VO2 Max

VO2 Max refers to the maximal oxygen consumption during exercise, and is thought to reflect the abilities of the cardiorespiratory system (heart and lungs) to handle high intensity cardiovascular exercise (anaerobic exercise).


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 vo2 max

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
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The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
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Cordyceps  
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L-Carnitine  
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Trimethylglycine  
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Eleutherococcus senticosus  
HMB  
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"VO2 Max," Examine.com, published on 5 July 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, http://examine.com/topics/vo2-max/