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.


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

Q: What’s the absolute best post-workout supplement stack you could ever take if price weren’t an issue?

A: One great thing about the absolute best post-workout stack is that it isn’t really that expensive! The stack I would recommend is pretty straightforward

Interest in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) was  rst generated back in the mid to late ‘90s when researchers discovered its cancer- FIghting properties. Since then, it’s been heavily studied for its fat-loss properties and cardio benefits. The body can’t make CLA, but it can be obtained through

Q: Green tea seems to be one of those staple ingredients that just about everyone uses, whether it’s for antioxidants or fat loss. But exactly how does green tea burn fat?


A: Green tea isn’t the most exciting ingredient,

Q: I think Garcinia cambogia has been around for years, but now my girlfriend wants to start using it to lose weight because she saw it on the Dr. Oz show. How does it work?

A: Garcinia has been around for years, but Dr. Oz did recommend

Q: What’s the best way to use carnitine for fat loss? And does it have any other benefits?

A: Although carnitine is well known for its fat-burning properties, it can also improve performance and recovery after intense exercise. In fact, carnitine plays a