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My Mission

My mission for JYM and the entire supplement industry

My Mission

I want to take this time to make a few points to those who are members of my site and/or follow me on a regular basis on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram, and for those who are just generally listening. First, I want to thank you. Thank you for your trust. Thank you for your loyalty. Thank you for your willingness to allow me to be the front man in the fitness and supplement industry who will challenge those that would otherwise take advantage of your trust and your wallet.

One of the many reasons I started JYM Supplement Science, aside from just wanting to make supplements for myself that I could fully trust, was to set a standard for those other companies who have been duping you and outright lying to you and me for years. Even more recently, it seems that everywhere I turn another company is in some legal feud for putting dangerous or banned substances in their products and/or lying on the nutritional facts panel, all for the sake of saving a few dollars so they can make more money. This fuels me even more to fight like hell to make sure that you have a place to turn and someone you can trust and rely upon to provide you safe, effective supplements and advice.

I'm not someone who's trying to simply compete with the market and sell products. Just like you, I'm a consumer who wants to get results from the hard work I put in at the gym and who cares about what I put in my body. I always knew what supplements to take and the proper doses to take them in, yet no company ever formulated a product that had all that was needed in one product. That's why for years I've had to recommend taking specific single ingredients at the proper doses backed by research in order to get real results.The combination of each ingredient and the specific dose is what makes the synergy work. And this worked very well. But the problem with this advice was that you had to buy multiple products, which was pricey. And with so many bottles of different products, it would take up all your cabinet and counter space! Plus, it was inconvenient to mix all these separate ingredients into one drink, and it was far from palatable. So I created my own all-in-one formulas: Pre JYM, Post JYM, Pro JYM and others to come.

After my experience with being on this side of the supplement industry and seeing how some companies cut corners with proprietary blends, concentrates and abbreviated formulas, not to mention the other tactics that many use to formulate products, I'm proud to say that those tactics will never be a route that JYM Supplement Science takes.

Every single one of my JYM products, including my Pro JYM protein powder, lists the dose of every single ingredient. That's because I want you to know how much of everything you're taking. Plus, I'm damn proud that I included each ingredient at an effective dose as proven in the laboratory and in the gym. All of the ingredients used in JYM products are of the highest quality and not from some questionable discount source. Each formula I use is based on my own research over several decades to determine what ingredients work best together to produce optimal results.

The Future and My Prediction

What I expect to see and what you'll more than likely start seeing from other companies will be a sudden push for products with non-proprietary blends and "science backed" claims being made. This is a good thing and is precisely one of the reasons why I hope JYM Supplement Science is the standard that all seek to follow when formulating their products. However, that's also what concerns me about the future of the supplement industry. I don't just want companies to follow suit and start marketing "the next best non-proprietary formula" because they saw that it was successful for me and figure they can make money doing that as well. These "non-proprietary" products will still likely be underdosed and/or abbreviated formulas with critical ingredients missing. Worse yet, I can guarantee they will not stop selling the lies, and other products that were less effective, spiked, concentrated or proprietary blended. They will simply create a new image with a new brand and push the others in a different direction, yet market against the very products they still sell with the new ones they push out.That's not true integrity and honesty. And it's not being fully transparent with their products either.

That's NOT the change I want. I want real scientists, real research and new companies to start pushing the envelope and delivering products that customers deserve. I want them to follow suit the right way and make non-proprietary products that use all the necessary ingredients at the proper doses and with quality ingredients that are safe and effective. Sadly, I can guarantee that all we will see within the next year or two, or even sooner, will be knock off brands started up by the "Big Boys" and sub brands created in an attempt to duplicate mine. That's all these companies know how to do because there are no real scientists or experts formulating their products. That's the whole point. That's the change I want. Anyone can copy someone else and search for the cheapest (and crappiest) suppliers. Remember, there are good ingredients and bad ingredients. When these brands have the "crap their pants moment," all they'll do is look on my label and scurry about looking for the cheapest way to make a sub par version of JYM products. What they don't understand is that by then the consumers will already be educated. It's my goal in the next few months to push the education to everyone who reads this.

