Flora Red Beet Crystals are a nutritious, energizing superfood that help to boost nitric oxide levels in the body. This naturally sweet tasting, instantly soluble product is a pure concentrate that is carefully obtained from the juice of freshly harvested, organic beet roots.
The beets come from organic farms in Europe and are fresh pressed using hydraulic presses soon after harvesting. Next, the juice is vacuum dehydrated without the use of heat or freeze-drying, in order to best preserve the nutrients and antioxidants. By removing the water, crystals naturally form into a highly concentrated source of beet goodness. Each 200 g jar is made from the equivalent of 2.6 kg/5.7 lb. of red beet roots. Convenient and great tasting, this energizing superfood can easily be added to smoothies, soups, salads, water or just taken straight off the spoon.
Beet juice has a reputation for supporting exercise performance, energy and cardiovascular health. The main way it does this is by boosting nitric oxide production in the body. Beet nitrates get converted during digestion and metabolism into nitric oxide. This conversion is helped by things like vitamin C, polyphenols and CoQ10. This leads to wonderful things like vasodilation, better tissue perfusion of oxygen and nutrients, normalized blood pressure and mitochondrial biogenesis (an increase in size and numbers of the little energy factories that power our cells).
In a “Systematic Review1 of Effects of Beet Juice on Endurance in Athletes”, the authors found that beet juice can improve cardiorespiratory endurance in athletes by:
- increasing cardio and energy efficiency
- increasing time to exhaustion
- increasing VO2 max (a measurement of lung volume and oxygen carrying capacity)
- improving cardiorespiratory performance during anaerobic exercise
Certified organic, gluten-free, vegan and Non-GMO Project verified, Flora’s Red Beet Crystals are at your disposal to take your salads and smoothies to the next level and to power your next run or workout towards a new personal best. Enjoy 15% at checkout this week by using code ‘beet15’ on our site.
- Domínguez R, Cuenca E, Maté-Muñoz JL, et al. Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Cardiorespiratory Endurance in Athletes. A Systematic Review. Nutrients. 2017;9(1):43.