Supplement Product Comparison: Concept X vs Flame
Based on eight rated factors, Flame by Dark Labs is a better product than Concept X by Beyond Raw. 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 5 - 3 in favor of Flame. 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||Beyond Raw||Dark Labs|
|Product Category||Pre-Workout Supplements||Pre-Workout Supplements|
2.02 out of 3
2.10 out of 3
|Serving Size||1 scoop (29.430g)||1 scoop (5.100g)|
|Extremely Effective Ingredients||4||1|
|Moderately Effective Ingredients||10||2|
|Ranking Within Category||899 out of 1480||873 out of 1480|
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.
|Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)||400mg||not in product|
|Agmatine Sulfate||not in product||1g|
|Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine||50mg||not in product|
|AstraGin||50mg||not in product|
|Beta Alanine||6.4g||not in product|
|Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine)||amt not listed||10mg|
|Calcium||55mg||not in product|
|Citrulline Malate||8g||not in product|
|Cocoa Extract||not in product||300mg|
|Creatine Monohydrate||5g||not in product|
|Creatinol-O-Phosphate||not in product||1g|
|Curcumin||amt not listed||not in product|
|Dimethylhexylamine (DMHA)||not in product||300mg|
|Golden Root Extract - Rhodiola||100mg||not in product|
|Green Coffee Extract||50mg||not in product|
|Hordenine||not in product||75mg|
|Inositol Stabilized Arginine Silicate||1.5g||not in product|
|L-Citrulline||2g||not in product|
|Mangifera Indica Extract||amt not listed||not in product|
|Methylliberine||25mg||not in product|
|N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine||not in product||500mg|
|Naringin||not in product||25mg|
|Potassium||110mg||not in product|
|Pyrroloquinoline Quinone||10mg||not in product|
|Rauwolfia Vomitoria Extract||not in product||1.5mg|
|Sodium||140mg||not in product|
|Sphaeranthus Indicus Extract||amt not listed||not in product|
|Vitamin C||90mg||not in product|
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 Cortisol Levels|
|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 Insulin Sensitivity|
|Improve Muscular Endurance|
|Improve Rowing Performance|
|Improve Running Performance|
|Improve Sleep Quality|
|Improve Sports Performance|
|Improve Sprint Performance|
|Improve Swimming Performance|
|Increase ATP Levels|
|Increase Bone Density|
|Increase Fat Burning|
|Increase HDL (good) Cholesterol Levels|
|Increase Levels Of Growth Hormone|
|Increase Muscle Mass|
|Increase Protein Synthesis|
|Increase Pump (muscle Swelling)|
|Increase Total Sleep Time|
|Increase Weight Loss|
|Lower Blood Pressure|
|Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels|
|Lower Total Cholesterol Levels|
|Lower Triglyceride Levels|
|Reduce Duration Of The Common Cold|
|Reduce Frequency Of The Common Cold|
|Reduce Joint Pain|
|Reduce Muscle Damage|
|Reduce Muscle Soreness|
|Reduce Severity Of The Common Cold|
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