Unbiased Source on Nutrition Research

Kamal currently serves as the Director at Examine.com. Examine.com is an independent organization that investigates the science behind supplementation and nutrition. He is a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and is on hiatus from a PhD in nutrition in which he researched the link between diet and chronic pain. He has published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium as well as a variety of clinical research topics. Kamal has also been involved in research on fructose and liver health, mindfulness meditation, and nutrition in low income areas.

In this podcast you will learn:

1. What is Examine.com?
2. What is the concept and idea of developing examine.com?
3. How many followers do they have?
4. What are the qualifications of your staff?
5. What is the criteria you use to rate the research and evidence?
6. What are the most popular supplements people want to know about?
7. What is the biggest problem with the supplement industry today?
8. Can a High School or College athlete use Examine.com?
9. What supplements work and what doesn’t?
10. What are some over-hyped ingredients?
11. What are some pre-workout supplements and those with ingredients with little to no science to support the evidence?
12. What does Examine.com offer to the consumer?

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  • Collier Perno

    Great podcast and learned a lot! I went to this website after listening to this podcast and feel in love with it! What a great resource with non-bias evidence based information.

  • Collier Perno

    Great podcast and learned a lot! I went to this website after listening to this podcast and feel in love with it! What a great resource with non-bias evidence based information.

  • Susana Melendez

    Agreed! Finally a site that informs on supplement info based on actual studies (+unbiased) and well explained viewpoints. I dug through the site- it looks to be very beneficial for athletes looking to be more knowledgeable by providing them with all information pertinent to the supplement itself. Great resource!

  • Susana Melendez

    Agreed! Finally a site that informs on supplement info based on actual studies (+unbiased) and well explained viewpoints. I dug through the site- it looks to be very beneficial for athletes looking to be more knowledgeable by providing them with all information pertinent to the supplement itself. Great resource!

  • Olivia Brant

    I can’t believe I have never heard of examine.com! What a fabulous resource for athletes of all ages as well as the general public. I really enjoyed hearing Kamal’s take on the discrepancies between the drug industry and the supplement industry. It is something I have never thought about before – very thought provoking.

  • Olivia Brant

    I can’t believe I have never heard of examine.com! What a fabulous resource for athletes of all ages as well as the general public. I really enjoyed hearing Kamal’s take on the discrepancies between the drug industry and the supplement industry. It is something I have never thought about before – very thought provoking.

  • Chrissy Cooper

    This is a topic that I think everyone (athletes, nutrition professionals, ATCs, parents, etc.) deal with on a daily basis. Examine.com is a fantastic resource to answer questions about supplements and get the facts on nutrition!

  • Chrissy Cooper

    This is a topic that I think everyone (athletes, nutrition professionals, ATCs, parents, etc.) deal with on a daily basis. Examine.com is a fantastic resource to answer questions about supplements and get the facts on nutrition!

  • Lisa Hansen

    Awesome and easy to follow information in this podcast. Kamal does a great job of providing in depth science in a way that the everyday consumer can relate to and understand. I also love the FAQ on the website homepage, answers are straight to the point and backed by solid evidence. All of the information is extremely relevant with products you see in everyday life!

  • Lisa Hansen

    Awesome and easy to follow information in this podcast. Kamal does a great job of providing in depth science in a way that the everyday consumer can relate to and understand. I also love the FAQ on the website homepage, answers are straight to the point and backed by solid evidence. All of the information is extremely relevant with products you see in everyday life!

  • Jay Short

    Excellent podcast with many great points. I didn’t even think about the fact that due to FDA rules and regulations supplements don’t have to list off all of their potential side-effects like other pharmaceuticals do on the commercials. As was stated in the podcast this can lead to the consumer thinking that the drug is worse for them than the untested supplement. This is why Examine.com is such an amazing resource to be able to help educate those consumers and anyone else about those supplements in an easy to read format.

