Santa Sauce Pre Workout by Alpha Lion Review
Santa Sauce Pre Workout is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Alpha Lion. It earned an overall thumbs-down recommendation based on its nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.
This page contains a thumbs-up or down recommendation followed by simple and detailed reports describing the product's effectiveness. The detailed report includes a more in-depth analysis of the product.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout 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|
|Nutrition Label Transparency|
|Ranking Within Category|
- Simple Report
- Detailed Report
- Ranking Within Category
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.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 2.13. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Santa Sauce Pre Workout 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.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout earned a thumbs-down in this category because it contains 70% 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.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout contains:
- extremely effective ingredients: 5
- moderately effective ingredients: 9
- ineffective ingredients: 2
- total ingredients: 20
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
|Sodium 100mg||3 out of 3|
|Inositol Stabilized Arginine Silicate 750mg||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|
|Tart Cherry Amount not listed.||2.3 out of 3|
|Caffeine 400mg||2 out of 3|
|Green Tea Extract Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Blueberry Extract Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Beta Alanine 3.5g||2 out of 3|
|L-Theanine 350mg||2 out of 3|
|Taurine 1g||1.9 out of 3|
|Citrulline Malate 7g||1.6 out of 3|
|Betaine 2g||1.6 out of 3|
|Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 10mg||1.4 out of 3|
|Vitamin B12 500mcg||1 out of 3|
|Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)*||not rated|
|Kale Extract*||not rated|
|Product Effectiveness Rating||2.13|
* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout earned a thumbs-down in this category because 20% 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.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout Dosing Compared to Research
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Santa Sauce Pre Workout 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.
An orange up or down arrow is shown if an ingredient amount is either higher or lower than the effective range.
|Ingredient & Amount||Range|
|Citrulline Malate 7g||8g|
|Inositol Stabilized Arginine Silicate 0.75g||1.5g|
|Beta Alanine 3.5g||2.4g - 6g|
|Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 10mg||60mg|
Santa Sauce Pre Workout Dosing Compared to Other Products
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Santa Sauce Pre Workout 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.
A 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 100mg||120.55mg||5mg - 800mg|
|Vitamin B12 0g||0.01g||0g - 2.4g|
|Caffeine 400mg||238.55mg||3mg - 600mg|
|Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) 200mg||155.42mg||100mg - 200mg|
|Dimethylphenethylamine 200mg||175mg||125mg - 200mg|
|Tyramine 75mg||55.83mg||25mg - 75mg|
|Citrulline Malate 7g||4.6g||0.08g - 10g|
|Taurine 1g||1.13g||0.1g - 4.24g|
|Inositol Stabilized Arginine Silicate 0.75g||0.92g||0.1g - 1.5g|
|Beta Alanine 3.5g||2.37g||0g - 6.4g|
|Betaine 2g||1.81g||0.1g - 5g|
|L-Theanine 0.35g||0.16g||0.03g - 1g|
|Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 0.01g||0.02g||0g - 1.5g|
Santa Sauce Pre Workout earned a thumbs-up in this category because 88% 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).
Santa Sauce Pre Workout is extremely effective at:
Santa Sauce Pre Workout is moderately effective at:
- lower blood pressure
- increase weight loss
- decrease body fat
- increase total sleep time
- improve recovery
- improve sleep quality
- improve cycling performance
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- improve running performance
- improve sports performance
- improve cognitive ability
- improve immune function
- improve swimming performance
- improve rowing performance
- reduce frequency of the common cold
- increase energy expenditure
- improve memory
- increase fat burning
- increase pump (muscle swelling)
- reduce muscle damage
- improve muscular endurance
- increase muscle mass
- decrease fatigue
- reduce muscle soreness
- increase strength
- improve cycling sprint performance
- improve mood
Santa Sauce Pre Workout earned a thumbs-up in this category because its research rating is 28.800. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 28.800 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.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 65% 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.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout contains:
- total ingredients: 20
- ingredients with amounts listed: 13
- ingredients without amounts listed: 7
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 65%
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.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout earned a thumbs-up in this category because it ranks 267 out of 498 in the category (middle third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout ranks 267 out of 498 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 529 out of 1138 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked . Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.
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|Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs PRE Natural|
Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs Other Alpha Lion Pre-Workout Supplements
Manufacturers often create multiple products within the same category. These products are sometimes similar but marketed to different consumers with varying prices. The following table allows you to compare Santa Sauce Pre Workout against its sister products; products manufactured by Alpha Lion within the pre-workout supplements category.
|Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs Komodo Pump|
|Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs Super Human|
|Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs Superhuman Supreme|
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|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 the majority of areas|