S.M.A.R.T Creatine At a Glance
S.M.A.R.T Creatine is a post-workout supplement manufactured by VMI Sports Nutrition. Its overall effectiveness rating is a 2.48 out of 3 meaning 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 benefits.
S.M.A.R.T Creatine Overview
Effectiveness Rating: S.M.A.R.T Creatine contains 6 ingredients. Out of those, 5 are included in The Supplement Database. Their effectiveness ratings have been combined to give an overall effectiveness rating for the entire product. S.M.A.R.T Creatine's overall effectiveness rating is a 2.48 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: 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.
The amount of research rating (confidence rating) for S.M.A.R.T Creatine is 18.167.
Effective vs Ineffective Ingredients: The graph below illustrates the makeup of S.M.A.R.T Creatine'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 3 extremely effective ingredients, 2 moderately effective ingredients, 0 ineffective ingredients, and 1 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 S.M.A.R.T Creatine good at?
S.M.A.R.T Creatine is extremely effective at:
- increase testosterone
- improve sports performance
- decrease fatigue
- improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance
S.M.A.R.T Creatine is moderately effective at:
- improve cycling performance
- improve muscular endurance
- improve immune function
- lower blood pressure
- increase strength
S.M.A.R.T Creatine is ineffective at:
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- decrease body fat
- improve mood
Individual Ingredient Ratings
The table below lists the rated ingredients included in S.M.A.R.T Creatine along with their effectiveness ratings. Click the ingredient for more information on what it is and isn't capable of.
|Sodium 79mg||3 out of 3|
|Magnesium 96mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Creatine Citrate 1.2g||2 out of 3|
|Creatine Pyruvate 1.2g||2.8 out of 3|
|Creatine Magnesium Chelate 1.2g||3 out of 3|
|Overall Effectiveness Rating for S.M.A.R.T Creatine||2.48 out of 3|
Ingredients not included in this analysis. The following S.M.A.R.T Creatine ingredients are not in the Supplement Database. These ingredients' effectiveness was not taken into consideration in the overall effectiveness rating for the product: Chloride.
S.M.A.R.T Creatine lists the amount of 100% of its ingredients. It contains 6 ingredients. Out of those, 6 are listed with amounts while 0 are listed without amounts. The chart below illustrates how many ingredients in S.M.A.R.T Creatine 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.
S.M.A.R.T Creatine vs the Compeitition
S.M.A.R.T Creatine ranks 1 out of 37 in the Post-Workout Supplements category. The table below lists the top five supplements within the category. Click on a link below for an in-depth comparison between the two products.
|2||S.M.A.R.T Creatine vs BCAA and Hydration|
|3||S.M.A.R.T Creatine vs Vintage Build|
|4||S.M.A.R.T Creatine vs Edge Peak BCAA EAA|
|5||S.M.A.R.T Creatine vs Generate|
The Bottom Line
The Effectiveness Rating describes how well S.M.A.R.T Creatine 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.