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Scientific Information on Anaerobic Running Capacity
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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what what supplements affect Anaerobic Running Capacity
|Grade||Level of Evidence|
|A||Robust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials|
|B||Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled|
|C||Single double blind study or multiple cohort studies|
|D||Uncontrolled or observational studies only|
|Level of Evidence ||Supplement||Change||Magnitude of Effect Size ||Scientific Consensus||Comments|
Appears to increase anaerobic cardiovascular capacity, not to a remarkable degree however.
Cardiovascular exercise where failure is associated with metabolic acidosis (ie. 'the burn') appear to get benefit with bicarbonate supplementation to a small degree but... show
Appears to benefit anaerobic cardiovascular exercise, perhaps due to combination antifatigue effects and increasing power output
Somewhat effective, may simply be secondary to enhancing muscular endurance and reducing fatigue rather than any cardiopulmonary interaction
See 2 studies
An increase in anaerobic cardiovascular exercise has been noted with carnitine ingestion
No significant influence on anaerobic cardiovascular exercise has been detected with CoQ10 (although an anti-fatigue effect has been noted)
No significant influence on anaerobic exercise capacity when preloaded
No significant influence on anaerobic running capacity associated with Maca
The increase in performance on a sprint test appeared to be fairly significant, and pending more evidence nitrates may be a reference comparator.
Possibly effective at increasing cardiovascular exercise performance, likely secondary to fatigue reduction (although similarly unreliable)
No significant influence on anaerobic cardiovascular exercise capacity
Able to increase intermittent sprint performance
Insufficient evidence to support a role of panax ginseng in improving exercise performance
See 2 studies
No significant influence on anaerobic cardiovascular capacity independent of choline depletion
An increase in time to exhaustion has been noted in cycling at 85% of VO2 max with soy based phosphatidylserine (750mg) to the degree of 29+/-8%, which is quite notable.... show
|C||Branched Chain Amino Acids|
No significant performance enhancing effect on short-term cardiovascular exercise
No significant improvement in sprint capacity in trained persons supplementing HMB
No significant influence on anaerobic running capacity
Performance during short term cardiovascular exercise (assessed by time to exhaustion) does not appear to be significantly affected.
May be able to increase anaerobic physical performance, but this is unreliable due to arginine not reliably increasing nitric oxide concentrations.
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