Beetroot Juice

Does beetroot juice work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Beetroot Juice

The overall effectiveness rating for beetroot juice is 1.9 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using beetroot juice may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Beetroot Juice

There are 28 studies in the database on beetroot juice; the confidence rating is 54. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for beetroot juice as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Beetroot Juice

Products Containing Beetroot Juice
Ignite
Todd Lee MD Pre Workout
APEX O2
Pre JYM
Dissolvable Pre-Workout Packs
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Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about beetroot juice. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve cycling performance
improve rowing performance
improve running performance
improve sports performance
improve sprint performance
improve swimming performance
decrease fatigue
improve cycling sprint performance

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower blood pressure

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
reduce muscle damage
reduce muscle soreness

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cognitive ability

References

Title of Study
Acute Beetroot Juice Supplementation Does Not Improve Cycling Performance in Normoxia or Moderate Hypoxia
Acute dietary nitrate supplementation improves cycling time trial performance
Beetroot juice does not enhance altitude running performance in well-trained athletes
Beetroot juice is more beneficial than sodium nitrate for attenuating muscle pain after strenuous eccentric-bias exercise
Beetroot Juice Supplementation Does Not Improve Performance of Elite 1500-m Runners
Beetroot Juice Supplementation Improves High-Intensity Intermittent Type Exercise Performance in Trained Soccer Players
Dietary nitrate improves sprint performance and cognitive function during prolonged intermittent exercise
Dietary nitrate supplementation enhances high-intensity running performance in moderate normobaric hypoxia, independent of aerobic fitness
Dietary nitrate supplementation enhances short but not longer duration running time-trial performance
Effect of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Aerobic Response during Swimming
Effects of Beetroot Juice on Recovery of Muscle Function and Performance between Bouts of Repeated Sprint Exercise
Effects of Beetroot Juice on Recovery of Muscle Function and Performance between Bouts of Repeated Sprint Exercise
Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on a 30-s High-Intensity Inertial Cycle Ergometer Test
Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Performance and Fatigue in a 30-s All-Out Sprint Exercise: A Randomized, Double-Blind Cross-Over Study
Effects of Dietary Nitrate Supplementation on Physiological Responses, Cognitive Function, and Exercise Performance at Moderate and Very-High Simulated Altitude
Effects of nitrate supplementation in trained and untrained muscle are modest with initial high plasma nitrite levels
Effects of Single-Dose Dietary Nitrate on Oxygen Consumption During and After Maximal and Submaximal Exercise in Healthy Humans: A Pilot Study
Increase in Maximal Cycling Power With Acute Dietary Nitrate Supplementation
Minimal muscle damage after a marathon and no influence of beetroot juice on inflammation and recovery
Nitrate supplementation's improvement of 10-km time-trial performance in trained cyclists
No Effect of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on 100-m and 200-m Swimming Performance in Moderately-Trained Swimmers
No Improvement in Endurance Performance after a Single Dose of Beetroot Juice
Physiological and performance effects of nitrate supplementation during roller-skiing in normoxia and normobaric hypoxia
The Effect of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Dynamic Apnea and Intermittent Sprint Performance in Elite Female Water Polo Players
The Effect of Dietary Nitrate Supplementation on Physiology and Performance in Trained Cyclists
The Effect of Variable Doses of Inorganic Nitrate-Rich Beetroot Juice on Simulated 2000-m Rowing Performance in Trained Athletes
The Effects of a Single Dose of Concentrated Beetroot Juice on Performance in Trained Flatwater Kayakers
The effects of beetroot juice supplementation on indices of muscle damage following eccentric exercise
The influence of beetroot juice on triathletes performance