Beetroot Juice Supplementation and Exercise

by Debra A. Wein, MS, RD, NSCA-CPT
Personal Training Quarterly January 2013
Vol 1, Issue 1

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This article addresses possible benefits, proposed mechanisms, dosage, and frequency of beetroot juice as an ergogenic aid.

Beets, a rich source of antioxidants and nitrates, may serve to improve blood pressure and blood flow throughout the body, including the muscles, brain, and heart. Consuming beetroot juice prior to high-intensity exercise may help improve a workout by increasing the amount of time before lactic acid builds up.

This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »

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