Mega Men Diabetic Support is a multivitamin manufactured by GNC. It ranks 35 out of 51 multivitamins and earned an overall thumbs-down recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.

Thumbs-down

Mega Men Diabetic Support 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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Effectiveness Rating
Ingredients
Ingredient Dosing
Claims
Research Rating
Nutrition Label Transparency
Ranking Within Category
Overall Recommendation

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Table of Contents

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

Mega Men Diabetic Support Simple Report

  • Product Name: Mega Men Diabetic Support
  • Manufacturer: GNC
  • Manufacturer Website: GNC's Homepage
  • Manufacturer Social Media:
  • Supplement Category: Multivitamins
  • Serving Size: 2 capsules
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.59 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 42
  • Research Rating: 20 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Ranking within Multivitamins: 35 out of 51 (bottom third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 3,850 out of 4,597 (bottom third of all products)

Mega Men Diabetic Support 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

Mega Men Diabetic Support earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.59. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Mega Men Diabetic Support 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.

Ingredients

Mega Men Diabetic Support 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.

Mega Men Diabetic Support contains:

  • unrated ingredients: 12 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
  • total ingredients: 42

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Folic Acid 400mcg 3 out of 3
Biotin 300mcg 3 out of 3
Alpha Lipoic Acid 25mg 3 out of 3
Hyaluronic Acid 2mg 2.5 out of 3
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 50mg 2.3 out of 3
Selenium 200mcg 2 out of 3
Glutamine 80mg 1.9 out of 3
Zinc 25mg 1.8 out of 3
Astaxanthin 50mcg 1.7 out of 3
Vitamin D3 40mcg 1.6 out of 3
Magnesium 100mg 1.6 out of 3
Fenugreek 50mg 1.6 out of 3
Arginine 25mg 1.6 out of 3
Leucine 10mg 1.6 out of 3
Vitamin B6 50mg 1.5 out of 3
Vitamin E 20.1mg 1.4 out of 3
Chromium 200mcg 1.4 out of 3
Vitamin C 300mcg 1.3 out of 3
Calcium 200mg 1.3 out of 3
Boron 2mg 1.3 out of 3
Choline Bitartrate 10mg 1.3 out of 3
Cinnamon 25mg 1.1 out of 3
Vitamin K 80mcg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 50mg 1 out of 3
Niacin 50mg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B12 50mcg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 50mg 1 out of 3
Vanadyl Sulfate 10mg 1 out of 3
Ginkgo Biloba 10mg 1 out of 3
L-Carnitine 10mg 1 out of 3
Vitamin A* not rated
Iodine* not rated
Copper* not rated
Manganese* not rated
Molybdenum* not rated
Inositol* not rated
Silicon Dioxide* not rated
Bitter Melon* not rated
Gymnema Sylvestre* not rated
Lutein* not rated
Zeaxanthin* not rated
Lycopene* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 1.59

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 29, 2021.

Ingredient Articles

Ingredient Dosing

Mega Men Diabetic Support earned a thumbs-down in this category because 22% 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.

Mega Men Diabetic Support Dosing Compared to Research

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Mega Men Diabetic Support 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 D3 40mcg 80mcg
Vitamin B6 50mg 20mg
Chromium 0.2mg 0.2mg - 1mg
Boron 2mg 10mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 0.025g 1.2g - 1.8g
Cinnamon 0.025g 3g
Arginine 25mg 500mg
Hyaluronic Acid 2mg 48mg - 200mg
Leucine 0.01g 3.42g

Mega Men Diabetic Support Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Mega Men Diabetic Support 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 A 2.25mg 10.71mg 0.03mg - 720mg
Vitamin C 0g 0.65g 0g - 250g
Vitamin D3 0.04mg 2.05mg 0mg - 268mg
Vitamin E 20.1mg 41.36mg 0mg - 720mg
Vitamin K 0.08mg 0.15mg 0.01mg - 1mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 50mg 12.5mg 0.17mg - 250mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 50mg 7.62mg 0.12mg - 100mg
Niacin 50mg 26.44mg 0mg - 400mg
Vitamin B6 0.05g 0.02g 0g - 1.7g
Folic Acid 0.4mg 0.97mg 0.02mg - 100mg
Vitamin B12 0g 0.02g 0g - 15g
Biotin 0.3mg 8.96mg 0mg - 333mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 50mg 24.38mg 0mg - 500mg
Calcium 0.2g 0.12g 0g - 4g
Iodine 0.15mg 2.22mg 0.01mg - 100mg
Magnesium 0.1g 0.12g 0g - 1g
Zinc 0.03g 0.03g 0g - 3.12g
Selenium 200mcg 90mcg 0mcg - 400mcg
Copper 2mg 1.44mg 0mg - 4mg
Manganese 2mg 2.29mg 0.32mg - 15mg
Chromium 0.2mg 1.83mg 0mg - 200mg
Molybdenum 75mcg 40mcg 0mcg - 80mcg
Inositol 0.01g 0.31g 0g - 2g
Silicon Dioxide 4mg 83.6mg 2mg - 804mg
Boron 2mg 30.77mg 0.03mg - 200mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 0.03g 0.11g 0g - 1g
Cinnamon 25mg 168.44mg 5mg - 800mg
Bitter Melon 0.05g 0.36g 0.01g - 1.04g
Fenugreek 0.05g 0.39g 0.01g - 1.1g
Gymnema Sylvestre 25mg 109.64mg 25mg - 250mg
Vanadyl Sulfate 10mg 104.75mg 0.01mg - 750mg
Ginkgo Biloba 10mg 98.23mg 2.7mg - 300mg
Arginine 0.03g 1.08g 0.01g - 7.26g
Choline Bitartrate 0.01g 0.5g 0g - 2.5g
Lutein 3mg 15.7mg 0.5mg - 200mg
Zeaxanthin 0.6mg 3.06mg 0.13mg - 26mg
Hyaluronic Acid 2mg 86.73mg 1mg - 250mg
Astaxanthin 0.05mg 22.24mg 0.05mg - 250mg
Lycopene 0.95mg 2.31mg 0.5mg - 14mg
Glutamine 0.08g 2.13g 0.01g - 10g
L-Carnitine 0.01g 0.72g 0g - 3g
Leucine 0.01g 2.47g 0.01g - 8g

Claims

Mega Men Diabetic Support earned a thumbs-down in this category because 49% 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

Mega Men Diabetic Support earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 20. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 20 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

Mega Men Diabetic Support 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.

Mega Men Diabetic Support contains:

  • total ingredients: 42
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 42
  • 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.

Mega Men Diabetic Support by GNC Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Mega Men Diabetic Support earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 35 out of 51 in the multivitamin category (bottom third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

Mega Men Diabetic Support ranks 35 out of 51 in the Multivitamins category and 3,850 out of 4,597 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked multivitamin. Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.

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Mega Men Diabetic Support vs Other GNC Multivitamins

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 Mega Men Diabetic Support against its sister products; products manufactured by GNC within the multivitamins category.

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Summary

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 less 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 bottom third of category
Overall Recommendation received a thumbs down in the majority of areas

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