Additional Disclaimers & Disclosures

This page was created to provide additional clarity on how we create the content of this website, our relationships with product companies and manufacturers, etc.  We are also disclosing this information in an effort to be in accordance with the FTC’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising“. 16 CFR, Part 255

Receipt of Products

In some cases for our reviews, we receive the product for free in exchange for us considering writing a review (in some cases, where noted specifically, we may just provide a summary of the findings of customers elsewhere). Simply receiving a product does not guarantee we will publish a review of it.

The content of our reviews is true opinion. With that being said, we have received products from the following companies for free:

2POOD
Adidas
Ample
Ascent
Athletic Greens
Attitude Nation
Average Broz
Bar Shack
BSN
Bulletproof
Burgabox
Burt’s Bees
CavemanChefs
Cellucor
Compex
Earth Fed Muscle
Element 26
Eleiko
Elivate Nutrition
ExoSleeve
Factor 75
Fresh n’ Lean
Force USA
Ghost Nutrition
Giants Pro
Green Vibrance
Harbinger
Ice Age Meals
IdealLean/IdealFit/IdealShape
Inov-8
Isopure
Kettlebell Kings
Ladder
Leanbean
Legion Athletics
Magic Spoon
Marc Pro
MyProtein
Naked Nutrition
Natrogix
Nike
OLIFT
One Bar
Onnit
Optimum Nutrition
Paleo Meals To Go
Paleo Power Meals
Pete’s Paleo
Pioneer Belts/Pioneer Fitness
Powher
PrettyFit
Reebok
Ritual
RockTape
Rootz
RxBar
SBD
Schiek
Seed
Territory Foods
The Good Kitchen
Transparent Labs
Trifecta Nutrition
Unbroken Designs
Ultimate Nutrition
Under Armour
VitaHustle
Vital Protein
WHOOP
Xtend

Affiliate Links

In some cases on our reviews you may find “affiliate links.” Essentially what that means is that if you click the link and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission. This comes at no cost to you whatsoever. It simply means that the origin of the sale is tracked back to our website. We may also provide a coupon for a product that is used to track the source of a sale, for which we are then compensated.

Not all companies pay a commission, so in an effort to provide full transparency for those reading the reviews, below we will disclose the list of companies with whom we have a direct affiliate relationship (either through direct link or coupons we provide).

Amazing Grass
Ambronite
American Barbell
Ample
Athletic Greens
Bar Shack
Blue Apron
Bulk Supplements
Bowflex
Campus Protein
Care/of
Cellucor
ChallengeMe
Compex
Fitlifetv
Factor 75
Field Work Nutrition
Fresh n’ Lean
Fringe Sport
Force USA
Get RXd
GreenBlender
HelloFresh
Hol Food
Home Chef
IdealShape
IdealLean
IdealRaw
IdealFit
Inov-8
Instant Knockout
JLab Audio
Kegenix
Kettlebells USA
Kettlebell Kings
Kylea Health
Leanbean
Legion Athletics
Life Extension
Live Well Sports
Magic Spoon
Marley Spoon
Medifast
MyProtein
Naked Nutrition
Onnit
Organifi
Paleo Meals To Go
PaleoEthics
PhenQ
Plated
Position USA
Powher
Queal
Reebok
Rep Fitness
Ritual
Rogue Fitness
SBD
Seed
Sun Basket
The Good Kitchen
Transparent Labs
Trifecta Nutrition
TRX
Total Living Drink Greens
Under Armour
Vibrant Health
VitaHustle
Xtend

We may also may link to general e-commerce sites where we receive an affiliate commission, though we have no direct relationship with the company that manufactures the product. For example, we link to a particular product on Amazon.com and receive a commission, though this is purely a relationship with Amazon, and not a relationship with the product’s manufacturer. These other, general sites include:

Amazon.com
Bodybuilding.com
MoreNiche
Stacked Brands
RogueFitness.com
LiveWellSports.com

Sponsored Content

BarBend has paid sponsored content partnerships with several companies. Below is a list of these companies. When it appears on our site, a sponsored piece is indicated as such at the top of the post.

Ample
Kettlebell Kitchen
TrainingIQ
Under Armour
WHOOP