  • Jay Short

    Excellent podcast with many great points. I didn’t even think about the fact that due to FDA rules and regulations supplements don’t have to list off all of their potential side-effects like other pharmaceuticals do on the commercials. As was stated in the podcast this can lead to the consumer thinking that the drug is worse for them than the untested supplement. This is why Examine.com is such an amazing resource to be able to help educate those consumers and anyone else about those supplements in an easy to read format.

  • Karol Sekulic

    Examine.com has been such a great resource. I’ve subscribed to every product they have :)the database, stack guides and their recently launched research digest.

  • Karol Sekulic

    Examine.com has been such a great resource. I’ve subscribed to every product they have :)the database, stack guides and their recently launched research digest.

  • Chelsea Rae Smyth

    Very intriguing podcast with easy to follow, direct information. As the supplement market expands, I am happy to know that researchers are bringing concrete, tested information to the public. Examine.com is a great resource!

  • Chelsea Rae Smyth

    Very intriguing podcast with easy to follow, direct information. As the supplement market expands, I am happy to know that researchers are bringing concrete, tested information to the public. Examine.com is a great resource!

  • Ryan Leach

    Great information and insight as how to use Examine.com related to nutrition. Being a graduate student, it’s always nice to find a resource to make research easier and faster. I’m looking forward to the rest of the information coming down the pipeline on this podcast. Keep up the great work!

  • Ryan Leach

    Great information and insight as how to use Examine.com related to nutrition. Being a graduate student, it’s always nice to find a resource to make research easier and faster. I’m looking forward to the rest of the information coming down the pipeline on this podcast. Keep up the great work!

  • Lauren McGill

    I just added Examine.com to my bookmarks! Thanks for this informative podcast. It is very difficult to find reliable unbiased research about supplements. Examine.com is a great resource to share with colleagues and clients. My favorite part of the site is the FAQ because all of these questions are commomly asked and it is great to have scientific answers in a centralized location. Thank you Mr. Patel for this wonderful resource.

  • Lauren McGill

    I just added Examine.com to my bookmarks! Thanks for this informative podcast. It is very difficult to find reliable unbiased research about supplements. Examine.com is a great resource to share with colleagues and clients. My favorite part of the site is the FAQ because all of these questions are commomly asked and it is great to have scientific answers in a centralized location. Thank you Mr. Patel for this wonderful resource.

  • Jenni Hamlin

    This podcast shines a light on a fantastic resource that is available. Agreed that Examine.com is truly beneficial but I was also pleasantly surprised to hear that they value communication through more personal interactions with users. It is reassuring that Examine.com takes particular interest combing through the “nitty gritty” details such as study populations, study methods, etc. Good mention of not only the non standard formulas that can be used as well as deceptive marketing, but also the FDA non-regulation. Seeing as it is a resource for supplements, I was happy to hear great practical recommendations and going through some of the products we may encounter pretty frequently. A big thank you to Mr. Patel for taking the time to go through this information! Excited to incorporate it in the future!

  • Jenni Hamlin

    This podcast shines a light on a fantastic resource that is available. Agreed that Examine.com is truly beneficial but I was also pleasantly surprised to hear that they value communication through more personal interactions with users. It is reassuring that Examine.com takes particular interest combing through the “nitty gritty” details such as study populations, study methods, etc. Good mention of not only the non standard formulas that can be used as well as deceptive marketing, but also the FDA non-regulation. Seeing as it is a resource for supplements, I was happy to hear great practical recommendations and going through some of the products we may encounter pretty frequently. A big thank you to Mr. Patel for taking the time to go through this information! Excited to incorporate it in the future!

  • Cathy Joens

    What a great resource!!! It is such a relief to finally find a great website providing different view points and unbiased information. Finding objective resources without any biases if difficult especially with the false marketing and vague claims allowed for supplements. This website provides information really looking at the research and what research says. This website is great for all ages and great from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.

