Supplement Product Comparison: Carb X vs Swolemate
Based on eight rated factors, Carb X by Applied Nutrition is a better product than Swolemate by iForce Nutrition. The tables below display a side by side comparison allowing you to make a more informed decision on which product is more effective. The simple report at the top of the page is a quick and easy way to gauge product effectiveness. For more information, scroll down to the detailed report.
Have you used both products? If so, which worked better for you?
Products are graded and compared against each other in eight areas. A green check mark is placed under the product that scores higher in each category. An equal sign is shown in the event that both products are equal in one or more categories.
|Ranking Within Category|
The final score is 4 - 3 in favor of Carb X. To get a more detailed report on how each product is rated and which one is better tailored to fit your needs, scroll below to the detailed report.
The effectiveness rating is an overall measure of how well a product works. This rating is a 3-point scale and is based on what peer reviewed research articles conclude about the ingredients found in a product. A rating equal to or greater than 2.5 means the product is extremely effective. A rating between 1.5 and 2.5 means the product is moderately effective. A rating equal to or less than 1.5 means the product is ineffective. This rating is a direct measure of whether or not a product does what it claims. Avoid products with ratings equal to or less than 1.5.
The transparency score is a percentage reflecting how many of a product's ingredients are listed with amounts on the nutrition label. Often, manufacturers create proprietary blends of ingredients which hide amounts under the guise of meaningless phrases. Avoid products that do not list 100% of their ingredient amounts.
Product ingredients are individually rated based on research from peer reviewed journal articles. The number of extremely effective, moderately effective, and ineffective ingredients illustrates what type of ingredients are found in the product. High quality products are those with a high amount of extremely effective ingredients combined with no ineffective ingredients. Avoid products with a high amount of ineffective ingredients.
Each ingredient has been tested on a number of different claims. A product can be effective or ineffective at certain claims based on its mix of ingredients. The number of effective and ineffective claims of a product illustrates how well a product is at doing what it advertises. Chose products with more effective claims and avoid ones with large numbers of ineffective claims.
A product's effectiveness rating comes from research on its ingredients. The research rating is a measure of how much research the database contains on a product's ingredients. A score below 60 indicates not enough research has been conducted on a product's ingredients to truly know whether those ingredients are effective. Scores above 60 are better. Scores above 60 are better while scores above 80 indicate the ingredients chosen by the manufacturer have adequate research backing their use.
All products are ranked against each other. The ranking within category displays how the product ranks against its competition. Choose products ranked highly while avoiding products ranked at the bottom.
|Manufacturer||Applied Nutrition||iForce Nutrition|
|Product Category||Intra-Workout Supplements||Intra-Workout Supplements|
3.00 out of 3
1.79 out of 3
|Serving Size||1 scoop (25.000g)||1 scoop (15.000g)|
|Extremely Effective Ingredients||1||1|
|Moderately Effective Ingredients||0||8|
|Ranking Within Category||5 out of 304||48 out of 304|
This section compares the ingredients and amounts found in both products. Products with a transparency score under 100% do not have amounts for all ingredients listed on their labels.
|AstraGin||50mg||not in product|
|Beta Alanine||not in product||1.6g|
|Betaine||not in product||1.25g|
|Branched Chain Amino Acids||not in product||7g|
|Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin||24.95g||not in product|
|L-Citrulline||not in product||1g|
|Magnesium||not in product||50mg|
|Potassium||not in product||50mg|
|Sodium||not in product||100mg|
|Vitamin B12||not in product||600mcg|
|Vitamin D3||not in product||25mg|
|Zinc||not in product||25mg|
Products are made from a mix of ingredients. There is evidence either proving or disproving claims for each ingredient. Some ingredients might be good at increasing muscle mass while at the same time being bad at improving cardiovascular endurance. This section provides information on which product is better for a specific claim. An equal sign means both products have the same rating for the specific claim.
|Decrease Body Fat|
|Decrease Protein Breakdown|
|Improve Cardiovascular Endurance|
|Improve Cognitive Ability|
|Improve Cycling Performance|
|Improve Cycling Sprint Performance|
|Improve High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Performance|
|Improve Immune Function|
|Improve Muscular Endurance|
|Improve Rowing Performance|
|Improve Running Performance|
|Improve Sports Performance|
|Improve Sprint Performance|
|Improve Swimming Performance|
|Increase Bone Density|
|Increase Muscle Mass|
|Increase Protein Synthesis|
|Increase Weight Loss|
|Lower Blood Pressure|
|Maintain Muscle Mass During Weight Loss|
|Reduce Muscle Damage|
|Reduce Muscle Soreness|
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