When will my order ship?
All orders placed before 1 p.m. (CST) on business days are fulfilled and shipped on the day of purchase, and all orders placed after this time are shipped on the next business day. Business days are Monday-Friday, not including observed holidays.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
You have three options to choose from for shipping, so your package’s arrival date will be dependent upon the shipping method you select. UPS ground shipments typically take 3-7 business days. Please note that all ground shipments are transferred from UPS to your local postal carrier. With UPS 2nd Day shipping, you will receive your package in 2 to 3 business days, not including Saturday delivery. With UPS Overnight shipping, you will receive your package in 1-2 business days, not including Saturday delivery.
What method is used for shipping?
You have a choice between three shipping options. The default is USPS First Class (2-5 business days).
What if I didn’t receive an email confirmation for my order?
If you did not receive an email confirmation for your order it most likely means that either your order did not go through, or you may have mis-entered your email address. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the status of your order and we will respond to you promptly.
Do you ship to APO/FPO addresses?
Currently we do not offer an option for shipments to APO/FPO addresses. As we work to improve our online experience, we are looking into adding this option in the near future. Please check back soon for updates, and thank you for shopping with us!
How can I return my order?
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. You can return any unused/unopened bottles for a refund minus shipping.
I want to lose weight, but don’t know where to start. Which products are most important for healthy weight loss?
Your nutrition and fitness are the most important elements in healthy weight loss, and supplements can boost your results and help you reach your goals. The products that can best aid your healthy weight loss goals are weight loss supplements suited for your goals (fat burners, appetite control products, etc.), a multivitamin, a protein source, and essential oils.
Which exercises burn the most fat?
Any aerobic activity which you can to do 3-5 times a week for at least 20 minutes will help you burn calories. High intensity interval training (HIIT) will burn more calories and fat than steady-state exercise. As long as you are expending more calories than you are consuming on a regular and consistent basis, then the fat/weight will come off. You should also consider weight training because the more lean-muscle tissue you have, the easier and quicker it is for your body to burn calories.
Do I need to change my diet to get results?
Many people consume too much saturated fat and simple carbohydrates in their normal diet. Here are some of the small changes we recommend to see results, no matter what your health or weight loss goal is: eat breakfast every morning, eat every few hours, choose real, whole foods, choose lean protein and eat some protein at every meal, include healthy complex carbs in your meals, enjoy a small amount of simple carbs for quick energy early in the day and before, during, or after your workouts, and enjoy healthy fats in moderation. Also make sure to drink lots of water all day long, starting the minute you wake up and before every meal.
What foods should I try to avoid when losing weight?
Try to avoid foods that give you a quick burst of energy but then leave you feeling hungry and lethargic a short time later. These foods include alcohol, soda, juice, sugary beverages, diet beverages, processed foods, fried foods, heavy creams and sauces, sugary foods, high-fat foods, anything battered, excess cheese, excess salt, and too many sweets.
How much water should I drink if I am following a weight loss plan?
Water is a key component in any weight loss plan. A basic rule of thumb is to drink 8-10, 8 fl. oz. glasses of water each day. Many people will need more water depending on their diet plans, body weight and activity levels.
Which supplements should I take with food?
It’s important to read the usage directions carefully with any supplement. Some supplements like multivitamins and oils like CLA or fish oil are better taken with food to assist in absorption and prevent an upset stomach. Other products are designed to be taken on an empty stomach or just prior to eating to maximize results. If you are taking multiple supplements, be sure to inquire about any potential interactions.
How do I choose a product with the right stimulant level?
You can assess your tolerance to caffeine by reviewing your current lifestyle habits. Do you drink coffee? If so, how much? Do you drink soda pop or energy drinks? Typically a large coffee can contain anywhere from 125-200mg of caffeine, and this is typically the range of caffeine found in most weight loss or energy products. It is important to note that if you start to take a product containing caffeine or other stimulants that it should replace your typical coffee or soda and not be in addition to it, or you run the risk of taking too much and may experience side effects like anxiety, tremor, or rapid heartbeat. Always start with a low dose and work your way up to the recommended dosage to ensure that your body can tolerate the product without issue.
Which supplements are the most important?
This depends on your personal goals. What is essential for a non-exerciser will vary greatly from that of a routine exerciser. On the same note, supplements appropriate for a runner will differ from what a strength trainer should be using. However, the essential supplements for most active individuals are protein, creatine, EFAs/Omega 3s, and a quality multi-vitamin.
Why do I need a protein supplement?
Protein powders and drinks are an easy way not only to increase your protein intake but also to measure it. There are several reasons to take a protein supplement to meet your daily requirements: building muscle, losing fat, increasing strength, or just supplementing a deficient diet. Your protein needs depend on your lifestyle and fitness goals. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.4g per pound of body weight, 1-1.5g per pound of body weight for those looking to build muscle. In general, your protein intake should comprise 20-40% of your total caloric intake.
What should I look for in a pre and post workout?
Pre-workout supplements come in all shapes and sizes and flavors. They can do any number of things to enhance the workout experience: provide energy and focus, support endurance, improve muscle strength and power, enhance recovery and increase blood flow and nutrient delivery to active muscles. If you\'re looking to build muscle, look for one with Citrulline (malate), beta-alanine, creatine, betaine, creatinol-o-phosphate, and even carbohydrates, depending on your diet.Post-workout supplementation consists of feeding hungry muscles and replenishing glycogen stores, amino acids, and even vitamins and minerals that are used up while exercising. Creatine is a supplement ingredient that is best consumed post-workout to maximize strength and muscle gains. For the casual athlete, a post-workout shake consisting of protein, creatine, and carbohydrates is ideal to start the muscle repair process and replenish muscle energy stores.
Do you sponsor athletes? Where do I send my information?
Each year we do sponsor a select group of individuals, which often come to us in the form of recommendations and real customers from our stores. For any inquiries or requests, please contact your local store to initiate a conversation about a possible local partnership.
Do you support or sponsor charity or community based events?
We do support charity and community events on a local level. The best method for approaching this is to reach out to us directly.