Total War is a pre-workout supplement manufactured by REDCON1. It ranks 531 out of 1,717 pre-workout supplements and earned an overall thumbs-up recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.


Total War earned a thumbs-up 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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Overall Average 4.85 stars
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Comparison Votes Visitors can also vote on which product works better on comparison pages. Comparison pages are a side-by-side analysis between two supplement products. The votes below illustrate whether visitors prefer Total War, or the products listed in the table below. The number next to the thumb up is how many votes Total War won; the number next to the thumb down is how many votes it lost to the other product.

Comparison Votes
Total Votes Won/Lost 347 / 295
vs. Woke AF 39 / 48
vs. Wreckage 0 / 1
vs. Wrecked 1 / 7
vs. Woke AF Black 3 / 0
vs. Vegan Pre Workout 1 / 0
vs. Vapor X5 Ripped 1 / 0
vs. War Games 1 / 0
vs. Bucked Up Pre Workout 59 / 50
vs. Lit 19 / 12
vs. C4 Sport 45 / 22
vs. Overkill 0 / 1
vs. Lit AF 11 / 11
vs. Pre JYM 5 / 3
vs. Mega Pre Black 0 / 1
vs. Psychotic Gold 8 / 9
vs. Nitraflex 3 / 5
vs. Project: Blackout PUMP 0 / 2
vs. ENGN 0 / 2
vs. Mr. Hyde NitroX 1 / 0
vs. Ryse Test Boost 13 / 8
vs. Mr. Hyde Icon 6 / 7
vs. Amped-AF 1 / 1
vs. The Curse 1 / 1
vs. Genius Pre 0 / 1
vs. Pre-Kaged 5 / 1
vs. Gorilla Mind Rush 16 / 7
vs. Madness 0 / 2
vs. Alani Nu Pump 0 / 1
vs. Super Bio Freak OMG 1 / 0
vs. SUPERSET 3 / 1
vs. C4 Extreme 2 / 1
vs. Broken Arrow 0 / 3
vs. Mutant Pump 0 / 2
vs. Pride Nutrition Elevate 3 / 3
vs. Kill It 1 / 0
vs. Rocket Ride Pre-Workout 0 / 1
vs. C4 Ripped 3 / 2
vs. N.O.-Xplode Vaso 1 / 7
vs. ABE (All Black Everything) 10 / 6
vs. Ignition Switch 0 / 1
vs. Godzilla 1 / 3
vs. Gorilla Mode Post-Workout 3 / 2
vs. Disorder 4 / 2
vs. 5150 High Stimulant Pre-Workout 6 / 1
vs. BZRK 2 / 2
vs. Loaded Pre 5 / 10
vs. Batch 27 8 / 6
vs. NutraBio PRE 1 / 0
vs. Superhuman Supreme 5 / 2
vs. BAMF 2 / 0
vs. Pre-Workout Explosion 1 / 0
vs. Ape Shit 1 / 1
vs. Pulse 1 / 0
vs. Edge of Insanity 0 / 4
vs. BULK Pre-Workout 1 / 1
vs. NitroTest 1 / 0
vs. Anabolic Freak 2.0 0 / 1
vs. Steel Pre 1 / 2
vs. Specimen 0 / 1
vs. Rage Ghost of War Special Edition 2 / 0
vs. Alani Nu Pre-Workout 1 / 0
vs. Mega Pre 0 / 1
vs. Rize 1 / 0
vs. Hyde Xtreme RTD 0 / 1
vs. Project: Blackout Pre-Workout 4 / 1
vs. Mesomorph 2 / 0
vs. B-Nox 1 / 0
vs. C4 Ultimate Power 3 / 2
vs. Dust V2 1 / 0
vs. Enrage Extreme 1 / 0
vs. Legend X Warheads 2 / 0
vs. Pump 3G (Zero Stimulant) 1 / 0
vs. Animal Fury 1 / 1
vs. Mammoth EAA9 1 / 0
vs. Seventh Gear 3 / 0
vs. Severe Clear 1 / 0
vs. Nitrosurge 0 / 4
vs. Gorilla Mind Smooth 1 / 0
vs. The Pre-Workout - Eddie Hall 0 / 2
vs. Bad Ass Pre 1 / 0
vs. Animal Pump 1 / 0
vs. Impact Igniter 0 / 1
vs. CBUM Pre-Workout 1 / 4
vs. Shatter Elite 2 / 2
vs. Alpha Preworkout 2 / 0
vs. Stimul8 0 / 1
vs. ABE (All Black Everything) Pre-Workout Gel 1 / 1
vs. N.O.-Xplode 0 / 1
vs. Gold Standard Pre-Workout 1 / 0
vs. Hyperload 1 / 0
vs. Pumped-AF 1 / 0
vs. Pathogen 0 / 1
vs. Anabolic Freak Pre-Workout 1 / 0
vs. Black Market Pre 0 / 1
vs. EVP-3D 0 / 1
vs. Thor Fuel Vitargo Preworkout 1 / 0
vs. Dr. Jekyll 1 / 0
vs. Blood and Guts 0 / 1
vs. Menace 0 / 1
vs. Oxy Shred 1 / 0

