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Nutrition Scam

Shining light on supplement ingredients.

Is CarnoSyn a Scam?

Partial Scam SUMMARY: We believe CarnoSyn is a partial scam. Despite the fancy trademark, it is just Beta-Alanine and most brands and consumers would get the exact same benefit while saving cost by going with a non-branded generic Beta-Alanine. While there are studies supporting the benefits…

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Is Cognizin a Scam?

Not A Scam SUMMARY: Normally we would rate Cognizin a partial scam since it's just a fancy trademark for the generic ingredient citicolin, however, the manufacturer has sponsored a number of public studies on citicolin to increase transparency so we are going to give it a…

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Are InstAminos a Scam?

Partial Scam SUMMARY: We believe InstAminos are a partial scam. As far as we can tell, InstAminos are just normal instantiated BCAA's in the standard 2:1:1 ratio. BCAA's are great and should be used by athletes and those working out but there is no need to…

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Is ProHydrolase a Scam?

Scam SUMMARY: We believe ProHydrolase is a scam. The sole published study shows little to no difference when using ProHydrolase. The other problem with enzymes such as ProHydrolase is that they probably don't work as consumers expect. They are designed to work at a specific pH and…

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Is nooLVL a Scam?

Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that nooLVL by Nutrition 21 is a scam. The public data substantiating its claims, efficacy or safety are minimal and raise serious doubts about this product in our mind. More worryingly, it seems that nearly every product using nooLVL is…

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About Us

SUMMARY: Nutrition Scam was started by a team of science focused enthusiasts who looked at a sports nutrition supplement label and had no clue what any of the trademarked ingredients really were. Are they safe? Would they cause allergic reactions? Is there any science at…

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