Santa Sauce Pre Workout is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by Alpha Lion. Its overall effectiveness rating is a 2.12 out of 3 meaning that this product is made from a mix of high and low quality ingredients, and may lead to some positive results.
This page contains a simple and detailed report describing the product's effectiveness in a number of areas including ingredient makeup, amount of research, claims, dosing, label transparency, and comparisons to other products. The detailed report includes a much more in-depth analysis on the product. To begin, scroll down to the table of contents.
- Simple Report
- Detailed Report
- Effectiveness Rating
- Amount of Research Rating
- Claim Ratings
- Ingredient Makeup
- Individual Ingredient Ratings
- Ingredient Dosing
- Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency
- Product Label
- Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs the Competition
- The Bottom Line
A product's effectiveness rating illustrates how well a product works based on what the research says about its ingredient makeup. Researchers conduct studies on supplement ingredients to gauge effectiveness. The Supplement Database grades products based on how effective their individual ingredients are found to be in peer reviewed research articles.
The effectiveness rating of both supplement ingredients and supplement products are evaluated on a 3 point scale: 3.0 being the most effective, 1.0 being the least effective.
- extremely effective products: ratings equal to or greater than 2.5
- extremely effective products are made up of high quality ingredients and should lead to positive results
- moderately effective products: ratings equal to or greater than 1.5 and less than 2.5
- moderately effective products are made up of a mix of both high and low quality ingredients and may lead to some positive results
- ineffective products: ratings less than 1.5
- ineffective products are made up of low quality ingredients and will not lead to positive results
Santa Sauce Pre Workout's Effectiveness Rating: 2.12 out of 3. This rating means this product is made from a mix of high and low quality ingredients, and may lead to some positive results.
Amount of Research Rating
The Amount of Research Rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product's ingredient lineup.
Oftentimes, manufacturers rely on ingredients without adequate research backing. They may do this to compete with other products that are already using poorly researched ingredients, or, they are using a very small amount of research as a poor justification to use a certain ingredient. This strategy may create marketable products with popular ingredients, that are unfortunately, ineffective.
The amount of research contained in the database on a product's ingredients determines the Amount of Research Rating. Products with higher ratings are made up of more thoroughly researched ingredients than products with lower ratings. This rating is separate from a product's effectiveness rating (from above).
The higher the research rating, the more valid the effectiveness rating is. If there is only one study on a particular ingredient, we cannot be certain its conclusions are valid. The more studies included in the database on an ingredient, the more certain we are that those conclusions are valid. Ideally, you should look for supplement products with both high effectiveness and research ratings.
The Amount of Research Rating is derived from how many studies are included in the database on a product's ingredients.
- research rating equal to or greater than 80: the product's ingredients are thoroughly researched
- research rating greater than or equal to 60 and less than 80: the product's ingredients are moderately researched
- research rating less than 60: the product is using ingredients that do not have sufficient research backing; avoid these products
Santa Sauce Pre Workout's Amount of Research Rating is 28.950. This rating means there is an insufficient amount of research on the product's ingredients to ensure its effectiveness rating is valid. You should avoid using this product.
The product’s effectiveness rating is an overall description of how well a product does or doesn't work. Individual studies research a supplement ingredient's effects on a certain claim. 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 based on how well Santa Sauce Pre Workout is able to deliver.
- number of extremely effective claims: 14
- number of moderately effective claims: 20
- number of ineffective claims: 6
Santa Sauce Pre Workout is extremely effective at:
- improve liver function
- decrease body fat
- lower total cholesterol levels
- decrease protein breakdown
- increase weight loss
- increase alertness
- lower fasting glucose
- increase ATP levels
- improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance
- improve cycling performance
- improve sleep quality
- improve sports performance
- lower blood pressure
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
Santa Sauce Pre Workout is moderately effective at:
- increase total sleep time
- improve running performance
- improve recovery
- improve mood
- improve memory
- increase pump (muscle swelling)
- increase fat burning
- increase energy expenditure
- improve sprint performance
- improve swimming performance
- improve rowing performance
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- reduce frequency of the common cold
- improve immune function
- improve cycling sprint performance
- reduce muscle damage
- increase muscle mass
- increase strength
- decrease fatigue
- improve muscular endurance
Santa Sauce Pre Workout is ineffective at:
- reduce muscle soreness
- improve cognitive ability
- increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
- improve focus
- improve agility
- improve insulin sensitivity
A product's individual ingredients are also rated on a 3 point scale. These ratings come from conclusions made in research articles on an ingredient's effectiveness for a particular claim.
- extremely effective ingredients: ratings equal to or greater than 2.5
- effective ingredients lead to positive results
- moderately effective ingredients: ratings equal to or greater than 1.5 and less than 2.5
- moderately effective ingredients may lead to some positive results
- ineffective ingredients: ratings less than 1.5
- ineffective ingredients do not lead to positive results
- number of extremely effective ingredients: 5
- number of moderately effective ingredients: 9
- number of ineffective ingredients: 2
- number of unrated ingredients: 4
- unrated ingredients are not factored into a product's effectiveness rating
Individual Ingredient Ratings
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed). Click on an ingredient for more information.
|Sodium 100mg||3 out of 3|
|Vitamin B12 500mcg||1 out of 3|
|Caffeine Anhydrous 400mg||2 out of 3|
|L-Citrulline Malate 7g||1.6 out of 3|
|L-Taurine 1g||1.9 out of 3|
|Nitrosigine 750mg||3 out of 3|
|Green Coffee Bean Extract Amount not listed.||2.5 out of 3|
|Green Tea Extract Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|Turmeric Extract Amount not listed.||2.7 out of 3|
|Tart Cherry Amount not listed.||2.3 out of 3|
|Blueberry Extract Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Broccoli Extract Amount not listed.||3 out of 3|
|Beta Alanine 3.5g||2 out of 3|
|Betaine Anhydrous 2g||1.6 out of 3|
|L-Theanine 350mg||2 out of 3|
|BioPerine 10mg||1.4 out of 3|
|Effectiveness Rating for Santa Sauce Pre Workout||2.12 out of 3|
The following ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database. These ingredients were not factored into the product’s effectiveness rating: 2-aminoisoheptane, Dimethylphenethylamine Citrate, N-Methyl Tyramine HCl, Kale Extract.
