Complement Research & Resources

Matt Tullman

Letter From Complement CEO

Letter From Complement CEO I’ve never been a fan of supplements. I believe we should get our nutrients from whole plants — veggies, fruits, legumes, and seeds. That’s why I give my 11 month old son Complement (rather than a “supplement”), because it has just what he needs, and nothing else. (And it’s third-party tested. But I’ll get to all that.) First, let me explain our philosophy of complementing your plant-based diet: We aim to get our nutrients from a diverse set of foods, as minimally processed as possible. But we also believe the evidence-based way to thrive on a...

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Matt Tullman

The Science That Proves Vegans Have Better Sex

The Science That Proves Vegans Have Better Sex The unexpected (but very welcome) side effects of eating plant-based. Have you heard the rumour that vegans have better sex? Or seen PETA's steamy video on the topic? (WARNING: definitely NSFW) Even if it's mostly vegans who are spreading the rumour, that does not mean it is not true. There’s even a book about it, by Dr. Joel Kahn, Ellen Jaffe Jones, and Beverly Lynn Bennett. But what does science have to say? Let’s look at the top four scientific findings that prove that vegans have better sex: 1. Stronger Heart, More...

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Matt Tullman

The Truth About Supplements: Do They Actually Work?

The Truth About Supplements: Do They Actually Work? Is supplementation effective, or is it a literal case of money down the drain? A few years ago, three major studies published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that multivitamin supplements were not any more effective than placebos in preventing heart disease, memory loss, or in promoting longevity. This prompted physicians from prominent medical schools in the US and UK to write an editorial entitled "Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting your Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements." So can we go ahead and say that, across the board, supplements are...

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Matt Tullman

5 Secrets The Protein Powder Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

5 Secrets The Protein Powder Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know How to pick a clean vegan protein powder (and know what to look for on the label beyond just the ingredients and serving size) Supplements get a bad rap – and sometimes that’s deserved. But what about protein powders? Full disclosure: you’re reading this article on the website of a brand that makes (among other things) a vegan protein powder. But before we ever thought of creating our own, we were protein powder users - and once we started digging into the facts and talking to manufacturers, we concluded...

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