Do Supplements Really Work?

As I’ve become increasingly passionate about fitness over the past decade, I’ve gone through A LOT of supplements.  I’ve tried everything from vitamins to protein powders to nitric oxide at all sorts of different price ranges and quality levels.  If your first reaction is “that’s disgusting,” you’re absolutely right.

And the truth is, despite thousands of dollars invested into pills and powders I’m still relatively clueless as to whether or not any of this stuff actually works.

Apparently the guys at Information is Beautiful had the same frustration as me and took the matter into their own hands.  David McCandless and Andy Perkins looked at abstracts of over 1500 public studies to compile an interactive graph of supplements and their effectiveness to treat particular conditions.  Check it out.