Beat Juice™ & Athletic Performance, Nitric Oxide & VO2 Max – www.drinkBEATjuice.com
One of the biggest limitations to athletes is our bodies’ ability to utilize oxygen efficiently during exercise. This is typically measured in VO2 max, which is the measure of the maximum amount of oxygen an athlete can harness during exercise. Simply put, the better your oxygen uptake, the better you will be at endurance exercise. Conversely, if you can reduce the oxygen cost of exercise, or lower the rate at which your body uses oxygen during exercise, you will also perform better, both of which occur after drinking Beat Juice™.
Countless recent clinical studies (Johns Hopkins University) have indicated that beets (found in concentration in Beat Juice™) have the ability to reduce the cost of oxygen during exercise. Beat Juice™ is loaded with nitrates, which have been proven to be greatly connected with increases in endurance activity performance. First, your body takes in nitrate in the form of NO3 from the beets found in Beat Juice™ and quickly converts it to nitrite (NO2). From there it travels to your stomach where it is converted again to nitric oxide (NO). NO is a vasodilator, and helps evenly distribute oxygen to muscles during exercise.
So, how does this convert to an increase in endurance performance?
The following are 3 studies to explain the powerful conversion that occurs within the body:
Study #1: This study investigated the impact of beetroot juice (highly concentrated in Beat Juice™) consumption on running performance. Five men and six women between the ages of 18 and 55 at moderate activity level consumed either a beetroot juice or a placebo an hour before a 5k treadmill test. After a one week period without beetroot juice or placebo, they returned to repeat the test taking the alternative to what they ingested in the previous trial. Average 5k times ranged from 19 to 35 minutes among group members for the placebo, but running speeds increased 3% after ingesting beetroot (this translates to roughly 41s improvement in speed). More importantly, the perceived exertion level was lower for the beetroot trial.
Study #2: This study investigated the impact of beetroot juice (concentrated in Beat Juice™) on cycling performance. Eight men who were “recreationally active” performed a cycling test, then consumed 500 ml/day of either beetroot juice or placebo for six days, then returned for another cycling test. The beetroot juice group had a significantly slower oxygen uptake rate than the placebo group and a significantly longer time to exhaustion than the placebo group (16% longer for beetroot group than placebo group).
Study #3: This study was another cycling study, but unlike the previous study it investigated the effects of drinking beet root juice one time only a few hours before a time trial. These participants were 9 competitive male cyclists who consumed either 500ml of beetroot juice or 500 ml placebo 2 ½ hours before performing a 4 and 16k time trial. The beet juice time trials had significantly higher power output levels for the same VO2 levels (5% higher power output for the 4km TT, 6% higher output for 16km TT), which resulted in faster finish times and increased performance.
So the general consensus is that drinking Beat Juice™ leading up to, and just before strenuous exercise has a marked impact on increased performance. Taking one dose 1-3 hours before an event will give you a 3-6% improvement in performance, but “loading” a week before your event will give you far greater performance benefits.
Learn more about the powerful benefits of Beat Juice™ at: www.drinkBEATjuice.com & Amazon
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