Amino Explode is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Pro Nutrition and Fitness. It ranks 982 out of 1010 pre-workout supplements and earned an overall thumbs-down recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down recommendation. This recommendation is based on the criteria listed below. To earn an overall thumbs-up recommendation, a product must earn a thumbs-up in at least four of the seven areas below. Click on a graded area for an in-depth analysis.
Amino Explode Simple Report
- Product Name: Amino Explode
- Manufacturer: Pro Nutrition and Fitness
- Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
- Serving Size: 1 scoop (10g)
- Effectiveness Rating: 1.62 out of 3
- Number of Ingredients: 25
- Research Rating: 34 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
- Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 68%
- Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 982 out of 1,010 (bottom third within category)
- Ranking within all Supplement Products: 3,057 out of 3,188 (bottom third of all products)
- Similarity Index: Amino Explode shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with 14 other products
Amino Explode shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with 14 other products.
The Similarity Index is a measure of how closely one product matches another in terms of ingredients. A Similarity Index of 100% means the two products are made up the same ingredients. A Similarity Index of 75% means the products share 75% of their ingredients. The table below lists the products Amino Explode shares its ingredient lineup with. Click on a product to see a side by side comparison of both products’ ingredients.
Read more: What is the similarity index?
Amino Explode Detailed Report
The detailed report provides an in-depth analysis of the product’s rating. In addition to showing ratings for each area, this report also provides the required criteria for a thumbs-up in each section.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.62. A product’s effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Amino Explode is made up of a mix of both high and low-quality ingredients and may lead to some positive results.
This category illustrates how well a product works based on what the research says about its ingredients. Researchers conduct studies on supplement ingredients to gauge effectiveness. The database grades products on how effective their ingredients are. The effectiveness rating of supplement products is evaluated on a 3 point scale: 3.0 is the most effective, 1.0 is the least effective.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because it contains 52% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients. A product must contain at least 75% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category rates a product’s ingredient makeup. A product should contain mostly extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients with little or no ineffective ones. The database categorizes ingredients as extremely, moderately, or ineffective based on conclusions from research articles.
Amino Explode contains:
- extremely effective ingredients: 2
- moderately effective ingredients: 11
- ineffective ingredients: 9
- total ingredients: 25
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because 0% of its ingredients are dosed within the effective range. Seventy-five (75)% of product’s ingredients must be dosed within the effective range to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category compares a product’s ingredient dosing to effective doses found in research articles and doses used in other products. When researchers study the efficacy of supplement ingredients, they use specific doses. Manufacturers should create products with ingredient doses that fall within established effective ranges.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because 70% of its claims are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. Seventy-five (75)% of a product’s claims must be rated as extremely or moderately effective to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
The product’s effectiveness rating is an overall picture of how well a product does or doesn’t work. Individual studies research an ingredient’s effects on certain claims. For example: does creatine monohydrate increase strength, or does beta alanine improve running performance?
The Supplement Database compiles the conclusions of these studies, and based on a product’s ingredient makeup, calculates how well a product does on various claims. The claims below are organized by effectiveness (extremely, moderately, ineffective).
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 34. A product’s research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 34 means there is an insufficient amount of research on the product’s ingredients to ensure its effectiveness rating is valid.
The research rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product’s ingredient makeup. Manufacturers often rely on ingredients without adequate research backing. They may do this to compete with other products that are already using poorly researched ingredients. They may also only use a very small amount of cherry-picked research as a poor justification to use certain ingredients.
The amount of research contained in the database on a product’s ingredients determines its research rating. Products with higher ratings are made up of thoroughly researched ingredients.
Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 68% of its ingredient amounts. A product must disclose all ingredient amounts to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Nutrition label transparency refers to how many ingredients are listed with amounts on the product label. Many supplement manufacturers hide ingredient amounts under the guise of great-sounding proprietary blends such as “Maximum Muscular Size Enhancer” or “Anabolic Cell Strength Matrix.”
When manufacturers use proprietary blends, they can hide ingredient amounts making it difficult for consumers to know whether a product is effective.
Amino Explode contains:
- total ingredients: 25
- ingredients with amounts listed: 17
- ingredients without amounts listed: 8
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 68%
The label below was generated from the information contained in the database about the product’s ingredients and amounts. Actual product labels may differ in appearance.
Ranking Within Category
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 982 out of 1,010 in the category (bottom third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Amino Explode ranks 982 out of 1,010 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 3,057 out of 3,188 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked . Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.
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