  • Cathy Joens

    What a great resource!!! It is such a relief to finally find a great website providing different view points and unbiased information. Finding objective resources without any biases if difficult especially with the false marketing and vague claims allowed for supplements. This website provides information really looking at the research and what research says. This website is great for all ages and great from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.

  • Nikki Jupe, MS, RD, LD

    The podcast is amazing but at the same time there are several words and/or wording that the “average joe” or student may not comprehend. Mainly the science behind things or the processes that nutrition professionals get throughout their schooling; however, as I was listening I took a stroll around the site, and loved the format of the website! I think it is extremely accessible and tries to bridge the gap between the spread of target audiences. I believe it is an amazing resource, and not one that I have used in the past but I may now have to consider! It is important that he keeps emphasizing the personal communication, and I hope that his team keeps that priority! Glad MySportsRD is trying to promote information that is researched based! This is a site that we should not forget! Thanks for sharing this information with us Kamal!

  • Nikki Jupe, MS, RD, LD

    The podcast is amazing but at the same time there are several words and/or wording that the “average joe” or student may not comprehend. Mainly the science behind things or the processes that nutrition professionals get throughout their schooling; however, as I was listening I took a stroll around the site, and loved the format of the website! I think it is extremely accessible and tries to bridge the gap between the spread of target audiences. I believe it is an amazing resource, and not one that I have used in the past but I may now have to consider! It is important that he keeps emphasizing the personal communication, and I hope that his team keeps that priority! Glad MySportsRD is trying to promote information that is researched based! This is a site that we should not forget! Thanks for sharing this information with us Kamal!

  • Dan Preiato

    Due to extensive marketing of certain supplement ingredients, uninformed consumers have a skewed perception of the efficacy of various dietary supplements now a days. Examine.com is such a valuable resource in that it provides science-based information in simple language that everyone can understand. I have used Examine.com myself for a few years now. Also, since supplement regulation is rather loose in the United States, consumers need to educate themselves on supplement safety and Examine.com also facilitates that. What a Great tool!

  • Dan Preiato

    Due to extensive marketing of certain supplement ingredients, uninformed consumers have a skewed perception of the efficacy of various dietary supplements now a days. Examine.com is such a valuable resource in that it provides science-based information in simple language that everyone can understand. I have used Examine.com myself for a few years now. Also, since supplement regulation is rather loose in the United States, consumers need to educate themselves on supplement safety and Examine.com also facilitates that. What a Great tool!

  • Collier Perno

    Great podcast and learned a lot! I went to this website after listening to this podcast and feel in love with it! What a great resource with non-bias evidence based information.

  • Collier Perno

    Great podcast and learned a lot! I went to this website after listening to this podcast and feel in love with it! What a great resource with non-bias evidence based information.

  • Susana Melendez

    Agreed! Finally a site that informs on supplement info based on actual studies (+unbiased) and well explained viewpoints. I dug through the site- it looks to be very beneficial for athletes looking to be more knowledgeable by providing them with all information pertinent to the supplement itself. Great resource!

  • Susana Melendez

    Agreed! Finally a site that informs on supplement info based on actual studies (+unbiased) and well explained viewpoints. I dug through the site- it looks to be very beneficial for athletes looking to be more knowledgeable by providing them with all information pertinent to the supplement itself. Great resource!

  • Olivia Brant

    I can’t believe I have never heard of examine.com! What a fabulous resource for athletes of all ages as well as the general public. I really enjoyed hearing Kamal’s take on the discrepancies between the drug industry and the supplement industry. It is something I have never thought about before – very thought provoking.

  • Olivia Brant

    I can’t believe I have never heard of examine.com! What a fabulous resource for athletes of all ages as well as the general public. I really enjoyed hearing Kamal’s take on the discrepancies between the drug industry and the supplement industry. It is something I have never thought about before – very thought provoking.

