Performance Enhancer

Performance enhancers are any compound which has been shown or suggest to, after oral administration, enhance physical output. Effects may vary depending on what exercise one is doing, but these will enhance your abilities to do said exercises.

This page features 4 unique references to scientific papers.


Performance Enhancing compounds are those that increase work capacity, cardiac output, or muscular strength/endurance in exercise settings by various means.

Performance enhancement can happen through various mechanisms, such as buffering of lactic acid (as is the case with Beta-Alanine) or via neurological means (as is the case, in part, with Caffeine).

Performance increases in which experimental subjects are able to exert more force, isometric strength, or have increased work capacity.

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Scientific Support & Reference Citations

Scientific support for each compound can be found vicariously through their respective pages.


  1. Writing Group for the NINDS Exploratory Trials in Parkinson Disease (NET-PD) Investigators, et al Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial . JAMA. (2015)
  2. Taylor MJ1, et al Folate for depressive disorders . Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2003)
  3. Godfrey PS1, et al Enhancement of recovery from psychiatric illness by methylfolate . Lancet. (1990)
  4. Kushwaha S1, Chawla P1, Kochhar A1 Effect of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on antioxidant profile and oxidative status among postmenopausal women . J Food Sci Technol. (2014)

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