Breakthrough At a Glance

Breakthrough is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Rethink Nutrition. Its overall effectiveness rating is a 1.62 out of 3 meaning 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 benefits.

  • Product Name: Breakthrough
  • Manufacturer: Rethink Nutrition
  • Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
  • Ranking within all Supplements: 346 out of 400 (bottom third of all products)
  • Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 189 out of 214 (bottom third within category)
  • Number of Ingredients: 5
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.62 out of 3
  • Amount of Research Rating: 56.400 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (2.740g)

Breakthrough Overview

Effectiveness Rating: Breakthrough contains 5 ingredients. Out of those, 5 are included in The Supplement Database. Their effectiveness ratings have been combined to give an overall effectiveness rating for the entire product. Breakthrough's overall effectiveness rating is a 1.62 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: 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.

The amount of research rating (confidence rating) for Breakthrough is 56.400.

Effective vs Ineffective Ingredients: The graph below illustrates the makeup of Breakthrough'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 0 extremely effective ingredients, 3 moderately effective ingredients, and 2 ineffective ingredients.

What is Breakthrough good at?

Breakthrough is extremely effective at:

  • lower blood pressure
  • increase alertness
  • reduce muscle soreness

Breakthrough is moderately effective at:

  • improve cognitive ability
  • reduce muscle damage
  • improve recovery
  • increase fat burning
  • improve mood
  • improve memory
  • increase energy expenditure
  • increase weight loss
  • improve cycling sprint performance
  • improve cycling performance
  • improve cardiovascular endurance
  • improve muscular endurance
  • increase strength

Breakthrough is ineffective at:

  • improve running performance
  • improve sprint performance
  • decrease fatigue
  • improve sports performance
  • improve insulin sensitivity
  • improve agility

Individual Ingredient Ratings

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Taurine 500mg 1.9 out of 3
L-Tyrosine 500mg 1.3 out of 3
Caffeine 125mg 2 out of 3
Green Tea Extract 100mg 1.9 out of 3
Bitter Orange Extract 83.5mg 1 out of 3
Overall Effectiveness Rating for Breakthrough 1.62 out of 3

Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency

Breakthrough by Rethink Nutrition Product Label

Breakthrough lists the amount of 100% of its ingredients. It contains 5 ingredients. Out of those, 5 are listed with amounts while 0 are listed without amounts. The chart below illustrates how many ingredients in Breakthrough 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.

Breakthrough vs the Compeitition

Breakthrough ranks 189 out of 214 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category. The table below lists the top five supplements within the category. Click on a link below for an in-depth comparison between the two products.

Rank Product Name
1 Breakthrough vs Awesome Pump
2 Breakthrough vs Send !t
3 Breakthrough vs Embrace the Suck
4 Breakthrough vs CelluVOL
5 Breakthrough vs Noxious

The Bottom Line

The Effectiveness Rating describes how well Breakthrough 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