After seeing a TV show which showed the effects of beetroot juice on stamina, I was keen to see if it worked for me. We started to buy beetroot juice, and took a shot each morning and before yoga class. It really worked! On a busy day at work, it really gave me more ‘get up and go’ – it sometimes felt like a natural caffeine hit.
These little shots from James White are great, but we were buying a larger bottle and just drinking a measure each morning, as I prefer to make less waste. As you can see, there are loads of other benefits to beetroot juice. This antioxidant and nitrite rich vegetable supports brain health, reduces blood pressure, and improves kidney and liver health. It also contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 & C, folic acid, protein and fibre. Wow! It’s the nitrites which help to increase blood flow and oxygenation of the body (thus the increased stamina).
So, when I was offered the chance to try a beetroot supplement from Geco, I jumped at the opportunity. It contains beetroot powder and betaine – each serving containing the equivalent of 5 beetroots! Now, you can’t beat that without turning your mouth purple!
I noticed that the supplements took longer to work for me – I didn’t feel that instant hit that I was sometimes getting from the shot of pure beetroot juice. I did, however, noticed a sustained improvement in my energy levels and my stamina, particularly during a high energy yoga class. I don’t have high blood pressure, so I can’t comment on these effects, but I do feel healthier and less fatigued after exercise or a particularly busy day. One of the best things about the Geco range of supplements is that they are high quality, natural and organic. There’s no added bulking agents, or other unnecessary ingredients.
I’d definitely recommend them – and they’re much more portable than beetroot juice. Yet, I’d also recommend the juice option.
Beetroots are good – take them in some form!
Thanks for reading – I hope you have a wonderful day!
Geco Supplements send me this product free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.