Beet Root Powder (Beta Vulgaris) contains high levels of important vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, A, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, calcium, copper, phosphorous, sodium, iodine, boron, soluble and insoluble fiber. Beet Root is a rich source of carbohydrates and protein.
Betaine, a phytochemical in beet powder helps the kidneys and liver to process an amino acid known as SAM-e. SAM-e occurs naturally in the body. Adding beet root powder to your diet increases the production of SAM-e in the body naturally.
Almost a thousand published studies have reported on the array of benefits elevated levels of SAM-e provides for the liver. The liver contains the third highest amount of SAM-e in the body, after the adrenal and pineal glands.
Beets may be better than many have realized. New findings on brain health come from Wake Forest University and were reported in the January 2011 issue of Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry. Beets have a high concentration of the compound nitrate, which gets converted to nitrite (a vasodilator, which means it expands blood vessels) when it comes into contact with the healthy bacteria that live in the mouth. The high levels of nitrates in beets help in widening blood vessels and circulate an increase in oxygen- rich blood to the heart muscle; the nitrates relax your veins.