Does glycerol work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Glycerol

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

Overall Confidence Rating for Glycerol

There are 3 studies in the database on glycerol; the confidence rating is 80. 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 glycerol as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Glycerol

Products Containing Glycerol
Stars N Pipes
Swole Max
Full list of all 32 products containing Glycerol.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about glycerol. 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 cardiovascular endurance


Title of Study
Glycerol hyperhydration improves cycle time trial performance in hot humid conditions
The effect of glycerol hyperhydration on olympic distance triathlon performance in high ambient temperatures
The Effect of Glycerol Supplements on Aerobic and Anaerobic Performance of Athletes and Sedentary Subjects