BAMF

BAMF is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Bucked Up. Its overall effectiveness rating is a 1.99 out of 3 meaning that this product is made from a mix of high and low quality ingredients, and may lead to some positive results.

This page contains a simple and detailed report describing the product's effectiveness in a number of areas including ingredient makeup, amount of research, claims, dosing, label transparency, and comparisons to other products. The detailed report includes a much more in-depth analysis on the product. To begin, scroll down to the table of contents.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Effectiveness Rating
  4. Amount of Research Rating
  5. Claim Ratings
  6. Ingredient Makeup
  7. Individual Ingredient Ratings
  8. Ingredient Dosing
  9. Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency
  10. Product Label
  11. BAMF vs the Competition
  12. The Bottom Line

BAMF Simple Report

  • Product Name: BAMF
  • Manufacturer: Bucked Up
  • Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
  • Ranking within all Supplements: 107 out of 502 (top third of all products)
  • Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 45 out of 257 (top third within category)
  • Number of Ingredients: 13
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.99 out of 3
  • Amount of Research Rating: 30.846 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (12.050g)

BAMF Detailed Report

Effectiveness Rating

A product's effectiveness rating illustrates how well a product works based on what the research says about its ingredient makeup. Researchers conduct studies on supplement ingredients to gauge effectiveness. The Supplement Database grades products based on how effective their individual ingredients are found to be in peer reviewed research articles.

The effectiveness rating of both supplement ingredients and supplement products are evaluated on a 3 point scale: 3.0 being the most effective, 1.0 being the least effective.

  • extremely effective products: ratings equal to or greater than 2.5
    • extremely effective products are made up of high quality ingredients and should lead to positive results
  • moderately effective products: ratings equal to or greater than 1.5 and less than 2.5
    • moderately effective products are made up of a mix of both high and low quality ingredients and may lead to some positive results
  • ineffective products: ratings less than 1.5
    • ineffective products are made up of low quality ingredients and will not lead to positive results

BAMF's Effectiveness Rating: 1.99 out of 3. This rating means this product is made from a mix of high and low quality ingredients, and may lead to some positive results.

Amount of Research Rating

The Amount of Research Rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product's ingredient lineup.

Oftentimes, manufacturers rely on ingredients without adequate research backing. They may do this to compete with other products that are already using poorly researched ingredients, or, they are using a very small amount of research as a poor justification to use a certain ingredient. This strategy may create marketable products with popular ingredients, that are unfortunately, ineffective.

The amount of research contained in the database on a product's ingredients determines the Amount of Research Rating. Products with higher ratings are made up of more thoroughly researched ingredients than products with lower ratings. This rating is separate from a product's effectiveness rating (from above).

The higher the research rating, the more valid the effectiveness rating is. If there is only one study on a particular ingredient, we cannot be certain its conclusions are valid. The more studies included in the database on an ingredient, the more certain we are that those conclusions are valid. Ideally, you should look for supplement products with both high effectiveness and research ratings.

The Amount of Research Rating is derived from how many studies are included in the database on a product's ingredients.

  • research rating equal to or greater than 80: the product's ingredients are thoroughly researched
  • research rating greater than or equal to 60 and less than 80: the product's ingredients are moderately researched
  • research rating less than 60: the product is using ingredients that do not have sufficient research backing; avoid these products

BAMF's Amount of Research Rating is 30.846. This rating means there is an insufficient amount of research on the product's ingredients to ensure its effectiveness rating is valid. You should avoid using this product.

Claim Ratings

The product’s effectiveness rating is an overall description of how well a product does or doesn't work. Individual studies research a supplement ingredient's effects on a certain claim. 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 based on how well BAMF is able to deliver.

  • number of extremely effective claims: 7
  • number of moderately effective claims: 14
  • number of ineffective claims: 8

BAMF is extremely effective at:

  • improve cycling performance
  • improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance
  • increase alertness
  • increase levels of growth hormone
  • lower blood pressure
  • improve sports performance
  • increase fat burning

BAMF is moderately effective at:

  • improve muscular endurance
  • improve memory
  • improve running performance
  • increase strength
  • increase muscle mass
  • improve swimming performance
  • improve cardiovascular endurance
  • improve mood
  • reduce muscle damage
  • improve sprint performance
  • improve cycling sprint performance
  • reduce muscle soreness
  • improve recovery
  • improve rowing performance

BAMF is ineffective at:

  • improve cognitive ability
  • improve focus
  • increase pump (muscle swelling)
  • decrease fatigue
  • decrease body fat
  • improve insulin sensitivity
  • improve agility
  • increase testosterone

Ingredient Makeup

A product's individual ingredients are also rated on a 3 point scale. These ratings come from conclusions made in research articles on an ingredient's effectiveness for a particular claim.

  • extremely effective ingredients: ratings equal to or greater than 2.5
    • effective ingredients lead to positive results
  • moderately effective ingredients: ratings equal to or greater than 1.5 and less than 2.5
    • moderately effective ingredients may lead to some positive results
  • ineffective ingredients: ratings less than 1.5
    • ineffective ingredients do not lead to positive results
  • number of extremely effective ingredients: 2
  • number of moderately effective ingredients: 6
  • number of ineffective ingredients: 1
  • number of unrated ingredients: 4
    • unrated ingredients are not factored into a product's effectiveness rating

Individual Ingredient Ratings

The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed). Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Vitamin B12 100mcg 1 out of 3
Sodium 39mg 3 out of 3
Citrulline Malate 6g 1.6 out of 3
Beta Alanine 3.2g 2 out of 3
Caffeine Anhydrous 333mg 2 out of 3
Alpha GPC 200mg 2 out of 3
Taurine 100mg 1.9 out of 3
Deer Antler Velvet 50mg 1.7 out of 3
Huperzine A 50mcg 2.7 out of 3
Effectiveness Rating for BAMF 1.99 out of 3

The following ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database. These ingredients were not factored into the product’s effectiveness rating: Himalayan Rock Salt, Hordenine, AstraGin, ActiGin.

