Nathan Bryan of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston has developed a product called BeetElite, composed of concentrated organic beetroot crystals that are mixed with 4 ounces of water, used by athletes to improve performance and enhance endurance.
According to John Ivy, a professor of kinesiology and health education at UT, beets contain high amounts of nitrates and nitrites, the basic components of nitric oxide — a vasodilator, which improves blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps prevent atherosclerosis.
Ivy conducted an experiment involving Austin triathletes. 13 of 16 subjects in a double blind study performed better in a simulated cycling time trial after drinking 4 ounces of BeetElite 15 minutes before exercising. Subjective reports include lower perceived exertion, and faster recovery.
According to a recent press release on the StatesMan:
“It’s not like caffeine where you feel this buzz. It doesn’t work that way. But as you’re exercising, particularly near the end of a workout, you have that ability to do it without struggling,” Ivy said. “The problem is, most people think beet juice doesn’t taste very good. Some compare the flavor to “sweet dirt.” You’d have to drink a liter of it, or the juice of six big beets, to get the benefits.
For more information about the science of BeetElite or to order the product, visit them at www.beetelite.com.
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