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Amino Lean by RSP Nutrition Review
Amino Lean is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by RSP Nutrition. It ranks 1,495 out of 1,653 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 Lean 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.
|Graded Area||Thumb Up or Down|
|Nutrition Label Transparency|
|Ranking Within Category|
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|Total Votes||1 votes|
|Overall Average||5 stars|
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Comparison Votes Visitors can also vote on which product works better on comparison pages. Comparison pages are a side-by-side analysis between two supplement products. The votes below illustrate whether visitors prefer Amino Lean, or the products listed in the table below. The number next to the thumb up is how many votes Amino Lean won; the number next to the thumb down is how many votes it lost to the other product.
|Total Votes Won/Lost||3 / 5|
|vs. C4 Sport||0 / 1|
|vs. Oxy Shred||1 / 2|
|vs. Amino Energy||1 / 2|
|vs. Amino Burn*2||1 / 0|
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- Ranking Within Category
Amino Lean shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with 2 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 Lean 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.||Amino Lean Energy Formula by RSP Nutrition||Pre-Workout Supplements||90%|
|2.||Essential AmiN.O. Energy by Optimum Nutrition||Pre-Workout Supplements||75%|
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 Lean earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 2.02. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Amino Lean 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 Lean 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 Lean contains:
- unrated ingredients: 5 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
- total ingredients: 20
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
|Histidine Amount not listed.||3 out of 3|
|Theobromine Amount not listed.||3 out of 3|
|Green Coffee Extract Amount not listed.||2.5 out of 3|
|L-Carnitine L-Tartrate Amount not listed.||2.4 out of 3|
|Beta Alanine Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Green Tea Extract Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Caffeine Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Taurine Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|Glutamine Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|L-Citrulline Amount not listed.||1.8 out of 3|
|Phenylalanine Amount not listed.||1.7 out of 3|
|Leucine Amount not listed.||1.6 out of 3|
|Arginine Amount not listed.||1.6 out of 3|
|Conjugated Linoleic Acid Amount not listed.||1.6 out of 3|
|Tyrosine Amount not listed.||1.3 out of 3|
|Product Effectiveness Rating||2.02|
Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 03, 2019.
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Amino Lean earned a thumbs-down in this category because it does not disclose any ingredient amounts on its label making it impossible to gauge dosing effectiveness. 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 Lean does not list ingredient amounts on its label. This makes it impossible to analyze ingredient dosing.
Amino Lean earned a thumbs-down in this category because 73% 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 Lean is extremely effective at:
Amino Lean is moderately effective at:
- improve cycling performance
- improve sports performance
- improve recovery
- reduce muscle soreness
- decrease protein breakdown
- decrease body fat
- improve cycling sprint performance
- improve immune function
- improve mood
- improve memory
- increase protein synthesis
- improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance
- improve rowing performance
- improve swimming performance
- improve cognitive ability
- decrease fatigue
- increase muscle mass
- improve running performance
- increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
- improve sprint performance
- reduce muscle damage
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- increase energy expenditure
Amino Lean is ineffective at:
- improve muscular endurance
- improve insulin sensitivity
- increase strength
- increase levels of growth hormone
- increase bone density
- decrease calorie intake
- increase levels of growth hormone releasing hormone
- lower triglyceride levels
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- lower total cholesterol levels
- improve agility
Amino Lean earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 31. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 31 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 Lean earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 0% 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 Lean contains:
- total ingredients: 20
- ingredients with amounts listed: 0
- ingredients without amounts listed: 20
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 0%
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 Lean earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 1,495 out of 1,653 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 Lean ranks 1,495 out of 1,653 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 4,321 out of 4,880 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 Lean vs Excelsior|
|Amino Lean vs Speed|
|Amino Lean vs Leviathan|
Amino Lean vs Other RSP Nutrition Pre-Workout Supplements
Manufacturers often create multiple products within the same category. These products are sometimes similar but marketed to different consumers with varying prices. The following table allows you to compare Amino Lean against its sister products; products manufactured by RSP Nutrition within the pre-workout supplements category.
|Amino Lean vs Amino Lean Energy Formula|
|Amino Lean vs Amino Lean Vegan|
|Amino Lean vs DyNO|
|Amino Lean vs Fast Fuel|
|Amino Lean vs Pump Boost|
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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||dosing cannot be rated because all ingredient amounts are hidden|
|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|