Effectiveness Rating for Sodium's Ability to Improve Sports Performance

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well sodium is able to improve sports performance. The overall rating for this claim is 1.3 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Sodium to improve sports performance. Using Sodium to improve sports performance will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Sodium's Ability to Improve Sports 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 4 studies in the database on sodium; the confidence rating is 80. 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 Ingestion of Sodium and Potassium Bicarbonate, with Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium Citrate Improves Anaerobic Performance in Elite Soccer Players
Dietary sodium citrate supplementation does not improve upper-body anaerobic performance in trained wrestlers in simulated competition-day conditions
Dietary sodium citrate supplementation enhances rehydration and recovery from rapid body mass loss in trained wrestlers
Increased blood pH but not performance with sodium bicarbonate supplementation in elite rugby union players