Don Gauvreau

Don Gauvreau MSc, CSCS
Don Gauvreau, A.K.A. The Supplement Godfather, is one of the leading researchers and product formulators in the sports supplement industry.

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What Is Citrulline?

Citrulline is an amino acid that has been shown to have many beneficial roles when it comes to fitness and your workouts. More than likely you’ve tried citrulline in one form or another, probably in either a pre-workout or pump product. Citrulline can

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a vitamin-like compound that can be made by the body. It’s considered the “universal antioxidant” because of its very powerful and unique properties.

What is R-ALA and why is it the best?
Most ALA supplements are a 50/50 mixture

CrossFit has become one of the most popular forms of exercise over the past several years, and for good reason¬—it’s fun, it’s challenging, and it delivers great results. CrossFit workouts involve a variety of high-intensity and functional types of exercise, including Olympic weight lifting,

Ever since Arnold Schwarzenegger explained the satisfying feeling of a muscle pump in the popular documentary Pumping Iron, bodybuilders, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts have been chasing “the pump.” Arnold explained just how gratifying a muscle pump can be, even comparing it to orgasm, which

Keeping your metabolism fired up can be challenging. Your diet needs to be on point, and although cutting calories will create the deficit needed to tap into fat as fuel, it’s not that simple. If your diet is composed of processed, energy-poor foods, your return on investment could be a physique

What Is Thunder God Vine?

Thunder god vine, also known as Tripterygium wilfordi, comes from the plant family Celastracea, and has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, and for relieving pain and

NuLiv Science is quickly becoming known as one of the top branded ingredient suppliers in the dietary supplement industry. Its flagship ingredient, AstraGin™, can now be found in a wide variety of sports and health supplements worldwide, primarily for its absorption-enhancing properties. More

Building muscle isn’t an easy task for most, which is probably why I’m always being asked for advice on which supplements are best for packing on size. This column will cut through the clutter and break things down into two categories: supplements that have a more direct effect on stimulating

Citrulline is an amino acid that’s converted to L-arginine in the body, during the urea cycle and alongside L-ornithine. Supplementing with citrulline is actually a more effective way to raise arginine levels and enhance nitric oxide (NO) production in the body than supplementing with arginine

Plant-based proteins are gaining more and more popularity in recent years, and for good reason! Vegan proteins provide muscle-building and recovery benefits that are comparable to animal-based proteins. Plant proteins also deliver additional health benefits and nutrients that animal proteins can