- Simple Report
- Detailed Report
- Overall Effectiveness Rating
- Research Rating
- Claim Ratings
Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for essential amino acids is 2.7 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is clear on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. Using this supplement will lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for essential amino acids as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Essential Amino Acids
There are 8 studies in the database on essential amino acids; the research 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 research rating is for essential amino acids as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|maintain muscle mass during weight loss|
|Protein Synthesis Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease protein breakdown||increase protein synthesis|
|Recovery Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|reduce muscle damage||reduce muscle soreness|
The Supplement Database includes 7 studies on essential amino acids dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 6 to 40 grams per day, the average dose being 14.68 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Essential Amino Acids.