Help me learn everything I can about vitamins and supplements, please!

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Brand Nizzel, May 9, 2008.

  1. Hey guys. Fitness and nutrition is a huge part of my everyday life, as I am an aspiring pro athlete. I like to think that I know a lot about most vitamins and supplements. However recently I got a job at the local GNC and I realized how much I need to learn. Yesterday was my 3rd day, and the final straw was when I embarrassed myself trying to explain the difference between Creatine Monohydrate and Ethyl Ester to a customer. The convo stopped short at "different delivery systems....yeah....uhm.." I made myself look like an idiot.

    Anyway, can you guys help me out? Do you have any websites with a directory of supplements that I can research and read up about? I need to learn as much as I can....I need your help! I guess you can start by explaining to me the difference between Ethyl Ester and Monohydrate
     
  2. You expect to be spoon-fed. Do a little work yourself. Read the FAQ. The answer to your Creatine question, and many others, can be found there. Read the link-outs.
     
  3. Loomy Purple Belt

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  4. I've been doing that since about middle school. What I'm asking for is if anybody has access to any kind of "supplment encyclopedia" where I can research supplements in mass. I know much about supplements aimed towards athletic goals (the majority of supplements discussed on this board), however I still need to learn about the random shit haha.
     
  5. Haha okay I got you - my bad! Hahaha.

    Oh, and congrats on getting a job at GNC - discounts *drools*
     
  6. judofarmerbob Banned Banned

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    1. Flintstone Vitamins
    2. Creatine
    3. Fruits, Veggies, and Dead Animals
    4. Milk
    5. Fucking Protein Shakes

    all those NOX products are crap. Alli gives you atomic shits. If you were a real nice guy, you'd just tell people to get on the internet, where stuff doesn't cost eleventybillion dollars :)

    nah, i'm playing, one of my old roomates runs a GNC. good guy.
     
  7. hahah true. Thanks guys. I'm surprised how strict they are working there, I had to take a piss test and everythin to get the job..
     
  8. joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    Guys, I just got a job at GNC, which makes this totally different than every other lazy person. Can you tell me a ton of things that are already in the FAQ so I don't have to look? Thanks!
     
  9. Rowan11088 Purple Belt

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    Having a tough day? :)

    This wasn't even nearly as bad as some of the other threads that have popped up in the last few days. I try to give most people the benefit of the doubt.
     
  10. joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    I say something every time it isn't a white belt that asks a question that is exactly the same, only with some lame twist.

    "I got a new job"
    "I have a test for school"
    "I have an MMA tournament next week"

    I'm having a great day. I just like pointing out when people ask the same question that's been asked a million times.
     
  11. WCLegend90 Orange Belt

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    GNC doesn't have some sort of manual?
     
  12. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    That was my first thought too. I would think working at GNC would be a great place to learn about that stuff. Don't they have any kind of training program or training resources for you?
     
  13. I believe any sort of GNC manual would be just to sell you as many products as possible while at the counter - regardless of how good they actually are for you. I got my Mega Men mutlis today and omg, the guy would not shut up even after being told several times Mega Men was the only thing I wanted/needed. Annnnnnoying.
     
  14. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Well, it's obvious that's their priority, but I would think they'd have a way for their employees to learn as much as possible in order to sound like they know what they're talking about
     
  15. upnorthmma Yellow Belt

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    They do have a training binder for you also, ask your boss for where it is. Also depending on if you are part time or fulltime etc they even have classes avaiable after 90-180 days.
     
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    After 3 days, he probably hasn't even gotten to most of his training
     

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