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Amino Explode by Pro Nutrition and Fitness Review
Amino Explode is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Pro Nutrition and Fitness. It ranks 1,447 out of 1,480 pre-workout supplements and earned an overall thumbs-down recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down recommendation. This recommendation is based on the criteria listed below. To earn an overall thumbs-up recommendation, a product must earn a thumbs-up in at least four of the seven areas below. Click on a graded area for an in-depth analysis.
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Amino Explode shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with 17 other products.
The Similarity Index is a measure of how closely one product matches another in terms of ingredients. A Similarity Index of 100% means the two products are made up the same ingredients. A Similarity Index of 75% means the products share 75% of their ingredients. The table below lists the products Amino Explode shares its ingredient lineup with. Click on a product to see a side by side comparison of both products' ingredients.
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|Matching Product Name||Product Type||Similarity Index|
|1.||GTS Pre-Workout by Game Time Supplements||Pre-Workout Supplements||100%|
|2.||Avalon Burst by Project Avalon||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|3.||Nitric Shock by Twisted Vortex||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|4.||PreZilla by Quadzilla Fitness||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|5.||Lanofie Pre-Workout by Lanofie||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|6.||Nitric Shock Pre-Workout by Influence SYP||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|7.||Black Edged Nitric Shock Pre-Workout by Black Edged||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|8.||Nitric Shock Pre Workout by No Turning Back Fitness||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|9.||Diamond by Leo Supplements||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|10.||Ultimate Pre-Workout by HealthHit Supplements||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|11.||Shock Pre-Workout by Tactical Labs||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|12.||Nitric Shock Pre-Workout*2 by Lif3 Nutritionals||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|13.||Pre Tech by KNS Supplements||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|14.||Flasch Pre by Flasch Nutrition||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|15.||Nitric Shock*3 by Iyner Life||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|16.||WFO by RaceGas Supplements||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|17.||Fortuna Fuel by Fortuna Nutrition||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
The detailed report provides an in-depth analysis of the product's rating. In addition to showing ratings for each area, this report also provides the required criteria for a thumbs-up in each section.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.62. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Amino Explode is made up of a mix of both high and low-quality ingredients and may lead to some positive results.
This category illustrates how well a product works based on what the research says about its ingredients. Researchers conduct studies on supplement ingredients to gauge effectiveness. The database grades products on how effective their ingredients are. The effectiveness rating of supplement products is evaluated on a 3 point scale: 3.0 is the most effective, 1.0 is the least effective.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because it contains 0% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients. A product must contain at least 75% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category rates a product's ingredient makeup. A product should contain mostly extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients with little or no ineffective ones. The database categorizes ingredients as extremely, moderately, or ineffective based on conclusions from research articles.
Amino Explode contains:
- unrated ingredients: 3 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
- total ingredients: 25
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
|Folic Acid 400mcg||3 out of 3|
|Potassium 75mg||2.7 out of 3|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1.5mg||2.3 out of 3|
|Beta Alanine 750mg||2 out of 3|
|Caffeine 175mg||2 out of 3|
|Sodium 80mg||1.9 out of 3|
|Taurine Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|Creatine Malate 1.5g||1.7 out of 3|
|Magnesium 48mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Betaine Amount not listed.||1.6 out of 3|
|Citrulline Malate Amount not listed.||1.6 out of 3|
|Vitamin B6 2mg||1.5 out of 3|
|Phosphorus 120mg||1.5 out of 3|
|Chromium 30mcg||1.4 out of 3|
|Calcium 170mg||1.3 out of 3|
|Tyrosine Amount not listed.||1.3 out of 3|
|Vinpocetine Amount not listed.||1.3 out of 3|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.7mg||1 out of 3|
|Niacin 20mg||1 out of 3|
|Vitamin B12 6mcg||1 out of 3|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 5mg||1 out of 3|
|L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 1.5g||1 out of 3|
|Waxy Maize*||not rated|
|Product Effectiveness Rating||1.62|
Note: These ingredients are accurate as of December 29, 2019.
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Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because 0% of its ingredients are dosed within the effective range. Seventy-five (75)% of product's ingredients must be dosed within the effective range to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category compares a product's ingredient dosing to effective doses found in research articles and doses used in other products. When researchers study the efficacy of supplement ingredients, they use specific doses. Manufacturers should create products with ingredient doses that fall within established effective ranges.
Amino Explode Dosing Compared to Research
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Amino Explode to amounts used in research articles. The first column contains the name of the ingredient as well as the amount. The second column contains the range of effective doses for that ingredient. Note: not all ingredients in the database contain dosing information; only ingredients with scientific dosing information are included in this analysis.
A green checkmark is shown if the ingredient amount falls within the effective range.
