Does sodium bicarbonate improve running performance?
The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well sodium bicarbonate is able to improve running performance. The overall rating for this claim is 1.5 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using Sodium Bicarbonate to improve running performance may lead to positive results.
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 sodium bicarbonate; 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.
|Title of Study|
|Effect of sodium bicarbonate on prolonged running performance: A randomized, double-blind, cross-over study|
|The effect of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on high-intensity intermittent running and subsequent performance|