Sodium Bicarbonate

Table of Contents

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

Sodium Bicarbonate Simple Report

  • Supplement: Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Supplement Category: electrolytes
  • Number of Products Containing Sodium Bicarbonate: 9
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.9 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 36 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 14
  • Number of Claims: 9
  • Effective Dosage Range: 3 grams per day

Sodium Bicarbonate Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for sodium bicarbonate is 1.9 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 sodium bicarbonate as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Sodium Bicarbonate

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

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Products Containing Sodium Bicarbonate

Products Names Amount of Sodium Bicarbonate
K9 White Pre-Workout 200mg
Broken Arrow 150mg
N.O.-Xplode Amount not listed.
Swole Max 500mg
AMINOx Amount not listed.
Full list of all 9 products containing Sodium Bicarbonate.

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 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 Research Rating
improve recovery


The Supplement Database includes 2 studies on sodium bicarbonate dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 3 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Sodium Bicarbonate.


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