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Benefits of Beet Supplements for Health and Fitness

Last updated: April-5,2023

Benefits of Beet Supplements for Health and Fitness

The new generation of consumers is becoming more aware of the health benefits of natural and organic substances and prefers plant-based dietary supplements for holistic health, wellness, and fitness. In their efforts to find nutrient-rich supplement sources, beets have emerged as the new superfood with its host of health benefits, rich nutritional profile, low fat and caloric content, and affordability to the general public. And the increasing awareness of the health benefits of beet supplements is driving up the demand for beet extracts and supplements worldwide.[I][ii][iii]

What Are Beet Supplements?

Beet supplements are beetroot extracts, which can be consumed as powder, juice, or capsules. You can take these as dietary supplements or as food additives to enhance the dishes' nutritional profile, color, and taste. One of the main active ingredients in beet supplements is betanin (betalains), which can help reduce oxidative and nitrative stress in the body, help prevent DNA damage, and support healthy LDL levels already in a normal range. Additionally, beet supplements contain inorganic nitrate, vulgaxanthin, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, copper, and iron. As a result, you can use beetroot supplements to support a host of health benefits, especially for promoting heart health or enhancing athletic performance.[iv][v][vi]

Health Benefits of Beet Supplements

Packed with essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, beet supplements offer a wide range of health benefits for supporting growth and development, heart health, bone formation, nutrient metabolism, brain function, and many more.[vi] Some of the more impressive health benefits of beet supplements include:

Supporting Healthy Blood Pressure Levels*

Beets have a well-documented effect on supporting blood pressure levels, helping to maintain healthy systolic and diastolic pressure levels already in a normal range, and promoting heart health. Research indicates that this effect is likely due to the high concentrations of nitrates and folates in beet supplements.[vii][viii][ix]

Improving Athletic Performance

The high concentration of dietary nitrates in beetroot supplements can also help improve athletic performance by promoting the efficiency of mitochondria, enhancing endurance, and reducing oxygen consumption without affecting performance.[x][xi][xii]

Fighting Inflammation from Overexercising

Betalains, the active ingredient found in beet juice and extracts, has been linked to having anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce inflammation associated with overexercising.[xiii][xiv][xv][xvi]

Promoting Digestive Health

Beet supplements are a great source of fiber, which feeds the friendly gut bacteria, thereby promoting digestive health and helping to address temporary constipation.

Supporting Brain Health

The high concentrations of nitrates in beet supplements can help dilate the blood vessels and increase blood flow to the brain's frontal lobe, which may help promote higher-level thinking and working memory. Additionally, research has also linked regular beet intake with healthy cognitive function.[xxiii][xxiv][xxv]

Balancing Energy Intake to Aid Weight Management

Beet extract and juice are low in fat and calories but rich in water, fiber, and protein content. This can not only help balance energy intake but also help in weight management by promoting the feeling of fullness, decreasing appetite, and improving the quality of diet.[xxxi][xxxii][xxxiii][xxxiv] [xxxiii]

Market Trends and Demand for Beet Supplements

The nutrient, vitamin, and mineral-rich beets have the benefit of being low in calories and fat and are extremely affordable for the general populace. As a result, beets have emerged as the new superfood with a host of health benefits. This is also reflected in the global dietary supplements market, with the sales and market size for beet extracts (beet sugar juice and beetroot powder) growing rapidly. The beet sugar juice extract market has grown from $4.73 billion in 2022 to $5.05 billion in 2023 and is set to reach $6.59 billion by 2027 with a CAGR of 6.9%. Similarly, the beetroot powder market size was $12.6 billion in 2022 and is set to reach $13.7 billion by 2028 with a CAGR of 5.10%. North American consumers constitute a major share of this market, with the Asia-Pacific consumer base expanding rapidly. And as the health benefits of beet supplements are becoming more apparent and consumers are becoming more health conscious, this beet supplement market trend is likely to continue, with the demand for beet supplements increasing rapidly in the coming years.[ii][iii]

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[i] https://www.lifefood.eu/eu_en/blog-superfood-beetroot

[ii] https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/report/sugar-beet-juice-extract-global-market-report

[iii] https://www.marketdataforecast.com/market-reports/beetroot-powder-market

[iv] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8565237/

[v] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/beetroot

[vi] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-beet

[vii] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31553287/

[viii] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24992304/

[ix] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34478339/

[x] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28007968/

[xi] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5295087/

[xii] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26457670/

[xiii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK493173/

[xiv] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27278926/

[xv] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260944042_Betalain-rich_red_beet_concentrate_improves_reduced_knee_discomfort_and_joint_function_A_double_blind_placebo-controlled_pilot_clinical_study

[xvi] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4221885/

[xxiii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4425174/


[xxv] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24858657/

[xxxi] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29151813/

[xxxii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768815/

[xxxiii] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25926512/


[xxxv] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7071223/

March 24th, 2023

About the Author:

Gene Bruno

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG) - Mr. Bruno possesses over 43 years of dietary supplement industry experience. With a Master's degree in nutrition and a second Master's degree in herbal medicine, he has a proven track record of formulating innovative, evidence-based dietary supplements. Mr. Bruno currently serves as both the Senior Director of Product Innovation at Twinlab Corporation and Professor of Nutraceutical Science at Huntington University of Health Sciences.