Multivitamins improve running performance

Do multivitamins improve running performance?

Effectiveness Rating for Multivitamins's Ability to Improve Running Performance

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well multivitamins 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 Multivitamins to improve running performance. Using Multivitamins to improve running performance will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Multivitamins'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 3 studies in the database on multivitamins; the confidence rating is 60. 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.


Title of Study
Chronic multivitamin-mineral supplementation does not enhance physical performance
Vitamin and mineral supplementation: effect on the running performance of trained athletes
Vitamins, minerals and race performance in ultra-endurance runners--Deutschlandlauf 2006

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