Salus Red Beet Crystals 200g
Pro-oxidants are also made when the body is exposed to toxins, UV radiation, infection, and inflammation. These pro-oxidants can damage our DNA, organs, and tissues1. Basically, when the body is challenged, injured, or burdened in any way, it makes dangerous pro-oxidants that have the potential to cause long term damage and disease.
Luckily, our bodies have compounds called antioxidants that neutralize the pro-oxidants and heal the damage they may have caused. This microscopic balancing act between damage and repair using pro-oxidants and antioxidants is called redox balance1.
It can be challenging for the body to keep up with the demand for antioxidants because we are continually inhaling pollution, putting toxins on our skin, eating processed food, and doing hundreds of other actions that create pro-oxidants in the body. If our defences fall behind, we become vulnerable to damage from oxidative stress caused by pro-oxidants. Oxidative stress plays a role in most chronic health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and asthma2. The more antioxidants we have, the better equipped we are to win the ongoing redox battle against oxidative stress.
An antioxidant is anything that can neutralize and clean up the mess caused by pro-oxidants. These include vitamins like A, C and E, detoxifiers in the liver like glutathione, and compounds from plants like flavonoids and phenols1,2. We get most of our antioxidants from vegetables, as well as some from fruits, spices, herbs and proteins1.
Salus Red Beet Crystals are made from organic beetroot juice that is fresh pressed within 2-3 hours of harvesting and dried using a special procedure. Salus Red Beet Crystals provide all the benefits of organic beetroot juice in a convenient crystal form that is easy to add to smoothies, soups, yogurt, cereals, and meals. It has a naturally occurring sweet flavour and contains no additives or preservatives.
Salus Red Beet Crystals are a rich source of antioxidants from compounds called betalain, rutin, epicatechin and caffeic acid3. The antioxidants from beetroot juice have been shown to reduce DNA damage caused by pro-oxidants, which can help to reduce the risk of oxidative stress-induced diseases including heart disease and arthritis3. Antioxidants from beetroot have also been shown to improve liver function to support detoxification of the body3.
Healthy nitrates found in Salus Red Beet Crystals convert into nitric oxide in the body, which dilates and relaxes blood vessels to improve circulation. As a result, studies show that nitrates from beetroot juice significantly lower blood pressure and improve arteriole stiffness to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke4,5.
Salus Red Beetroot Crystals can improve athletic training and performance by increasing the efficiency of energy production in our cells6. Beetroot also results in increased blood flow to the areas of the brain responsible for cognitive function and memory7.
Beetroot also has a significant anti-inflammatory impact on the body3,4. Anti-inflammatory components of beetroot act by blocking the production of multiple inflammatory mediators, including the same pathway that is targeted by NSAID medications3. This ant inflammatory action helps to reduce pain, swelling and tissue damage in conditions like arthritis, injuries, and menstrual cramps.
Adults & Children 4+: Dissolve 5g (1 tablespoon) of red beet juice crystals in a glass of water or other beverage.