Does epicatechin work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Epicatechin

The overall effectiveness rating for epicatechin is 2 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using epicatechin 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 Epicatechin

There are 2 studies in the database on epicatechin; the confidence rating is 20. 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 epicatechin as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Epicatechin

Products Containing Epicatechin
Brute BCAA
Delta XT
Full list of all 2 products containing Epicatechin.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about epicatechin. 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
increase fat burning

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cycling performance


Title of Study
(-)-Epicatechin Supplementation Inhibits Aerobic Adaptations to Cycling Exercise in Humans
Acute effects of an oral supplement of (−)-epicatechin on postprandial fat and carbohydrate metabolism in normal and overweight subjects