Tier 1 Plus's (by Citadel Nutrition) ability to improve running performance is rated as 2.23 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the product's ability to deliver on this claim. While some of the evidence supports its use, other evidence does not. Using Tier 1 Plus to improve running performance may lead to positive results. This rating is different from the product's overall rating and is based on what peer reviewed journal articles conclude on its ability to perform this one claim. This page contains an indepth analysis on how this claim-rating was calculated.

Note: The ratings on this page only deal with Tier 1 Plus's ability to improve running performance. To view the product's overall rating, visit the product's main page: Tier 1 Plus.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. References

Simple Report

Detailed Report

The detailed report is an in-depth analysis on how Tier 1 Plus's rating for this particular claim was calculated.

Claim Effectiveness Ratings

Each supplement product is a blend of ingredients. The database uses peer reviewed journal articles to rate the ingredients. These ratings are also used to rate how well products perform overall as well as on individual claims.

The supplement ingredients listed in table below are identified as affecting Tier 1 Plus's ability to improve running performance. The rating next to the ingredient describes the ingredient's ability to improve running performance. These ratings are averaged together and provide the product's overall ability to deliver on the same claim.

Ingredients Improve Running Performance Rating
Creatine Monohydrate 2 out of 3
Beta Alanine 1.7 out of 3
Caffeine 3 out of 3
Product's Claim Effectiveness Rating 2.23 out of 3

Claim Research Ratings

The research rating describes how well an ingredient's ability to perform a certain claim (such as improve running performance) has been researched. This rating is based on the amount of studies contained in the database on a particular ingredient and claim. Ingredient research ratings are averaged together to from the product's research rating for this specific cliam.

This rating is important because we need to know if there is enough research to make a valid conclusion on a product's worthiness. Ratings above 80 are ideal. Anything below 60 means there is not enoguh research to make a valid conclusion one way or another on a product's ability to deliver on this particular claim.

Ingredients Improve Running Performance Research Rating
Creatine Monohydrate
Beta Alanine
Caffeine
Product's Claim Research Rating

References

Title
Effects of creatine supplementation on muscle power, endurance, and sprint performance
Combined effect of creatine monohydrate or creatine hydrochloride and caffeine supplementation in runners’performance and body composition
Exercise-induced oxidative stress: the effects of β-alanine supplementation in women
High-velocity intermittent running: effects of beta-alanine supplementation
β-Alanine ingestion increases muscle carnosine content and combat specific performance in soldiers
Effects of Plyometric Training and Beta-Alanine Supplementation on Maximal-Intensity Exercise and Endurance in Female Soccer Players
Beta-Alanine Supplementation Improved 10-km Running Time Trial in Physically Active Adults
β-alanine supplementation improves tactical performance but not cognitive function in combat soldiers
Caffeine and performance over consecutive days of simulated competition
Caffeine increases performance in cross-country double-poling time trial exercise