Dietary Supplement University, Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD

Next Level Podcast with Host Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN

Christopher Mohr- Podcast

Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD
Nutrition spokesperson and consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including the The Dairy Council, Clif Bar, Subway, Cardioviva and Nordic Naturals. He is a consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and is also the Sports Nutritionist for Under Armour’s Training Council.

Christopher Mohr, PhD RD is a nutrition spokesperson and consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including the The Dairy Council, Clif Bar, Subway, Cardioviva and Nordic Naturals. He is a consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and is also the Sports Nutritionist for Under Armour’s Training Council. Through his company Mohr Results, Inc., he works with all types of individuals from soccer moms to collegiate and professional athletes. He often appears on TV as a nutritional guest expert, including an appearance with Chef Emeril Lagasse and another on the Montel Williams Show. He was the nutrition expert for the NY Times Bestseller, "LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout” and worked closely with Fitness Celebrity Denise Austin to create the entire nutrition component of her latest book. He is on the Advisory Board for Men’s Fitness Magazine and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, such as Men’s Fitness, Weight Watchers, Men’s Health and Fitness, to name a few. Dr. Mohr has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, respectively. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian.

In this podcast you will learn:

  1. What is DietarySupplementUniversity better known as Dietary Supplement U
  2. Where the concept for this project originate
  3. Can anyone use it as a resource, even a high school or college athlete
  4. What type of supplements does Dietary Supplement U review
  5. What type of supplements does Dietary Supplement U find consumers want to learn the most about
  6. Does he see athletes asking for a specific type of supplement for personal use
  7. Why consumers are confused about which supplements and brands are good.
  8. His concerns about the supplement industry?
  9. How can an athlete determine if his or her supplement is tested
  10. Whether athletes can get all of the nutrients from food or do they need a supplement
  11. One piece of information he would give to young athletes about supplements
  12. His personal supplement regimen

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Podcast Transcript

0:00 Tavis Piattoly Introduction

  • Guest -  Dr. Christopher Mohr. Chris. Nutrition expert and  nutrition consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including the Dairy Council,  Clif Bar, Subway, Cardio Viva, and Nordic Naturals. 
  • He's a consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and is also the sports nutritionist for the Under Armour's Training Council through his company Mohr Results Inc., 
  • works with all types of individuals from soccer moms to collegiate and professional athletes. 
  • He often appears on TV as a nutritional guest expert including an appearance with Chef Emeril Lagasse, and another on the Montel Williams Show. 
  • nutrition expert for the New York Times bestseller LL Cool J's Platinum Workout, and works closely with fitness celebrity Denise Austin to create the entire nutrition component of her latest book.  
  • He's on the Advisory Board for Men's Fitness Magazine and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications such as Men's Fitness, Weight Watchers, Men's Health and Fitness just to name a few. 
  • Dr. Mohr has a bachelors and masters of science degrees in nutrition from Penn State University and from University of Massachusetts. 
  • He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburg, and is also a Registered Dietitian. 

2:50 What is Dietary Supplement University?

  • Lots of confusion when it comes to supplements
  • Everyone has different supplement needs based on goals
  • Lots of biased websites that promote for their own personal gain.
  • User friendly to make the best judgment when to comes to supplements
  • Insights from many experts

4:25 Where the concept for this project originate?

  • Originated from multiple dietitians
  • Thousands of supplements makes it hard to sort through

5:57 Can anyone use it as a resource, even a high school or college athlete?

  • Easy to use for any age
  • Highlights popular supplements 
  • Covers general vitamins and minerals
  • Covers performance supplements

7:27 What type of supplements does Dietary Supplement U find consumers want to learn the most about?

  • Protein is a hot supplement that everyone wants to know about
  • Creatine gets a lot of questions from parents
  • Fish Oil has a lot of information on it
  • Vitamin D gets a lot of media attention as well.

9:15 Does he see athletes asking for a specific type of supplement for personal use?

  • Creatine and protein are talked about a lot
  • Beta alanine is also talked about a lot
  • Benefits of fish oil for athletes like fat loss and joint health
  • Beet juice is more commonly asked about now
  • Amino acids are also on the hot list

11:00 Why consumers are confused about which supplements and brands are good and  concerns about the supplement industry?

  • Big concern is the regulation
  • They are regulated but companies are not living up to the standards that they should
  • Even with fines, the profits would still be worth it
  • Proprietery blends are used a lot in pre-workouts and makes it hard to know what you’re actually taking

14:21 How can an athlete determine if his or her supplement is tested

 

  • NSF certification - clean from any banned substance
  • Informed Choice - another reliable certification that certifies the supplement is clean from banned substances

17:21 Whether athletes can get all of the nutrients from food or do they need a supplement

  • It is possible but it is challenging
  • Food should always be the first option but it is not realistic
  • Supplements can be a quick and easy option when food is not an option
  • Certain things like fish oil can be difficult to get from only food

19:14 One piece of information he would give to young athletes about supplements

  • What can you change within your diet?
  • Food is a bigger fix than opting for a supplement
  • Work with an expert if possible before taking supplements

21:51 His personal supplement regimen

  • Fish oil everyday
  • Protein supplements for convenience
  • Probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Used to take creatine but goals are different now

22:54 More information

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