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Updated June 17, 2020

about us

We’re like you..

about us

We too want to find the finest supplements for ourselves and our families. We don’t want to spend hours reading reviews, watching videos and getting MBAs in nutrition just to figure out what type of Nootropic will best help us study.  That’s why we created The National Health Improvement Project – To provide valuable advice at no cost to you.

Our Founder..

Steve Shaw is the original founder of Muscle and Brawn, an experienced powerlifter with over 31 years experience pumping iron. During competition he’s recorded a 602.5lb squat, 672.5lb deadlift and a 382.5lb bench press.

His mission with Muscle and Brawn was to share tips that have worked for him over the years – helping readers to build more muscle and get stronger.

In the last few years Steve has stepped down from Muscle and Brawn and the spirit in which the site was built will live on.

In 2020 Muscle and Brawn purchased Muscleandbrawn.com to combine and awesome fitness site with an even greater editorial reach.

The Writing Team

Assist. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Marinov, MD, PhD

I graduated from the Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria with flying colors and jumped towards pursuing my PhD right away! 

One of the lessons I learned in med school was that “prevention is better than cure”. This is why I turned my focus on work and research in the field of nutrition.

I’m also a specialist in Nutrition and Dietetics, which in Bulgaria is a medical speciality. As a dietitian, I have helped many people to make the proper lifestyle changes and successfully manage or even avoid some of the most common and deadly chronic diseases.

Nowadays, I am also teaching at the same university where I graduated. My students are going to be future doctors like I used to be to whom I talk about preventive medicine and healthy diets. 

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Kathryn Giuffrida, MPH

Kathryn is a native of the sunshine state and currently resides in Lake Alfred, FL. Prior to moving to central Florida, she resided in Fort Myers and Tampa while attending college. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2015 and obtained a Master of Public Health from University of South Florida in 2018.


Following graduation, Kathryn worked full-time in regulatory compliance for Arrmaz, a global leader in the production of specialty chemicals. Her responsibilities in this role included authoring safety data sheets and product hazard labels through MSDgen® software as well as assisting and supporting the development and implementation of environmental health safety (EHS) programs.


After working for Arrmaz for a year, Kathryn decided to pursue work as a freelance content development specialist as well as work part-time at her local church in children’s ministry in order to train full-time in swimming and better prepare for the USA Swimming 2021 Olympic Trials. Kathryn has competed in swimming for over 16 years and recently qualified to compete in the TYR Pro Series. She is currently training to qualify for the Olympic Trials in the 100 meter butterfly.

Ernst Peibst

Ernst Peibst has spent over 3,000 hours researching anabolic steroids and PED’s. He’s also dedicated the last 7 years educating people about their effects, with hundreds of thousands of people reading his articles. He’s studied countless science papers, read several expert books and has consulted some of the finest doctors in the world – on the topic of steroids.


Aside from work and competitive swimming, Kathryn also enjoys strength training as well as spending time at home with her husband, two cats, and four turtles.

What Does Fact Checked Mean?

Fact checked means that this article has been written by someone knowledgeable in health and then has been verified by someone on our editorial team, either a Doctor or Nutritionist.

Our goal is to have all of our content fact checked by mid 2020.

Disclaimer on Affiliates:

In order to build the amazing website here, we get compensated for some of the products that we recommend and we do it in a brilliant way that allows us to stay impartial.

Here’s how..

  1. We write an article on an extremely important article.
  2. Our medical writers do research on what really works.
  3. We find the products that offer those benefits, and then we negotiate deals on being compensated after we have chosen the products. 
  4. Often, due to the size of our readership we are offered amazing discounts on those products. Thereby getting you even better deals!
  5.  Win/win!

If you have any questions or concerns we encourage you to reach out to us.

On Prescription Supplements…

Advertisements that appear on Muscle and Brawn are not intended for places and individuals where the products are illegal. Do NOT order products/pharmaceuticals from these companies without knowing whether they are legal in your country. Muscle and Brawn takes no responsibility for your ignorance on the legality of products in your country.

Muscle and Brawn does not condone the use of steroids, nor does Muscle and Brawn condone the illegal acquisition of pharmaceutical drugs.

Muscle and Brawn has no affiliation with its advertisers. Please do not contact Muscle and Brawn regarding its advertisers. Muscle and Brawn does not have information regarding advertisers’ products and services, nor their legality in your country.

Is It Illegal to Obtain Controlled Substances From the Internet?

For a prescription to be valid under federal and state law, there must be a bona fide doctor patient relationship, which is defined by most state laws to require a physical examination. “Completing a questionnaire that is then reviewed by a doctor hired by the internet pharmacy could not be considered the basis for a doctor/patient relationship.” Vol. 66 Federal Register 82, PP 21181-21184 (April 27, 2001)

Moreover, if the prescription drug is a controlled substance and the drug is being imported into the U.S. from a foreign country and being shipped to anyone other than a DEA-registered importer, such transaction is a felony in violation of Sections 957 and 960 of Title 21, United States Code.

Vetting – Our process

01: We find the demand.

Using Google Trends and other research tools, we find what supplements, vitamins, and nootropics people are looking for.

02: We find the reviews.

We scan the web for the best reviewed products, we compile info from Amazon, Google and Medical sources.

03: You choose the product.

Using our research you make the best decision fro you and your loved ones. No need to search through 2,000,000 Google results on your own!

About Us

We’re a team of dedicated and honest writers that offer a no bullshit guide to health and supplementation.

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