Beet juice has been enjoyed by a variety of cultures over the eons for its invigorating properties. Fast forward to today and beetroot has proven to be a more viable source of dietary nitrates compared with other vegetables. Dietary nitrates are reduced to nitric oxide in the body and this pathway complements the “L-argininenitric oxide” pathway.
Additionally, beetroot is also rich in bioactive antioxidants. However, converting raw beets into a proven sports nutrition ingredient was challenging. There was a need to develop a mild-tasting, stable beetroot powder with standardized nitrates and antioxidants. In 2012, ENovate Biolife succeeded in developing such an ingredient and it was launched in late 2012 as RedNite®. Standardized nitrates can help improve the circulatory system and physical performance through better blood flow, strengthening muscle fiber contractility, and boosting mitochondrial efficiency. Additionally, nitric oxide also brings cardiovascular health benefits such as healthy blood pressure and protection from coronary heart disease.
Learn more about the clinical research and biological mechanisms behind this beetroot derived performance enhancing ingredient.
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