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Shift Nootropic by Ultimatum X Review
Shift Nootropic is a cognitive enhancement supplement manufactured by Ultimatum X. It ranks 142 out of 159 cognitive enhancement supplements and earned an overall thumbs-down recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.
Shift Nootropic 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.
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Shift Nootropic shares at least 75% of its ingredient profile with 2 other products.
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 Shift Nootropic shares its ingredient lineup with. Click on a product to see a side by side comparison of both products' ingredients.
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|Matching Product Name||Product Type||Similarity Index|
|1.||Neuro Brain and Focus by HealthHit Supplements||Cognitive Enhancement Supplements||90%|
|2.||N-Zone by The W Fitness and Apparel||Cognitive Enhancement Supplements||75%|
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.
Shift Nootropic earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.81. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Shift Nootropic 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.
Shift Nootropic 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.
Shift Nootropic contains:
- unrated ingredients: 9 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
- total ingredients: 40
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
|Iron 1mg||3 out of 3|
|Biotin 3mcg||3 out of 3|
|GABA Amount not listed.||3 out of 3|
|Grape Seed Extract Amount not listed.||3 out of 3|
|Potassium 50mg||2.7 out of 3|
|Huperzine A Amount not listed.||2.7 out of 3|
|Bacopa Monnieri Amount not listed.||2.5 out of 3|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 3mg||2.3 out of 3|
|Anthocyanins Amount not listed.||2.2 out of 3|
|Selenium 50mcg||2 out of 3|
|Green Tea Extract Amount not listed.||2 out of 3|
|Glutamine Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|Zinc 10mg||1.8 out of 3|
|Vitamin D3 3mcg||1.6 out of 3|
|Magnesium 50mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Phosphatidylserine Amount not listed.||1.6 out of 3|
|Vitamin B6 12mg||1.5 out of 3|
|Vitamin E 14mg||1.4 out of 3|
|Chromium 12mcg||1.4 out of 3|
|Olive Leaf Extract Amount not listed.||1.4 out of 3|
|Vitamin C 125mg||1.3 out of 3|
|Calcium 20mg||1.3 out of 3|
|Choline Bitartrate 50mg||1.3 out of 3|
|Tyrosine Amount not listed.||1.3 out of 3|
|Boron Amount not listed.||1.3 out of 3|
|Cinnamon Amount not listed.||1.1 out of 3|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.7mg||1 out of 3|
|Niacin 12.5mg||1 out of 3|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 12mg||1 out of 3|
|Vanadyl Sulfate Amount not listed.||1 out of 3|
|Vitamin A*||not rated|
|Glutamic Acid*||not rated|
|Grapefruit Extract*||not rated|
|Licorice Extract*||not rated|
|Product Effectiveness Rating||1.81|
Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 13, 2021.
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Shift Nootropic 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.
Shift Nootropic Dosing Compared to Research
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Shift Nootropic 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|
|Vitamin D3 3mcg||80mcg|
|Vitamin B6 12mg||20mg|
|Chromium 0.012mg||0.2mg - 1mg|
Shift Nootropic Dosing Compared to Other Products
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Shift Nootropic 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|
|Vitamin A 0.122mg||10.48mg||0.03mg - 720mg|
|Vitamin C 0.13g||0.62g||0g - 250g|
|Calcium 0.02g||0.12g||0g - 4g|
|Iron 1mg||10.37mg||0.03mg - 100mg|
|Vitamin D3 0.003mg||2.1mg||0mg - 268mg|
|Vitamin E 14mg||40.62mg||0mg - 720mg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 3mg||12.31mg||0.17mg - 250mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.7mg||7.45mg||0.12mg - 100mg|
|Niacin 12.5mg||26.8mg||0mg - 500mg|
|Vitamin B6 0.01g||0.02g||0g - 1.7g|
|Biotin 0.003mg||8.55mg||0mg - 333mg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 12mg||24.07mg||0mg - 500mg|
|Magnesium 0.05g||0.12g||0g - 1g|
|Zinc 0.01g||0.03g||0g - 3.12g|
|Selenium 50mcg||90mcg||0mcg - 400mcg|
|Copper 0.052mg||1.38mg||0mg - 4mg|
|Manganese 0.4mg||2.28mg||0.32mg - 15mg|
|Chromium 0.012mg||1.97mg||0mg - 200mg|
|Molybdenum 10mcg||40mcg||0mcg - 80mcg|
|Potassium 0.05g||0.13g||0g - 2.01g|
|Choline Bitartrate 0.05g||0.48g||0g - 2.5g|
Shift Nootropic earned a thumbs-down in this category because 65% 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).
Shift Nootropic is extremely effective at:
Shift Nootropic is moderately effective at:
- improve recovery
- decrease stress
- increase weight loss
- improve memory
- improve cognitive ability
- improve glucose control
- improve cycling sprint performance
- improve focus
- improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance
- improve immune function
- improve running performance
- lower blood pressure
- increase testosterone
- improve mood
- lower triglyceride levels
- increase fat burning
- improve sports performance
- improve insulin sensitivity
- reduce muscle soreness
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- decrease fatigue
- improve sprint performance
- increase energy expenditure
Shift Nootropic is ineffective at:
- lower total cholesterol levels
- reduce muscle damage
- increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
- decrease body fat
- improve cycling performance
- decrease cortisol levels
- increase muscle mass
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- increase strength
- increase satiety
- reduce severity of the common cold
- improve muscular endurance
- decrease protein breakdown
- reduce duration of the common cold
- improve moood
- improve swimming performance
- increase levels of growth hormone
Shift Nootropic earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 25. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 25 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.
Shift Nootropic earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 53% 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.
Shift Nootropic contains:
- total ingredients: 40
- ingredients with amounts listed: 21
- ingredients without amounts listed: 19
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 53%
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.
Shift Nootropic earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 142 out of 159 in the cognitive enhancement supplement category (bottom third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Shift Nootropic ranks 142 out of 159 in the Cognitive Enhancement Supplements category and 4,463 out of 4,880 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked cognitive enhancement supplement. Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.
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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||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|