Functionality in Elderly or Injured

Supplements that improve symptoms of osteoarthritis, reduce the risk of falls, or improve muscle function in elderly persons tend to improve physical function and movement resulting in increased quality of life.


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 functionality in elderly or injured

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
S-Adenosyl Methionine
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Dehydroepiandrosterone  
Curcumin  
Vitamin D  
Creatine  
Kaempferia parviflora  
Krill Oil  
Phenylpiracetam  
Zinc  
Nitrate  
Oxiracetam  
Cissus quadrangularis  
Vinpocetine  

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"Functionality in Elderly or Injured," Examine.com, published on 5 July 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, https://examine.com/topics/functionality-in-elderly-or-injured/