Based on eight rated factors, Womens Multivitamin 50 Plus by GNC is a better product than Orange Shell by Controlled Labs. 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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Orange Shell by Controlled Labs Womens Multivitamin 50 Plus by GNC

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.

Orange Shell Womens Multivitamin 50 Plus
Effectiveness Rating
Transparency Score
Effective Ingredients
Ineffective Ingredients
Effective Claims
Ineffective Claims
Research Rating
Ranking Within Category
Total Score 2 5

The final score is 5 - 2 in favor of Womens Multivitamin 50 Plus. 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 Orange Shell Womens Multivitamin 50 Plus
Manufacturer Controlled Labs GNC
Product Category Multivitamins Multivitamins
Effectiveness Rating
1.73 out of 3

1.83 out of 3
Transparency Score 100% 100%
Serving Size 2 tablets 2 capsules
Extremely Effective Ingredients 1 9
Moderately Effective Ingredients 2 11
Ineffective Ingredients 1 13
Effective Claims 8 34
Ineffective Claims 8 12
Research Rating

Ranking Within Category 26 out of 51 19 out of 51

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 Orange Shell Womens Multivitamin 50 Plus
Alpha Lipoic Acid not in product 25mg
Anthocyanins not in product 2.5mg
Astaxanthin not in product 50mcg
Bacopa Monnieri not in product 4mg
Beta-Cryptoxanthin not in product 10mcg
Biotin not in product 300mcg
Black Currant Extract not in product 2.5mg
Blueberry Extract not in product 2.5mg
Boron not in product 2mg
Calcium not in product 500mg
Choline Bitartrate not in product 10mg
Chromium not in product 120mcg
Copper not in product 2mg
Cranberry Extract not in product 2.5mg
Elderberry Extract not in product 2.5mg
Equisetum Arvense 880mg not in product
Folic Acid not in product 400mcg
Ginkgo Biloba not in product 5mg
Grape Seed Extract not in product 1mg
Hyaluronic Acid not in product 2mg
Inositol not in product 10mg
Iodine not in product 150mcg
Long Pepper Extract 10mg not in product
Lutein not in product 2mg
Lycopene not in product 1mg
Magnesium 60mg 50mg
Manganese not in product 2mg
Molybdenum not in product 75mcg
Niacin not in product 50mg
Phosphatidylserine not in product 1mg
Resveratrol not in product 1mg
Selenium not in product 200mcg
Silicon Dioxide not in product 4mg
Turmeric 300mg 500mcg
Vanadyl Sulfate not in product 10mcg
Vitamin A not in product 1.5mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) not in product 50mg
Vitamin B12 not in product 50mcg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) not in product 50mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) not in product 50mg
Vitamin B6 not in product 50mg
Vitamin C not in product 200mg
Vitamin D3 25mcg 40mcg
Vitamin E not in product 20.1mg
Vitamin K 700mcg 80mcg
Zeaxanthin not in product 400mcg
Zinc not in product 15mg

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 Orange Shell Womens Multivitamin 50 Plus
Decrease Anxiety
Decrease Body Fat
Decrease Cortisol Levels
Decrease Fatigue
Decrease Feelings Of Depression
Decrease Stress
Improve Cardiovascular Endurance
Improve Cognitive Ability
Improve Cycling Performance
Improve Cycling Sprint Performance
Improve Focus
Improve Glucose Control
Improve High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Performance
Improve Immune Function
Improve Insulin Sensitivity
Improve Memory
Improve Mood
Improve Moood
Improve Muscular Endurance
Improve Recovery
Improve Running Performance
Improve Sports Performance
Improve Sprint Performance
Improve Swimming Performance
Increase Bone Density
Increase Cardiac Output
Increase Energy Expenditure
Increase Fat Burning
Increase HDL (good) Cholesterol Levels
Increase Levels Of Growth Hormone
Increase Muscle Mass
Increase Strength
Increase Testosterone
Increase Weight Loss
Lower Blood Pressure
Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels
Lower Total Cholesterol Levels
Lower Triglyceride Levels
Maintain Muscle Mass During Weight Loss
Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
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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