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Beet root juice


Maximum Pace
Dec 31, 2009
I just read in Pro Cycling magazine that beet root juice was used at the TDF and TOC to improve cardiovascular performance by up to 20%. It was seen at many breakfast tables and noticed by drug testers that a lot of the samples had a red tint, a side affect of the beet root juice. Do you consider using an all natural substance to gain advantage doping?

Andrew Deane

Speeding Up
Aug 17, 2007
Juiced up

Beet root used to be a pretty common vegetable in British school cafeterias, and canned beetroot was common in households. Have only seen it a couple of times here in Tokyo - once in a fancy French (or Spanish?) restaurant, and once in Isetan food floor. Didn't know about its high nitrate content and athletic advantages. Do you think it's an effective food for cardio-related health issues?


Speeding Up
Mar 19, 2007
I have just started taking these:


Will let you know if they work in a couple of months time. I'd also read a bit about the benefits of beet root juice for endurance athletes so I thought I would give it a whirl. And the caps are cheap. Only been on them for a couple of weeks, but I am 1 for 1 in age group race wins so far. :cool: But of course training hard is the best way to be competitive.

And another reason to try is that I also have liver problems, probably from over indulging. :beer:
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