Big Bang 3.0 is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Scitec Nutrition. It ranks 954 out of 1,458 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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Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Ranking Within Category
  4. Summary

Big Bang 3.0 Simple Report

  • Product Name: Big Bang 3.0
  • Manufacturer: Scitec Nutrition
  • Manufacturer Website: Scitec Nutrition's Homepage
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  • Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
  • Serving Size: 2.5 scoops (33g)
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.89 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 50
  • Research Rating: 30 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 92%
  • Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 954 out of 1,458 (middle third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 2,759 out of 4,483 (middle third of all products)

Big Bang 3.0 Detailed Report

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.

Effectiveness Rating

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:

  • unrated ingredients: 8 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
  • total ingredients: 50

The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Biotin 7.5mcg 3 out of 3
Folic Acid 30mcg 3 out of 3
Histidine 50mg 3 out of 3
Ginger 10mg 3 out of 3
Grape Seed Extract 100mg 3 out of 3
Alpha Lipoic Acid 10mg 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
Beta Alanine 1.4g 2 out of 3
Creatine Monohydrate Amount not listed. 2 out of 3
Creatine Citrate Amount not listed. 2 out of 3
Buffered Creatine Monohydrate Amount not listed. 2 out of 3
Green Tea Extract 200mg 2 out of 3
HMB 10mg 2 out of 3
Guarana 10mg 2 out of 3
Sodium 1.65g 1.9 out of 3
Branched Chain Amino Acids 3.05g 1.9 out of 3
Taurine 2g 1.9 out of 3
Glutamine 1.91g 1.9 out of 3
Phenylalanine 50mg 1.7 out of 3
Magnesium 56.2mg 1.6 out of 3
Citrulline Malate 800mg 1.6 out of 3
Magnesium 224mg 1.6 out of 3
Arginine 2.5g 1.6 out of 3
Coenzyme Q10 10mg 1.6 out of 3
Vitamin B6 210mcg 1.5 out of 3
Chromium 6.1mcg 1.4 out of 3
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 5mg 1.4 out of 3
Ribose 10mg 1.4 out of 3
Choline Bitartrate 206mg 1.3 out of 3
Tyrosine 1g 1.3 out of 3
Garcinia Cambogia Extract 10mg 1.2 out of 3
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 210mcg 1 out of 3
Niacin 100mg 1 out of 3
Maltodextrin 4g 1 out of 3
L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 1.6g 1 out of 3
Citrus Aurantium Extract 400mg 1 out of 3
L-Carnitine 10mg 1 out of 3
Lysine* not rated
Methionine* not rated
Threonine* not rated
Proline* not rated
Calcium AKG* not rated
Glutamic Acid* not rated
Bitter Melon* not rated
Malic Acid* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 1.89

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 27, 2021.

Ingredient Articles

Ingredient Dosing

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
Taurine 2g 6g
Histidine 0.05g 4g
Phenylalanine 0.05g 3g
Arginine 2500mg 500mg
Green Tea Extract 200mg 856mg
Bacopa Monnieri 10mg 125mg - 300mg
HMB 0.01g 1.5g - 3.42g
Ginger 0.01g 3g
Guarana 10mg 222mg
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 7.65mg 0.12mg - 100mg
Niacin 100mg 26.62mg 0mg - 400mg
Vitamin B6 0g 0.02g 0g - 1.7g
Biotin 0.0075mg 9.04mg 0mg - 333mg
Folic Acid 0.03mg 0.97mg 0.02mg - 100mg
Magnesium 0.22g 0.12g 0g - 1g
Chromium 0.0061mg 1.86mg 0mg - 200mg
Choline Bitartrate 0.21g 0.47g 0g - 2.5g
Caffeine 350mg 238.06mg 0.28mg - 700mg
Maltodextrin 4g 8.94g 0.01g - 29.8g
Sodium 1.65g 0.2g 0g - 45g
Beta Alanine 1.4g 2.37g 0g - 6.4g
Citrulline Malate 0.8g 4.23g 0.08g - 10g
Magnesium 0.22g 0.12g 0g - 1g
Garcinia Cambogia Extract 0.01g 0.36g 0.01g - 6.42g
Branched Chain Amino Acids 3.05g 4.74g 0g - 20g
Taurine 2g 1.11g 0.01g - 4.24g
Lysine 0.2g 0.76g 0.03g - 3g
Ornithine 0.1g 0.91g 0.05g - 6g
Histidine 0.05g 0.19g 0g - 2g
Methionine 0.05g 0.21g 0g - 1g
Phenylalanine 0.05g 54.48g 0.01g - 10000g
Threonine 0.05g 0.6g 0.01g - 2g
Tryptophan 0.05g 0.17g 0g - 1.5g
Proline 0.01g 0.45g 0.01g - 2g
Arginine 2.5g 1.08g 0.01g - 7.26g
L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 1.6g 1.56g 0.05g - 5.5g
Tyrosine 1g 0.71g 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 1.45g 0.01g - 3g
Ginger 10mg 137.51mg 2mg - 600mg
Guarana 0.01g 0.27g 0.01g - 3.95g
Glutamine 1.91g 2.14g 0.01g - 10g
Calcium AKG 0.01g 0.28g 0.01g - 1g
Glutamic Acid 0g 1.6g 0g - 10.68g
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate 0.55g 0.91g 0g - 3g
L-Carnitine 0.01g 0.71g 0g - 3g
Grape Seed Extract 0.1g 0.16g 0g - 1.2g
Alpha Lipoic Acid 0.01g 0.11g 0g - 1g
Bitter Melon 0.01g 0.36g 0.01g - 1.04g
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 0.01g 0.02g 0g - 5g
Coenzyme Q10 10mg 57.28mg 0.1mg - 150mg
Ribose 0.01g 2.11g 0.01g - 10g
Malic Acid 0.01g 1.13g 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).

Research Rating

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.

Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency

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%

Product Label

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 by Scitec Nutrition Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Big Bang 3.0 earned a thumbs-up in this category because it ranks 954 out of 1,458 in the pre-workout supplement category (middle 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 954 out of 1,458 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 2,759 out of 4,483 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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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.

Product Comparison
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Graded Area Reason
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

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