Beet

18/Description

About

Beet is a plant. The root is used in natural medicines.

Beets are used along with medications in the treatment of liver diseases and fatty liver.They are also used to help lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood, lower blood pressure, and to improve athletic performance.

How it works

There is some evidence that a chemical found in beets can help fight fat deposits in the liver.Beets also contain a chemical that might have antioxidant effects. Beet can also increase nitric oxide in the body. This chemical can affect blood vessels.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Lowering triglyceride levels in the blood

Early research suggests that taking a specific product (Neo40-Daily by Neogenis Labs) containing beet root and hawthorn berry twice a day for 30 days might reduce a type of fat found in the blood called triglycerides in people who are at risk for heart disease.

Supportive therapy for fatty liver and other liver diseases
Reducing blood pressure
Improving athletic performance

Concerns

Likely safe

Beet is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken in the amounts typically found in foods

Possibly safe

Beet is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts.Beets can cause low calcium levels and kidney damage.

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's not known whether it's safe to use beet in larger medicinal amounts duringpregnancyorbreast-feeding. Stick tofoodamounts.Dosing considerations for Beet.

Kidney disease: Eating too many beets might make kidney disease worse.

Interactions

No information available.

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