When Michael Jackson tells you to ‘beat it’, know that he isn’t kidding around. Beets are an incredibly rich source of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, & B-complex, minerals, antioxidants, and perhaps most notably betaine & dietary nitrate. Glycine betaine found in beetroot supports your heart and brain health.
The dietary nitrates are particularly interesting for their effect on the human body. The dietary nitrate converts to nitrite by various bacteria on the tongue, at a rate of about 20%. Once this nitrite enters the bloodstream, it is further metabolized to nitric oxide (NO). Regarded by some as the ‘miracle molecule’, nitric oxide naturally optimizes circulation throughout the body via a process known as vasodilation. Blood vessels relax & dilate, and blood pressure lowers.
Until recently, the scientific community was under the impression that consumption of the amino acids arginine and citrulline was the only way to boost nitric oxide levels organically. Some scientists go as far as to state their belief that NO is equally important as oxygen to human health. Quite the claim!
The 1998 Nobel Prize for Physiology was awarded to three scientists for their discoveries concerning ‘nitric oxide as a signaling chemical in the cardiovascular system’. The primary demographic that should have a keen interest in regards to this topic are athletes of all kinds. Studies have been performed on cyclists, runners, divers, rowers, etc., with very promising results. More endurance, longer breath-holding times, faster running and the like are the norm for these experiments. Two to three juiced beets should be a sufficient amount to see substantial results.
Now, when you grab a handful of beets and juice ’em up, make sure to have a jar of Pürblack Shilajit nearby. Taking a pea-sized serving of shilajit in or alongside your beet juice will add an esoteric, powerful vibe to your juice. You will also feel an exponential increase in the number of nutrients you absorb from the succulent red concoction. As you slowly sip your shila-beet juice in preparation for race day, imagine the shilajit dancing with the nitric oxide in your body, blasting Mother Nature’s ferocious, boundless energy through your veins. Lance Armstrong? He’s got nothing on you.
Be sure to exercise mindfulness, as beets contain high levels of oxalic acid. Oxalic acid prevents your body from absorbing certain minerals, ultimately contributing to kidney stone formation. Luckily, Pürblack supersedes the quality & efficacy of all previously manufactured shilajit resins, so it has an innate ability to neutralize the oxalic acid.
The only thing you’ll need to worry about is making your peers feel bad, as you will be functioning at such a high energetic level. It’s like the lobster trying to crawl out of the bucket; all the other crustaceans are going to latch on and make your escape much more difficult. People will begin to look at you in a funny way; sometimes in awe, others in fear. It is OK; they haven’t yet stumbled upon the magic that is botanical medicine. Compassion is tantamount. Demonstrate your true inner warrior. You are a knight and a samurai!