Dietary Supplement Research

There’s a website I have stumbled across a few times and it keeps reminding me to test some different supplements. Snake Oil Supplements

With the talk of supplementation in Tim Ferriss’ new book 4 hour body I thought I would do some tests. Tim talks about 3 factors to keep in mind for any body modifying system.

  1. Food
  2. Exercise
  3. Drugs

To ensure that your selection of different things from each category has an effect everything must be controlled, measured and documented.

Over the last few weeks I have been testing Tyrosine supplementation. And while it is notoriously difficult to test changes to mental performance I have noted that my performance at work has modestly improved since started as measured by the amount of code I have been producing.

Starting in January I will be testing a couple of other supplements for both cognitive and physical improvements.