Glycogen Resynthesis

Glycogen resynthesis refers to the rate of glycogen replenishment following its depletion from exercise, and supplements that increase the rate of glycogen repletion are thought to be useful to athletes with a high workload and carbohydrate intake.

This page features 4 unique references to scientific papers.

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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what supplements affect Glycogen Resynthesis
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
Magnitude of Effect Size
Scientific Consensus Comments
C Creatine
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C Fenugreek
C Chromium
C D-Ribose
D Vanadium


  1. Sawada SG1, et al Evaluation of the anti-ischemic effects of D-ribose during dobutamine stress echocardiography: a pilot study . Cardiovasc Ultrasound. (2009)
  2. Teitelbaum JE1, Johnson C, St Cyr J The use of D-ribose in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: a pilot study . J Altern Complement Med. (2006)
  3. Gebhart B1, Jorgenson JA Benefit of ribose in a patient with fibromyalgia . Pharmacotherapy. (2004)
  4. Omran H1, et al D-Ribose improves diastolic function and quality of life in congestive heart failure patients: a prospective feasibility study . Eur J Heart Fail. (2003)

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