Benefits of Smelling Salts

The FDA-approved use of smelling salts is to revive a person who has fainted. However, some athletes believe that using smelling salts will make them more alert, perform better, and increase their overall strength.

However, recent research on athletes using smelling salts as a performance booster noted no positive effects from their use. This indicates that smelling salts may offer a placebo effect, giving people confidence that their performance is increasing.