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Beet juice has become a common supplement and health tonic for both health and performance. In a recent article, I summarised the evidence from reviews of trials on beet juice. Some of the key points were: Beet juice is nutrient-dense and contains carotenoids (pro-vitamin A) vitamins B1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9, C, sodium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Beet juice is rich in antioxidant polyphenols and dietary nitrate. Nitrate is converted to nitric oxide which helps improve blood pressure and performance and might be beneficial to brain and gut health. Summary of performance benefits Overall, studies suggest...

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