Studies related to Aerobic Exercise and Nitrate

Whole Beetroot Consumption Acutely Improves Running Performance

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 11
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Trained
Notes for this study:
The final stretch of a 5 kilometer time trial was significantly faster in persons who preloaded with beetroot juice (500mg or more of nitrate) relative to placebo, although other times merely noted a trend for improvement. Overall, the time trial was 41 seconds shorter with beetroot. RPE was lower only in the final segment.

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