Beetroot juice increases exercise endurance

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Author: Kim Hunter
Date: Sept. 22, 2009
From: Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism(Vol. 21, Issue 3.)
Publisher: National Herbalists Association of Australia
Document Type: Report
Length: 407 words
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Bailey SJ et al. 2009. Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of low-intensity exercise and enhances tolerance to high-intensity exercise in humans. J App Physiol Aug 6 (Epub ahead of print).

According to this small study the nitrate content in beetroot juice may be responsible for reducing oxygen uptake to a surprising extent, making exercise less tiring. Nitric oxide (NO), synthesized in the body from l-arginine by NO synthases, plays a role in adaptation to physical exercise by modulating blood flow, muscular contraction and glucose uptake and in the control of cellular respiration. Other studies have shown that NO can...

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Hunter, Kim. "Beetroot juice increases exercise endurance." Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, vol. 21, no. 3, 2009, p. 83+. Gale Academic Onefile, Accessed 20 Oct. 2019.

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