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BCAA Shock Powder by Fortuna Nutrition Review
BCAA Shock Powder is an intra-workout supplement manufactured by Fortuna Nutrition. It ranks 76 out of 256 intra-workout supplements and earned an overall thumbs-up recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.
BCAA Shock Powder earned a thumbs-up 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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BCAA Shock Powder shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with 20 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 BCAA Shock Powder 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.||1Fuel by 1 Mission Nutrition||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|2.||Athelete Aminos 2 by TeamKattouf Nutrition||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|3.||Battle Buddy by Combat Nutra||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|4.||BCAA Blast by UXO Supplements||Intra-Workout Supplements||100%|
|5.||Go Juice by Red H Nutrition||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|6.||STRYV BCAA by STRYV Performance||Intra-Workout Supplements||100%|
|7.||Valhalla BCAA by Viking Supps||Intra-Workout Supplements||100%|
|8.||Havok Recovery by Havok Supplements||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|9.||Shook BCAAs by Shook Supplements||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|10.||Driven Nutrition Amino by Driven Nutrition||Intra-Workout Supplements||100%|
|11.||Uprise Nutrition BCAA Blast by Uprise Nutrition||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|12.||Viking Shield by Viking Shark Industries||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|13.||Situation BCAA by Brotrition||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|14.||Clap Back by Get Nude Supplements||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|15.||Mad Hatter by Terror Labz||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|16.||Ripped Built BCAAs by Ripped Nation||Post-Workout Supplements||100%|
|17.||Intra Energy BCAAs by Enhanced Performance Nutrition||Intra-Workout Supplements||100%|
|18.||Acid Rain by AO Nutrition||Intra-Workout Supplements||75%|
|19.||Alani Nu BCAA by Alani Nu||Post-Workout Supplements||75%|
|20.||True Recovery by Elite Labs USA||Post-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.
BCAA Shock Powder earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.98. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means BCAA Shock Powder 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.
BCAA Shock Powder earned a thumbs-up 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.
BCAA Shock Powder contains:
- total ingredients: 3
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
|Potassium 40mg||2.7 out of 3|
|Sodium 20mg||1.9 out of 3|
|Branched Chain Amino Acids 4g||1.9 out of 3|
|Glutamine 1g||1.9 out of 3|
|Vitamin B6 2.5mg||1.5 out of 3|
|Product Effectiveness Rating||1.98|
Note: These ingredients are accurate as of April 10, 2021.
BCAA Shock Powder earned a thumbs-down in this category because 33% 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.
BCAA Shock Powder Dosing Compared to Research
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in BCAA Shock Powder 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 2.5mg||20mg|
|Branched Chain Amino Acids 4g||1.22g - 29.2g|
BCAA Shock Powder Dosing Compared to Other Products
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in BCAA Shock Powder 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 0.02g||0.19g||0g - 45g|
|Potassium 0.04g||0.13g||0g - 2.01g|
|Vitamin B6 0g||0.02g||0g - 1.7g|
|Branched Chain Amino Acids 4g||4.67g||0g - 13.4g|
|Glutamine 1g||2.15g||0.01g - 10g|
BCAA Shock Powder earned a thumbs-down in this category because 60% 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).
BCAA Shock Powder is extremely effective at:
BCAA Shock Powder is moderately effective at:
BCAA Shock Powder*4 is ineffective at:
- improve sports performance
- reduce muscle damage
- improve cycling performance
- increase protein synthesis
- improve running performance
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- improve insulin sensitivity
- lower total cholesterol levels
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
- lower triglyceride levels
- improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance
BCAA Shock Powder earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 43. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 43 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.
BCAA Shock Powder earned a thumbs-up in this category because its discloses 100% 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.
BCAA Shock Powder contains:
- total ingredients: 3
- ingredients with amounts listed: 5
- ingredients without amounts listed: 0
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 100%
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.
BCAA Shock Powder earned a thumbs-up in this category because it ranks 76 out of 256 in the category (top third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
BCAA Shock Powder ranks 76 out of 256 in the Intra-Workout Supplements category and 1,114 out of 3,640 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked . Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.
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BCAA Shock Powder vs Other Fortuna Nutrition Intra-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 BCAA Shock Powder against its sister products; products manufactured by Fortuna Nutrition within the intra-workout supplements category.
|BCAA Shock Powder vs Energized Aminos*4|
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|Effectiveness Rating||rating is greater or equal to the required 1.5|
|Ingredients||more 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||discloses all ingredient amounts on label|
|Ranking Within Category||ranks in the top two thirds of category|
|Overall Recommendation||received a thumbs up in the majority of areas|