Does inosine work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Inosine

The overall effectiveness rating for inosine is 1 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence inosine does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Inosine

There are 3 studies in the database on inosine; the confidence rating is 30. 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 inosine as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Inosine

Products Containing Inosine
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Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about inosine. 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
improve cycling sprint performance


Title of Study
Effect of inosine supplementation on 3-mile treadmill run performance and VO2 peak
Effect of inosine supplementation on aerobic and anaerobic cycling performance
Inosine supplementation has no effect on aerobic or anaerobic cycling performance