In a recent experimental study , my colleagues and I investigated the effects of perceived doping on the perceived user’s personality or social image. Participants were randomly invited to rate the personality of four protagonists based on a storyline assigned to each one. There were four variations based on what the protagonist consumed before training: food, anabolic steroids, erythropoietin, and protein powder. Each participant then gave a rating for one of these users or non-user on the five-factor model of personality, a ratings system on openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.
Every ingredient has been tried and tested under an array of real world physical stresses and environments from the weight room to the athletic field. Kris Gethin has tested and analyzed every supplement under multiple conditions, strategic dosages, and many combinations. He put his body through the extreme edges of endurance while preparing for a triathlon over a four-month period. Once completed, he again broke physical boundaries by pushing his body through the intense environment of a 12-Week Muscle-Building Plan that was documented daily by . The results of both were astounding.