Firstly, thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better.
We want to serve as your most trustworthy go-to source, on your health and wellness journey.
Surely you've heard it all before, "there's plenty of review sites out there . . . but we're the best!"
So we'll respect your intelligence and spare you the grandiosity.
Once you get to know us a little better here, it'll become evident as to what sets us apart.
To start, we have been objectively monitoring the dietary supplement industry for almost a decade now.
Millions of health conscious people have turned to us for valuable information and trusted recommendations.
Our team of health and fitness professionals and enthusiasts has researched, reviewed and objectively ranked over 240 supplement lists. We've thoroughly examined over 120 individual products, and continue to do so on a regular basis.
Our content has been vastly referenced across the internet over the years, by regular bloggers and also by bigger sites such as WikiHow, Huffington Post, Dr. Axe, Livestrong, Healthfully, BabyCenter, Consumer Health Digest, and many, many more.
Our team consists of lifelong fitness enthusiasts, just like you. So we know what it's like to feel as if you're wasting precious time researching the most effective products on the market for your fitness goals. We're here to help get your valuable time back.
You're not alone out there in the Amazonian jungle, that is the supplement industry; we're right there with you!
You can count on us to provide a platform with expert content, along with genuine encouragement, the sharing of past experiences and knowledgeable recommendations. We are fortunate to be trusted with this task and continue to be the compass our visitors use to reach a better lifestyle. We've been here for the past decade, and we're still here when you need us!
Whether you're here to find the most effective supplements for your personal wellness goals, the science behind how and why they work, or just to get some quality tips for an overall healthier life; you're at the right place. You'll find that our team of caring professionals curates engaging, expert content, relayed in an informative, understandable and easy to read manner.
Meet the faces behind the unbiased words and rankings, with deep expertise in nutrition, dietetics, exercise physiology, fitness, sports, and behavioral research; plus in overall health education, editorials, communications and nutrition marketing.
We believe in full transparency, and we believe in listening to our community. Our goal is to present you with as much unbiased, and science backed information as possible; to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. We cherish the real relationships we continue to form with our readers in the pursuit of this goal, and we aim to amplify their feedback to the supplement industry.
Here are some Top10Supps related questions our readers wanted to know the answers to over the years.
What does Top10Supps do?
We find out whether supplements truly contain what they claim, and whether there's any hidden harmful ingredients. Then we rate and rank these products, typically we also include an accompanying guide on the topic. Finally, we publish our reports in the form of our lists for free, so that you can confidently buy the best supplements for your goals. Basically we aim to save our visitors valuable time by offering accurate, trustworthy expertise and supplement options to choose from.
What is your ranking process like?
This is our favorite one, as it allows us to share the behind the scenes work which goes into putting our lists and articles together. In short, we curate positive and negative feedback from the supplement community and we triple check any scientific claims made by brands as to the effectiveness of the product in question.
Whether it be on health and fitness themed internet forums, social media groups, industry conventions, verified online retailer reviews, or through our proprietary user-input supplement ranking software. For the full picture, head on over to: How We Rank Supplements.
Can I participate in your rankings & reviews?
Absolutely! We give customers a voice and highly encourage our visitors to contribute. Our rankings and reviews rely on input from real people like you. On top of honestly upvoting or downvoting supplements on our lists, feel free to send us any input, review, critique, correction, or rating of any supplements you have used. Your experience matters - Submit Your Feedback.
Why don't you just publish word-for-word user reviews?
In short, quality control and because results may vary. We cherish our user feedback and they are included in the overall big picture and end product; whether qualitatively or quantitatively. But in order to successfully serve our mission to all of our readers (and truly be their go-to most trustworthy supplement website), we must first ensure it's not biased, collect more user reviews for a bigger sample size, then proceed to fact check all the information and finally publish it all in an understandable, engaging, and easy to read manner.
Just launched my supplement company, can you review please?
We know how exciting it is to produce something you believe to be of tremendous value to people and the desire to ecstatically get the word out. Maybe other review sites even struck some deal with you and you're looking for the same from Top10Supps.
Here's some things you should know before pitching to us: we do not accept any forms of money, special favors, or any such tactics for special consideration and/or treatment on our site. If we have the resources we will review and produce an 100% unbiased review. But we make no guarantee of products that are reviewed and featured on our site making any of our lists.
Is Top10Supps truly independent, how do you make money?
We take this question as a compliment to what we've built. Many seem to associate our success with that of unlimited resources that come with big corporations. However, we're proud to say that Top10Supps is privately owned and fully independent of the supplement industry. What you see is the result of years of hard work, refinement, and feedback analysis; driven by our passion for bettering the internet when it comes to supplement reviews and rankings and overall health and wellness info.
We are fully independent of any industry bias, and we've turned down many buy-out offers in the past to keep it this way. If you'd like to know how we're able to do all this and generate revenue, read our disclosure statement. You'll learn how we're able to stay operational, produce thoughtful quality research, and provide you with a minimal ads user experience all at no cost to you.
