Uric Acid

Uric acid is a molecule (a byproduct of purine metabolism) that, in excessive levels, can contribute to gout and kidney stones. Despite this, uric acid is a potent antioxidant compound.

This page features 6 unique references to scientific papers.

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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
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  1. The effects of a pre-workout supplement containing caffeine, creatine, and amino acids during three weeks of high-intensity exercise on aerobic and anaerobic performance
  2. Sun M1, et al Clinical study on application of bailing capsule after renal transplantation . Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. (2004)
  3. Parcell AC, et al Cordyceps Sinensis (CordyMax Cs-4) supplementation does not improve endurance exercise performance . Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. (2004)
  4. Colson SN, et al Cordyceps sinensis- and Rhodiola rosea-based supplementation in male cyclists and its effect on muscle tissue oxygen saturation . J Strength Cond Res. (2005)
  5. Chen S, et al Effect of Cs-4 (Cordyceps sinensis) on exercise performance in healthy older subjects: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial . J Altern Complement Med. (2010)
  6. Li Y1, et al Clinical application of Cordyceps sinensis on immunosuppressive therapy in renal transplantation . Transplant Proc. (2009)

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