Are Transparent Labs Just Junk? A Full Breakdown of Their Ingredients

Who is Transparent Labs?

Transparent Labs is a supplement company based in Utah, USA, and started in 2015. Their product line includes Whey proteins, pre-workouts, and creatine. What sets Transparent Labs apart is their high level of transparency. They are the only supplement company we have come across that has both its Certificate of Analysis and Certificate of Composition posted on its website. Credit is well deserved for their level of transparency. However, just because a company is transparent does not necessarily mean its products are free from poor ingredients. It is important to take a closer look to determine if they are junk or junkless.


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.

Transparent Labs Website:

* All Ingredients listed in Red are JUNK

Transparent Labs Product List

Transparent Labs Bulk Pre-workout

Blue Raspberry

IngredientDSLD Ingredient CategoriesAmount Per ServingAmount Per Serving Unit% Daily Value per Serving
Vitamin D3vitamin75mcg380
Vitamin B6vitamin5mg270
Vitamin B12vitamin100mcg4170
Citrulline Malatenon-nutrient/non-botanical6000mg 
Beta-Alanineamino acid4000mg 
Branched-Chain Amino Acids, Instantizedblend4000mg 
BetaPure Betaine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical2500mg 
L-Tyrosineamino acid1000mg 
L-Theanineamino acid360mg 
AlphaSize Alpha GPCnon-nutrient/non-botanical300mg 
Caffeine Anhydrousnon-nutrient/non-botanical180mg 

Other Ingredients 

Natural flavor, Stevia, Calcium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide (SiO2)

KSM-66 Asgwagandha Ingredients


IngredientDSLD Ingredient CategoriesAmount Per ServingAmount Per Serving Unit% Daily Value per Serving

Other Ingredients:

Rice Flour, Hypromellose, Magnesium Stearate (Mg Stearate)