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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QUESTION
I’m a bit of a newbie to supplements, but why do so many people use glutamine?

ANSWER
It’s pretty simple: The main reason people use glutamine is to support better recovery. During and after intense exercise, glutamine levels drop

QUESTION
It’s summertime, and I need to shed that last bit of water before I hit the beach on the weekends. Any advice on the best natural diuretics I can use?

ANSWER
Far and away, the two best natural diuretic ingredients are dandelion and

QUESTION
My four-year old son always wants to have my protein shake every time I mix one up. But is it okay for kids to have protein shakes? Whey protein powder?

ANSWER
As important as protein is for athletes and bodybuilders, it’s just as

QUESTION
I see more and more antioxidants being included in sports supplement formulas. Can athletes really benefit from taking antioxidant supplements?

ANSWER
I see more and more antioxidants being included in sports supplement formulas.

QUESTION
When’s the best time to use a BCAA supplement? And do I really need to supplement with BCAAs if I’m already eating lots of protein every day?

ANSWER
During exercise—or any strenuous physical activity, for that matter—branched-chain

I’m a bit of a newbie to supplements, but why do so many people use glutamine?

It’s pretty simple: The main reason people use glutamine is to support better recovery. During and after intense exercise, glutamine levels drop and this can impair muscle tissue repair and

It’s summertime, and I need to shed that last bit of water before I hit the beach on the weekends. Any advice on the best natural diuretics I can use?

Far and away, the two best natural diuretic ingredients are dandelion and juniper berry, in my opinion, and that’s why

My four-year old son always wants to have my protein shake every time I mix one up. But is it okay for kids to have protein shakes? Whey protein powder?

As important as protein is for athletes and bodybuilders, it’s just as important for a child’s growth and development

I see more and more antioxidants being included in sports supplement formulas. Can athletes really benefit from taking antioxidant supplements?

Yes, athletes can definitely benefit from taking antioxidants. Actually, they can be very beneficial to just about anyone

When’s the best time to use a BCAA supplement? And do I really need to supplement with BCAAs if I’m already eating lots of protein every day?

During exercise—or any strenuous physical activity, for that matter—branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) breakdown