Are Raw Nutrition Products Just Junk? A Full Breakdown of their Ingredients

Who is Raw Nutrition?

Raw Nutrition was started in 2020 by Strength coach Matt Jansen. In 2021 Chris Bumstead, 5-time Mr. Olympia joined the team starting his product line labeled CBUM. Chris Bumstead has a massive 23 million followers on Instagram, bringing a lot of name recognition to the brand.

Their newly designed website has a line of eight different categories: Protein, EAA, Pump, and Fat Burners to name a few, but with a name like “Raw,” do they live up to the hype?

Supplemental Facts Label

Supplemental facts label is a panel required by the FDA. It must list the names and the quantity of all the dietary ingredients contained per serving and their serving size. All Ingredients must be included either in the Supplemental facts panel or the ingredients list below. Herbal Extracts mentioned within the panel must be listed First by their Known name, then by Latin name (Botanical name), and then by the plant part extracted. Herbal Extracts,  Amino Acids,  Vitamins,  Live microbial, and minerals are all considered active ingredients.

Active and Inactive Ingredients

Active ingredients are the ingredients in supplements that have a physiological effect on the body. These are the ingredients that most health claims are based around like, More Pumps or Faster Recovery. You can usually find these ingredients in the Supplemental Facts panel if you cannot distinguish between the active and inactive ingredients.

Inactive Ingredients are everything else and have multiple functions from making the supplement taste better to helping your body absorb the product better. As there are many benefits, there are also many drawbacks because this is where we find junk like artificial sweeteners, fillers, and binders.

Proprietary blends

Proprietary blends are custom blends of ingredients that make their products unique. They give these blends a Custom name and place it on the label. Companies usually do not want the secret sauce of their products to be made public. To do this they must list the blend’s ingredients in the order of greatest content to the least and declare the total weight. Blends can consist of 99% of one ingredient and 1% of ten others and call it a proprietary blend so pay close attention to the first couple of ingredients on a list.

 

Raw Nutrition Website:

https://getrawnutrition.com/

* All Ingredients listed in Red are JUNK

Product List

RAW Thavage Pre-workout Ingredients

Dragon Fruit

IngredientDSLD Ingredient CategoriesAmount Per ServingAmount Per Serving Unit% Daily Value per Serving
Caloriesother10Calorie(s)
Caloriesother5Calorie(s)
Total Carbohydratesugar2Gram(s)1
Total Carbohydratesugar1Gram(s)<1
Vitamin Cvitamin250mg278
Vitamin Cvitamin125mg139
Vitamin B6vitamin10mg588
Vitamin B6vitamin5mg294
Vitamin B12vitamin100mcg4167
Vitamin B12vitamin50mcg2083
Sodiummineral200mg9
Sodiummineral100mg4
Potassiummineral150mg3
Potassiummineral75mg2
L-Citrullineamino acid6000mg 
L-Citrullineamino acid3000mg 
Beta Alanineamino acid3200mg 
Beta Alanineamino acid1600mg 
Betaine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical2500mg 
Betaine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical1250mg 
L-Tyrosineamino acid2000mg 
L-Tyrosineamino acid1000mg 
Taurinenon-nutrient/non-botanical2000mg 
Taurinenon-nutrient/non-botanical1000mg 
Nitrosiginenon-nutrient/non-botanical1500mg 
Nitrosiginenon-nutrient/non-botanical750mg 
Agmatine Sulfatenon-nutrient/non-botanical1000mg 
Agmatine Sulfatenon-nutrient/non-botanical500mg 
Coconut fruit water powderbotanical500mg 
Coconut fruit water powderbotanical250mg 
Alpha-GPCnon-nutrient/non-botanical400mg 
Alpha-GPCnon-nutrient/non-botanical200mg 
Caffeine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical260mg 
Caffeine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical130mg 
L-Theanineamino acid150mg 
L-Theanineamino acid75mg 
Bitter Orange Fruit Extractbotanical100mg 
Bitter Orange Fruit Extractbotanical50mg 
Di-Caffeine Malatenon-nutrient/non-botanical64mg 
Di-Caffeine Malatenon-nutrient/non-botanical32mg 
Caffeinenon-nutrient/non-botanical45mg 
Caffeinenon-nutrient/non-botanical22.5mg 
AstraGinblend25mg 
AstraGinblend12.5mg 
Huperzine Anon-nutrient/non-botanical100mcg 
Huperzine Anon-nutrient/non-botanical50mcg 

Other Ingredients 

Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial flavors, Malic Acid, Calcium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide (SiO2), Sucralose, Acesulfame, Potassium (K), Beet, Powder

RAW Creatine Monohydrate
Ingredients

IngredientDSLD Ingredient CategoriesAmount Per ServingAmount Per Serving Unit% Daily Value per Serving
micronized Creatine Monohydratenon-nutrient/non-botanical5Gram(s) 

 

Other Ingredients:

None

RAW Christopher Secrete Stuff

Taste like winning

IngredientDSLD Ingredient CategoriesAmount Per ServingAmount Per Serving Unit% Daily Value per Serving
Caloriesother5Calorie(s)
Caloriesother5Calorie(s)
Total Carbohydratessugar1Gram(s)<1
Total Carbohydratessugar<1Gram(s)<1
Vitamin Cvitamin250mg278
Vitamin Cvitamin125mg139
Vitamin B6vitamin10mg588
Vitamin B6vitamin5mg294
Vitamin B12vitamin100mcg4167
Vitamin B12vitamin50mcg2083
Sodiummineral200mg9
Sodiummineral100mg4
Potassiummineral210mg4
Potassiummineral105mg2
L-Citrullineamino acid6Gram(s) 
L-Citrullineamino acid3Gram(s) 
Beta-Alanineamino acid3.2Gram(s) 
Beta-Alanineamino acid1.6Gram(s) 
Betaine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical2.5Gram(s) 
Betaine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical1.25Gram(s) 
L-Tyrosineamino acid2Gram(s) 
L-Tyrosineamino acid1Gram(s) 
Taurinenon-nutrient/non-botanical2Gram(s) 
Taurinenon-nutrient/non-botanical1Gram(s) 
Nitrosiginenon-nutrient/non-botanical1.5Gram(s) 
Nitrosiginenon-nutrient/non-botanical750mg 
Agmatine Sulfatenon-nutrient/non-botanical1Gram(s) 
Agmatine Sulfatenon-nutrient/non-botanical500mg 
Coconut water powderbotanical500mg 
Coconut water powderbotanical250mg 
Alpha glyceryl phosphoryl cholinenon-nutrient/non-botanical400mg 
Alpha glyceryl phosphoryl cholinenon-nutrient/non-botanical200mg 
Caffeine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical260mg 
Caffeine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical130mg 
L-Theanineamino acid150mg 
L-Theanineamino acid75mg 
Bitter Orange Fruit Extractbotanical100mg 
Bitter Orange Fruit Extractbotanical50mg 
Dicaffeine Malatenon-nutrient/non-botanical64mg 
Dicaffeine Malatenon-nutrient/non-botanical32mg 
Caffeinenon-nutrient/non-botanical22.5mg 
Caffeinenon-nutrient/non-botanical22.5mg 
AstraGinblend25mg 
AstraGinblend12.5mg 
Huperzine Anon-nutrient/non-botanical100mcg 
Huperzine Anon-nutrient/non-botanical50mcg 

 

Other Ingredients:

Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial flavors, Malic Acid, Calcium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide (SiO2), Sucralose, Acesulfame, Potassium (K), Beet, Powder, Contain tree nut (Coconut)