Activlab Beet Shot is a dietetic special-purpose food product, in the composition of which there is highly concentrated beetroot juice with an additive of citrulline. The preparation is available in the form of one-off shots, does not require diluting and may be consumed immediately after opening.
The preparation plays the function of a pre-workout booster.
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ACTIVLAB Beet Shot is a dietetic special-purpose food product, in the composition of which there is highly concentrated beetroot juice with an additive of citrulline. The preparation is available in the form of one-off shots, does not require diluting and may be consumed immediately after opening.
The preparation plays the function of a pre-workout booster. When taken before physical effort, it increases endurance and positively influences sports efficiency. It may delay the occurrence of the first signs of fatigue and accelerate the process of post-workout recovery.
Beetroot juice is produced from the root of beet (Beta vulgaris). It is an incredibly popular and tasty vegetable, constitutes a powerful source of valuable nutritional and pro-health ingredients. Characteristic red color of beetroots indicated the presence of phyto-ingredients called betalains, witch are responsible for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxicating properties of beets. Moreover, beetroots contain a large concentration of trimethylglycine (TMG) and nitrates. The most recent studies proved that these compounds may improve muscle efficiency and increase physical efficiency.
Citrulline is a non-protein amino acid, which may be found i.a. in watermelons. It is an important factor of the urea Krebs cycle, i.e. the process of detoxification, in which harmful ammonia is transformed into urea and then eliminated from the organism. It also plays the role of an arginine precursor, which is responsible for the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO).
Beetroots contain many biologically active compounds, which are important for sports efficiency. The first group contains nitrates (NO3-). They are converted in the organism to nitrites (NO2-) and then transformed to nitric oxide (NO). Importantly, this process is the most efficient with low pH and small oxygen availability and such conditions appear in skeletal muscles during physical effort. Increasing the level of NO in the organism is conducive to opening the lumen of blood vessels, thanks to which blood flow is intensified. Working muscles obtain more oxygen and nutrients, therefore they are able to work longer.
Nitrates bring most benefits to the practitioners of sports disciplines which activate main muscle fibres type II (fast twitch fibres), i.e. short-distance runners, volleyball players, soccer players, basketball players or swimmers. It was proven in the studies that among sportsmen who drank beetroot juice before workout, tolerance to effort increased, thanks to which they could exercise even 16% longer than the placebo group.
Apart from increasing endurance, beetroot juice may also improve muscle strength. Researchers proved that proper amount of nitrates from external sources (concentrated beetroot juice was used in the studies) improved the effectiveness of mitochondrial respiration. Thanks to this, the same muscle strength may be generated with the lower amount of available ATP.
Apart from nitrates, beetroots provide large amounts of trimethylglycine (TMG), which is also conducive to increasing physical efficiency, but uses other mechanisms than nitrates. It modulates the signaling pathway of IGF-1 and stimulates the synthesis of the growth hormone (GH). Additionally, it supports the synthesis of creatine, on which generating energy depends.
The so-called “muscle pump”, i.e. increasing the volume of muscles, is the most desired effect by sportsmen. For many it is an indicator of good workout and maximal engagement in exercises. The best way to achieve this effect it stimulation of the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO).
Nitrates described above promote the synthesis of nitric oxide. This effect is strengthened by citrulline present in the supplement. It stimulates the production of NO at a totally different metabolic pathway than nitrates. It is a precursor for the production of arginine, from which nitric oxide is produced.
It is worth highlighting that “muscle pump” is not only a pleasant for the eye visual effect, but primarily a guarantee of widening the lumen of blood vessels and increased inflow of blood to muscle tissue. For muscle tissue it means unrestricted access to the proper amount of oxygen and nutrients and energy substrates.
Beetroot juice may accelerate the pace of regeneration after intensive workout. It was proven in the studies that it decreases the level of biochemical markers indicating the level of damage of muscle tissue (i.a. oxidative stress markers, inflammation markers). Thanks to this, post-workout muscle soreness is decreased. Muscle functions, which were weakened as a result of excessive physical effort are also improved.
Beetroot juice is not only a phenomenal booster of effort abilities, but also a product conducive to the improvement of the state of health. It has positive influence on the cardiovascular system. It regulates the level of problematic homocysteine and has anti-atherosclerotic effect.
Beetroot juice is conducive to decreasing excessively high blood pressure, therefore it works great in people with hypertension. Interestingly, this effect is stronger in men than women. Normalization of blood pressure is the effect of activity of nitrates and stimulation of nitric oxide production.
Beetroot juice facilitates the process of detoxification of the organism and supports the work of the liver. Trimethylglycine present in beetroots is an ideal donor for methyl groups, which promote dissolving harmful compounds in water. Thanks to this, toxins may be faster excreted from the organism.
To sum up, ACTIVLAB Beet pre-workout shot is a product especially recommended to physically active people, who value natural supplementation solutions. It works similar to typical pre-workouts, increases strength and increases resistance to fatigue. Its strength comes from nature, therefore it is very safe for the organism and additionally it supports health condition.
Container size: 80 ml
per 1 ampoule amount %RDA
Take 1 portion (1 shot) daily, preferably 2-3 hours before the planned physical effort. Shake before use.
Take 1 portion of the supplement or skip.
The preparation was created for physically active people and it is supposed to play a role of a safe and natural pre-workout supplement. The best effects may be achieved when applying it 2-3 hours before workout.
Each ampule contains one recommended portion, which should be consumed immediately after opening the bottle. When necessary, store in the fridge after opening and drink during 24 hours.
Regular application of the product may cause red colour of urine and stool. It is a natural reactions and should not be the cause of worries!
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