The AIM Companies has been combining beet and barley grass juice since 1994, the year the Garden Trio was created. (RediBeets was first brought on the market in 1993, and we’re sure that our canny membership combined the two immediately). What we didn’t know then and what our members probably didn’t know either (unless they were cutting-edge scientists) was the full synergistic power of the two vegetable juices.
Beet juice, if you’re not aware, contains a great deal of vegetable nitrate. The body converts this into nitric oxide, a vasodilator that widens blood vessels and improves blood flow. This has a great many pleasing effects on the body: lower blood pressure, decreased arterial stiffness, more stamina, enhanced muscle performance, a reduction in the oxygen cost of exercise and more.
However, the pathway to nitric oxide creation is complicated and somewhat fragile. For instance, deactivating your beneficial oral or gut bacteria through mouthwash or antacids can disrupt nitric oxide production. Another danger to nitric oxide production is free radicals. During its long winding journey from stomach to mouth back to stomach and so forth, our beloved dietary nitrate becomes an enzyme known as NO synthase. If there are an overabundance of free radicals in your body, not only can they put the kibosh on those enzymes, but they can also hijack them to make more free radicals.
The good news is that the destruction of NO synthase can be prevented if antioxidants are present. And there is no better place to get a powerful mixture of antioxidants–lutonarin, saponarin, chlorophyll, beta carotene, superoxide dismutase and more–then from BarleyLife. Whether you’re drinking Red Rush or RediBeets for exercise or for health, you should also be drinking BarleyLife to optimize your body’s ability to produce nitric oxide and keep those free radicals from putting a damper on your day.