Applied Nutrition

Applied Nutrition ranks number 374 out of 836 manufacturers and earned an overall D (raw score: 62%) based on its product lineup.

Simple Report Card

Manufacturers are graded in five areas: effectiveness, transparency, research, rank, and their products' overall recommendations. The entire product lineup dictates a manufacturer's grades. The simple report card shows what grade Applied Nutrition earned in each of the five areas.

Individual products are rated with a thumbs-up or down in several areas. The number below is a percentage of how many of Applied Nutrition's products received a thumbs-up in the respective area.

For example, 100% means that 100% of Applied Nutrition's products received a thumbs-up in the effectiveness category. The overall grade for a manufacturer is an average of the individual grades from each area. Scroll down to the detailed report for a description of each rated area.

Rated Area Grade
Effectiveness A (90%)
Transparency C (75%)
Research Rating F (20%)
Ranking C (70%)
Product Recommendations F (55%)
Overall Grade D (62%)

Detailed Report Card

Effectiveness

Applied Nutrition earned an A (raw score: 90%) in the effectiveness category. This rating means 90% of Applied Nutrition's products received a thumbs-up in the effectiveness category. An individual product's effectiveness rating describes how well its ingredients work. A product's effectiveness rating is measured on a 3 point scale. Its effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. Applied Nutrition's products, along with their effectiveness ratings, are listed below.

Product Name Effectiveness Rating
1. Critical Whey (2.40)
2. Carb X (3.00)
3. 100% Casein (2.80)
4. ISO-XP (2.40)
5. Diet Whey (2.40)
6. Applied Nutrition ZMA Pro (1.85)
7. ABE (All Black Everything) (1.69)
8. ABE (All Black Everything) Pre-Workout Gel (1.66)
9. BCAA Amino Hydrate (1.81)
10. Pump 3G (Zero Stimulant) (1.55)
11. Pump 3G (1.55)
12. Vegan Pro (2.53)
13. Amino Fuel (2.13)
14. Sex Bomb For Him (1.81)
15. Test X (1.57)
16. Anabolic Amino (1.75)
17. Nootropic Power (1.62)
18. Shred X (1.55)
19. Shred X Thermogenic Powder (1.49)
20. BCAA 6K (1.47)

Transparency

Applied Nutrition earned a C (raw score: 75%) in the transparency category. This rating means 75% of Applied Nutrition's products received a thumbs-up in the transparency category. An individual product's transparency rating describes how many of its ingredient amounts are disclosed on a product label. A product with a 100% transparency rating means all ingredient amounts are disclosed. A product's transparency rating must be 100% to receive a thumbs-up in this category Applied Nutrition's products, along with their transparency ratings, are listed below.

Product Name Transparency Rating
1. Critical Whey (67%)
2. Carb X (100%)
3. 100% Casein (0%)
4. ISO-XP (50%)
5. Diet Whey (60%)
6. Applied Nutrition ZMA Pro (100%)
7. ABE (All Black Everything) (100%)
8. ABE (All Black Everything) Pre-Workout Gel (100%)
9. BCAA Amino Hydrate (100%)
10. Pump 3G (Zero Stimulant) (100%)
11. Pump 3G (100%)
12. Vegan Pro (0%)
13. Amino Fuel (100%)
14. Sex Bomb For Him (100%)
15. Test X (100%)
16. Anabolic Amino (100%)
17. Nootropic Power (100%)
18. Shred X (100%)
19. Shred X Thermogenic Powder (100%)
20. BCAA 6K (100%)

Research Rating

Applied Nutrition earned an F (raw score: 20%) in the research rating category. This rating means 20% of Applied Nutrition's products received a thumbs-up in the research rating category. This rating describes how thoroughly researched a product's ingredients are. A low research rating indicates a product is made up of ingredients with little research backing. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to earn a thumbs-up in this category. Applied Nutrition's products, along with their research ratings, are listed below.

Product Name Research Rating
1. Critical Whey (80)
2. Carb X (10)
3. 100% Casein (60)
4. ISO-XP (80)
5. Diet Whey (80)
6. Applied Nutrition ZMA Pro (21.4)
7. ABE (All Black Everything) (57)
8. ABE (All Black Everything) Pre-Workout Gel (56.13)
9. BCAA Amino Hydrate (35.88)
10. Pump 3G (Zero Stimulant) (37.75)
11. Pump 3G (47.75)
12. Vegan Pro (19)
13. Amino Fuel (18)
14. Sex Bomb For Him (21.64)
15. Test X (18.23)
16. Anabolic Amino (21.35)
17. Nootropic Power (37.25)
18. Shred X (33.86)
19. Shred X Thermogenic Powder (33.5)
20. BCAA 6K (31.33)

Ranking

Applied Nutrition earned a C (raw score: 70%) in the rank category. This rating means 70% of Applied Nutrition's products received a thumbs-up in the rank category. This rating describes how a manufacturer's product line is rated. An individual product must rank in the top two-thirds of all products (in its category) to receive a thumbs-up in this area. Applied Nutrition's products, along with their ranking, are listed below.

Product Name Ranking
1. Critical Whey (123 out of 396)
2. Carb X (5 out of 264)
3. 100% Casein (160 out of 396)
4. ISO-XP (226 out of 396)
5. Diet Whey (244 out of 396)
6. Applied Nutrition ZMA Pro (2 out of 47)
7. ABE (All Black Everything) (224 out of 1167)
8. ABE (All Black Everything) Pre-Workout Gel (227 out of 1167)
9. BCAA Amino Hydrate (161 out of 424)
10. Pump 3G (Zero Stimulant) (653 out of 1167)
11. Pump 3G (654 out of 1167)
12. Vegan Pro (306 out of 396)
13. Amino Fuel (139 out of 264)
14. Sex Bomb For Him (9 out of 29)
15. Test X (151 out of 238)
16. Anabolic Amino (324 out of 424)
17. Nootropic Power (93 out of 119)
18. Shred X (393 out of 515)
19. Shred X Thermogenic Powder (498 out of 515)
20. BCAA 6K (413 out of 424)

Product Recommendation

Applied Nutrition earned an F (raw score: 55%) in the overall rating category. This rating means 55% of Applied Nutrition's products received an overall thumbs-up recommendation. Individual products are rated with a thumbs-up or down in seven areas. They earn an overall thumbs-recommendation if they receive a thumbs-up in at least four of the seven areas. Applied Nutrition's products, along with their overall recommendations, are listed below.

Product Name Product Recommendation
1. Critical Whey
2. Carb X
3. 100% Casein
4. ISO-XP
5. Diet Whey
6. Applied Nutrition ZMA Pro
7. ABE (All Black Everything)
8. ABE (All Black Everything) Pre-Workout Gel
9. BCAA Amino Hydrate
10. Pump 3G (Zero Stimulant)
11. Pump 3G
12. Vegan Pro
13. Amino Fuel
14. Sex Bomb For Him
15. Test X
16. Anabolic Amino
17. Nootropic Power
18. Shred X
19. Shred X Thermogenic Powder
20. BCAA 6K