Do essential amino acids work?

    Claims for Essential Amino Acids

    The supplement database currently has 3 claims for Essential Amino Acids. The claims include: increase protein synthesis, reduce muscle soreness, decrease protein breakdown.

    Overall Grade for Essential Amino Acids

    The average score for all claims for Essential Amino Acids is 3 meaning there is evidence that this supplement lives up to its expectations. Using this supplement should lead to improvements. Click on a specific claim below for more specifics.

    Claim #1: decrease protein breakdown

    The evidence supports the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 1
    Overall Rating of this Claim 3

    Claim #2: increase protein synthesis

    The evidence supports the claim. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 5
    Overall Rating of this Claim 3

    Claim #3: reduce muscle soreness

    The evidence supports the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 1
    Overall Rating of this Claim 3