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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what what supplements affect VO2 max
|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|
Improvements in VO2 max are not wholly reliable, and appear to be low in magnitude.
Highly unreliable effects on VO2 max and currently is thought to have no significant effect.
There is no evidence to support an improvement of VO2 max when fish oil is consumed alongside an exercise routine
For the most part, peak VO2 consumption is not significantly influenced by supplemental sodium bicarbonate (although VO2 kinetics that are not referring to VO2 max... show
See 2 studies
An increase in VO2 max of untrained persons has been noted following CoQ10 supplementation.
Does not appear to have a role in altering VO2 max
Not an astounding increase in VO2 max, requires replication.
See 2 studies
No significant influence on VO2 max in otherwise healthy persons.
May slightly improve oxygen consumption during submaximal exercise in untrained persons, but overall the improvement in VO2 max does not appear to be highly potent or reliable.
No significant influence on VO2 max ratings
|C||Green Tea Catechins|
An increase in VO2 max has been noted in untrained persons
No detectable influence on VO2 max associated with carnitine supplementation
Possible increases in VO2 max, but requires more evidence to ascertain potency and reliability
No significant influence on VO2 max in trained athletes
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