Russian Bear Nitro is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Vitol Products. It ranks 1,387 out of 1,508 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.

Thumbs-down

Russian Bear Nitro 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
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

Russian Bear Nitro Simple Report

  • Product Name: Russian Bear Nitro
  • Manufacturer: Vitol Products
  • Manufacturer Website: Vitol Products's Homepage
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  • Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
  • Serving Size: 1.5 scoops (9.3g)
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.83 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 18
  • Research Rating: 26 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 72%
  • Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 1,387 out of 1,508 (top third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 4,178 out of 4,597 (bottom third of all products)

Russian Bear Nitro 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

Russian Bear Nitro earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.83. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Russian Bear Nitro 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

Russian Bear Nitro 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.

Russian Bear Nitro contains:

  • unrated ingredients: 7 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
  • total ingredients: 18

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera) 50mg 2.5 out of 3
Creatine Hydrochloride Amount not listed. 2.3 out of 3
Creatine Monohydrate Amount not listed. 2 out of 3
Beta Alanine 1g 2 out of 3
Branched Chain Amino Acids 2g 1.9 out of 3
L-Citrulline 500mg 1.8 out of 3
Creatine Malate Amount not listed. 1.7 out of 3
Antler Velvet Extract 100mg 1.7 out of 3
Arginine 500mg 1.6 out of 3
Tribulus Terrestris Amount not listed. 1.4 out of 3
Ginseng Amount not listed. 1.2 out of 3
Yohimbe Extract* not rated
Lions Mane Mushroom* not rated
Saw Palmetto* not rated
Gotu Kola Extract* not rated
Bulbine Natalensis Extract* not rated
Orchic Extract* not rated
L-Norvaline* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 1.83

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Note: These ingredients are accurate as of December 31, 2020.

Ingredient Articles

Ingredient Dosing

Russian Bear Nitro earned a thumbs-down in this category because 33% 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.

Russian Bear Nitro Dosing Compared to Research

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Russian Bear Nitro 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
Antler Velvet Extract 0.1g 0.3g - 2.7g
Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera) 0.05g 0.5g - 1.002g
Branched Chain Amino Acids 2g 1.22g - 29.2g
Beta Alanine 1g 2.4g - 6g
Arginine 500mg 500mg
L-Citrulline 0.5g 2.4g

Russian Bear Nitro Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Russian Bear Nitro 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
Antler Velvet Extract 0.1g 0.14g 0.05g - 1g
Yohimbe Extract 100mg 21.84mg 1.5mg - 100mg
Lions Mane Mushroom 0.05g 0.44g 0g - 1.5g
Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera) 0.05g 0.54g 0g - 62.5g
Saw Palmetto 100mg 111.42mg 10mg - 400mg
Gotu Kola Extract 150mg 100mg 15mg - 150mg
Bulbine Natalensis Extract 0.03g 0.43g 0.03g - 1g
Branched Chain Amino Acids 2g 4.74g 0g - 20g
Beta Alanine 1g 2.38g 0g - 6.4g
Arginine 0.5g 1.08g 0.01g - 7.26g
L-Citrulline 0.5g 4.13g 0.01g - 286g
L-Norvaline 100mg 160.33mg 25mg - 500mg

Claims

Russian Bear Nitro 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

Russian Bear Nitro earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 26. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 26 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

Russian Bear Nitro earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 72% 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.

Russian Bear Nitro contains:

  • total ingredients: 18
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 13
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 5
  • percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 72%

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.

Russian Bear Nitro by Vitol Products Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Russian Bear Nitro earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 1,387 out of 1,508 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.

Russian Bear Nitro ranks 1,387 out of 1,508 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 4,178 out of 4,597 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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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 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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