Beetroot Extract contains high quality Beetroot extract. Throughout history Beetroot has been used in medicinal food and recent research has confirmed these uses as well as highlighting some new health benefits.
Recent research has demonstrated beetroot is uniquely rich source of phytonutrient pigments collectively known as betalains.
Betalains are nitrogen-containing, water-soluble plant pigments which have big range of desirable biological activities. These includie antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular-protective properties.
Recent studies has shown beetroot's role in cardiovascular health has cited nitrate as the key component responsible for these benefits. Researchers found that nitrate from beetroot increased levels of nitric oxide within the body. Nitric oxide signals the smooth muscle fibres to relax, which increases blood flow, subsequently improving circulation and reducing blood pressure.
Beetroots also contain various carotenoids, iron, potassium, fibre, vitamin c, folic acid and betaine. Betaine (also known as TMG) has been shown to reduce the blood concentration of homocysteine, a substance linked to heart disease.