A down arrow is shown if an ingredient amount is lower than the effective range.
|Ingredient & Amount||Effective Range|
|Vitamin B6 2mg||20mg|
|Chromium 0.03mg||0.2mg - 1mg|
|Beta Alanine 0.75g||2.4g - 6g|
Amino Explode Dosing Compared to Other Products
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Amino Explode to amounts used in other products. The first column displays the ingredient and amount. The second column displays the average amount of the ingredient found across all products in the database. The final column displays the range found across all products in the database.
An orange up or down arrow is shown if the ingredient amount is higher or lower than the average.
An equal sign is shown if the ingredient amount is equal to the average.
|Ingredient & Amount||Average||Range|
|Sodium 0.08g||0.2g||0g - 45g|
|Potassium 0.08g||0.13g||0g - 2.01g|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1.5mg||12.55mg||0.17mg - 250mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.7mg||7.65mg||0.12mg - 100mg|
|Niacin 20mg||26.58mg||0mg - 400mg|
|Vitamin B6 0g||0.02g||0g - 1.7g|
|Folic Acid 0.4mg||0.97mg||0.02mg - 100mg|
|Vitamin B12 0g||0.02g||0g - 15g|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 5mg||24.55mg||0mg - 500mg|
|Calcium 0.17g||0.12g||0g - 4g|
|Phosphorus 120mg||101.38mg||2.7mg - 500mg|
|Magnesium 0.05g||0.12g||0g - 1g|
|Chromium 0.03mg||1.85mg||0mg - 200mg|
|Creatine Malate 1.5g||1.58g||0.25g - 6g|
|L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 1.5g||1.56g||0.01g - 5.5g|
|Beta Alanine 0.75g||2.36g||0g - 6.4g|
|Caffeine 175mg||238.3mg||0.28mg - 700mg|
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because 70% of its claims are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. Seventy-five (75)% of a product's claims must be rated as extremely or moderately effective to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
The product’s effectiveness rating is an overall picture of how well a product does or doesn't work. Individual studies research an ingredient's effects on certain claims. For example: does creatine monohydrate increase strength, or does beta alanine improve running performance?
The Supplement Database compiles the conclusions of these studies, and based on a product's ingredient makeup, calculates how well a product does on various claims. The claims below are organized by effectiveness (extremely, moderately, ineffective).
Amino Explode is extremely effective at:
Amino Explode is moderately effective at:
- increase weight loss
- improve rowing performance
- improve glucose control
- improve immune function
- increase levels of growth hormone
- increase fat burning
- reduce muscle damage
- improve sprint performance
- improve sports performance
- improve cognitive ability
- reduce muscle soreness
- improve cycling sprint performance
- improve memory
- improve running performance
- improve muscular endurance
- improve swimming performance
- decrease fatigue
- decrease body fat
- improve recovery
- improve cycling performance
- increase muscle mass
- improve mood
Amino Explode is ineffective at:
- improve insulin sensitivity
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- increase strength
- increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
- increase pump (muscle swelling)
- improve focus
- improve agility
- decrease cortisol levels
- increase energy expenditure
- lower total cholesterol levels
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- increase concentration
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 34. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 34 means there is an insufficient amount of research on the product's ingredients to ensure its effectiveness rating is valid.
The research rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product's ingredient makeup. Manufacturers often rely on ingredients without adequate research backing. They may do this to compete with other products that are already using poorly researched ingredients. They may also only use a very small amount of cherry-picked research as a poor justification to use certain ingredients.
The amount of research contained in the database on a product's ingredients determines its research rating. Products with higher ratings are made up of thoroughly researched ingredients.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 68% of its ingredient amounts. A product must disclose all ingredient amounts to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Nutrition label transparency refers to how many ingredients are listed with amounts on the product label. Many supplement manufacturers hide ingredient amounts under the guise of great-sounding proprietary blends such as "Maximum Muscular Size Enhancer" or "Anabolic Cell Strength Matrix."
When manufacturers use proprietary blends, they can hide ingredient amounts making it difficult for consumers to know whether a product is effective.
Amino Explode contains:
- total ingredients: 25
- ingredients with amounts listed: 17
- ingredients without amounts listed: 8
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 68%
The label below was generated from the information contained in the database about the product's ingredients and amounts. Actual product labels may differ in appearance.
Amino Explode earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 1,447 out of 1,480 in the pre-workout supplement category (top third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Amino Explode ranks 1,447 out of 1,480 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 4,354 out of 4,526 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked pre-workout supplement. Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.
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Amino Explode vs Other Pro Nutrition and Fitness Pre-Workout Supplements
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|Effectiveness Rating||rating is greater or equal to the required 1.5|
|Ingredients||less than 75% of ingredients are rated as effective|
|Ingredient Dosing||less than 75% of ingredients are dosed properly|
|Claims||less than 75% of claims are rated as effective|
|Research Rating||research rating is lower than the required 60|
|Nutrition Label Transparency||does not disclose all ingredient amounts on label|
|Ranking Within Category||ranks in the bottom third of category|
|Overall Recommendation||received a thumbs down in the majority of areas|