VAmino

VAmino is a intra-workout supplement manufactured by Vegun Nutrition. Its overall effectiveness rating is a 1.91 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Effectiveness Rating
  4. Amount of Research Rating
  5. Claim Ratings
  6. Ingredient Makeup
  7. Individual Ingredient Ratings
  8. Ingredient Dosing
  9. Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency
  10. Product Label
  11. VAmino vs the Competition
  12. The Bottom Line

VAmino Simple Report

  • Product Name: VAmino
  • Manufacturer: Vegun Nutrition
  • Supplement Category: Intra-Workout Supplements
  • Ranking within all Supplements: 166 out of 502 (top third of all products)
  • Ranking within Intra-Workout Supplements: 18 out of 39 (middle third within category)
  • Number of Ingredients: 11
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.91 out of 3
  • Amount of Research Rating: 22.455 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 45%
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop (10.000g)

VAmino Detailed Report

Effectiveness Rating

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

VAmino's Effectiveness Rating: 1.91 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

VAmino's Amount of Research Rating is 22.455. 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.

Claim Ratings

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 VAmino is able to deliver.

  • number of extremely effective claims: 7
  • number of moderately effective claims: 10
  • number of ineffective claims: 9

VAmino is extremely effective at:

  • increase testosterone
  • improve sprint performance
  • maintain muscle mass during weight loss
  • improve insulin sensitivity
  • increase weight loss
  • increase fat burning
  • decrease fatigue

VAmino is moderately effective at:

  • decrease protein breakdown
  • improve recovery
  • decrease body fat
  • improve immune function
  • lower blood pressure
  • improve sports performance
  • improve cognitive ability
  • improve hydration
  • reduce muscle soreness
  • reduce muscle damage

VAmino is ineffective at:

  • increase muscle mass
  • improve running performance
  • increase strength
  • increase protein synthesis
  • improve cycling performance
  • improve muscular endurance
  • improve cardiovascular endurance
  • improve mood
  • decrease calorie intake

Ingredient Makeup

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: 1
  • number of moderately effective ingredients: 7
  • number of ineffective ingredients: 0
  • number of unrated ingredients: 3
    • 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Calcium Pyruvate 30mg 1.5 out of 3
Magnesium 3mg 1.6 out of 3
Branched Chain Amino Acids 5mg 1.9 out of 3
L-Histidine Amount not listed. 3 out of 3
L-Leucine Amount not listed. 1.6 out of 3
L-Phenylalanine Amount not listed. 1.7 out of 3
L-Tryptophan Amount not listed. 2.2 out of 3
Coconut Water Powder 250mg 1.8 out of 3
Effectiveness Rating for VAmino 1.91 out of 3

The following ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database. These ingredients were not factored into the product’s effectiveness rating: L-Methionine, L-Threonine, Aquamin.

Ingredient Dosing

The following section compares ingredient dosing in VAmino to:

  • first table: average doses used in other products
  • second table: doses used in studies

VAmino Dosing Compared to Other Products

The first table is a comparison of ingredient doses found in VAmino 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
Calcium Pyruvate 0.03g 0.14g 0.01g - 2.25g
Magnesium 3mg 142.7mg 2.5mg - 450mg
Branched Chain Amino Acids 0.01g 3.66g 0.01g - 8g
Coconut Water Powder 0.25g 0.42g 0.01g - 1.5g

VAmino Dosing Compared to Average Dosing

  • ingredients dosed higher than average: 0
  • ingredients dosed lower than average: 4
  • ingredients dosed equal to average: 0

VAmino Dosing Compared to Research

The second table is a comparison of ingredient doses found in VAmino 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 VAmino'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
Branched Chain Amino Acids 0.005g 1.22g - 29.2g

VAmino Dosing Compared to Research Dosing

  • ingredients dosed within effective research range: 0
  • ingredients dosed higher than effective research range: 0
  • ingredients dosed lower than effective research: 1

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%.

VAmino's transparency score is: 45%

  • total ingredients: 11
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 5
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 6
  • transparency score: 45%

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.

VAmino by Vegun Nutrition Product Label

VAmino vs the Competition

VAmino ranks 18 out of 39 in the Intra-Workout Supplements category and 166 out of 502 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.

Rank Product Comparison
1 VAmino vs Cluster Bomb
2 VAmino vs Intracell 7
3 VAmino vs BCAA 5000
4 VAmino vs Locked Down
5 VAmino vs Stars N Pipes

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.

Effectiveness Rating
1.91/3
Ingredient Rating
100%
Claim Rating
65%
Amount of Research Rating
28%
Nutrition Label Transparency
45%