Effectiveness Rating for Sodium's Ability to Improve Running Performance

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well sodium is able to improve running performance. The overall rating for this claim is 1.4 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Sodium to improve running performance. Using Sodium to improve running performance will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Sodium'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 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
Effects of sodium citrate ingestion before exercise on endurance performance in well trained college runners
Effect of sodium bicarbonate on prolonged running performance: A randomized, double-blind, cross-over study
Impact of acute sodium citrate ingestion on endurance running performance in a warm environment
The Effects of Sodium Citrate Ingestion on Metabolism and 1500-m Racing Time in Trained Female Runners
The effect of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on high-intensity intermittent running and subsequent performance