Things to Note
Also Known As
Beet pigments, Betalain, betanin, betanidin, phyllocactin, indicaxanthin, hylocerenin, 2', O-Apiosylphyllocactin,
Ingestion of betalains can color the feces and urine red (medically benign)
Betalain consumption (particularly from beets) can color both the urine and feces red, leading to misdiagnosis of rhabdomyolysis and colon damage if assessed by the naked eye; similarly, frequent consumption of beets may be able to 'mask' the main symptom of rhabdomyolysis which is blood in the urine
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