The following section compares ingredient dosing in Santa Sauce Pre Workout to:
- first table: average doses used in other products
- second table: doses used in studies
Santa Sauce Pre Workout Dosing Compared to Other Products
The first table is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Santa Sauce Pre Workout to the average, highest, and lowest doses of all products in the database which also contain the same ingredient.
The first column contains the ingredient and amount found in this product. The next column contains the average amount of that ingredient found in all other products. The last column contains the range (from lowest to highest) of the ingredient's amount across all products.
Note: Only ingredients listed with amounts on the product label are shown in this comparison.
A green up arrow is shown if a product's ingredient amount is higher than the average.
An orange down arrow is shown if a product's ingredient amount is lower than the average.
An equal sign is shown if a product's ingredient amount is equal to the average.
|Ingredient + Amount||Average||Range|
|Sodium 100mg||116.9mg||5mg - 800mg|
|Vitamin B12 0.5mg||3.24mg||0mg - 400mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous 400mg||239.31mg||26mg - 500mg|
|2-aminoisoheptane 200mg||142.03mg||40mg - 200mg|
|Dimethylphenethylamine Citrate 200mg||200mg||200mg - 200mg|
|N-Methyl Tyramine HCl 75mg||62mg||35mg - 75mg|
|L-Citrulline Malate 7g||4.96g||0.08g - 10g|
|L-Taurine 1g||1.04g||0.1g - 3g|
|Nitrosigine 0.75g||0.86g||0.1g - 1.5g|
|Beta Alanine 3.5g||2.37g||0g - 5g|
|Betaine Anhydrous 2g||1.78g||0.12g - 5g|
|L-Theanine 0.35g||0.17g||0.03g - 1g|
|BioPerine 0.01g||0.03g||0g - 1.5g|
Santa Sauce Pre Workout Dosing Compared to Average Dosing
- ingredients dosed higher than average: 7
- ingredients dosed lower than average: 5
- ingredients dosed equal to average: 1
Santa Sauce Pre Workout Dosing Compared to Research
The second table is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Santa Sauce Pre Workout to amounts used in research articles. This comparison is arguably more important than the table above. When researchers publish peer reviewed articles, they use certain doses to test the effectiveness of ingredients.
Effective products should base their dosing on research. The comparison below only includes doses from studies which concluded the ingredient was either moderately or extremely effective. Amounts from studies which found an ingredient was ineffective, are not included.
For an ingredient to be shown in this table, it must meet two requirements: 1) it must be listed with an amount on Santa Sauce Pre Workout's product label, and, 2) it must contain dosing data in the database.
The first column contains the name of the ingredient as well as the amount found in this product. The second column contains the range of effective research doses for that ingredient.
An orange down arrow is shown if the product’s ingredient amount is lower than the effective research range.
An orange up arrow is shown if the product’s ingredient amount is higher than the effective research range.
A green check mark is shown if the product's ingredient amount falls within the effective research range.
Click on an ingredient for more data on its effective dose range.
|Ingredient + Amount||Range|
|Beta Alanine 3.5g||2.4g - 6g|
Santa Sauce Pre Workout Dosing Compared to Research Dosing
- ingredients dosed within effective research range: 1
- ingredients dosed higher than effective research range: 0
- ingredients dosed lower than effective research: 3
Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency
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.
The transparency score is displayed as a percentage of how many ingredients are listed with amounts. If a product lists all ingredient amounts, it's transparency score is 100%. Products that do not list any amounts have scores of 0%.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout's transparency score is: 65%
- total ingredients: 20
- ingredients with amounts listed: 13
- ingredients without amounts listed: 7
- transparency score: 65%
The product label below was generated from the information contained in the database about its ingredients and amounts. Actual product labels may differ in appearance.
Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs the Competition
Santa Sauce Pre Workout ranks 16 out of 274 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 50 out of 536 in the entire database. The table below lists the top five products within the same category. Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.
|1||Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs Awesome Pump|
|2||Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs Send !t|
|3||Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs Lipo-6 Black Training|
|4||Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs Embrace the Suck|
|5||Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs CelluVOL|
Santa Sauce Pre Workout vs Sister Products
Manufacturers often create multiple products within the same category. These products are sometimes very 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|
The Bottom Line
This section provides a final visual representation of multiple product considerations. Numerous variables makes it difficult to either recommend or not recommend a product. Choosing supplement products which rate highly in all areas goes a long way in ensuring positive results.
The following graphs represent where the product falls in a specific area. Bar graphs filled all the way to the right indicate a high quality.
The effectiveness rating describes how well the product works based on its individual ingredient makeup. The ingredient rating describes how many of the product's ingredients are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. The claim rating describes how many of a product's claims are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. The amount of research rating describes how well researched the product's individual ingredients are. The nutrition label transparency describes the percentage of ingredients listed with amounts on the nutrition label.