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Beet Juice works. It's a performance booster like no other. And it's all about the Natural Nitrates. Our Beet Juice Powder has been extensively tested, and the nitrates are pure and perfect, even more concentrated than in whole beets! Pure Clean Powder's Organic Beet Juice Powder is the highest quality, most effective beet juice powder available today. For athletes, no other beet juice powder comes close.

"As a professional cyclist and Physical Therapist, I am always looking for ways to improve athletic performance. There are a lot of fads out there and people make a lot of unfounded claims about various ways to improve performance. The only supplement I am willing to add to my diet is pure organic beet juice. The scientific research supports the claims of improved performance, and with Pure Clean Powder I can be sure that I'm getting an organic full strength beet juice in the convenience of a powder. I've read the research, I use it myself, I know it works."
     -Dr. Jade Wilcoxson

Nitrates in beet juice have been shown to boost power output without changing oxygen consumption, effectively lower the oxygen cost of exercise. The University of Exeter study conducted by Dr. Andrew Jones found that competitive cyclists were able to shave 45 seconds from a 16.1km Time Trial. Researchers have found that, as a vasodilator (widens blood vessels), beet juice decreases blood pressure, which allows better blood flow as well as oxygen consumption. It also aids your muscles by reducing the amount of oxygen needed during exercise. So your heart doesn't have to work as hard and muscles will have greater endurance and will recover faster. 

VIDEO--Dr. Andrew Jones, Exeter Study    |   VIDEO--Dr. Allen Lim: Beet Juice and the Team |  DOSING STUDY--Dr. Andrew Jones, Exeter University

Studies also have shown that little, if any, increase in endurance performance resulted from just one day of beet juice. Natural Nitrates, such as in fresh beet juice and beet juice powder need several days of continuous use to be maximally effective. Testing was done with fit male athletes and used 500 ml beet juice (2 scoops of powder). Each body responds differently. Pay attention to your own body and find the amount appropriate for your own performance goals. Evidence in the following recent study shows that beet juice supplementation is advantageous for vascular, muscle and skeletal, as well as metabolic function during exercise.

The nitrates in beet juice react with bacteria in your saliva and stomach to produce nitric oxide in your body. For maximum performance, it is recommended that antibiotic mouthwash, chewing gum and anti-bacterial toothpaste not be used near the time you are consuming the beet juice.

Research links:

Dose-Response Relationships, Journal of Applied Physiology  
International Journal of Sport Nutrition #1 
International Journal of Sport Nutrition #2 
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: 
Journal of Applied Physiology #1 
Journal of Applied Physiology #2 

Disciamer:  Pure Clean Powder and Core 4 Nutrition make no medical claims or recommendations.  It is recommended that you check with your health care practiioner if you have medical questions.