Does betalain work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Betalain

The overall effectiveness rating for betalain is 2.4 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using betalain 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 Betalain

There are 3 studies in the database on betalain; the confidence rating is 32. 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 betalain as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about betalain. 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.

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cycling performance
improve running performance
decrease fatigue

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
reduce muscle damage
reduce muscle soreness


Title of Study
Betalain-rich concentrate supplementation improves exercise performance and recovery in competitive triathletes
Betalain-Rich Concentrate Supplementation Improves Exercise Performance in Competitive Runners
Effect of 1-week betalain-rich beetroot concentrate supplementation on cycling performance and select physiological parameters