  • Chrissy Cooper

    This is a topic that I think everyone (athletes, nutrition professionals, ATCs, parents, etc.) deal with on a daily basis. Examine.com is a fantastic resource to answer questions about supplements and get the facts on nutrition!

  • Chrissy Cooper

    This is a topic that I think everyone (athletes, nutrition professionals, ATCs, parents, etc.) deal with on a daily basis. Examine.com is a fantastic resource to answer questions about supplements and get the facts on nutrition!

  • Lisa Hansen

    Awesome and easy to follow information in this podcast. Kamal does a great job of providing in depth science in a way that the everyday consumer can relate to and understand. I also love the FAQ on the website homepage, answers are straight to the point and backed by solid evidence. All of the information is extremely relevant with products you see in everyday life!

  • Lisa Hansen

    Awesome and easy to follow information in this podcast. Kamal does a great job of providing in depth science in a way that the everyday consumer can relate to and understand. I also love the FAQ on the website homepage, answers are straight to the point and backed by solid evidence. All of the information is extremely relevant with products you see in everyday life!

  • Jay Short

    Excellent podcast with many great points. I didn’t even think about the fact that due to FDA rules and regulations supplements don’t have to list off all of their potential side-effects like other pharmaceuticals do on the commercials. As was stated in the podcast this can lead to the consumer thinking that the drug is worse for them than the untested supplement. This is why Examine.com is such an amazing resource to be able to help educate those consumers and anyone else about those supplements in an easy to read format.

  • Jay Short

    Excellent podcast with many great points. I didn’t even think about the fact that due to FDA rules and regulations supplements don’t have to list off all of their potential side-effects like other pharmaceuticals do on the commercials. As was stated in the podcast this can lead to the consumer thinking that the drug is worse for them than the untested supplement. This is why Examine.com is such an amazing resource to be able to help educate those consumers and anyone else about those supplements in an easy to read format.

  • Karol Sekulic

    Examine.com has been such a great resource. I’ve subscribed to every product they have :)the database, stack guides and their recently launched research digest.

  • Karol Sekulic

    Examine.com has been such a great resource. I’ve subscribed to every product they have :)the database, stack guides and their recently launched research digest.

  • Chelsea Rae Smyth

    Very intriguing podcast with easy to follow, direct information. As the supplement market expands, I am happy to know that researchers are bringing concrete, tested information to the public. Examine.com is a great resource!

  • Chelsea Rae Smyth

    Very intriguing podcast with easy to follow, direct information. As the supplement market expands, I am happy to know that researchers are bringing concrete, tested information to the public. Examine.com is a great resource!

  • Ryan Leach

    Great information and insight as how to use Examine.com related to nutrition. Being a graduate student, it’s always nice to find a resource to make research easier and faster. I’m looking forward to the rest of the information coming down the pipeline on this podcast. Keep up the great work!

  • Ryan Leach

    Great information and insight as how to use Examine.com related to nutrition. Being a graduate student, it’s always nice to find a resource to make research easier and faster. I’m looking forward to the rest of the information coming down the pipeline on this podcast. Keep up the great work!

  • Lauren McGill

    I just added Examine.com to my bookmarks! Thanks for this informative podcast. It is very difficult to find reliable unbiased research about supplements. Examine.com is a great resource to share with colleagues and clients. My favorite part of the site is the FAQ because all of these questions are commomly asked and it is great to have scientific answers in a centralized location. Thank you Mr. Patel for this wonderful resource.

  • Lauren McGill

    I just added Examine.com to my bookmarks! Thanks for this informative podcast. It is very difficult to find reliable unbiased research about supplements. Examine.com is a great resource to share with colleagues and clients. My favorite part of the site is the FAQ because all of these questions are commomly asked and it is great to have scientific answers in a centralized location. Thank you Mr. Patel for this wonderful resource.

