#Beetroot Juice and #Chard Gel Equally Effective for #Nitrate #Supplementation
When matched for nitrate content both beetroot juice and chard gels, known to be rich in nitrate, increased plasma nitrate and #nitrite concentrations and reduced #bloodpressure to a similar extent.
Inter-individual variability to reach maximal plasma nitrite levels was considerable and should be taken into account when utilizing acute dietary nitrate supplementation.
Plasma concentrations of total nitrosated products were higher with beetroot juice than with chard gel despite comparable nitrate content.
suppversity.com | McIlvenna, Luke C., et al. "Beetroot juice versus chard gel: A pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic comparison of nitrate bioavailability." Nitric Oxide (2016)..