for more than twenty years. They produce and manufacture their own products in their huge state-of-the-art facility.

Scivation

Products for better recovery. Featuring their flagship Xtend BCAA product.

See More: Scivation Products.

SD Pharmaceuticals

All-natural herbal extracts, including DIM, Lion's Mane, Sport Collagen and Creatine HCL powder and capsules.

See More: SD Pharmaceuticals Products.

Selenium

A natural, vital mineral used in small amounts to support metabolic processes within the human body.

See More: Selenium Products.

Serious Mass

A mass weight gainer by one of the oldest, most respected brands in the game—Optimum Nutrition.

See More: Serious Mass.

Sets

Sets refers to how many times you repeat the repetitions. For example, bicep curls for three sets of eight means you perform eight bicep curls three times. Sets are separated by a designated rest time, usually between 30 seconds and two minutes.

Shaker Bottle

A bottle specifically designed for conveniently shaking up a supplement. They often include a metal spring ball or a plastic rattle to break up and blend the powder. Also known as a Shaker Cup.

See More: Shaker Bottle Products.

Shrewd Food

A functional food company with options to satisfy sweet or savory cravings. Their pre-packaged foods focus on adding good stuff, like protein, and limiting the bad stuff, like artificial colours and flavourings.

Silkeny

High quality coconut oil.

Silver Linings

Prebiotics, probiotics and enzymes for a healthy digestive system.

See More: Silver Linings Products.

SinFit Nutrition

Caffeinated spreads, protein cookies, pancake mix and sugar-free syrups.

See More: SinFit Nutrition Products.

Sinister Labs

See SinFit Nutrition.

Six Star Muscle

From the makers of MuscleTech. If plateaus are your downfalls, meet Six Star Pro Nutrition that helps you burst through and achieve all your fitness goals.

SmartShake

A line of innovative, quality shaker and water bottles. These aren’t your average shaker cups—they’re made of quality materials like reinforced glass or stainless steel.

Smart Sweets

Diet-friendly sweets and candy, including Sweet Fish, Sourmelon Bites, Peach Rings, Sour Blast Buddies and Gummy Bears.

See More: Smart Sweets Products.

Sports Research

A brand dedicated to the quality and scientific evidence behind their sports nutrition products.

Stack

See Supplement Stack.

SteelFit

Premium supplements created by father and son duo Stacy and Rob Kaufman. Stacy Kaufman is also the creator of Pro Tan, the first self-tanner for bodybuilding competitions.

See More: SteelFit Products.

Stevia

A natural sugar substitute from Stevia rebaudiana plants. Stevia contains no calories and is up to 200 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia is a popular additive to sports supplements to achieve delicious flavours without added sugar and calories.

Sucralose

An artificial sweetener and sugar substitute also known as Splenda. It has zero calories or carbs.

Superset

A superset refers to a strength training technique in which you perform multiple sets of various exercises in succession without resting. For example, performing one set of eight squats then immediately performing one set of 12 calf raises before resting is a superset.

Supplement Stack

A combination of supplements taken to reach fitness goals, for example: pre-workout supplement, creatine supplement, protein shake, and EAA supplement.

Supplement Superstore

Your proudly Canadian source for all things health and nutrition supplements.

See More: Supplement Superstore Products.

Supplements

Sports or dietary supplements are products designed to provide nutrients that we may not get from our diet. Supplements can be pills, tablets, capsules, liquids, or powders. Supplements are not dietary staples but are used to bridge nutritional gaps.

Sweet Nutrition

Yummy, healthy sweets and high protein snacks and donuts.

Sweet Sweat

Sticks, cream and accessories designed to help increase your sweat.

See More: Sweet Sweat Products.

Swiss Natural

Rolf Zimmerman’s supplement brand designed to help you improve your health.

See More: Swiss Natural Products.

Synephrine

Also known as bitter orange, is used to support fat loss, increase energy, and suppress the appetite. Bitter orange has a bit of a checkered past and has been banned over safety concerns, which some experts argue was unwarranted.

Synergenex

Quality, cutting edge supplements, including ephedrine hcl and caffeine.

See More: Synergenex Products.

T

Taurine

An amino sulfonic acid which is not used to build protein but has various essential roles in the body. Supplements that contain taurine typically do so for its health benefits, like reducing inflammation, improving athletic performance, and boosting energy.

TC Nutrition

Reach your goals with incredible supplements. Founded and based in Saskatchewan, Canada. Featuring Batch 27 pre-workout, Hydramino EAA amino acid, HydraBurn fat burner and IsoShock whey protein isolate powder.

See More: TC Nutrition Products.

Test Booster

Testosterone boosters are used to increase testosterone levels in the human body and are most often taken by men. Test boosters are used to improve muscle mass and support men’s reproductive health.

See More: Test Booster Products.

The Genius Brand

Smart and scientifically proven supplements made from natural raw ingredients to support your fitness efforts.

Theanine

See L-Theanine.

Thyroid

A gland located in the front of the neck. It is responsible for regulating and releasing the thyroid hormones, which are directly responsible for metabolism function.

Tongkat Ali

An herb also known as Eurycoma longifolia. It is native to Indonesia and is used to support male sexual health.

See More: Tongkat Ali Products.

Tribulus

A supplement derived from the botanical Tribulus terrestris which is used in dietary supplements to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar and improve sexual function and libido.

