Does sodium work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for sodium

The overall effectiveness rating for sodium is 3 out of 3. This rating means there is ample evidence that using sodium will lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for sodium

There is one study in the database on sodium; the confidence 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 rating is for sodium as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing sodium

Products Containing sodium
Anabolic BCAA
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Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about sodium. 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


Title of Study
Ingestion of sodium plus water improves cardiovascular function and performance during dehydrating cycling in the heat