How We Maintain Uncompromising Integrity in an Industry That Values Profits Above the Truth
When researching brain supplements, there should be zero tolerance for misinformation. You may be looking for corrective supplements for a condition. Or seeking a specific benefit like improved focus or memory retention. You might need a general knowledge of which natural remedy is right for you. Whatever the supplement is, only one thing matters: the truth. You need to know: Does it work? What are the effects? You may have looked at reviews on various websites, but found they often feel like hyped sales pieces. A lot of them smell suspiciously of affiliation to particular brands. You need a source of reviews that is safe from bias. A source that values the truth above profit at all times.
In 2012 we were in a similar predicament. We were horrified at how so many companies were putting profit before the truth. Poor quality and biased reviews were the norm. We couldn’t accept that as an industry standard, and decided to take matters into our own hands. We created BrainReference.com to raise the quality of information available online. We built it around four immovable principles.
Fairness. Knowledge. Experience. Team.
Think of these like the uncompromising guardians of your supplement information. We use them to protect the integrity of our reviews.
We make ourselves accountable with all our reviews. We never accept affiliation from any brands. So how do we afford to run the site? By fair and unbiased Amazon affiliation. That means that from top to bottom there is no incentive for us to favor any supplement brand over another. We research and write with total integrity to our goal: provide you with the unbiased truth.
To bolster this principle, we went a step further. We built a community so you can harness the wisdom of crowds. People contribute thousands of reviews of how the supplements have worked for them. We collect data and ratings and present them for you to help in your decision making.
To provide the highest quality reviews possible, we use a rigorous research methodology. Some of these efforts include:
- Elaborate product research, both online and offline
- Product claim verification
- Interviews with industry professionals
- Product testing
- In-depth company analysis
We meticulously research every product so that we can provide the best information. Some of our rating criteria include:
- Side effects
- Track record
- Quickness of results
- Success rate
But we don’t stop there. We also investigate the companies that offer these products as well. Some areas we examine include:
- Pre- and post- sales support
- Product knowledge
- Company stability
- Company reputation
- Refund policies
We go this far because we know it’s hard to beat. We want to be the best resource for brain supplement information the old fashioned way: by earning it.
Check out more in depth information on industry standards here.
We have over a decade of experience writing in the health and supplement industry.
But the essential ingredient is what we have discovered over the past half-decade as a company. We’ve been busy discovering the best ways to gather quality information. And uncover the truth about every product and company we investigate. And how to present it clearly to you. This experience cannot be short cut or simulated.
Our strength lies in our combination of experienced writers and researchers. We put our combined 50 years’ experience to work alongside our passion. For 6 years we have dedicated ourselves to building an online brain supplement resource you can trust. This team focus has resulted in the impeccable quality content you see here today.
These values have raised the industry standard. We want to earn your trust so you can rely on everything you read here.
What’s more, we keep our content focused. 90% is pure information about brain supplements and brain health. You can get the answers you’re looking for with minimal distractions.
To read about our Editorial Principles click here.
The most important part of BrainReference.com is you. We want you to join our community of like-minded enthusiasts. Together we can raise the quality of life for unlimited people. Reach out to us with your experiences here on our Contact Us page. Or come and join the tribe on Facebook, Pinterest, and on Instagram. We’d love to hear from you.