Triceps

The muscle on the back side of the upper arm. When it contracts, it straightens the forearm. The triceps are a group of three muscles, hence the "tri".

TUDCA

Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is derived from bile naturally in the body. TUDCA is a nootropic supplement that is used to improve cognitive function, enhance memory, and support overall brain health.

Turmeric

A spice from the turmeric plant. It is popular in Asian foods and has a warm, bitter taste. It is a bright yellow-orange.

Twin Labs

A leading company in the health-and-wellness supplement industry.

Twin Peaks Ingredients

Functional food for healthy living, including Protein Puffs.

See More: Twin Peaks Ingredients Products.

Tyrosine

See L-Tyrosine.

U

Udos Oil

An award-winning omega 3-6-9 product by Flora.

Ultimate Nutrition

A brand committed to continuing the legacy of setting the bar in sports nutrition supplements.

Universal Nutrition

A worldwide brand behind the Animal supplement products, but also with a line of dedicated bodybuilding supplements including, Uni-Liver and Beef Aminos.

See More: Universal Nutrition Products.

USN

Ultimate Sports Nutrition produces supplements to support athletic performance and endurance.

USP Labs

A disgraced former supplement company who brought products such as Jack3d Pre-Workout and OxyElite Pro Fat Burner products to the US and Canadian markets. They were forced to cease operations and shut down after they reached a plea agreement when a young man died in 2011 after taking a USP Labs supplement.

V

Vasodilator

Refers to supplements that cause blood vessels to relax and widen. Vasodilators improve your pump in the gym, reduce muscle soreness, lower blood pressure, and boost exercise performance.

See More: Vasodilator Products.

Vega

A vegan, quality supplement line. Featuring Vega One and Sport Performance Protein Powders.

See More: Vega Products.

Vegan

A diet and lifestyle in which people do not consume animal products, including everything from meat to dairy, eggs, and honey.

See More: Vegan Products.

Versa Gripps

Unique lifting straps that replace gloves, wrist straps, and wrist supports all in one. They help improve the mind-muscle connection and help you push yourself even harder.

Vigor Labs

A men’s health and fitness supplement line to help men that want to get bigger, better, and stronger.

Vital Proteins

The brand behind the world’s most popular collagen supplements.

See More: Vital Proteins Products.

Vitamin

Organic compounds that are needed in small quantities to sustain human life. Vitamins and minerals are considered micronutrients, and we get them from varied diets. Dietary supplements can help ensure you consume all the necessary vitamins and minerals your body requires.

See More: Vitamin Products.

Vitamin B6

A B vitamin that plays a vital role in brain development and healthy immune and nervous system function.

Vitamin B12

A B vitamin that plays a vital role in the metabolism, nerves, blood cells, and DNA.

Vitamin C

An essential vitamin used in the body to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscles, and the collagen in bones. It is a powerful antioxidant.

Vitamin D

A fat soluble vitamin produced by the skin with help of sunlight. It is essential to the immune system and bone health.

Vitamin E

A fat soluble vitamin found in many foods. It is an antioxidant and it is formed when the body changes food to nutrients.

Vitargo

Also known as Vitargo S2. A supplement brand motivated by the mantra, “proof before promises”. Featuring their patented self titled carbohydrate powder.

See More: Vitargo Products.

VNDL Project

A brand with incredible supplements like VANDAL, with the mantra “never settle.”

VPX

Energy drinks by Jack Owoc, including Bang and Red Line.

See More: VPX Products.

W

Walden Farms

A wide variety of zero calorie syrups, salad dressings, bbq sauces, dips and condiments ideal for dieting.

Waxy Maize

A product made from the complex starch from corn. It is pre-workout supplement designed to provide quickly available glycogen to the muscles and restore the glycogen stores after a workout.

Webber Naturals

A natural supplement company that creates their products with their very own, Canadian-grown herbs.

Weider Global Nutrition

A USA-based sports nutrition company with products designed to help you live a longer and stronger life.

Whey Protein

See Protein (Whey).

White Willow Bark

Bark from various trees in the willow family, is used similarly to aspirin. It can help to relieve pain and low-grade fevers.

Workout

A term that describes one session of exercise.

X

Xenadrine

Health and weight loss supplements that claim to help you slim down and look great.

XP Labs

Products by sports nutrition experts.

Xtend

A brand of BCAA supplements from Scivation dedicated to raising the bar on athletic recovery.

Y

Yohimbe

An herbal supplement derived from an evergreen tree that is native to Central and West Africa. It is used to treat erectile dysfunction and help with weight loss.

Yummy Sports

The combination of great taste and great quality supplements. Including Yummy Sports Iso, Candies BCAA, Beach Ready, Angry Unicorn, Angry Badger and K-Energy.

See More: Yummy Sports Products.

Yup Brands

The brand behind delicious functional food supplements like B-Up Protein Bars.

Z

Zeaxanthin

A micronutrient that provides the yellow colour in turmeric, corn, and more. It is used to support eye health.

Zinc

An essential mineral found throughout the body. It plays a role in immune function and synthesizing proteins and DNA.

ZMA

Zinc magnesium aspartate is a nutritional supplement stack that contains zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6. This supplement is used to enhance muscle growth, improve strength, and improve endurance and recovery.