The Competitor article states:
"The researchers found that consuming regular beetroot juice increased blood nitrate levels and reduced resting blood pressure. More importantly, it reduced oxygen consumption during moderate- and high-intensity running and increased time to exhaustion at high intensity by 15 percent."
- Definitely feel the lower blood pressure. Far fewer pre race jitters. Calm.
- Loose and ready to run at the start. Seem to have an ability to better maintain pace and react to slowing. At least for up to 20 mile distance races.
- The Beet-it concentrate is pretty rich and nasty tasting. I take my shot 3-4 hours before a race.