Beet Juice is designed for athletes looking to improve their performance by adding the proven benefits of natural nitrates from Beet juice in a convenient, portable can. Additionally, Beet Juice is helpful for anyone who wants to stay active, wants a natural way to lower their blood pressure, or just wants to increase their vegetable intake.
Specific research in recent years has shown remarkable benefits of Beet Juice for athletes:
Beets contain high levels of naturally occurring nitrates. When consumed, a chain reaction occurs in the body that converts these nitrates into nitric oxide (NO) – a molecule that improves oxygen and blood flow throughout the body.
Nitric oxide has two major effects on an athlete. The first is that it causes blood vessels to dilate, enhancing blood and oxygen flow throughout the brain, heart, and muscles. At the same time, it makes the mitochondria more efficient so they are able to create the same energy while consuming less oxygen. This is a powerful combination that helps the body extend endurance and improve intensity levels during exercise.
Beet Juice contains 300mg (0.3g) of dietary nitrates per can (8.4oz), an amount typical of natural Beet Juice.
Beet Juice is available in three flavors, Beet with B12, Beet with Passion Fruit Juice and Beet with Pineapple Juice. Beet with B12 tastes like beets – sweet and earthy, while Beet with Passion Fruit blends the beet with a sweet tropical fruit. Beet with Pineapple Juice is the sweetest of them all, made especially for athletes who might not like the taste of beets but still want the performance benefits! They are all 100% natural and don’t contain any artificial additives or preservatives. They taste as good as they are for you!
Check out our Athletes page for a list of professional athletes who drink Beet Juice as part of their training regimen to help improve their performance. There are links for each one to their social media, websites, etc… ask them yourself what they think about Beet Juice!
You do not have to be a professional athlete to take advantage of the ergogenic benefits of Beet Juice. The nitrates provide increased stamina and strength, which should lead to improved training and race results. Besides the performance benefits, you will also receive the benefits of the antioxidants, betaine in Beet juice, resulting in lower blood pressure and improved overall health.
While many athletes drink 1 can of Beet Juice every day as part of their training regimen, you may want to start by drinking 1 can of Beet Juice each day for the seven days prior to your race. Then, drink another can 2-3 hours before your race… some people consume 2 cans to maximize the benefits. Check out this article on Fueling Tips for Marathoners.
When vegetables are juiced, they are 10 times more nutrient-rich because their nutritive compounds are highly concentrated (source). As a result, Beet Juice contains substantial amounts of antioxidants, naturally occurring nitrates and betaine. While you can get these same benefits from raw beets (in less concentrated amounts), people typically cook them, breaking down the positive nutrients and reducing the benefits.
Beet Juice is 100% juice with no added preservatives, colors, flavors, or sugars. Beet Juice is also 100% natural juice in its natural form… it has not been created in a lab or concentrated.
Beet Juice is safe for most people when consumed in the amounts typically found in foods. Beets can turn the urine pink – not to worry – this is perfectly natural and is not harmful. Some people also feel gastrointestinal discomfort.