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Ranking Within Category
  4. Summary

Total War Simple Report

  • Product Name: Total War
  • Manufacturer: REDCON1
  • Manufacturer Social Media:
  • Supplement Category: Pre-Workout Supplements
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (13.2g)
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.98 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 10
  • Research Rating: 31 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Ranking within Pre-Workout Supplements: 531 out of 1,717 (top third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 1,575 out of 5,011 (top third of all products)

Total War 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

Total War earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.98. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Total War 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.


Total War 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.

Total War contains:

  • unrated ingredients: 4 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
  • total ingredients: 10

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 1g 3 out of 3
Beta Alanine 3.2g 2 out of 3
Caffeine 250mg 2 out of 3
Taurine 1g 1.9 out of 3
Citrulline Malate 6g 1.6 out of 3
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 10mg 1.4 out of 3
Juniper Berry Extract* not rated
Di-Caffeine Malate* not rated
Theobroma Cacao And Camelia Sinensis Extract* not rated
Citrus Grandis* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 1.98

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 12, 2019.

Ingredient Articles

Ingredient Dosing

Total War 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.

Total War Dosing Compared to Research

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Total War 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
Citrulline Malate 6g 8g
Beta Alanine 3.2g 2.4g - 6g
Agmatine Sulfate 1g 1.335g - 3.57g
Taurine 1g 6g
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 10mg 60mg

Total War Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Total War 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
Citrulline Malate 6g 4.33g 0.08g - 10.3g
Beta Alanine 3.2g 2.41g 0g - 6.4g
Agmatine Sulfate 1g 0.8g 0g - 2.5g
Taurine 1g 1.1g 0g - 4.24g
Caffeine 250mg 238.51mg 0.28mg - 700mg
Juniper Berry Extract 150mg 148.98mg 25mg - 400mg
Di-Caffeine Malate 100mg 80.22mg 15mg - 200mg
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 0.01g 0.02g 0g - 5g


Total War earned a thumbs-up in this category because 82% 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

Total War earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 31. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 31 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

Total War 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.

Total War contains:

  • total ingredients: 10
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 10
  • 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.

Total War by REDCON1 Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Total War earned a thumbs-up in this category because it ranks 531 out of 1,717 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.

Total War ranks 531 out of 1,717 in the Pre-Workout Supplements category and 1,575 out of 5,011 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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Total War vs Other REDCON1 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 Total War against its sister products; products manufactured by REDCON1 within the pre-workout supplements category.

Product Comparison
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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 more 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 top two thirds of category
Overall Recommendation received a thumbs up in the majority of areas

Comments (4)

  • Lane Johnson

    I am focused and have a great pump. Also I don't have indigestion problems.

    April 09, 2021
  • Albert

    I hit crazy heavy weight for 2 hours with pure focus i haven't had this effect from any other pre work out i have tried before

    May 02, 2021
  • Craig Neal

    I’ve used this product for a while and love the results and flavour

    August 03, 2021
  • Mitch

    Been using it for quite some time now. Getting good results with it over other brands I've used. Easily has the best vanilla flavor I've tasted

    July 08, 2023

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