P4 Energy Formula Review

P4 Energy Formula At a Glance

  • Product Name: P4 Energy Formula
  • Manufacturer: Proven 4
  • Supplement Category: Intra-Workout Supplements
  • Ranking within all Supplements 73 out of 293
  • Ranking within Intra-Workout Supplements: 10 out of 22
  • Number of Ingredients: 17
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.97 out of 3
  • Amount of Research Rating: 28.167 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (27.600g)

P4 Energy Formula Overview

Effectiveness Rating: P4 Energy Formula contains 17 ingredients. Out of those, 15 are included in The Supplement Database. Their effectiveness ratings have been combined to give an overall effectiveness rating for the entire product. P4 Energy Formula's overall effectiveness rating is a 1.97 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: The amount of research rating (confidence rating) for P4 Energy Formula is 28.167. 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.

Effective vs Ineffective Ingredients: The graph below illustrates the makeup of P4 Energy Formula'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 4 effective ingredients, 8 moderately effective ingredients, 3 ineffective ingredients, and 2 ungraded ingredients. Ingredients that are not found in the supplement database are ungraded and are not factored into the overall effectiveness rating for the product. The ungraded ingredients are listed below.

What is P4 Energy Formula good at?

P4 Energy Formula is extremely effective at:

  • increase weight loss
  • increase alertness
  • reduce frequency of the common cold
  • improve rowing performance
  • increase testosterone

P4 Energy Formula is moderately effective at:

  • improve cognitive ability
  • lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
  • increase energy expenditure
  • improve memory
  • increase fat burning
  • improve sports performance
  • lower blood pressure
  • improve mood
  • decrease body fat
  • improve cycling sprint performance
  • decrease fatigue
  • increase strength
  • improve recovery

P4 Energy Formula is ineffective at:

  • improve cycling performance
  • improve immune function
  • reduce muscle damage
  • reduce muscle soreness
  • improve cardiovascular endurance
  • improve swimming performance
  • improve muscular endurance
  • increase muscle mass
  • improve insulin sensitivity
  • improve running performance
  • improve sprint performance
  • reduce severity of the common cold
  • reduce duration of the common cold
  • improve agility
  • increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels

Individual Ingredient Ratings

The table below lists the rated ingredients included in P4 Energy Formula along with their effectiveness ratings. Click the ingredient for more information on what it is and isn't capable of.

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Vitamin C 250mg 1.3 out of 3
Vitamin B1 2mg 2.3 out of 3
Riboflavin 2mg 1 out of 3
Magnesium 8mg 1.6 out of 3
Sodium 30mg 3 out of 3
Maltodextrin 15g 1 out of 3
Dextrose 2.5g 3 out of 3
Taurine 1g 1.9 out of 3
Cluster Dextrin 250mg 3 out of 3
Caffeine Anhydrous 150mg 2 out of 3
Green Tea Leaf Extract 25mg 1.9 out of 3
Magnesium 50mg 1.6 out of 3
Potassium 47mg 1.5 out of 3
Sodium Chloride 46mg 3 out of 3
Calcium 17mg 1.5 out of 3
Overall Effectiveness Rating for P4 Energy Formula 1.97 out of 3

Ingredients not included in this analysis. The following P4 Energy Formula ingredients are not in the Supplement Database. These ingredients' effectiveness was not taken into consideration in the overall effectiveness rating for the product: Waxy Maize, White Tea Leaf Extract.

Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency

P4 Energy Formula lists the amount of 100% of its ingredients. It contains 17 ingredients. Out of those, 17 are listed with amounts while 0 are listed without amounts. The chart below illustrates how many ingredients in P4 Energy Formula 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.

The Bottom Line

The Effectiveness Rating describes how well P4 Energy Formula 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