Nitrate improve cycling performance

Does nitrate improve cycling performance?

Effectiveness Rating for Nitrate's Ability to Improve Cycling Performance

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well nitrate is able to improve cycling performance. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Nitrate to improve cycling performance. Using Nitrate to improve cycling performance will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Nitrate'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 2 studies in the database on nitrate; 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.

References

Title of Study Effectiveness Rating
No Effect of Acute and 6-Day Nitrate Supplementation on VO2 and Time-Trial Performance in Highly Trained Cyclists
Sodium nitrate supplementation does not enhance performance of endurance athletes

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