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Range of Motion

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
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Summary of Range of Motion

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Range of Motion


Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect range of motion
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
grade-c Glucosamine Minor - See study
An increase in range of motion has been noted alongside general osteoarthritis symptom reduction
grade-c HMB - - See study
No significant influence on range of motion (impaired in both groups due to soreness post workout)
grade-d Creatine Minor - See study
One study, that needs to be replicated, noted a reduction in range of motion.

All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.

The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.