Pre-Kaged is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Kaged Muscle. It ranks 705 out of 1128 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-Kaged 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
Ingredient Dosing
Research Rating
Nutrition Label Transparency
Ranking Within Category
Overall Recommendation

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Total Votes Won/Lost 1 / 6
vs. Total War 0 / 3
vs. C4 Original 1 / 1
vs. Disorder 0 / 1
vs. Bucked Up Black 0 / 1

Table of Contents

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

Pre-Kaged Simple Report

  • Product Name: Pre-Kaged
  • Manufacturer: Kaged Muscle
  • Manufacturer Website: Kaged Muscle's Homepage
  • Manufacturer Social Media:
  • Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (31.9g)
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.93 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 46
  • Research Rating: 22 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 37%
  • Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 705 out of 1,128 (middle third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 2,148 out of 3,640 (middle third of all products)

Pre-Kaged 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-Kaged earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.93. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Pre-Kaged 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-Kaged 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-Kaged contains:

  • ineffective ingredients: 1
  • total ingredients: 46

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Broccoli Extract Amount not listed. 3 out of 3
Elderberry Extract Amount not listed. 3 out of 3
Broccoli Extract Amount not listed. 3 out of 3
Turmeric Amount not listed. 2.7 out of 3
Green Coffee Extract Amount not listed. 2.5 out of 3
Spinach Extract Amount not listed. 2.3 out of 3
Creatine Hydrochloride 1.5g 2.3 out of 3
Anthocyanins Amount not listed. 2.2 out of 3
Garlic Extract Amount not listed. 2.1 out of 3
Blueberry Extract Amount not listed. 2 out of 3
Green Tea Extract Amount not listed. 2 out of 3
Caffeine 274mg 2 out of 3
Beta Alanine 1.6g 2 out of 3
Taurine 2g 1.9 out of 3
Sodium 85mg 1.9 out of 3
Coconut Water 500mg 1.8 out of 3
L-Citrulline 6.5g 1.8 out of 3
Quercetin Amount not listed. 1.6 out of 3
Betaine 2g 1.6 out of 3
Leucine 4750mg 1.6 out of 3
Quercetin 200mg 1.6 out of 3
Vitamin B6 25mg 1.5 out of 3
Tyrosine 1mg 1.3 out of 3
Tyrosine 850mg 1.3 out of 3
Cinnamon Amount not listed. 1.1 out of 3
Niacin 30mg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B12 500mcg 1 out of 3
Isoleucine* not rated
Valine* not rated
Onion Extract* not rated
Apple Extract* not rated
Acerola Fruit Extract* not rated
Camu Camu Concentrate* not rated
Tomato Extract* not rated
Acai Extract* not rated
Basil Extract* not rated
Oregano Extract* not rated
Carrot Extract* not rated
Mangosteen Extract* not rated
Blackberry Extract* not rated
Black Currant Extract* not rated
Chokeberry Concentrate* not rated
Raspberry Extract* not rated
Sweet Cherry Concentrate* not rated
Kale Concentrate* not rated
Brussel Sprout Concentrate* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 1.93

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 03, 2019.

Ingredient Articles

Ingredient Dosing

Pre-Kaged earned a thumbs-down in this category because 67% 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-Kaged Dosing Compared to Research

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Pre-Kaged 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 B6 25mg 20mg
L-Citrulline 6.5g 2.4g
Leucine 4.75g 3.42g
Beta Alanine 1.6g 2.4g - 6g
Creatine Hydrochloride 1.5g 1.5g - 5g
Taurine 2g 6g

Pre-Kaged Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Pre-Kaged 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 0.09g 0.19g 0g - 45g
Niacin 30mg 27.08mg 0mg - 400mg
Vitamin B6 0.03g 0.02g 0g - 1.7g
Vitamin B12 0g 0.03g 0g - 15g
L-Citrulline 6.5g 3.44g 0.01g - 12g
Quercetin 0g 0.15g 0.01g - 1.2g
Leucine 4.75g 2.48g 0.01g - 8g
Isoleucine 0.88g 1.15g 0.01g - 3g
Valine 0.88g 1.07g 0.25g - 1.75g
Beta Alanine 1.6g 2.33g 0g - 6.4g
Betaine 2g 1.75g 0.03g - 5g
Creatine Hydrochloride 1.5g 1.52g 0g - 5g
Coconut Water 0.5g 0.78g 0.01g - 15g
Taurine 2g 1.11g 0.01g - 4.24g
Tyrosine 0.85g 0.68g 0g - 5.5g
Tyrosine 0.85g 0.68g 0g - 5.5g
Caffeine 274mg 236.38mg 3mg - 700mg


Pre-Kaged earned a thumbs-up in this category because 84% 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-Kaged earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 22. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 22 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-Kaged earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 37% 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-Kaged contains:

  • total ingredients: 46
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 17
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 29
  • percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 37%

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-Kaged by Kaged Muscle Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Pre-Kaged earned a thumbs-up in this category because it ranks 705 out of 1,128 in the category (bottom third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

Pre-Kaged ranks 705 out of 1,128 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 2,148 out of 3,640 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked . Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.

Product Comparison
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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 more 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 top two thirds of category
Overall Recommendation received a thumbs down in the majority of areas

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