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Do Beets Boost Performance? You Bet!

We’ve known for a long time that a healthy diet, rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, contributes to an athlete’s ability to perform at their peak. But it wasn’t until 2009 that the performance benefits of beet juice were specifically documented.

More than six years after the first research was published, we now have a greater understanding of how and why beets boost performance. They contain large amounts of naturally-occurring dietary nitrates, which support the body’s ability to produce nitric oxide or NO. Among other things, NO acts as a vasodilator; it increases the size of the blood vessels improving oxygen flow.

Numerous studies have now confirmed the positive effects of nitrates on athletic performance including one at the University of Exeter, which showed that athletes who supplemented their diet with beet juice were able to extend their time to exhaustion or endurance by a full 16 percent!

After this study was published, athletes began to consume one to two liters of beet juice daily in order to get the 250 to 400 mg of dietary nitrates that are needed to boost performance.

Needless to say, drinking this much beet juice wasn't easy....

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The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Using FundAminos Every Day

1. FundAminos is almost 100% utilized for strength, energy, and recovery.

The essential amino acids derived from foods (animal proteins, beans, and nuts) must be digested before they can be used by the muscles, tissues, and cells. Unfortunately, the digestive process is imperfect Aging, stress (both physical and emotional), gastrointestinal imbalances, poor dietary choices, and the use of most common medications all interfere with the body’s ability to enzymatically breakdown foods and make their essential amino acids bio-available. Because FundAminos provides a (vegetable-based) source of all eight essential amino acids in their pure, elemental form, no digestion is required.

2. FundAminos is rapidly absorbed. ­­­­­­

Even if your digestive process was perfect, it would take several
hours for your body to gain access to the amino acids it has created and released into the blood stream. When taken away from other foods, FundAminos is absorbed into the blood stream within 20 to 30 minutes for almost-immediate strength and recovery support.

3. FundAminos is perfectly balanced.

FundAminos is a comprehensive formula containing a unique combination of all 8 essential amino acids (50% of which are branched chain amino acids). This formula is so complete, it could serve as your sole source of protein. If you consumed only branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s) or vegetable-based proteins (both of which lack optimal levels of ALL the essential amino acids your cells and systems need), your health and performance would suffer....

The One Ingredient PR Buster

This article is an adaptation of an article posted on Superman Herbs and written by nutrition coach, Zack Zeller. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Hang in there and at the end there is a coupon to save 20% on Pure Clean Powder.

Before NO2 explode and creatine supplements filled the shelves of supplement stores and online BodyBuilding Forums, great athletes throughout time relied on regular old foods that grew straight out of the ground. Much of the market boasts about mega nutrients and superfoods backed by mountains of research.

But is that right?

Do you have to rely on synthetic chemicals and Frankenfood concoctions to boost your performance?

Sadly, the most ordinary foods are often overlooked for their ability to pack a punch your performance.  Let’s take beets for example.

When was the last time you ate a beet?

Beets fed millions of Russians in economic turmoil throughout the years, but there’s a hidden benefit to them as well....

Athletes. You Must Not Forget Vitamin D

Vitamin D3 is essential for peak performance.

It promotes bone, muscle and heart health while strengthening the body’s immune system, reducing inflammation, and improving metabolism.

In fact, the most recent research proves that optimal vitamin D levels are strongly linked to improved sports performance and lower injury rates among competitive athletes.

Are you deficient in vitamin D3?

study presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons found that only 25% of Division I college athletes had optimal vitamin D3 levels. That means 75% were deficient.
At Core 4 Nutrition, we’ve been assessing the vitamin D3 levels of hundreds of non-collegiate athletes for the past five years. And only 10% of those tested have had an optimal level of vitamin D!  

An optimal level of Vitamin D3 will:


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