A Recent Story

Let me tell you about an email I recently received from a JYM customer asking me to do a video comparing Pre JYM to another preworkout product that was also non-proprietary. Obviously, I can't do such a thing without fear of being sued. In fact, there are several companies that want nothing more than for me and JYM Supplement Science to go away. I can't name the company or the product, but this company claimed that theirs was THE preworkout to use because it was formulated with no shortcuts and done the right way. At first I was hopeful, but then after further investigation I was appalled by the supplement facts panel on the label. The product requires two scoops to deliver the 23-gram serving size. Yet nine of those 23 grams come from carbs. That means that this product is really only 14 grams of active ingredients per serving. Yes, it's a non-proprietary formula with all doses of every ingredient listed, but the ingredients are grossly underdosed. In this preworkout product there are 2.5 grams of arginine in the 2-scoop serving. Not only is this inadequate, but we now know that citrulline is a far better NO booster than arginine. Plus, arginine gives many people stomach issues.

There are also only two grams of creatine monohydrate per 2-scoop serving in this product, which is also inadequate. You need five grams of the monohydrate form of creatine preworkout and postworkout. And creatine monohydrate is another ingredient that is notorious for causing stomach issues. That's one of many reasons why I have two grams of creatine HCL (not monohydrate) in Pre JYM. Two grams is the dose needed for creatine HCL, due to it's almost 70% better absorption than monohydrate. Maybe since I'm promoting two grams as the effective dose of creatine HCL, these other companies are hoping they can fool others into thinking that the same dose also works for creatine monohydrate. It doesn't. This unnamed preworkout product also has only one gram of beta-alanine in that 2-scoop serving! That's way under the required dose for this ingredient.

Let me also tell you about the dusting of BCAAs used in this preworkout product. There were only 900 mg! That's not even one gram of BCAAs! Why would they go with 900 mg of BCAAs instead of adding an extra 100 mg to make it 1 gram? It's likely because 900 is a much bigger number than 1, and most consumers aren't aware of the units of grams (g) versus milligrams (mg). So even though 900 mg is 0.9 grams, it sounds more impressive as 900 mg to the uneducated consumer. But compare that 0.9 grams of BCAAs to the 6 grams of BCAAs in Pre JYM.

Another ingredient that's grossly underdosed in this product is citrulline malate – there are only 250 mg of it in the product! That's 0.25 grams! Pre JYM has 6 grams of citrulline malate, which is the effective dose supported in several research studies, as well as in the gym. That's almost 25 times the dose used in this other product! Plus, my citrulline malate is a 2:1 ratio of citrulline to malate. That means there are 4 grams of citrulline to 2 grams of the malate (malic acid). Using only 250 mg of citruline malate is a true example of dusting, much like with the BCAAs.

Companies put only a tiny dusting of an ingredient into a product just to be able to list it on the supplement facts panel. In this case, they stupidly uncovered their own dusting by actually listing the pathetic dose on the label. I guess they were hoping that consumers wouldn't be educated enough to realize that 250 mg of citrulline malate is nowhere near enough for it to be effective. The same can be said about the 900 mg of BCAAs. A mere dusting!

There's also only 10mcg of huperzine versus the 50 mcg that I have in Pre JYM, the dose that's been proven to be effective. I won't bore you with the rest of the insignificant and underdosed ingredients in this product, but there happens to be no betaine and no apha-GPC in it either. In other words, this product gives you none of the nutrients you need before workouts at the proper doses. You know what that is? That's CUTTING CORNERS, regardless of what the company claims. It's also absolutely outrageous, unethical, dishonest and very disappointing!

Be Honest and Transparent for Once! Who is Formulating Your Supplements?

When it comes to the supplement industry as a whole, I also want to see full transparency – not limited to just the products, but that also includes who is the real person or persons behind the formulas and the products. What are their credentials to provide a formula? And what research and background do they have to justify giving you the facts on what went into their formula and why? Many of the people formulating supplements don't even have a real science degree, let alone any advanced science degrees. Some of them, in fact, have VERY disturbing backgrounds. Do you really want to trust those people to make a safe and effective product that you're going to put in your body? I certainly don't!