  • Jenni Hamlin

    This podcast shines a light on a fantastic resource that is available. Agreed that Examine.com is truly beneficial but I was also pleasantly surprised to hear that they value communication through more personal interactions with users. It is reassuring that Examine.com takes particular interest combing through the “nitty gritty” details such as study populations, study methods, etc. Good mention of not only the non standard formulas that can be used as well as deceptive marketing, but also the FDA non-regulation. Seeing as it is a resource for supplements, I was happy to hear great practical recommendations and going through some of the products we may encounter pretty frequently. A big thank you to Mr. Patel for taking the time to go through this information! Excited to incorporate it in the future!

  • Jenni Hamlin

    This podcast shines a light on a fantastic resource that is available. Agreed that Examine.com is truly beneficial but I was also pleasantly surprised to hear that they value communication through more personal interactions with users. It is reassuring that Examine.com takes particular interest combing through the “nitty gritty” details such as study populations, study methods, etc. Good mention of not only the non standard formulas that can be used as well as deceptive marketing, but also the FDA non-regulation. Seeing as it is a resource for supplements, I was happy to hear great practical recommendations and going through some of the products we may encounter pretty frequently. A big thank you to Mr. Patel for taking the time to go through this information! Excited to incorporate it in the future!

  • Cathy Joens

    What a great resource!!! It is such a relief to finally find a great website providing different view points and unbiased information. Finding objective resources without any biases if difficult especially with the false marketing and vague claims allowed for supplements. This website provides information really looking at the research and what research says. This website is great for all ages and great from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.

  • Cathy Joens

    What a great resource!!! It is such a relief to finally find a great website providing different view points and unbiased information. Finding objective resources without any biases if difficult especially with the false marketing and vague claims allowed for supplements. This website provides information really looking at the research and what research says. This website is great for all ages and great from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.

  • Nikki Jupe, MS, RD, LD

    The podcast is amazing but at the same time there are several words and/or wording that the “average joe” or student may not comprehend. Mainly the science behind things or the processes that nutrition professionals get throughout their schooling; however, as I was listening I took a stroll around the site, and loved the format of the website! I think it is extremely accessible and tries to bridge the gap between the spread of target audiences. I believe it is an amazing resource, and not one that I have used in the past but I may now have to consider! It is important that he keeps emphasizing the personal communication, and I hope that his team keeps that priority! Glad MySportsRD is trying to promote information that is researched based! This is a site that we should not forget! Thanks for sharing this information with us Kamal!

  • Nikki Jupe, MS, RD, LD

    The podcast is amazing but at the same time there are several words and/or wording that the “average joe” or student may not comprehend. Mainly the science behind things or the processes that nutrition professionals get throughout their schooling; however, as I was listening I took a stroll around the site, and loved the format of the website! I think it is extremely accessible and tries to bridge the gap between the spread of target audiences. I believe it is an amazing resource, and not one that I have used in the past but I may now have to consider! It is important that he keeps emphasizing the personal communication, and I hope that his team keeps that priority! Glad MySportsRD is trying to promote information that is researched based! This is a site that we should not forget! Thanks for sharing this information with us Kamal!

  • Dan Preiato

    Due to extensive marketing of certain supplement ingredients, uninformed consumers have a skewed perception of the efficacy of various dietary supplements now a days. Examine.com is such a valuable resource in that it provides science-based information in simple language that everyone can understand. I have used Examine.com myself for a few years now. Also, since supplement regulation is rather loose in the United States, consumers need to educate themselves on supplement safety and Examine.com also facilitates that. What a Great tool!

  • Dan Preiato

    Due to extensive marketing of certain supplement ingredients, uninformed consumers have a skewed perception of the efficacy of various dietary supplements now a days. Examine.com is such a valuable resource in that it provides science-based information in simple language that everyone can understand. I have used Examine.com myself for a few years now. Also, since supplement regulation is rather loose in the United States, consumers need to educate themselves on supplement safety and Examine.com also facilitates that. What a Great tool!