Frequently Asked Questions: Beet Juice

Who should drink Beet Juice?

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.

What has research shown about drinking Beet Juice?

Specific research in recent years has shown remarkable benefits of Beet Juice for athletes:

  • Boosts nitric oxide generation
  • Encourages blood flow
  • Natural source of energy and stamina
  • Improves athletic performance

What are nitrates and why are they good for me?

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.

How much nitrate is in Beet Juice?

Beet Juice contains 300mg (0.3g) of dietary nitrates per can (8.4oz), an amount typical of natural Beet Juice.

What does Beet Juice taste like?

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!

Who drinks Beet Juice and what do they think about it?

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!

I am not a professional athlete. Will I still see the same benefits?

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 and betaine in Beet juice, resulting in improved overall health. Also, every can of Juice Performer Beet juice contains 15% of the recommended daily value of Potassium. Diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and that are low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

When should I drink Beet Juice? Should I drink it for a number of consecutive days prior to a race expecting optimal results?

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.

Read what the experts at The Core Diet recommend.

Why should I drink Beet Juice, rather than eating beets?

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.

Why should I drink Beet Juice, rather than beet powders, shots, crystals or other beet products?

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.

Are there any unfavorable effects?

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.