Why do I want a beetroot supplement?

What is your “why” for wanting to improve your quality of life? Maybe it is to spend more time with your family or time doing activities you enjoy. Maybe it is to reach your athletic goals or improve your romantic life with your partner. Whatever the case, your path to finding the perfect beet supplement needs to start with your reason why.

With that, here is a guide to find the perfect beet supplement that can help you decide which supplement is best for you. 

Lower Blood Pressure

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Most likely, you are interested in this guide to find a perfect beet supplement because you want to lower your blood pressure.

Blood pressure can be a tricky thing. High blood pressure (or hypertension) can go almost undetected because it doesn’t have very many outward symptoms. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to get it checked regularly.

High blood pressure can lead to other health complications because that constant pressure against your arteries can damage artery walls. It may also be a sign that you have too much plaque built up in your blood vessels (mainly from fats and cholesterol). Over time, that blood pressure may make plaque break away from an artery wall. This will cause a blood clot which can trigger a heart attack or stroke.

With a beetroot supplement you can decrease your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. That would be reason enough, but there are more benefits you can expect from beetroot powder.

Boost Athletic Performance

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You can also take a beet supplement to improve your athletic performance. Because beetroot powder expands blood vessels, it improves your circulation. Athletes have long been consumers of products that improve nitric oxide levels.

Some studies have shown that drinking beetroot juice before performance improves results. In one study, cyclists drank beetroot juice or a placebo two and half hours before a timed trial. The beetroot supplement group had a greater power output and enhanced performance.

Other studies agree that beetroot powder can increase endurance, reduce muscle soreness, and improve recovery.

Many beetroot powders cater specifically to athletes. Some contain other ingredients that also boost nitric oxide levels.

Whether you are a cyclist or runner training for a race, or simply want to enhance your workout, beetroot powder can help you find the edge you are looking for.

Help Treat Sexual Dysfunction

Are you struggling in your romantic life because of sexual dysfunction? Sexual dysfunction can happen to both men and women, but beetroot powder can help by expanding your blood vessels and improving circulation.

Other Beet Benefits

Woman with stomachache, having food poisoning, grey backgroundImproving your circulation pressure can help you in other areas, including aiding digestion. If you go for a pulp-y beetroot juice, the fibers can reduce constipation and feed friendly gut bacteria. Beetroot also contains betaine, which may aid digestion.

High blood pressure is associated with degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. You can protect your brain and mental function as you keep your blood pressure healthy through a beetroot supplement.

Do you suffer from chronic cold hands and feet? You may have Raynaud’s disease, which are narrowed blood vessels that decrease circulation. You may benefit from a beet supplement that can expand your blood vessels.

What other ingredients should I look for?

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Watermelon is a great source of l-citrulline

Beetroot powder increases nitric oxide in your blood vessels, causing them to expand. But beetroot isn’t the only supplement that does this. There are other helpful ingredients that can decrease blood pressure. And beetroot itself can come in different forms with different benefits.

One helpful supplement is l-arginine. Like beetroot, this amino acid increases nitric oxide in your blood vessels and can help you lower your blood pressure.

A similar amino acid is l-citrulline, which is converted into l-arginine by your body. From there, it continues to aid in lowering blood pressure by expanding blood vessels.

Some beetroot powders have fermented beets. This helps lower the sugar content of the supplement and delivers some probiotics to your gut. If you like the sound of that, you might consider a fermented beetroot powder.

What forms of beetroot are available?

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Powder

Beetroot powder is simply dehydrated beet extract, ground to a fine dust (sometimes called beetroot crystals).  These are made to be easily mixed into water, juice, or a morning smoothie. Some are flavored and some are meant to be taken with something else. Simple, user-friendly, and easily absorbed, beetroot powder is the most popular form for a reason.

Juice

This may not be considered a “supplement,” but it is still a form of beetroot that you can take to get the benefits. This can be purchased, or you can juice your own beets with a juicer. One downside is that you need to drink more of the juice to get the same benefits as a typical supplement, unless you drink a concentrated form. And not everyone loves the taste of beets. But it is more easily absorbed, and you get more of the original nutrients.

Oil

Some beetroot supplements come as an oil that you simply take a small spoonful of each day. This can be a simple way to get your supplement, without having to mix a drink. However, like beetroot juice, not everyone is a fan of the taste.

Capsule

Want a simple, consistent, and taste-free way to get your beetroot supplement? You might want to consider a capsule. Though not as popular as the powder, this can still be a good way to get your beet benefits without the beet-y taste.

What other factors should I consider?

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You have thought about reasons for taking beetroot powder and considered other ingredients. What other factors should you take into consideration before you buy?

  • Price. Some are simply more expensive than others—you decide what is best for your budget.
  • Amount. As you look at price, think about what you get for your dollar. Look for serving size and number of servings per container.
  • Money-back guarantee. If you don’t end up liking it or if it doesn’t work for you, some supplements will compensate you for your troubles.
  • Usability. How easy is it to use? Do you simply stir it into water, or does it require a more complex smoothie? Does it come in a packet or do you have to measure it out? Or is it a pill you simply swallow? Think about what is most realistic for your schedule.
  • Flavor. Some beetroot supplements are tastier than others. If you dislike a beet-y taste, go for a flavored supplement or a capsule. Let your taste buds decide!

Why should I consider Heartbeet Complete?

Heartbeet Complete is a powdered beet supplement flavored like a tart cherry. Simply mix with water and you are ready to go! Along with beetroot, it contains l-arginine, l-citrulline, CoQ10, and turmeric. Use it to lower blood pressure, give an edge to your athletic performance, or improve your romantic life. We offer a competitive price and if you’re not satisfied, you get a money back guarantee! Why not give it a try?

We hope you enjoyed this guide to find the perfect beet supplement.

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