BCAA and Hydration Review

BCAA and Hydration At a Glance

  • Product Name: BCAA and Hydration
  • Manufacturer: Staunch Nation
  • Supplement Category: Post-Workout Supplements
  • Ranking within all Supplements 3 out of 293
  • Ranking within Post-Workout Supplements: 1 out of 27
  • Number of Ingredients: 3
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.4 out of 3
  • Amount of Research Rating: 17.667 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (10.900g)

BCAA and Hydration Overview

Effectiveness Rating: BCAA and Hydration contains 3 ingredients. Out of those, 2 are included in The Supplement Database. Their effectiveness ratings have been combined to give an overall effectiveness rating for the entire product. BCAA and Hydration's overall effectiveness rating is a 2.4 out of 3.

This rating means that some, but not all, of the ingredients in this product have evidence of providing positive results. This product is a mix of high and low quality ingredients that should lead to some positive results.

Amount of Research Rating: The amount of research rating (confidence rating) for BCAA and Hydration is 17.667. This rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product's ingredient lineup. A product can have a very high effectiveness rating but have a very low amount of research to back up that high rating.

Ideally, you should find products that only include ingredients that have been thoroughly researched. Amount of research ratings above 60 is sufficient, above 80 is much better. A rating lower than 60 means the ingredients in a product have not been thoroughly researched and the manufacturer does not have a great reason to use the ingredients they used.

Effective vs Ineffective Ingredients: The graph below illustrates the makeup of BCAA and Hydration's ingredients. Green represents effective ingredients, yellow represents moderately effective ingredients, red represents ineffective ingredients. The more green and yellow, the better.

This product contains 1 effective ingredients, 1 moderately effective ingredients, 0 ineffective ingredients, and 1 ungraded ingredients. Ingredients that are not found in the supplement database are ungraded and are not factored into the overall effectiveness rating for the product. The ungraded ingredients are listed below.

What is BCAA and Hydration good at?

BCAA and Hydration is extremely effective at:

  • decrease fatigue

BCAA and Hydration is moderately effective at:

  • improve running performance
  • improve hydration
  • improve cycling performance

Individual Ingredient Ratings

The table below lists the rated ingredients included in BCAA and Hydration along with their effectiveness ratings. Click the ingredient for more information on what it is and isn't capable of.

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Coconut Water Powder 1.5g 1.8 out of 3
Sustamine 500mg 3 out of 3
Overall Effectiveness Rating for BCAA and Hydration 2.4 out of 3

Ingredients not included in this analysis. The following BCAA and Hydration ingredients are not in the Supplement Database. These ingredients' effectiveness was not taken into consideration in the overall effectiveness rating for the product: Branched Chain Amino Acids.

Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency

BCAA and Hydration lists the amount of 100% of its ingredients. It contains 3 ingredients. Out of those, 3 are listed with amounts while 0 are listed without amounts. The chart below illustrates how many ingredients in BCAA and Hydration are listed with amounts. Green represents ingredients with amounts while red represents ingredients without amounts. The more green, the better.

Many supplement manufacturers hide the amount of a certain ingredient under the guise of a great sounding proprietary blend such as "Maximum Muscular Size Enhancer" or "Anabolic Cell Strength Matrix."

The amount of each individual ingredient included is hidden from the label making it impossible to know what's actually in the product you're using. Companies have the ability to mix costly and effective ingredients with cheap and ineffective ingredients making it difficult to tell which one is actually in a product.

Products with high percentages of ingredients without amounts are hiding the true nature of their effectiveness. Ideally, a product should list amounts of 100% of the ingredients they are using.

The Bottom Line

The Effectiveness Rating describes how well BCAA and Hydration works based on the individual supplements it contains. The Ingredient Rating describes how many of the ingredients are rated as effective or moderately effective. The Nutrition Label Transparency describes the percentage of ingredients listed with amounts on the nutrition label.

Effectiveness Rating
Ingredient Rating
Nutrition Label Transparency