Does nitrate work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Nitrate

The overall effectiveness rating for nitrate is 1.1 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence nitrate does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Nitrate

There are 5 studies in the database on nitrate; 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 nitrate as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Nitrate

Products Containing Nitrate
Outlift Concentrate
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Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about nitrate. 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 high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance
improve running performance
improve sprint performance
increase strength
improve cycling sprint performance


Title of Study
Dietary nitrate does not enhance running performance in elite cross-country skiers
Effects of acute supplementation of L-arginine and nitrate on endurance and sprint performance in elite athletes
No Effect of Acute and 6-Day Nitrate Supplementation on VO2 and Time-Trial Performance in Highly Trained Cyclists
Sodium nitrate supplementation does not enhance performance of endurance athletes
The effect of six days of dietary nitrate supplementation on performance in trained CrossFit athletes