Additionally, our experts are discouraged and prohibited from getting paid fees in the form of kickbacks for the recommendations they submit to the site; additionally they are required to disclose any/all advertising relationships that may (or may not) have an impact on their recommendations. This helps our visitors determine the weight they should put on a given recommendation, the quality of the information, as well as the integrity behind the process.
Your rankings changed since the last time I checked, what happened?
We strive to keep our lists as fresh as possible, and given the amount of lists we have this scenario is not uncommon. It would not be in the best interest of our readers if the lists stayed static and didn't take into account the continuous marketplace changes. Some common reasons are along the lines of companies changing their formulations and effecting merit for better or worse, scientific discoveries, product recalls, questionable company practices, valid whistle-blowing, FDA alerts, etc.
Please note: We strive to do our best and keep all the information fresh and up-to-date, however it’s impossible for us to ensure readers all material is accurate on a daily basis. Sometimes things happen too fast and there's an update buffer period.
There's so many products out there, how do you narrow it down?
Ain't that the truth. We've come across so many different brands, so many product formulations over the years, and heard so many pitches you wouldn't even believe. In all honestly this was very challenging when we first started our mission almost a decade ago, but as we immersed ourselves in the industry, things got easier and noticeable patterns began to emerge.
Our team keeps up with scientific journals reporting on the effects of dietary supplement ingredients on the human physiology and psychology. To sift through and narrow down the countless products out there our experts combine this up-to-date science with keen supplement facts examination skills, best nutrition marketing practices, and unbiased consumer feedback.
How can you claim it's the "best?" Isn't that subjective?
Certainly. But as with many other things in our society, there do exist levels of quality. The same way the NFL may have a best quarterback, or the NBA the best basketball player, so too do industries have products that differ in quality. Just like sports, these products may or may not stay the best for an extended period of time, before a new one comes about and dethrones them.
Following the same analogy, just as there are expert sports analysts, so too are there qualified, knowledgeable, experienced persons with extensive expertise on anything you can think of. Thus, relying on expertise and technology, our selections are free of manufacturer and distributor influence, we say what we want and how we want.
When we claim the word best for our list, we are still saying that this is our opinion and you may not agree. Which is why we have introduced a user ranked supplement list to go along with our editor's picks.
Do you physically test every supplement found on your site?
We make sure our content only includes products that meet our standards. We do personally test a good amount of supplements; for the supplements we do physically test and for which we provide accompanying individual reviews, we clearly label the posts as such and let the reader know that it's a first-hand unbiased review.
Unfortunately we do not and could not personally use all of the thousands of products out there. We simply do not have the financial or human resources needed to thoroughly test the thousands of supplements. Though it is not uncommon for some review sites to claim this, one should examine the thoroughness of the testing being done before making any decisions.
Can a supplement company contest your rankings?
Yes, and it has happened many times before. But they can't influence our rankings.
The ultimate analyses and opinions on our site are our own. We instruct our editors and writers to maintain strict editorial integrity. The Top10Supps brand stands for accuracy and helpful information, strongly believing that our long-term success is contingent on taking the trust of our visitors seriously. Which is why we love when companies challenge us and we are provided with the opportunity to present our humble opinions and reasoning in hopes of bettering their products and processes; and with enough back-and-forth perhaps even the supplement industry as a whole.
I sent an email asking for advice. Why didn't you respond?
We do not serve as a substitute for professional medical advice. We are an information website focused on providing reviews and rankings, as well as reporting on the latest supplement releases. Though we may feel compelled to respond to certain non-medical related emails, we are not setup to respond to all requests for advice.
Furthermore, the information you'll find on our site is not to be used to prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease or illness. Each situation is unique and always consult your doctor before using any products you see on this website. We offer general advice on our site and provide resources for any claims we make allowing you to pursue the topic in greater detail.
Is Top10Supps.com the same as Top10Supplements.com?
Yes, we are one and the same. We own both of these domains and because of the feedback we've received from our community we're going to avoid any potential future confusion and go with Top10Supps as the top level domain.
We're a retailer/distributor looking for wholesale supplements, can you give us a quote?
No. We are not an e-commerce website, we do not directly sell supplements to the consumer or to other businesses. Nor can we help put you in touch with any of "our connections" in the field. We are fiercely independent from this aspect of the industry.
Where is Top10Supps located?
From our main location in Seattle we can see Lake Washington and even the Olympic Mountains on a clear day. But otherwise thanks to modern day tech our team is pretty geographically diverse. With contributors from across the USA and even the UK.
I'm writing something related to one of your picks, can I reference you guys?
Do you guys have a forum I can join?
We don't operate an official forum. But we encourage readers to interact with us and the community by leaving comments on posts. Additionally, we are pretty active on our social channels such as Facebook (28k likes), Instagram (76k followers), and Twitter (76k followers). For a forum like experience however, we encourage visitors to join our exclusive Facebook group.