I'm a supplement geek. I have been for a long time - ever since I was a fledgling bodybuilder guzzling creatine and a bright-eyed college student immersed in pharmacology and advanced human nutrition classes. But today's podcast guest - Dr. Hector Lopez - is a true wealth of knowledge. My own education in the realm of supplements pales in comparison to his. Dr. Lopez, MD, CSCS, FAAPMR, FISSN is recognized for applying his uniquely diverse background in PM&R, spine and sports medicine, exercise science, nutritional biochemistry, metabolism and clinical research. He's the CMO and Partner of Center for Applied Health Sciences, a multidisciplinary clinical research organization focused on elevating the body of evidence within the dietary supplement, natural product, functional medicine and functional foods/ beverage industry, and he is Founding Partner of Supplement Safety Solutions, a comprehensive Pre-market and Post-market safety, Nutravigilance®, adverse event and cGMP regulatory compliance consulting company. Dr. Lopez’s clinical career began as founder of multiple integrative orthopedic/ sports medicine facilities, and he has since moved on after his clinical career to become a highly sought after research scientist, product innovation, safety & regulatory key opinion leader in nutra-biosciences, dietary supplements, medical foods/ beverage industries. He is founder and managing director of an intellectual property discovery, incubation, development and tech transfer company whose goal it is to bring novel, bioactive compounds for out-licensing to the dietary supplement, natural products, functional foods/ beverage space grounded in science and safety. Dr. Lopez is a product developer and recognized consultant to professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, UEFA and MLB. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Lopez got into the supplement industry...9:30 -Why Amazon is going to disrupt the nutrition supplements industry with their new "Elements" line (and what Ben thinks of this line)...27:30 -The shocking secrets Dr. Lopez has found in the nutrition supplements industry...34:00 -The difference between SOP and CGMP in the manufacturing facilities...39:30 -In an ideal scenario, what a nutrition supplement company should be doing with each supplement that they make...44:15 -What to look for on a nutrition supplement label, including what batch/lot the supplement came from, including NSF, Informed Choice/Informed Sport, Nutravigilance...50:30 -Some of the crazy new ingredients out there that Hector is most excited about...56:15 -Novel delivery mechanisms that go beyond things like encapsulation and tableting technology...1:05:15 -And much more! Episode Sponsors -. Brighten your mind with Tian Chi! -. A bedroom biohack for FANTASTIC sexual performance! There are practitioners all over the U.S. - Get an extra $60 and FREE shipping when you use my special link! Resources from this episode: - - - Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Hector Lopez or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!