How many times have you seen an infomercial on TV or an ad in a magazine that promises to help you focus, improve your game, increase your stamina, etc etc? They all look so good and they all promise such amazing things, but do any of them really work? This was the first thing I asked when we were asked by one of our readers to try out a dietary supplement by Sports Specific Performance. I was extremely interested in testing these supplements because they are gear specifically for golfers. I have always been a one-a-day vitamin kind of person so I was up for the challenge. After contacting the company we received two bottles each used for a different purpose. A blue bottle for golf focus and a red one for golf strength.
The Golf Focus pills consist of Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Ginkgo Biloba, Omega 3 Fish Oil, Phosophatidylserine, Golu Kola, and Chamomile. The first thing I noticed was that I recognized every name on the label. That was a huge relief because as excited as I was to give these a try I was a little nervous I wasn’t going to know what I was about to put into my body. Before I even took my first pill I was feeling confident these were going to do what they claim to, because they had the right elements to help with focus. The Ginkgo will help with your concentration and attention span while the while other components like the Golu Kola help with stress and anxiety. The directions say to take 2 capsules before the start of a round so that is exactly what I did.
In conjunction with the blue bottle for focus I also took the pills in the red bottle for strength. The ingredients in this bottle are Calcium, Vitamin D3, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Chloride, Potassium, Whey, Eucommia Bark, Leucine, Sulfate, and Boron. I wasn’t as familiar with all the components here as I was the blue bottle but I had heard of most of them. After further research I found that all these items are great for muscle strength such as the Whey which is key for muscle development and Vitamin D which helps with muscle weakness. The directions for these are the same as the blue bottle, take 2 capsules before the start of a round.
Round after round after round for a month I took two pills from the blue bottle and two pills from the red bottle and I have to say I was quite surprised by the results. After just two weeks I was honestly playing better, tiring less, sinking more putts, and by the end of my trial run I had shaved 2 strokes from my game. Even if I wasn’t playing that day I still took the pills because they can also be used as a daily dietary supplement. Maybe it was all in my head but I really did feel like I was more focused at work, I felt more productive, more efficient, and I swear I was less forgetful.
My biggest problem with the pills was that there really is no real way for me to know if it was because of them that I played better and was more productive at work. Maybe I got more sleep during that time? Maybe my stress level in general was down? I am not sure there is anyway to really prove for sure that they work, however, I know that I was very satisfied with the way I felt and because of that I plan on continuing with these performance capsules. If you are not great at taking pills you might not want to try these. They are the normal size for a dietary supplement but If you have ever taken one in the past you know they don’t always go down too smoothly.
Overall I think this is a great product. If nothing else they have a lot of great components for a healthy life style and a healthy body. They may not be a miracle worker but at $25 a bottle I find them right in line with similar products on the market. If you are looking for a new way to improve your game and you don’t want to take lessons to work on your swing, then I would recommend giving these a try. You can read all about Sport Specific Performance here.
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