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The following is taken from William Llewellyn's Sport Supplement Reference Guide. It is exclusive content and may not be distributed, copied or transfered elsewhere under any conditions without permission from the author.
Molecular Nutrition X-Factor Supplement (aka Arachidonic Acid) was a supplement that shocked the industry and pushed the boundaries of innovation. Here, William Llewellyn provides a comprehensive overview on this wonderful discovery, its potential for muscle gain, enhanced anaerobic performance and any potential side effects.
This past weekend, I purchased the Sport Supplement Reference Guide (SSRG) by renowned scientific researcher, CEO of Molecular Nutrition and author of the prestigious ANABOLICS series William Llewellyn. After relentlessy scouring through the pages, I'm ready to present my comprehensive review of the book and what you can expect in regards to value, content and overall worth.
My review will be split up into three primary sections. First, I will look at the layout and enclosed content within the book. Second, I'll provide my subjective opinion on the authors writing style and fluidity. Lastly, the overall cost effectiveness of the book will be analysed.
Content / Layout
Ok, so let's get stuck in. Where better to start than what's in the actual book?
Llewellyn has structured the SSRG in an easy to read format. It's not as comprehensive as the scientific analysis of the ingredients itself, it's fairly simple in terms of presentation. Its chapters are simply: Part 1: Sport Supplement Industry; Part 2: Ingredient Profiles; Part 3: Consumer Empowerment; and a 4th part, if you include the references (for those of you that are familiar with any of Llewellyn's previous work, you'll know how extensive this section can be). Thus, I'll simply be revieweing each chapters content in subsections in this part of the review.
Part 1: Sport Supplement Industry
The first chapter of the book is a simple overview of the sports supplement industry, some personal analysis on working in the business himself, and a primer on basic categories of supplementation (i.e Protein, vitamins and minerals, ergogenic aids, etc). There is also an introduction into the Rating System which Llewellyn uses consistently throughout Part 2 of the book. In summary, this is an excellent primer for anyone unfamiliar with the industry and what it can potentially offer you; and what it may not. There is a stint of objectivity in there from William's own perspective, but it's very accurate regardless.
Part 2: Ingredient Profiles
As expected, this is where Llewellyn comes into his meticulous best. His scrutiny of scientific research, combined with objective analysis, is second to none. Making up the main bulk of the book, it's essential this part be spot on as it's essentially what we're all taking about or are intriguied by on a daily basis. It's also the reason you probably bought the damn book, to find out what works and what doesn't.
A sample overview of the review format for 6-OXO
As you can see, the information is dense and well structured. Each ingredient contains a dedicated section to the following: Description (a basic primer of the ingredient), promoted benefits, Clinical Studies (further scientific scrutiny), Empirical Evidence, Effective Dosage & Side Effects / Safety. Those faimilar with William's ANABOLICS book series will be very faimilar to the layout; it's practically identical. The aspect that really gives the book substance and you knowledge is the Clinical Support Rating (which range from between 1-5 based on what science has to say about an ingredients efficacy), and its Empirical Evidence Rating (what the general public / consumer has reported in terms of gains / effects). The scores of each are then combined to give the ingredient an overall rating out of 10, thus allowing you to determine its effectiveness and potential usage.
First page of Arachidonic Acid's overview. Yeah, a teaser!
In conclusion, the ingredient profile section covers everything from caffeine to creatine, tribulus to 6-OXO, and your more novel inredients; including Arachidonic Acid, Citrulline malate, and much, much more. To say this was a basic primer on such ingredients would be an injustice. If you've seen it on the label of a sport supplement product, rest assured William has made every effort here to give you an unbiased lowdown on whether it actually works or not.
Part 3: Consumer Empowerment
Part 3 contains a nice 20 page outro that gives some guidelines for efficient shopping, the top rated sports supplements (based on the combined scores of the clinical studies & empirical ratings), along with some basic - and novel - supplement strategies and basic programs based on specific goals given your chosen endeavour. It's a really nice way to round out the book, and given it's price, this section alone may well repay what you invested in the product initially.
A sample supplement plan from the book
Part "4": References
No book of Llewellyn's would be complete without paying credence to the immense amount of resources and references he has to complement his writtens. It provides a superb way to round out the masses of previously mentioned content, and as such gives the reader an incentive to go off and research the studies behind the claims further if desired and investigate more thoroughly.
This book is far from mundane science. One of Llewellyn's key attributes, in addition to being a prominent scientific researcher, is his ability to condense complex and often intricate science down into laymen's terms for the public consumer. As a result, you don't need to possess an ounce of scientific jargon to understand what he's saying; although it certainly helps to understand some key phrases, which are covered anyway. William is very lucid in conveying his points and the fluidity of his writing will undoubtedly be greatly appreciated by many of you. You could almost say he is an anomalous writer in his ability to portray ergogenic aids and literature in a novel format. As such, it makes very interesting reading for yourself, and will leave you thoroughly satisfied with the knowledge you acquire from reading this book. There's no striking perplexity, just a refreshing visit that will leave you feeling more at ease when making future purchases and certainly a lot more focused in your approach to taking your physique or sporting performance to the next level.
Price / Cost Effectiveness
By now, you've probably gathered that my conclusive thoughts on the price are that it's well worth it; so let me just reiterate that fact: buy this book, and save yourself an abundance of money for the future. It will hold its value supremely well, and costs less than your average tub of monthly protein. In my subjective opinion, it's a must-have for any keen consumer within the industry. It's not set out to completely throw you off sports supplements, more so educate you on the best ingredients. Since reading it myself, I've picked up a couple of cool new ingredients I believe may help enhance my performance - and this is after being in the industry 4 years! So i'd love to hear your feedback too on what you've gained.
The book will hold its value superbly well for the next few years, there's no doubt about that. With science advancing at a phenomanal rate, I look forward to future additions of the book and it'll be on my shelf as an excellent reference for the foreseeable future. i highly suggest it's on yours too. Buy now!