Does betaine work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Betaine

The overall effectiveness rating for betaine is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using betaine may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Betaine

There are 7 studies in the database on betaine; the confidence rating is 46. 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. Note, this rating is for betaine as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Betaine

There are 67 products in the database containing Betaine. Follow the link to see the full list.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about betaine. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
decrease body fat
increase muscle mass

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve muscular endurance
improve sports performance
decrease fatigue
increase strength

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
reduce muscle soreness