Scarface is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by AO Nutrition. It ranks 1,109 out of 1,458 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.


Scarface 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
Ingredient Dosing
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

Scarface Simple Report

  • Product Name: Scarface
  • Manufacturer: AO Nutrition
  • Manufacturer Website: AO Nutrition's Homepage
  • Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.73 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 21
  • Research Rating: 24 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 24%
  • Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 1,109 out of 1,458 (top third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 3,452 out of 4,483 (bottom third of all products)
  • Similarity Index: Scarface shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with one other product

Similarity Index

Scarface shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with one other product.

The Similarity Index is a measure of how closely one product matches another in terms of ingredients. A Similarity Index of 100% means the two products are made up the same ingredients. A Similarity Index of 75% means the products share 75% of their ingredients. The table below lists the products Scarface shares its ingredient lineup with. Click on a product to see a side by side comparison of both products' ingredients.

Read more: What is the similarity index?

Matching Product Name Product Type Similarity Index
1. Rhino Rampage by Muscle Sport Pre-Workout Supplements 75%

Scarface 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

Scarface earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.73. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Scarface 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.


Scarface 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.

Scarface contains:

  • unrated ingredients: 9 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
  • total ingredients: 21

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Huperzine A Amount not listed. 2.7 out of 3
Whey Protein Amount not listed. 2.4 out of 3
Beta Alanine Amount not listed. 2 out of 3
Caffeine Amount not listed. 2 out of 3
L-Theanine Amount not listed. 2 out of 3
L-Citrulline Amount not listed. 1.8 out of 3
P-Synephrine Amount not listed. 1.8 out of 3
Theacrine Amount not listed. 1.8 out of 3
Tyrosine Amount not listed. 1.3 out of 3
Niacin 40mg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B12 2.5mg 1 out of 3
Octopamine Amount not listed. 1 out of 3
L-Norvaline* not rated
Amentoflavone* not rated
Dimethylethanolamine* not rated
N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine* not rated
Methylliberine* not rated
Juglans Regia Extract* not rated
Nelumbo Nucifera Extract* not rated
Rauwolfia Vomitoria Extract* not rated
Sceletium Tortuosum* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 1.73

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Note: These ingredients are accurate as of July 08, 2020.

Ingredient Articles

Ingredient Dosing

Scarface earned a thumbs-down in this category because 0% 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.

Scarface Dosing Compared to Research

Dosing information is not available because the database does not contain dosing information on any of the ingredients used in Scarface.

Scarface Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Scarface 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
Niacin 40mg 26.62mg 0mg - 400mg
Vitamin B12 0g 0.02g 0g - 15g
L-Norvaline 50mg 159.77mg 25mg - 500mg
Amentoflavone 50mg 108.33mg 50mg - 200mg
Sceletium Tortuosum 0.03g 0.15g 0.01g - 1g


Scarface earned a thumbs-up in this category because 77% 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

Scarface earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 24. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 24 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

Scarface earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 24% 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.

Scarface contains:

  • total ingredients: 21
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 5
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 16
  • percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 24%

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.

Scarface by AO Nutrition Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Scarface earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 1,109 out of 1,458 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.

Scarface ranks 1,109 out of 1,458 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 3,452 out of 4,483 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.

Product Comparison
Scarface vs Powder Burn 2.0
Scarface vs BetaGem CodeRed
Scarface vs Bring the Chaos
Scarface vs M2 Pre Extreme Edition
Scarface vs Convict Stim

Scarface vs Other AO Nutrition 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 Scarface against its sister products; products manufactured by AO Nutrition within the pre-workout supplements category.

Product Comparison
Scarface vs Anabolic Blow
Scarface vs Barbarian
Scarface vs He-Man Pre Workout
Scarface vs Werewold

See more comparisons: Is Scarface the best pre-workout supplement?


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 bottom third of category
Overall Recommendation received a thumbs down in the majority of areas

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