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Is CreAbsorb a Scam? - TLDR

Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that CraAbsorb is a scam. We can find no human clinical evidence that this ingredient works. MuscleBlaze claims "MB Creatine Monohydrate CreAMP on the other hand deteriorates a lot less than Regular Creatine making it more bioavailable" which does…

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Is PeptiStrong a Scam? - TLDR

Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that PeptiStrong is a scam. Many of its studies are either in mice or against a placebo doing nothing. The most interesting study has conflicts of interest, and is incorrectly designed. PeptiStrong is a hydrolyzed fava bean peptide. What's…

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Is PeptiPump a Scam? - TLDR

Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that PeptiPump is a scam. We can find no human clinical evidence that this ingredient works. We don't even see this product on the inventor's site, and the only Google results are PR pieces announcing its launch. We can't…

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Is VELOX a Scam? - TLDR

Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that VELOX is a scam. Many of its studies have conflicts of interest, and its most interesting study is incorrectly designed. VELOX is just one gram of Citrulline and one gram of Arginine blended together; that's it. Literally just…

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Is enfinity a Scam? - TLDR

Partial Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that this probably should be a scam, but we have a lower bar for ingredients you can feel, since you can try them yourself and be the judge. enfinity is the trademark name for paraxanthine, a metabolite of…

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Is BioPerine a Scam? - TLDR

Partial Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that BioPerine is a partial scam. BioPerine is a black pepper extract high in piperine. It is used to primarily improve the absorption of other ingredients. The issue is that there is only human clinical evidence on seven…

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Is BC30 a Scam? - TLDR

Not A Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that BC30 is not a scam. They have 25 published papers, most of which are correctly designed. The only caveat is that the protein research is pretty bad, but as a probiotic, BC30 actually seems very robust…

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Is DL-185 a Scam? - TLDR

Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that DL-185 currently used by MuscleTech Peptide 185 is a scam. Its study is conflicted and incorrectly designed. We believe the study actually shows that DL-185 is worse than normal leucine. DL-185 is just two leucine molecules bonded together;…

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Is KSM-66 a Scam? - TLDR

Not A Scam SUMMARY: Normally, we would rate KSM-66 a partial scam since it's just a fancy trademark for generic ashwagandha, however, the manufacturer has sponsored a number of public studies, upwards of 24, on ashwagandha to increase transparency, so we are going to give…

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Is AstraGin a Scam?

Scam SUMMARY: It is our opinion that AstraGin is not only a scam, but one of the worst ingredients in sports nutrition. The reason brands have to make such vague and generic claims about AstraGin is that the science is so poor and misleading. AstraGin…

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