When a local company reached out to me to try BeetBoost, I was thrilled. I had heard about beet juice being great for endurance athletes but never got around to trying it. I was excited to test it out in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are my own.I was sent a box of BeetBoost which contains 10 packets. The instructions say to mix one BeetBoost pack (11g) with one cup of water and drink 20 minutes before and as needed during exercise. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. It was light and not bad. I was expecting something more tart. I hadn’t had beets and cherries together before. The first time I used it was on an eight mile run and it went well. I felt great at the end of my run. I’m not sure if it was the BeetBoost or not. But I felt that when I used the BeetBoost my stamina was great. I used it on my first race of the year and ended up with a PR. I’ve decided to test it out even further and I bought another box. I’m looking forward to using it on my half marathon this weekend. Here are five reasons to like BeetBoost:
- Beets are naturally high in nitrates in which the body changes into nitric oxide. This helps with blood flow and contributes to reduced blood pressure.
- Improves muscle endurance. From the BeetBoost website, more oxygen rich blood also helps muscles – including the heart muscle – work more efficiently too. When muscles work more efficiently, they don’t burn as much oxygen, resulting in more power with less effort. People report higher endurance levels and faster recovery after exercise.
- Improved mental clarity. The BeetBoost website also states that nitric oxide increases vasodilation(widening of blood vessels) increasing blood flow to your brain and improving mental clarity. Nitric oxide also facilitates sleep by allowing you to achieve REM sleep more often due to increased elasticity of blood vessels.
- BeetBoost is unique in that Beets is not the only ingredient in it. Tart cherries is the second and only other ingredient. Get this, tart cherries have been proven to speed up recovery in endurance athletes. I did not know this. Tart cherries contain anti-inflammatory nutrients. Here’s a link to an article from running.competitor.com. From the BeetBoost website, the tart cherries found in BeetBoost contain phytonutrients called anthocyanins, which are antioxidants which help manage muscle and joint health.
- There are no added sweeteners, flavors or anything else. It’s pure natural. Each serving contains 6 medium non-gmo beets and 35 tart cherries.
BeetBoost seems to be a great way to improve performance as well as aid in recovery. I’ve been hooked in and will be testing it out longer. One lucky reader will get to win a box of BeetBoost. This giveaway is open to US residents only. It starts on March 11 and will end on March 19. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway HERE! For more info on BeetBoost, check out http://beetboost.com/.
Have you tried BeetBoost, or beet juice for increased performance or tart cherries for recovery?
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