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No, Sports Supplements Aren’t Scary

Sometimes honest companies that put countless hours, money, and research into making quality products that are safe and help athletes achieve their best, get overshadowed by a few bad apples who put profits over peoples’ health. Case in point, last month’s workout supplement fracas involving Redline White Heat and OxyTHERM Pro.

After a news report called into question a stimulant used in both products, GNC rightfully yanked those products from their shelves. Vitamin Shoppe pulled Redline shortly after.

So what was the issue? Ingredients used in the supplements marketed under the names AMP Citrate, DMBA and 4-amino-2-methylpentane citrate that might pose health risks to users, including the potential to elevate the risk of heart attack.

And back in April the product Craze, a pre-workout supplement that promised to give “unrelenting energy and focus,” was found to contain a methamphetamine-like chemical in its formula. So yeah, no wonder the energy was relentless …

Even worse, that same chemical was found in Gaspari Nutrition’s Detonate, which bills itself as an “all-natural weight loss pill.”

Not to get on a soapbox or pat ourselves on the back, but this is precisely why we, here at P4, insist on going the extra mile for the athletes who use our products. We utilize high quality ingredients that are safe and proven to be effective, like creatine. Our Pre Game FormulaEnergy Formula, and Recovery Push Formula are all NSF Certified for Sport® and label-claim-verified. That means each product has gone through rigorous testing, was screened for heavy metals, and is banned-substance-free.

Clearly we don’t have to put the NSF label on our bottle. In fact, the majority of sports supplement manufacturers don’t. Why is it such a big deal to us? Because we have nothing to hide when it comes to our ingredients — and we’re happy to prove it.

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