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Big Bang 3.0 by Scitec Nutrition Review
Big Bang 3.0 is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Scitec Nutrition. It ranks 775 out of 1199 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.
Big Bang 3.0 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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Big Bang 3.0 earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.89. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Big Bang 3.0 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.
Big Bang 3.0 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.
Big Bang 3.0 contains:
- total ingredients: 50
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
|Alpha Lipoic Acid 10mg||3 out of 3|
|Ginger 10mg||3 out of 3|
|Biotin 7.5mcg||3 out of 3|
|Folic Acid 30mcg||3 out of 3|
|Histidine 50mg||3 out of 3|
|Grape Seed Extract 100mg||3 out of 3|
|Creatine Pyruvate Amount not listed.||2.8 out of 3|
|Ornithine 100mg||2.7 out of 3|
|Bacopa Monnieri 10mg||2.5 out of 3|
|L-Carnitine L-Tartrate 550mg||2.4 out of 3|
|Tryptophan 50mg||2.2 out of 3|
|Caffeine 350mg||2 out of 3|
|Creatine Citrate Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Green Tea Extract 200mg||2 out of 3|
|Guarana 10mg||2 out of 3|
|Buffered Creatine Monohydrate Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Creatine Monohydrate Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Beta Alanine 1.4g||2 out of 3|
|HMB 10mg||2 out of 3|
|Branched Chain Amino Acids 3.05g||1.9 out of 3|
|Sodium 1.65g||1.9 out of 3|
|Glutamine 1.91g||1.9 out of 3|
|Taurine 2g||1.9 out of 3|
|Phenylalanine 50mg||1.7 out of 3|
|Coenzyme Q10 10mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Magnesium 56.2mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Magnesium 224mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Arginine 2.5g||1.6 out of 3|
|Citrulline Malate 800mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Vitamin B6 210mcg||1.5 out of 3|
|Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 5mg||1.4 out of 3|
|Ribose 10mg||1.4 out of 3|
|Chromium 6.1mcg||1.4 out of 3|
|Tyrosine 1g||1.3 out of 3|
|Choline Bitartrate 206mg||1.3 out of 3|
|Garcinia Cambogia Extract 10mg||1.2 out of 3|
|Citrus Aurantium Extract 400mg||1 out of 3|
|L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 1.6g||1 out of 3|
|Niacin 100mg||1 out of 3|
|L-Carnitine 10mg||1 out of 3|
|Maltodextrin 4g||1 out of 3|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 210mcg||1 out of 3|
|Calcium AKG*||not rated|
|Glutamic Acid*||not rated|
|Bitter Melon*||not rated|
|Malic Acid*||not rated|
|Product Effectiveness Rating||1.89|
Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 27, 2021.
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Big Bang 3.0 earned a thumbs-down in this category because 11% 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.
Big Bang 3.0 Dosing Compared to Research
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Big Bang 3.0 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 0.21mg||20mg|
|Chromium 0.0061mg||0.2mg - 1mg|
|Beta Alanine 1.4g||2.4g - 6g|
|Citrulline Malate 0.8g||8g|
|Garcinia Cambogia Extract 0.01g||2.4g|
|Branched Chain Amino Acids 3.05g||1.22g - 29.2g|
|Green Tea Extract 200mg||856mg|
|Bacopa Monnieri 10mg||125mg - 300mg|
|HMB 0.01g||1.5g - 3.42g|
|L-Carnitine L-Tartrate 0.55g||2g|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid 0.01g||1.2g - 1.8g|
|Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 5mg||60mg|
|Ribose 0.01g||10g - 32g|
Big Bang 3.0 Dosing Compared to Other Products
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Big Bang 3.0 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|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.21mg||7.5mg||0.12mg - 100mg|
|Niacin 100mg||26.81mg||0mg - 400mg|
|Vitamin B6 0g||0.02g||0g - 1.7g|
|Biotin 0.0075mg||10.06mg||0mg - 333mg|
|Folic Acid 0.03mg||1.08mg||0.02mg - 100mg|
|Magnesium 0.22g||0.12g||0g - 1g|
|Chromium 0.0061mg||2.14mg||0mg - 200mg|
|Choline Bitartrate 0.21g||0.47g||0g - 2.5g|
|Caffeine 350mg||237.13mg||3mg - 700mg|
|Maltodextrin 4g||8.69g||0.01g - 29.8g|
|Sodium 1.65g||0.21g||0g - 45g|
|Beta Alanine 1.4g||2.36g||0g - 6.4g|
