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Bailey SJ et al. 2009. Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of low-intensity exercise and enhances tolerance to high-intensity exercise in humans. J App Physiol Aug 6 (Epub ahead of print). According to this small study the nitrate content in beetroot juice may be responsible for reducing oxygen uptake to a surprising extent, making exercise less tiring. Nitric oxide (NO), synthesized in the body from l-arginine by NO synthases, plays a role in adaptation to physical exercise by modulating blood flow, muscular contraction and glucose uptake and in the control of cellular respiration. Other studies have shown that NO can...
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Hunter, Kim. "Beetroot juice increases exercise endurance." Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, vol. 21, no. 3, 2009, p. 83+. Academic OneFile, Accessed 19 Jan. 2019.
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