Essential Amino Acids

Do essential amino acids work?

Essential Amino Acids Claims

The supplement database currently has 5 claims for Essential Amino Acids. The claims include: increase protein synthesis, reduce muscle soreness, decrease protein breakdown, maintain muscle mass during weight loss, reduce muscle damage.

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Essential Amino Acids

The overall effectiveness rating for essential amino acids is 2.7 out of 3. This rating means there is ample evidence that using essential amino acids will lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Essential Amino Acids

There are 9 studies in the database on essential amino acids; the confidence rating is 36. 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 essential amino acids 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 essential amino acids. 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.

The effectiveness rating for essential amino acids's ability to decrease protein breakdown is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about essential amino acids's ability to decrease protein breakdown.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for essential amino acids's ability to increase protein synthesis is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 100. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about essential amino acids's ability to increase protein synthesis.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 100

The effectiveness rating for essential amino acids's ability to maintain muscle mass during weight loss is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about essential amino acids's ability to maintain muscle mass during weight loss.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for essential amino acids's ability to reduce muscle damage is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about essential amino acids's ability to reduce muscle damage.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for essential amino acids's ability to reduce muscle soreness is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about essential amino acids's ability to reduce muscle soreness.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20