"You don’t need supplements to do what you want to do; just so you know. Supplements are supplementary by definition. That is true of ours and anybody else’s; so, don’t believe that there is a magic pill, powder, or potion. It doesn’t exist."

Mike Matthews

Apr 8, 2021

EFR 460: Why You Don't Need Supplements with Mike Matthews

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Mike Matthews is the Founder and CEO at Legion Athletics, Inc., a company which offers all-natural, science-based supplements, including pre-workout, post-workout, fat burners, protein powder, multivitamins, and more.

Mike is also the author of several bestselling health and fitness books, including Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body and Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body.

Chase and Mike do a deep dive into supplementation and how to navigate an industry that has unfortunately grown to be filled with misleading claims, half-truths, and outright lies that leave the average fitness guy or gal at a disadvantage when it comes to getting informed on what the right products for them are.

Listen in as Mike lists foundational supplements that nearly everyone would benefit from adding to their daily regimen. He shares common shady marketing tactics and gimmicks that many supplement companies use to promote subpar products.

Finally, Mike explains the secret to becoming the number one all-natural sports nutrition brand in the world and what sets Legion Athletics’ product line apart from all others.

 

Follow Mike @muscleforlifefitness

Follow Chase @chase_chewning

 

Key Highlights

  • Since supplements are only supplementary to your nutrition, what should people really be focusing on to get the most ROI on their training when it comes to their nutrition?

  • What supplements should be top priority for someone who is already following a healthy diet?

  • How can you know for sure if you’re really getting what it says on the label?

  • What should you be looking for in a protein powder?

  • What does “naturally sweetened and flavored” actually mean?

  • Mike explains what makes his superfood supplement, Genesis, different from all the rest.

 

Powerful Quotes by Mike Matthews

You don’t need supplements to do what you want to do; just so you know. Supplements are supplementary by definition. That is true of ours and anybody else’s; so, don’t believe that there is a magic pill, powder, or potion. It doesn’t exist.

If a company is using proprietary blends in any of their products, just move on. Find another company. Why use a proprietary blend? It’s just for bullshit. It’s to add a little bit of marketing pizzazz in the names.

If a company is selling a greens supplement as a replacement for, say, “22 servings of vegetables”, bullshit. Stay away from that company. They’re either ignorant, or they’re malevolent—they’re just lying.

I believe in treating people the way I want to be treated. I think that should apply in business as well, so, I try to treat consumers the way I want to be treated as a consumer.

 

Episode resources:


Ever Forward Radio is brought to you by Legion Athletics

Legion Athletics is the #1 brand of all-natural sports supplements in the world. We sell supplements based on sound science that are 100% transparent, 100% naturally sweetened and flavored, and contain no artificial food dyes or other unwanted chemicals.

Scientifically-Backed Doses and Ingredients

  • Every ingredient in our supplements is backed by peer-reviewed scientific research and is included at clinically effective levels.

  • That means the ingredients and doses in our supplements are based on published scientific research demonstrating real benefits, not the restrictions of razor-thin production budgets or gluttonous profit margins.

100% Formula Transparency

  • All our supplements are 100% transparent, meaning you know exactly what you’re putting into your body.

  • We disclose the exact amount and form of each ingredient in all our supplements and never use proprietary blends.

100% Money-Back Guarantee and Free Shipping

  • Customers either love our stuff or they get their money back. Period. No forms to fill out or hoops to jump through. That’s just how confident we are in our products.

  • Free shipping within the USA and free shipping internationally on orders over $99

Click here to save 20% off your first purchase with code EVERFORWARD!

 

EFR 460: Why You Don't Need Supplements with Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews is the Founder and CEO at Legion Athletics, Inc., a company which offers all-natural, science-based supplements, including pre-workout, post-workout, fat burners, protein powder, multivitamins, and more.

Mike is also the author of several bestselling health and fitness books, including Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body and Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body.

Chase and Mike do a deep dive into supplementation and how to navigate an industry that has unfortunately grown to be filled with misleading claims, half-truths, and outright lies that leave the average fitness guy or gal at a disadvantage when it comes to getting informed on what the right products for them are.

Listen in as Mike lists foundational supplements that nearly everyone would benefit from adding to their daily regimen. He shares common shady marketing tactics and gimmicks that many supplement companies use to promote subpar products.

Finally, Mike explains the secret to becoming the number one all-natural sports nutrition brand in the world and what sets Legion Athletics’ product line apart from all others.

 

Follow Mike @muscleforlifefitness

Follow Chase @chase_chewning

 

Key Highlights

  • Since supplements are only supplementary to your nutrition, what should people really be focusing on to get the most ROI on their training when it comes to their nutrition?

  • What supplements should be top priority for someone who is already following a healthy diet?

  • How can you know for sure if you’re really getting what it says on the label?

  • What should you be looking for in a protein powder?

  • What does “naturally sweetened and flavored” actually mean?

  • Mike explains what makes his superfood supplement, Genesis, different from all the rest.

 

Powerful Quotes by Mike Matthews

You don’t need supplements to do what you want to do; just so you know. Supplements are supplementary by definition. That is true of ours and anybody else’s; so, don’t believe that there is a magic pill, powder, or potion. It doesn’t exist.

If a company is using proprietary blends in any of their products, just move on. Find another company. Why use a proprietary blend? It’s just for bullshit. It’s to add a little bit of marketing pizzazz in the names.

If a company is selling a greens supplement as a replacement for, say, “22 servings of vegetables”, bullshit. Stay away from that company. They’re either ignorant, or they’re malevolent—they’re just lying.

I believe in treating people the way I want to be treated. I think that should apply in business as well, so, I try to treat consumers the way I want to be treated as a consumer.

 

Episode resources:


Ever Forward Radio is brought to you by Legion Athletics

Legion Athletics is the #1 brand of all-natural sports supplements in the world. We sell supplements based on sound science that are 100% transparent, 100% naturally sweetened and flavored, and contain no artificial food dyes or other unwanted chemicals.

Scientifically-Backed Doses and Ingredients

  • Every ingredient in our supplements is backed by peer-reviewed scientific research and is included at clinically effective levels.

  • That means the ingredients and doses in our supplements are based on published scientific research demonstrating real benefits, not the restrictions of razor-thin production budgets or gluttonous profit margins.

100% Formula Transparency

  • All our supplements are 100% transparent, meaning you know exactly what you’re putting into your body.

  • We disclose the exact amount and form of each ingredient in all our supplements and never use proprietary blends.

100% Money-Back Guarantee and Free Shipping

  • Customers either love our stuff or they get their money back. Period. No forms to fill out or hoops to jump through. That’s just how confident we are in our products.

  • Free shipping within the USA and free shipping internationally on orders over $99

Click here to save 20% off your first purchase with code EVERFORWARD!