Effectiveness Rating for Sodium's Ability to Improve Cycling Performance

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well sodium is able to improve cycling performance. The overall rating for this claim is 1.6 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using Sodium to improve cycling performance may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Sodium'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 sodium; 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.


Title of Study
Ingestion of sodium plus water improves cardiovascular function and performance during dehydrating cycling in the heat
Effect of repeated sodium phosphate loading on cycling time-trial performance and VO2peak
The Effects of Sodium Phosphate Supplementation on Physiological Responses to Submaximal Exercise and 20 km Cycling Time-Trial Performance
Sodium phosphate supplementation and time trial performance in female cyclists
Effect of sodium bicarbonate on muscle metabolism during intense endurance cycling