Ingredient Dosing

The following section compares ingredient dosing in BAMF to:

  • first table: average doses used in other products
  • second table: doses used in studies

BAMF Dosing Compared to Other Products

The first table is a comparison of ingredient doses found in BAMF to the average, highest, and lowest doses of all products in the database which also contain the same ingredient.

The first column contains the ingredient and amount found in this product. The next column contains the average amount of that ingredient found in all other products. The last column contains the range (from lowest to highest) of the ingredient's amount across all products.

Note: Only ingredients listed with amounts on the product label are shown in this comparison.

A green up arrow is shown if a product's ingredient amount is higher than the average.

An orange down arrow is shown if a product's ingredient amount is lower than the average.

An equal sign is shown if a product's ingredient amount is equal to the average.

Ingredient + Amount Average Range
Vitamin B12 0.1mg 0.23mg 0mg - 2.5mg
Sodium 39mg 121.84mg 6mg - 800mg
Citrulline Malate 6g 4.94g 0.25g - 10g
Beta Alanine 3.2g 2.38g 0g - 5g
Caffeine Anhydrous 333mg 239.26mg 30mg - 500mg
Alpha GPC 200mg 260.32mg 50mg - 600mg
Taurine 0.1g 1.04g 0.1g - 3g
Himalayan Rock Salt 100mg 148.85mg 10mg - 350mg
Deer Antler Velvet 50mg 50mg 50mg - 50mg
Hordenine 40mg 50mg 25mg - 100mg
AstraGin 25mg 34.93mg 25mg - 50mg
ActiGin 25mg 30mg 25mg - 50mg
Huperzine A 0.05mg 5.29mg 0.01mg - 300mg

BAMF Dosing Compared to Average Dosing

  • ingredients dosed higher than average: 3
  • ingredients dosed lower than average: 9
  • ingredients dosed equal to average: 1

BAMF Dosing Compared to Research

The second table is a comparison of ingredient doses found in BAMF to amounts used in research articles. This comparison is arguably more important than the table above. When researchers publish peer reviewed articles, they use certain doses to test the effectiveness of ingredients.

Effective products should base their dosing on research. The comparison below only includes doses from studies which concluded the ingredient was either moderately or extremely effective. Amounts from studies which found an ingredient was ineffective, are not included.

For an ingredient to be shown in this table, it must meet two requirements: 1) it must be listed with an amount on BAMF's product label, and, 2) it must contain dosing data in the database.

The first column contains the name of the ingredient as well as the amount found in this product. The second column contains the range of effective research doses for that ingredient.

An orange down arrow is shown if the product’s ingredient amount is lower than the effective research range.

An orange up arrow is shown if the product’s ingredient amount is higher than the effective research range.

A green check mark is shown if the product's ingredient amount falls within the effective research range.

Click on an ingredient for more data on its effective dose range.

Ingredient + Amount Range
Beta Alanine 3.2g 2.4g - 6g
Alpha GPC 0.2g 0.5g - 1g
Taurine 0.1g 6g
Deer Antler Velvet 0.05g 0.3g - 2.7g
Huperzine A 50mcg 100mcg - 200mcg

BAMF Dosing Compared to Research Dosing

  • ingredients dosed within effective research range: 1
  • ingredients dosed higher than effective research range: 0
  • ingredients dosed lower than effective research: 4

Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency

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.

The transparency score is displayed as a percentage of how many ingredients are listed with amounts. If a product lists all ingredient amounts, it's transparency score is 100%. Products that do not list any amounts have scores of 0%.

BAMF's transparency score is: 100%

  • total ingredients: 13
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 13
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 0
  • transparency score: 100%

The product label below was generated from the information contained in the database about its ingredients and amounts. Actual product labels may differ in appearance.

BAMF by Bucked Up Product Label

BAMF vs the Competition

BAMF ranks 45 out of 257 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 107 out of 502 in the entire database. The table below lists the top five products within the same category. Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.

Rank Product Comparison
1 BAMF vs Awesome Pump
2 BAMF vs Send !t
3 BAMF vs Lipo-6 Black Training
4 BAMF vs Embrace the Suck
5 BAMF vs CelluVOL

BAMF vs Sister Products

Manufacturers often create multiple products within the same category. These products are sometimes very similar, but marketed to different consumers with varying prices. The following table allows you to compare BAMF against its sister products; products manufactured by Bucked Up within the pre-workout supplements category.

Product Comparison
BAMF vs Bucked Up Black
BAMF vs Bucked Up Non-Stimulant
BAMF vs Bucked Up Pre Workout
BAMF vs Cara Loren Pre Workout
BAMF vs Cara Loren Prenatal Pre Workout
BAMF vs Woke AF
BAMF vs Woke AF Black

The Bottom Line

This section provides a final visual representation of multiple product considerations. Numerous variables makes it difficult to either recommend or not recommend a product. Choosing supplement products which rate highly in all areas goes a long way in ensuring positive results.

The following graphs represent where the product falls in a specific area. Bar graphs filled all the way to the right indicate a high quality.

The effectiveness rating describes how well the product works based on its individual ingredient makeup. The ingredient rating describes how many of the product's ingredients are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. The claim rating describes how many of a product's claims are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. The amount of research rating describes how well researched the product's individual ingredients are. The nutrition label transparency describes the percentage of ingredients listed with amounts on the nutrition label.

Effectiveness Rating
1.99/3
Ingredient Rating
89%
Claim Rating
72%
Amount of Research Rating
39%
Nutrition Label Transparency
100%