The overall rating for potassium is 1.5 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Potassium
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Potassium Simple Report

  • Supplement: Potassium
  • Supplement Category: vitamins and minerals
  • Number of Products Containing Potassium: 416
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.5 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 20 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 2
  • Number of Claims: 2
  • Effective Dosage Range: 3 grams per day

Potassium Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for potassium is 1.5 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for potassium as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Potassium

There are 2 studies in the database on potassium; the research rating is 20. 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 potassium as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Potassium

Products Names Amount of Potassium
K9 White Pre-Workout 60mg
RECOVER Post-Training Formula 95mg
Guerrilla RCVY 36mg
Raw Intra Workout 53mg
PRE Natural 80mg
Full list of all 416 products containing Potassium.

Claim Ratings

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.

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve sports performance
improve sprint performance


The Supplement Database includes 1 studies on potassium dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 3 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Potassium.


Title of Study
Chronic Ingestion of Sodium and Potassium Bicarbonate, with Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium Citrate Improves Anaerobic Performance in Elite Soccer Players
Discrete physiological effects of beetroot juice and potassium nitrate supplementation following 4-wk sprint interval training