Pre Tech is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by KNS Supplements. It ranks 1,404 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.


Pre Tech 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.

Graded Area Thumb Up or Down
Effectiveness Rating
Ingredient Dosing
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

Pre Tech Simple Report

  • Product Name: Pre Tech
  • Manufacturer: KNS Supplements
  • Manufacturer Website: KNS Supplements's Homepage
  • Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (10g)
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.63 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 24
  • Research Rating: 34 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 71%
  • Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 1,404 out of 1,458 (top third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 4,272 out of 4,483 (bottom third of all products)
  • Similarity Index: Pre Tech shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with 17 other products

Similarity Index

Pre Tech shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with 17 other products.

The Similarity Index is a measure of how closely one product matches another in terms of ingredients. A Similarity Index of 100% means the two products are made up the same ingredients. A Similarity Index of 75% means the products share 75% of their ingredients. The table below lists the products Pre Tech shares its ingredient lineup with. Click on a product to see a side by side comparison of both products' ingredients.

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Matching Product Name Product Type Similarity Index
1. Avalon Burst by Project Avalon Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
2. Black Edged Nitric Shock Pre-Workout by Black Edged Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
3. Diamond by Leo Supplements Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
4. Flasch Pre by Flasch Nutrition Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
5. Fortuna Fuel by Fortuna Nutrition Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
6. Lanofie Pre-Workout by Lanofie Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
7. Nitric Shock by Twisted Vortex Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
8. Nitric Shock Pre Workout by No Turning Back Fitness Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
9. Nitric Shock Pre-Workout by Influence SYP Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
10. Nitric Shock Pre-Workout*2 by Lif3 Nutritionals Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
11. Nitric Shock*3 by Iyner Life Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
12. PreZilla by Quadzilla Fitness Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
13. Ultimate Pre-Workout by HealthHit Supplements Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
14. Shock Pre-Workout by Tactical Labs Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
15. WFO by RaceGas Supplements Pre-Workout Supplements 100%
16. Amino Explode by Pro Nutrition and Fitness Pre-Workout Supplements 90%
17. GTS Pre-Workout by Game Time Supplements Pre-Workout Supplements 90%

Pre Tech 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

Pre Tech earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.63. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Pre Tech 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.


Pre Tech 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.

Pre Tech contains:

  • unrated ingredients: 3 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
  • total ingredients: 24

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
Potassium 75mg 2.7 out of 3
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1.5mg 2.3 out of 3
Beta Alanine 750mg 2 out of 3
Caffeine 175mg 2 out of 3
Sodium 80mg 1.9 out of 3
Taurine Amount not listed. 1.9 out of 3
Creatine Malate 1.5g 1.7 out of 3
Magnesium 48mg 1.6 out of 3
Betaine Amount not listed. 1.6 out of 3
Citrulline Malate Amount not listed. 1.6 out of 3
Vitamin B6 2mg 1.5 out of 3
Phosphorus 120mg 1.5 out of 3
Chromium 30mcg 1.4 out of 3
Calcium 170mg 1.3 out of 3
Tyrosine Amount not listed. 1.3 out of 3
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.7mg 1 out of 3
Niacin 20mg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B12 6mcg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 5mg 1 out of 3
L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 1.5g 1 out of 3
Waxy Maize* not rated
Glycocyamine* not rated
Glucuronolactone* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 1.63

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 25, 2021.

Ingredient Articles

Ingredient Dosing

Pre Tech 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.

Pre Tech Dosing Compared to Research

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Pre Tech 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
Potassium 0.075g 3g
Vitamin B6 2mg 20mg
Phosphorus 0.12g 1g
Chromium 0.03mg 0.2mg - 1mg
Beta Alanine 0.75g 2.4g - 6g

Pre Tech Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Pre Tech 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
Sodium 0.08g 0.2g 0g - 45g
Potassium 0.08g 0.13g 0g - 2.01g
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1.5mg 12.55mg 0.17mg - 250mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.7mg 7.65mg 0.12mg - 100mg
Niacin 20mg 26.62mg 0mg - 400mg
Vitamin B6 0g 0.02g 0g - 1.7g
Folic Acid 0.4mg 0.97mg 0.02mg - 100mg
Vitamin B12 0g 0.02g 0g - 15g
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 5mg 24.55mg 0mg - 500mg
Calcium 0.17g 0.11g 0g - 2.25g
Phosphorus 120mg 101.38mg 2.7mg - 500mg
Magnesium 0.05g 0.12g 0g - 1g
Chromium 0.03mg 1.86mg 0mg - 200mg
Creatine Malate 1.5g 1.58g 0.25g - 6g
L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 1.5g 1.56g 0.05g - 5.5g
Beta Alanine 0.75g 2.37g 0g - 6.4g
Caffeine 175mg 238.06mg 0.28mg - 700mg


Pre Tech earned a thumbs-down in this category because 72% 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

Pre Tech earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 34. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 34 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

Pre Tech earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 71% 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.

Pre Tech contains:

  • total ingredients: 24
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 17
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 7
  • percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 71%

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.

Pre Tech by KNS Supplements Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Pre Tech earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 1,404 out of 1,458 in the pre-workout supplement category (top third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

Pre Tech ranks 1,404 out of 1,458 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 4,272 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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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 does not disclose 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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