Terminal Shock is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by SciLabs Nutrition. It ranks 1,160 out of 1,480 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.


Terminal Shock 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

Terminal Shock Simple Report

  • Product Name: Terminal Shock
  • Manufacturer: SciLabs Nutrition
  • Manufacturer Website: SciLabs Nutrition's Homepage
  • Manufacturer Social Media:
  • Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (9.25g)
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.70 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 34
  • Research Rating: 27 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 1,160 out of 1,480 (top third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 3,538 out of 4,526 (bottom third of all products)

Terminal Shock 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

Terminal Shock earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.70. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Terminal Shock 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.


Terminal Shock 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.

Terminal Shock contains:

  • unrated ingredients: 8 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
  • total ingredients: 34

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Agmatine Sulfate 500mg 3 out of 3
Folic Acid 80mcg 3 out of 3
Biotin 60mcg 3 out of 3
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 300mcg 2.3 out of 3
Caffeine 350mg 2 out of 3
Beta Alanine 3.2g 2 out of 3
Selenium 14mcg 2 out of 3
Taurine 150mg 1.9 out of 3
Beetroot Juice 100mg 1.9 out of 3
Golden Root Extract - Rhodiola 500mg 1.8 out of 3
Zinc 3mg 1.8 out of 3
Citrulline Malate 1.5g 1.6 out of 3
Arginine 500mg 1.6 out of 3
Vitamin D3 2mcg 1.6 out of 3
Magnesium 80mg 1.6 out of 3
Vitamin B6 400mcg 1.5 out of 3
Vitamin E 5.4mg 1.4 out of 3
Chromium 24mcg 1.4 out of 3
Choline Bitartrate 100mg 1.3 out of 3
Vitamin C 12mg 1.3 out of 3
Calcium 200mg 1.3 out of 3
Niacin 50mg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 340mcg 1 out of 3
Niacin 4mg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B12 1.2mcg 1 out of 3
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 2mg 1 out of 3
Hordenine* not rated
Serpentine Extract* not rated
Aconitum Kusnezoffii Extract* not rated
Vitamin A* not rated
Iodine* not rated
Copper* not rated
Manganese* not rated
Molybdenum* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 1.70

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Note: These ingredients are accurate as of February 03, 2022.

Ingredient Articles

Ingredient Dosing

Terminal Shock earned a thumbs-down in this category because 33% 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.

Terminal Shock Dosing Compared to Research

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Terminal Shock 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
Agmatine Sulfate 0.5g 1.335g - 3.57g
Taurine 0.15g 6g
Citrulline Malate 1.5g 8g
Beta Alanine 3.2g 2.4g - 6g
Arginine 500mg 500mg
Golden Root Extract - Rhodiola 0.5g 0.2g - 2g
Vitamin D3 2mcg 80mcg
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 20mg
Chromium 0.024mg 0.2mg - 1mg

Terminal Shock Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Terminal Shock 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
Agmatine Sulfate 0.5g 0.8g 0.03g - 2.5g
Taurine 0.15g 1.1g 0g - 4.24g
Caffeine 350mg 238.3mg 0.28mg - 700mg
Niacin 4mg 26.58mg 0mg - 400mg
Citrulline Malate 1.5g 4.25g 0.08g - 10.3g
Beta Alanine 3.2g 2.36g 0g - 6.4g
Hordenine 50mg 55.75mg 10mg - 200mg
Arginine 0.5g 1.08g 0.01g - 7.26g
Beetroot Juice 0.1g 0.72g 0g - 5g
Golden Root Extract - Rhodiola 500mg 191.08mg 5mg - 680mg
Choline Bitartrate 0.1g 0.5g 0g - 2.5g
Vitamin A 0.36mg 10.83mg 0.03mg - 720mg
Vitamin C 0.01g 0.25g 0g - 3g
Vitamin D3 0.002mg 2.09mg 0mg - 268mg
Vitamin E 5.4mg 41.56mg 0mg - 720mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.3mg 12.55mg 0.17mg - 250mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.34mg 7.65mg 0.12mg - 100mg
Niacin 4mg 26.58mg 0mg - 400mg
Vitamin B6 0g 0.02g 0g - 1.7g
Folic Acid 0.08mg 0.97mg 0.02mg - 100mg
Vitamin B12 0g 0.02g 0g - 15g
Biotin 0.06mg 9.04mg 0mg - 333mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 2mg 24.55mg 0mg - 500mg
Calcium 0.2g 0.12g 0g - 4g
Iodine 0.03mg 2.26mg 0.01mg - 100mg
Magnesium 0.08g 0.12g 0g - 1g
Zinc 0g 0.03g 0g - 3.12g
Selenium 14mcg 90mcg 0mcg - 400mcg
Copper 0.4mg 1.42mg 0mg - 4mg
Manganese 0.4mg 2.3mg 0.32mg - 15mg
Chromium 0.024mg 1.85mg 0mg - 200mg
Molybdenum 15mcg 40mcg 0mcg - 80mcg


Terminal Shock earned a thumbs-down in this category because 58% 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

Terminal Shock earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 27. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 27 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

Terminal Shock earned a thumbs-up in this category because its discloses 100% 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.

Terminal Shock contains:

  • total ingredients: 34
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 34
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 0
  • percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 100%

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.

Terminal Shock by SciLabs Nutrition Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Terminal Shock earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 1,160 out of 1,480 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.

Terminal Shock ranks 1,160 out of 1,480 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 3,538 out of 4,526 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.

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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 less than 75% of claims are rated as effective
Research Rating research rating is lower than the required 60
Nutrition Label Transparency discloses 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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