Coach Brock reviews BeetElite Neoshots from Neogenis Sports. Nitrates + Nitrites = Nitric Oxide!
As part of the Ben Greenfield Fitness smartphone app series, Coach Brock reviews BeetElite Neoshots from Neogenis Sports.
Nitrates + Nitrites = Nitric Oxide
The reason beets enhance exercise performance is the first N: nitrates. Dietary nitrates are serially reduced to the second N, nitrites, to create the ultimate benefit, NO or nitric oxide. Nitric oxide has three primary functions for athletes:
- dilates blood vessels to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to muscles and cardiovascular system
- increases efficiency of oxygen utilization for energy production
- enhances the number of mitochondria to actually produce energy