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Multivitamins Claims

The supplement database currently has 14 claims for Multivitamins. The claims include: improve mood, increase alertness, decrease stress, decrease fatigue, improve immune function, increase concentration, improve cognitive ability, improve cycling sprint performance, increase strength, improve cardiovascular endurance, improve running performance, improve memory, improve recovery, reduce muscle damage.

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Multivitamins

The overall effectiveness rating for multivitamins is 1.9 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using multivitamins 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 Multivitamins

There are 28 studies in the database on multivitamins; the confidence rating is 40. 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 multivitamins 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 multivitamins. 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 multivitamins's ability to decrease fatigue is 2.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 80. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about multivitamins's ability to decrease fatigue.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 80

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to decrease stress is 2.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about multivitamins's ability to decrease stress.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance is 1 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 multivitamins's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to improve cognitive ability is 1.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about multivitamins's ability to improve cognitive ability.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to improve cycling sprint performance is 1 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 multivitamins's ability to improve cycling sprint performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to improve immune function is 1.7 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about multivitamins's ability to improve immune function.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.7 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to improve memory 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 multivitamins's ability to improve memory.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to improve mood is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 80. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about multivitamins's ability to improve mood.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 80

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to improve recovery is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about multivitamins's ability to improve recovery.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to improve running performance is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about multivitamins's ability to improve running performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to increase alertness is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about multivitamins's ability to increase alertness.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to increase concentration 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 multivitamins's ability to increase concentration.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to increase strength is 1 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 multivitamins's ability to increase strength.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for multivitamins's ability to reduce muscle damage is 1 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 multivitamins's ability to reduce muscle damage.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20