Be Available, Be accountable

I also want other supplement companies to be accountable and accessible should the customer have questions or concerns. And that doesn't mean it comes from some intern or hired hand at the company. The people addressing your questions and concerns about their products should be qualified individuals who were involved in the formulation of that product and understand how it's used in conjunction with training, diet and other supplements. Only then will the industry as a whole be taking steps in the right direction. Only then will you be getting the products and service that you deserve.

With JYM Supplement Science, you get all of that. You know who's formulating all of the JYM products – me, an award-winning scientist from Yale University School of Medicine. And you know why I've formulated each of my products the way I did, as all of my supplement advice is published and is out there for you to read and follow. You know who to turn to (me) should you have questions about any JYM product or want specific guidelines about taking them or taking any other products as well. I've always taken my responsibility to get you the answers you seek about training, nutrition, supplements and health very seriously. That's because I am an educator. Now that I'm providing you supplements, I take that responsibility even more seriously. I'm accountable and I make myself available to provide answers to any questions you may have. I spend countless hours every single day, Sunday through Saturday, speaking with you via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, emails, etc. It's a necessity to ensure that you're using my products and programs to their fullest so that you can achieve the best results in physique, performance and health.

Any company can produce a non-proprietary blend and claim to be the revolution in the next phase of the supplement industry. However, ask yourself, did they start their company based on this and other consumer caring and trustworthy convictions? Or, and more likely the case, is it just now dawning on them to step up because they realize you, the consumer, are becoming more educated by information that myself and others who care are making you aware of? But what service have they provided to the fitness industry as a whole? And what have they truly given back to the consumers?

I started my service over a decade ago by researching and writing thousands of articles on training, nutrition and supplementation. I've written thousands of published workout programs, diets and supplement plans. I've published books such as the Encyclopedia of Muscle Strength, written and produced two of the highest rated, most successful workout programs ever created (Shortcut to Size and Shortcut to Shred). My roots are deep and strong with servicing and looking out for the consumer, because I AM ONE!

I pledged myself to these truths of service and ventured out to formulate products simply because I couldn't find, trust or feel confident in anything that was available in the marketplace. After this conclusion and thousands of requests from friends, colleagues and fans, it finally made sense to continue that service and start a revolution. However, a revolution isn't just about making better products; it's about standing proud in front of those products to be accountable for them. It's about never wavering on quality and putting effectiveness and safety above profit. It's about devoting one's self to providing service to the consumer because the consumer deserves it. That's the type of revolution that I'm hell bent on making in the fitness and supplement industry. And I hope that you'll support me in making this revolution happen. It has already started.

To really make this revolution take hold of this industry and force real change, you the consumer need to be aware of the games that other companies play to trick you into thinking that they have your best interest in mind and are making the best products for you. That's why I included that preworkout product example above. You need to question everything. You need to do your own research and educate yourself on supplements. And, of course, I'm here to help you get that education. That will help make you an educated and savvy supplement consumer. The more educated and savvier you are, the less likely the unscrupulous supplement companies can trick you with smoke and mirrors. And when enough of you are educated and savvy about your supplement purchases, other companies will be forced to step up and provide you the products that YOU demand.

Good For other companies Trying to do it right!

I salute those supplement companies who are looking to re-invent themselves and give the consumers transparent products that they can trust and information that allows all of us to reach our goals. The ones who are doing so I will applaud, shake their hand and let you know who they are. But unless they're truly doing it right and for the right reasons, we won't be fooled by their games and hidden agendas. Don't be fooled by those that create sub-brands and hang their hat on transparency and quality when they'll continue to sell the crap they've been peddling for years. Unless they're willing to denounce their previous claims and discontinue their shady products, I won't believe that they've truly re-invented themselves. These "wolves in sheeps clothing" will be called out. I won't stand for it and I hope you won't stand for it either. Together we stand.

Now go HIT THE JYM!





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