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.

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Concept X by Beyond Raw Flame by Dark Labs

Simple Report

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.

Concept X Flame
Effectiveness Rating
Transparency Score
Effective Ingredients
Ineffective Ingredients
Effective Claims
Ineffective Claims
Research Rating
Ranking Within Category
Total Score 3 5

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.

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.

Overview Concept X Flame
Manufacturer Beyond Raw Dark Labs
Product Category Pre-Workout Supplements Pre-Workout Supplements
Effectiveness Rating
2.02 out of 3

2.10 out of 3
Transparency Score 81% 100%
Serving Size 1 scoop (29.430g) 1 scoop (5.100g)
Extremely Effective Ingredients 4 1
Moderately Effective Ingredients 10 2
Ineffective Ingredients 3 1
Effective Claims 32 17
Ineffective Claims 10 7
Research Rating

Ranking Within Category 899 out of 1480 873 out of 1480

Ingredient Comparison

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.

Ingredient Concept X Flame
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
Caffeine 250mg 400mg
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

Claim Comparison

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.

Claim Concept X Flame
Decrease Body Fat
Decrease Cortisol Levels
Decrease Fatigue
Decrease Protein Breakdown
Improve Agility
Improve Cardiovascular Endurance
Improve Cognitive Ability
Improve Cycling Performance
Improve Cycling Sprint Performance
Improve Focus
Improve High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Performance
Improve Immune Function
Improve Insulin Sensitivity
Improve Memory
Improve Mood
Improve Muscular Endurance
Improve Recovery
Improve Rowing Performance
Improve Running Performance
Improve Sleep Quality
Improve Sports Performance
Improve Sprint Performance
Improve Swimming Performance
Increase ATP Levels
Increase Alertness
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 Strength
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

Product Labels

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Concept X Flame
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