The Miracle of Beet Juice and Nitric Oxide


Olympic athletes are really “into” beet juice due to its boost of power due to the compound nitric oxide (NO) contained in beet root.

Eating more foods with the amino acid L- citrulline or l-arginine; such as greens or lemons, helps conversion in body to nitric acid. This in turn increase your energy production.

Nitric acid in beet juice or powder helps dilate and widen arteries for easier blood flow and increases oxygen rich blood to flow to your cells resulting in greater energy! Imagine this all surging thru your blood and muscles and increasing circulation, normalizing blood pressure and decreasing inflammation.

As you age, especially after your 40’s, NO can become critically low. Japanese researchers have found a 75% decline in NO in their studies and confirm this decline is what “ages” us!

Athletes use beet juice when in competition to get an edge, legally! Especially in sports that need fast oxygen intake, like swimmers, runners and cyclists for they experience significant boosts of power, in some cases 2-3% faster.

In the world of competition or the Olympics, a 3% improvement can mean the difference between winning a bronze , silver or gold medal! So it’s no wonder that athletes are getting “juiced up” on beets, to boost stamina and endurance.

Beets also contain high folic acid, potassium, betaine, phenols and nitrates (good one). They also have more magnesium, carotene, iron, phosphorus and Vitamins A,B and C, it is a super-food!

If you combine Beet juice with Hawthorn, a nitric oxide rich herb, you have a super antioxidant blend of polyphenols to help you. I do recommend you use organic and non-GMO beets, due to the very high % of beets grown with Genetically Modified Seeds (GMO) in this country!

Other exciting tidbits about beets:

  • Betaine contained in beets is known to shield against liver disease by lessening fatty acid deposits.

  • Nitric oxide in Beet juice helps to relief joint pain and protects skin damage

  • Boron in beets assists production of sex hormones

  • Nitric oxide in beets may benefit erectile dysfunction

  • Beets were considered an aphrodisiac in ancient Rome

Best way to use beet juice, recommend 1-2 cups of juice daily (if you are in sports of course use higher amt.) or mix beet root powder with juice or water, it has its on natural sweet flavor.

Or my favorite way is to mix it with my morning smoothie; adding beet juice or powder to my protein fruit and omega 3 smoothie tastes great!


Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.