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.


Carbohydrate supplements powders can help you maximize muscle growth and workout energy. Traditional forms of carb supplements are simple sugars such as dextrose or maltodextrin. Today, carbohydrate powders have taken on a whole new level of complexity and are designed specifically for speedy

The Mediterranean diet has long been believed to provide many health benefits, and olives are one of the major sources of these benefits. Olive leaf extract delivers many bioactive polyphenols, including oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol. These powerful polyphenols provide the main health benefits

Rhodiola rosea—Russia’s Golden Root!
Rhodiola rosea, also known as roseroot or golden root, has a long history of use as a valuable medicinal plant. As early as the 19th century, Rhodiola was used in France as a brain tonic. In more recent times, extensive studies on the

What Is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a naturally occurring molecule found in all living cells. When glutathione levels are depleted, cells encounter functional problems and ultimately, death. Glutathione is best known for its incredible antioxidant capacity and enzyme

As most of you MUSCLE INSIDER readers probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of greens supplements. They provide a huge number of benefits to athletes, lifters, and anyone looking to improve health and performance. The same can be said about superfoods. Because my column is focused on supplements

In a perfect world, every human being would be able to consume adequate amounts and a wide variety of whole, natural foods in their everyday diets. Foods consumed in their natural form contain all of the essential enzymes and cofactors your body needs to properly

When I look back at the history of nutrition and how it’s evolved, there are some key discoveries that have really shaped the core of sports nutrition as we know it today. Although this list could be a lot longer, here are my top five most impactful discoveries on

Q: How has the science of sports supplements changed since the Arnold era? I mean, back in the day, Arnold and Lou were chewing back brewer’s yeast, digestive enzymes, wheat germ, and egg protein powder.

A:  Things have changed drastically,

Q: What’s your opinion on using yeast hydrolysate for fat loss? Is this
the “next big thing” or a downright scam?

A: I wouldn’t say yeast hydrolysate is either the next big thing or a scam. It appears to have some decent

Q: I saw that you’ve updated your Super Freak preworkout! How has the formula changed?

A: Yes, we’ve updated the formula. It’s really a complete revamp! The two key ingredients we removed from the formula are arginine and beta alanine. Now there are some more