Beetroots: The Secret to a Nasty Pump

Beetroot powder is a supplement that is made my dehydrating beets and then crushing them to form a powder. It is then sold as is or sometimes even added to some pre-workouts due to the multitude of benefits it has which will be discussed in today's article.

Beetroots have been shown to be effective at reducing blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide levels in the bloodstream which in turn dilates the blood vessels. So, if you're looking to get a nasty pump, beets might need to be added to your pre-workout arsenal.

Another benefit of consuming beets is that studies have shown that the consumption of nitrates can boost exercise performance due to increasing our bodies efficiency on using oxygen. The two particular sports where using nitrates have shown to have a benefit are cycling and running. This makes sense as these are sports that rely more on aerobic respiration.

Lastly, beets are rich in potassium, iron, folate, manganese and vitamin C. So, along with the heart healthy benefits and workout enhancing properties, beets can also help you reach your vitamin and mineral targets for the day.

In terms of dosing, I recommend 5 to 10 grams of beetroot powder to be added to water or your pre workout to maximize vasodilation. I hope you found this article interesting. Now go beet it!

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