Chris Lockwood, Ph.D., FACN, CSCS

Background

Chris Lockwood, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in Exercise Physiology, is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Beginning in August 2019, he will be an Assistant Professor in the School of Exercise & Sports Science at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas) where he will teach Performance Nutrition and conduct experimental research on the efficacy and safety of nutritional and dietary supplement interventions in combination with, or the absence of, exercise.

He has over 100 scientific publications and presentations to his credit, has raised over $3 million in cash donations and contributions toward experimental and applied research, is the recipient of three research awards including Best Original Research by the American College of Nutrition, and is the lead inventor on five patents and two pending applications.

Dr. Lockwood has authored four book chapters and hundreds of consumer and trade articles, edited many hundreds more, has been a featured speaker all over the world, and has formulated and been behind some of the best-selling products and brands in sports nutrition.

Dr. Lockwood also serves as President of the consulting firm, Lockwood LLC, is an Adjunct Science Editor at Jyoto.info, and has previously served as senior category director of the Diet, Energy, Food and Beverage category of GNC, editor-in-chief of Muscle & Fitness and M&F Hers magazines, senior brand manager of American Body Building (ABB) and Science Foods, and as chief scientific officer of 4Life Research. His clients have included Auburn University, Nutrabolt (Cellucor), Scivation, Biotest, iSatori, Eurpac Service Inc., Muscle Foods GB, Glanbia Nutritionals, Informa, BioNutritional Research Group, Apax Partners, and many others. He has also developed nutrition plans and customized supplement formulations for clients such as actor Matthew McConaughey and singer Ciara Harris, just to name a few.

COI Statement: Dr. Lockwood has never, and does not currently receive any royalties, commissions, bonuses, or other such sales-specific compensation for the products he has formulated, intellectual property patented, or brands he has provided services.

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Articles

  • How And Why To Take A Probiotic

    More than almost any other supplement, taking a probiotic the right way matters. So does what the label says! Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of this popular health supplement.

  • Start Here: The Most Important Supplements For Every Body

    Don't just open a bottle and hope. Start your systematic journey to better health, performance, and results with this self-inventory and these staple supplements!

  • How And Why To Take A Multivitamin

    There are a million different multivitamins out there, each with different ingredients and directions. Here’s how a supplement expert recommends you take yours!

  • How And Why To Take Protein Powder

    Lifters are ahead of the curve when it comes to taking protein. Here’s how our expert recommends you take yours to get maximum benefit!

  • How And Why To Take Vitamin D3

    Should you take D or D3? The RDA, or more? Here’s the breakdown from an experienced researcher and supplement expert.

  • What To Do Before Getting Serious About Supplements

    Think just opening the bottle will make your hopes and dreams come true? Sorry. Set yourself up for success by doing this before you start chasing the perfect stack!

  • How And Why To Take A Multi-Phytochemical Or Greens Supplement

    The labels on greens supplements are packed with ingredients. So how do you get the most out of them? By looking for the best categories, and taking them the right way. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Food vs. Supplements: Which Is Safer?

    Dietary supplements are commonly considered to be unregulated and unsafe. But is the testing and regulation of food any stricter? Learn the facts to make more informed nutritional decisions each and every day!

  • Are My Vitamins and Supps Safe After the Expiration Date?

    Maybe your favorite supplement or vitamin has a "best by" date on it. Maybe it doesn't. Either way, here's what you need to know if you find a bottle and start to wonder if you should take a scoop or give it the old heave-ho!

  • Are Supplements Regulated? Yes. Here's How.

    No, the supplement industry isn't perfect. But the horror stories about lack of regulation aren't true, either! Here's what the rules say, and what it means for you.

  • BCAA Bashing: Have The Big Three Of Aminos Been Debunked As Muscle-Builders?

    A recent barrage of marketing may have you asking yourself: Do BCAAs work, or were they disproven by a new research paper? Here's what the science says, from an industry insider with decades of experience.

  • Ask The Supplement Expert: Is Creatine OK With Keto?

    Does this popular diet of the day play nicely with the king of performance supplements? The answer is more complicated than you might think.

  • Ask the Supplement Expert: Does Whey Lower Testosterone Levels?

    For two of the most discussed topics in sports nutrition (protein and testosterone), it's amazing how little is known about the effects on the latter of consuming the former. Here's what the latest research says about how your protein supplement may impact your levels of testosterone.

  • Your Expert Guide To Melatonin

    Melatonin can function as a hormone that helps you sleep, but can it also help with exercise performance and body composition? Here are this supplement's uses, forms, dosage, and side effects.

  • Ask the Supplement Expert: Is Native Whey Legit?

    What does native whey or undenatured whey protein mean, and is this better than other kinds of whey protein isolate? Supplement expert Chris Lockwood sets the record straight.

  • Death By Protein? Nope. Here's The Truth.

    No, you shouldn't throw out your protein powder in response to recent and tragic headlines. The much-publicized death of an Australian bodybuilder was a case of a rare condition that got out of control. Here's everything you need to know!

  • Ask The Supplement Expert: Will Ketones Help Me Burn Fat?

    Ketosis is a serious buzzword in fitness and nutrition circles these days. But is committing to the low-carb, high-fat diet necessary, or can you just approximate it with supplemental ketones? Here's our expert's take.

  • 8 Popular Caffeine Sources And How They Differ

    Here's the inside track on the most common sources of caffeine used in dietary supplements. Do you know what's giving you your buzz today?

  • Protéines D'œuf : Déchiffrez Les Données Scientifiques Grâce à Notre Guide Des Experts

    Les protéines d'œuf (sous la forme de complément alimentaire) couvent-elles un fort potentiel de développement musculaire ou votre organisme risque-t-il d'y laisser des plumes ? Découvrez la réponse ici!

  • Proteína Do Ovo: Desvende A Ciência Com Nossos Especialistas

    A proteína do ovo (como suplemento) é uma maneira de crescer mais ou prejudica o físico? Descubra aqui!