Branched Chain Amino Acids improve running performance

Do branched chain amino acids improve running performance?

Effectiveness Rating for Branched Chain Amino Acids's Ability to Improve Running Performance

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well branched chain amino acids is able to improve running performance. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Branched Chain Amino Acids to improve running performance. Using Branched Chain Amino Acids to improve running performance will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Branched Chain Amino Acids's Ability to Improve Running 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 2 studies in the database on branched chain amino acids; the confidence rating is 40. 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.

Branched Chain Amino Acids Dose to Improve Running Performance

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
5g once daily 5g
20g once daily 20g

References

Title of Study
A 7-day oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acids was ineffective to prevent muscle damage during a marathon
Branched-chain amino acid supplementation during a 100-km ultra-marathon--a randomized controlled trial

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