Beet Root Powder: The Holy Grail of Endurance Supplements?
WHAT IS BEET ROOT POWDER?
Beetroot powder is made from the beetroot vegetable. It is simply beetroot in powder form.
This root vegetable is round and red, but white, yellow and striped versions are also available. It’s related to turnips, rutabagas and sugar beets.
Beetroot is often ground into powder form to make it easier to consume. Beetroot powder is added to water for a nutritious drink. It is also used in smoothies and greens drinks, sprinkled on salads and used in gravies, sauces, soups and to provide color to most any recipe.
NUTRIENTS IN BEET ROOT POWDER
Beet root and beet root leaves are full of Vitamins A, B6 and C, magnesium, iron, folate, potassium, iron, calcium, proteins, and soluble fiber.
Beet root is loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants.
Most of the calories in beet root come from natural sugars. Compared to most foods that people eat, don't worry about the sugar content from beets. It is trivial.
BEET ROOT POWDER BENEFITS AND USES
When athletes ask if beet root powder is good for them, we always answer with a resounding, “Yes!”
If you have issues with blood pressure, circulation, energy, or endurance, then beet root powder is the supplement for you.
Some of the main benefits of beet root powder include:
- Supports healthy blood pressure because it contains nitrates that are vasodilators.
- Improves athletic performance by boosting your stamina and muscle blood flow and recovery.
- Regulates homocysteine as beet root is high in betaine, converting homocysteine to methionine.
- Improves blood sugar control.
- Tremendous antioxidant that limits free radical damage in the body.
- Supports healthy blood clotting factors.
- Excellent source of Folate.
HOW DO YOU TAKE BEET ROOT POWDER?
Beet Root tends to be dosed on the the nitrites it contains, with around 0.1-0.2mmol/kg (6.4-12.8mg/kg) being the target for nitrate. This is about 436mg for a 150lb person. Our APEX O2™ Endurance + Stamina Support contains an optimal 500mg of Beet Root Powder per serving.
WHERE CAN I FIND BEET ROOT POWDER?
Beet Root Powder is often dosed straight up, in powder form.
It can be added to foods, smoothies or any liquid medium. It should be noted that cooking does not decrease the potency or effective of Beet Root.
You can also find Beet Root Powder in our APEX O2™ supplement, designed to increase your cardiovascular capacity, improve your lung function AND improve muscle recovery!
Synergistically formulated with additional key endurance supporting supplements, APEX O2™ will help any individual increase their endurance and stamina.