Sodium Bicarbonate

Does sodium bicarbonate work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Sodium Bicarbonate

The overall effectiveness rating for sodium bicarbonate is 1.9 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using sodium bicarbonate 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 Sodium Bicarbonate

There are 14 studies in the database on sodium bicarbonate; the confidence rating is 36. 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 sodium bicarbonate as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Sodium Bicarbonate

Products Containing Sodium Bicarbonate
K9 Black Pre-Workout
Endurance Mode
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Swole Max
Full list of all 9 products containing Sodium Bicarbonate.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about sodium bicarbonate. 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 muscular endurance
improve running performance
improve sports performance
improve sprint performance
improve swimming performance
decrease fatigue
improve cycling sprint performance

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve recovery


Title of Study
Chronic Ingestion of Sodium and Potassium Bicarbonate, with Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium Citrate Improves Anaerobic Performance in Elite Soccer Players
Effect of Beta Alanine and Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation on Repeated-Sprint Performance
Effect of ingested sodium bicarbonate on muscle force, fatigue, and recovery
Effect of sodium bicarbonate on muscle metabolism during intense endurance cycling
Effect of sodium bicarbonate on prolonged running performance: A randomized, double-blind, cross-over study
Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate on High-Intensity Endurance Performance in Cyclists: A Double-Blind, Randomized Cross-Over Trial
Increased blood pH but not performance with sodium bicarbonate supplementation in elite rugby union players
Sodium bicarbonate can be used as an ergogenic aid in high-intensity, competitive cycle ergometry of 1 h duration
Sodium Bicarbonate Ingestion and Repeated Swim Sprint Performance
Sodium bicarbonate supplementation improved MAOD but is not correlated with 200- and 400-m running performances: a double-blind, crossover, and placebo-controlled study
The effect of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on back squat and bench press exercise to failure
The effect of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on high-intensity intermittent running and subsequent performance
The Effects of Beta-Alanine and Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation on Anaerobic Performance in Trained Males
The Effects of Novel Ingestion of Sodium Bicarbonate on Repeated Sprint Ability