Beetroot Juice improve cycling performance

Does beetroot juice improve cycling performance?

Effectiveness Rating for Beetroot Juice's Ability to Improve Cycling Performance

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well beetroot juice is able to improve cycling performance. The overall rating for this claim is 1.4 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Beetroot Juice to improve cycling performance. Using Beetroot Juice to improve cycling performance will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Beetroot Juice's Ability to Improve Cycling Performance

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 5 studies in the database on beetroot juice; the confidence rating is 100. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

References

Title of Study
Effects of Single-Dose Dietary Nitrate on Oxygen Consumption During and After Maximal and Submaximal Exercise in Healthy Humans: A Pilot Study
Acute dietary nitrate supplementation improves cycling time trial performance
Effects of nitrate supplementation in trained and untrained muscle are modest with initial high plasma nitrite levels
No Improvement in Endurance Performance after a Single Dose of Beetroot Juice
Acute Beetroot Juice Supplementation Does Not Improve Cycling Performance in Normoxia or Moderate Hypoxia

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