Cluster Bomb

Cluster Bomb is an intra-workout supplement manufactured by REDCON1. It earned an overall thumbs-up recommendation based on its nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.

This page contains a thumbs-up or down recommendation followed by simple and detailed reports describing the product's effectiveness. The detailed report includes a more in-depth analysis of the product.

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Thumbs-up

Cluster Bomb 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.

Graded Area Thumb Up or Down
Effectiveness Rating
Ingredients
Ingredient Dosing
Claims
Research Rating
Nutrition Label Transparency
Ranking Within Category
Overall Recommendation

Table of Contents

  1. Price Check
  2. Image Gallery
  3. Simple Report
  4. Detailed Report
  5. Ranking Within Category
  6. Summary

Price Check

This section contains pricing information from various retailers. Items are organized from lowest to highest price. The price per serving is also displayed and provides a better overall picture of value.

Visit Price Analysis - Cluster Bomb for an in-depth analysis which includes complete pricing for all product variations, pricing comparisons to similarly rated products, and historical pricing trends.

Product Title Price Price Per Serving Retailer
Strawberry Kiwi 30 servings29.991.00BodyBuilding.com
Grape 30 servings29.991.00BodyBuilding.com
Strawberry Kiwi 30 servings34.501.15Amazon
Unflavored 30 servings34.991.17Amazon
Grape 30 servings34.991.17Amazon

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Cluster Bomb Simple Report

  • Product Name: Cluster Bomb
  • Manufacturer: REDCON1
  • Supplement Category: Intra-Workout Supplements
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (27.5g)
  • Effectiveness Rating: 3.00 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 1
  • Research Rating: 20.000 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Ranking within Intra-Workout Supplements: 2 out of 107 (top third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 31 out of 1357 (top third of all products)

Cluster Bomb 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

Cluster Bomb earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 3.00. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Cluster Bomb is made up of high-quality ingredients and should lead to 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.

Ingredients

Cluster Bomb earned a thumbs-up in this category because it contains 100% 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.

Cluster Bomb contains:

  • extremely effective ingredients: 1
  • total ingredients: 1

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin 25g 3 out of 3
Product Effectiveness Rating 3.00

Ingredient Dosing

Cluster Bomb earned a thumbs-down in this category because 0% 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.

Cluster Bomb Dosing Compared to Research

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Cluster Bomb 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.

An orange up or down arrow is shown if an ingredient amount is either higher or lower than the effective range.

Ingredient & Amount Range
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin 25g 15g

Cluster Bomb Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Cluster Bomb 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.

A 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
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin 25g 7.02g 0.03g - 25g

Claims

Cluster Bomb earned a thumbs-up in this category because 100% 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

Cluster Bomb earned a thumbs-up in this category because its research rating is 20.000. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 20.000 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

Cluster Bomb 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.

Cluster Bomb contains:

  • total ingredients: 1
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 1
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 0
  • percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 100%

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.

Cluster Bomb by REDCON1 Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Cluster Bomb earned a thumbs-up in this category because it ranks 2 out of 107 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.

Cluster Bomb ranks 2 out of 107 in the Intra-Workout Supplements category and 31 out of 1357 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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Cluster Bomb vs Other REDCON1 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 Cluster Bomb against its sister products; products manufactured by REDCON1 within the intra-workout supplements category.

Product Comparison
Cluster Bomb vs Breach
Cluster Bomb vs Grunt EAAs

See more comparisons: Is Cluster Bomb the best intra-workout supplement?

Summary

Graded Area Reason
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 more 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