I intentionally left this wide open to interpretation. We all know about things that have been taken off of the market, specifically stimulants and methylated forms of various steroids and cutting agents, but should the FDA make it a regular practice to regulate all consumer supplements? What are your thoughts?
Also, based on your certifications, what is your professional position on recommending supplements? If you’re a club owner, do you sell supplements in your facility?
My concern regarding this is great. As a natural competitor in the sport of bodybuilding, I rely heavily on supplements like Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Glucosamine, Whey, CLA, etc. I also take Melatonin to aid in sleep, Psyllium Husk for fiber, etc… It makes me uncomfortable to think of a government entity determining for me whether or not I should have certain supplements. I feel the same regarding alternative medicine (chiropractic care, accupuncture,etc).
As a trainer who is admittedly not a nutritionist or dietician, I routinely refer clients to a local nutrition professional or even to my own nutrition coach who holds a doctorate in Nutritional Science.