More About Beetroot Extract
As well as high levels of nitrate, beetroots contain antioxidants, one of which (alpha-lipoic acid) helps to reduce glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity. A study from 2019 found that some compounds found within beetroot such as betalains could disrupt cancerous mutations of cells. Beetroot has also been shown to boost athletic performance, with a 2019 study showing high doses of beetroot improved the time trial results of experienced cyclists.
Concentrated beetroot extract is rich in vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, bioflavonoids and beta-carotene, and is often used as a supplement to maximise liver detoxification while boosting the natural production of hormones in the body that promote feelings of wellness and relaxation.