Say NO To A Proprietary Blend

Say NO To A Proprietary Blend

Propriety blends are used in abundance for many products to hide the exact content.

This practice is commonly used in hair care products and supplements, but it is a scam.

LAST UPDATED: February 2019 by Ben.

What is a proprietary blend and why should you avoid it?

If you read my reviews on testosterone boosters, fat burners and other supplements you will see I hate the use of a proprietary blend.

I first became aware of proprietary blends when I bought my first test booster, it consisted of a proprietary blend by which the manufacturer sold the product by claiming the product was so powerful they had to keep the combination of ingredients and doses per individual ingredient a secret.

I was young, naive and had done very little research.

Obviously I believed the hype. I did buy it after all.

I thought that what I had bought was basically a steroid and I was boarding the lines of legality.

I took them with vigor and noticed no results. Not to worry, on to the next product.

However, further down the line I watched the film Bigger, Stronger, Faster.

It was then that I understood what a proprietary blend was.

It was since then that I have always checked the ingredients profile and whether it is transparent or hidden behind the veil of a proprietary blend.

What is it then?

This short video explains why you too should avoid any SUPPLEMENT that lists a proprietary blend in the ingredients.

However, to summarise, a proprietary blend is used by supplement manufacturing companies to conceal the doses of each ingredient included.

However, legally as long as there is at least a trace amount they can include it on the ingredient panel list.

Therefore a daily serving may consist of 1000mg of the combined ingredients.

There may be 10 ingredients included, however, each one of those could just be a trace amount.

The combined 10 ingredients could just make up 1mg of the 1000mg, with 999mg being merely rice powder as a bulking agent.

Remember, this practice is common and completely legal.

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Say no to a proprietary blend
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Say no to a proprietary blend
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A quick review of what a propriety blend is
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Ben BA(Hons), PGCert

Ben established this site to be a free resource in 2015. Since then it has gained over half a million visits. He has always been interested in sport and he started playing rugby at the age of 6 represented his town, county and school. Ben also enjoys cycling, has started skiing and is in the Army Reserve representing his Regiment as part of the 150 Regimental Shooting Team. He holds a bachelor's and postgraduate degree in sport exercise & nutrition.