|Citrulline Malate 0.8g||4.33g||0.08g - 10g|
|Magnesium 0.22g||0.12g||0g - 1g|
|Garcinia Cambogia Extract 0.01g||0.39g||0.01g - 6.42g|
|Branched Chain Amino Acids 3.05g||4.67g||0g - 13.4g|
|Taurine 2g||1.11g||0.01g - 4.24g|
|Lysine 0.2g||0.77g||0.03g - 3g|
|Ornithine 0.1g||0.9g||0.05g - 6g|
|Histidine 0.05g||0.19g||0g - 2g|
|Methionine 0.05g||0.21g||0g - 1g|
|Phenylalanine 0.05g||64.11g||0.01g - 10000g|
|Threonine 0.05g||0.6g||0.01g - 2g|
|Tryptophan 0.05g||0.17g||0g - 1.5g|
|Proline 0.01g||0.46g||0.01g - 2g|
|Arginine 2.5g||1.01g||0.01g - 6g|
|L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 1.6g||1.58g||0.05g - 5.5g|
|Tyrosine 1g||0.69g||0g - 5.5g|
|Citrus Aurantium Extract 0.4g||0.15g||0.01g - 3.6g|
|Green Tea Extract 0.2g||0.25g||0g - 2.5g|
|Bacopa Monnieri 0.01g||0.2g||0g - 1g|
|HMB 0.01g||1.52g||0.01g - 3g|
|Ginger 10mg||143.94mg||2mg - 600mg|
|Guarana 0.01g||0.31g||0.01g - 3.95g|
|Glutamine 1.91g||2.13g||0.01g - 10g|
|Calcium AKG 0.01g||0.31g||0.01g - 1g|
|Glutamic Acid 0g||1.6g||0g - 10.68g|
|L-Carnitine L-Tartrate 0.55g||0.88g||0g - 3g|
|L-Carnitine 0.01g||0.68g||0g - 3g|
|Grape Seed Extract 0.1g||0.15g||0g - 1.2g|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid 10mg||104.93mg||1mg - 500mg|
|Bitter Melon 0.01g||0.25g||0.01g - 1g|
|Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 0.01g||0.02g||0g - 5g|
|Coenzyme Q10 10mg||55mg||0.1mg - 150mg|
|Ribose 0.01g||2.2g||0.01g - 10g|
|Malic Acid 0.01g||0.87g||0.01g - 3g|
Big Bang 3.0 earned a thumbs-up in this category because 77% 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).
Big Bang 3.0 is extremely effective at:
Big Bang 3.0 is moderately effective at:
- increase protein synthesis
- increase fat burning
- improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance
- improve recovery
- increase weight loss
- improve cognitive ability
- reduce muscle soreness
- decrease protein breakdown
- increase testosterone
- improve sports performance
- increase muscle mass
- improve swimming performance
- lower blood pressure
- improve immune function
- decrease fatigue
- improve sprint performance
- improve rowing performance
- improve running performance
- improve cycling sprint performance
- increase levels of growth hormone
- improve memory
- reduce muscle damage
- improve insulin sensitivity
- improve cycling performance
- increase strength
- improve muscular endurance
- decrease body fat
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- improve focus
- lower total cholesterol levels
- lower triglyceride levels
Big Bang 3.0 is ineffective at:
Big Bang 3.0 earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 30. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 30 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.
Big Bang 3.0 earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 92% 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.
Big Bang 3.0 contains:
- total ingredients: 50
- ingredients with amounts listed: 46
- ingredients without amounts listed: 4
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 92%
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.
Big Bang 3.0 earned a thumbs-up in this category because it ranks 775 out of 1,199 in the category (bottom third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Big Bang 3.0 ranks 775 out of 1,199 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 2,341 out of 3,818 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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|Big Bang 3.0 vs ENGN|
|Big Bang 3.0 vs R1 Essential Amino 9 Energy|
|Big Bang 3.0 vs Magic Dust|
Big Bang 3.0 vs Other Scitec 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 Big Bang 3.0 against its sister products; products manufactured by Scitec Nutrition within the pre-workout supplements category.
|Big Bang 3.0 vs Amino Charge|
|Big Bang 3.0 vs Energy Boost|
|Big Bang 3.0 vs Hot Blood 3.0|
|Big Bang 3.0 vs Powerd! 2.0|
|Big Bang 3.0 vs Superhero|
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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||more 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 top two thirds of category|
|Overall Recommendation||received a thumbs down in the majority of areas|