Sodium Citrate

Does sodium citrate work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Sodium Citrate

The overall effectiveness rating for sodium citrate is 1.4 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence sodium citrate does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Sodium Citrate

There are 7 studies in the database on sodium citrate; the confidence rating is 35. 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 citrate as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Sodium Citrate

Products Containing Sodium Citrate
C4 Sport
Xtend Energy
Rapid Recovery
Vintage Bolt
Full list of all 9 products containing Sodium Citrate.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about sodium citrate. 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 running performance
improve sports performance
improve swimming performance

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve recovery


Title of Study
Acute versus chronic supplementation of sodium citrate on 200 m performance in adolescent swimmers
Dietary sodium citrate supplementation does not improve upper-body anaerobic performance in trained wrestlers in simulated competition-day conditions
Dietary sodium citrate supplementation enhances rehydration and recovery from rapid body mass loss in trained wrestlers
Effects of sodium citrate ingestion before exercise on endurance performance in well trained college runners
Impact of acute sodium citrate ingestion on endurance running performance in a warm environment
Impact of sodium citrate ingestion during recovery after dehydrating exercise on rehydration and subsequent 40-km cycling time-trial performance in the heat
The Effects of Sodium Citrate Ingestion on Metabolism and 1500-m Racing Time in Trained Female Runners