Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise refers to cardiovascular exercise that does not fall under the anaerobic exercise category, and can be conducted for a prolonged period of time. Supplements that improve endurance significantly can benefit aerobic performance.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect aerobic exercise

Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
Branched Chain Amino Acids
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​Supplement Goals Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Caffeine  
Sodium Bicarbonate  
Colostrum  
Creatine  
L-Carnitine  
Vitamin C  
Magnesium  
Ashwagandha  
Marijuana  
Nitrate  
Astaxanthin  
Citrulline  
Cocoa Extract  
Cordyceps  
Kaempferia parviflora  
Pelargonium sidoides  
Pyruvate  
Velvet Antler  
Vitamin E  
Blueberry