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Issue 28: The dark side of supplements

Supplements are often touted as the end-all-be-all to curing your ailments and achieving athletic prowess. But are they all they're cracked up to be? In this edition, we're lifting the lid on supplements and providing more information on what we do at Elo to ensure you get the highest quality products.

Supplements are often touted as the end-all-be-all to curing your ailments and achieving athletic prowess. Have a creaky joint? Take omega-3s. Want to run a mile in under 6 minutes? Down a few caffeine pills.
We may be in the business of supplements at Elo but the truth is not all are created equal. Some supplements are supported by science while others offer no clear benefit and can even be harmful. Couple that with loose regulatory oversight, and you've got a dangerous mix.
In this edition, we're lifting the lid on supplements and providing more information on what we do at Elo to ensure you get the highest quality products. Plus, we're breaking down the science behind supplements for popular goals like stress, sleep and energy.
Here’s to feeling your best each and every day, Elos!

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