Beet juice supplement is gradually cementing its place as one of the best performance boosters.
Research proved beetroot juice increases stamina by delaying an athlete’s time to exhaustion and reducing the oxygen cost of a training session. In addition, research in the journal Physiology shows beetroot concentrate improves blood flow to fast-twitch muscles, which are used for explosive running.
How does it work?
Experts reveal it’s all about the wonder compound, nitrate. Within the body, nitrate is converted into nitric oxide via the bacteria in the mouth. Nitric oxide is well known as a ‘vasodilator,’ meaning that it improves blood flow around the body. The improved flow increases the supply of oxygen to the working muscles and boosts efficiency, resulting in an injection of stamina.
How to take it?
About 600mg of nitrate is the optimum dose, therefore you need to take concentrated beet juice. Consume two hours before a training session to allow time for the nitrate to be processed by the body.