SuperBeets Reviews - What Is It?
SuperBeets is advertised to be a highly-concentrated source of dietary nitrates, which promise to help your body release more nitric oxide and improve heart function, blood circulation, blood pressure, stamina and energy levels. It is a scientifically formulated product made from non-GMO beets of the highest quality and grown in the USA. The manufacturer of this dietary supplement is the company called HumanN. It is rather new to the market and is not known for making any other products of the kind. There is an official website that is low-informative but it tells us you won't find gluten, dairy, GMO, preservatives, soy, caffeine, sugar, or other stimulants. HumanN claims that SuperBeets is backed by team of experienced food scientists, nutrition and physiology researchers, as well as leading experts in dietetics. The product is said to be clinically researched to promote the production of optimal levels of nitric oxide. These claims on the official website sound really promising. But, is this clinical support provided by the company robust enough to be trusted? Even if it is, does it mean that SuperBeets is a worthy beetroot supplement? We will answer these and more questions further, starting with the ingredients in the product.
Ingredients of SuperBeets - Does It Really Work? Is It a Scam?
The HumanN website provides the full ingredient list of SuperBeets together with the nutrition details: Non-GMO Beetroot Powder (fermented), Non-GMO Beetroot Powder, Malic Acid, Stevia Leaf Extract, Natural Apple Flavor [or, Black Cherry, depending on flavor], Magnesium Ascorbate. One serving of the product contains Potassium 160 mg, Sodium 65 mg, Vitamin C 50 mg, Magnesium 10 mg, Magnesium 18 mg, Manganese 0.14 mg. There are 15 calories, 4 grams of Carbohydrates (Sugars 3 g), 1 gram of Protein and zero fats in one serving of the supplement.
According to Reed, there are limited studies proving that nitric oxide supplements can reduce blood pressure. The HumanN website references six studies for beetroot but none of them is backed up by references. We contacted the customer support of the company and verified that all of these studies were conducted using the supplement. The HumanN website describes a recent study from the American Heart Association (AHA) that involved seven men and eight women who managed to reduce their systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg after eating beetroot. However, there are no references provided on the site and there is no matching study from the AHA.
One minor 2015 study from the AHA found that people who drank a 250ml glass of beet juice every day experienced an average decrease in blood pressure of 8/4 mmHg. In fact, this is not a big difference for a person who suffers from hypertension. In this way, dietary nitrate is effective, but not as effective as desired. That study consisted of people who had high blood pressure. According to the Mayo Clinic, one might be able to reduce their blood pressure by eight-fourteen points by just following a low-sodium diet. And HighYa Medical Advisor Dr. Jason Reed admits that you can get the same results from doing physical exercises regularly.
According to webmd.com, beetroot is possibly effective for improving athletic performance in terms of moving faster and with less effort. There is insufficient evidence for the effectiveness of beetroot in reducing high blood pressure. It should be noted that SuperBeets may potentially cause adverse reactions. To reduce their risk you are recommended to stick to the manufacturer's recommendations strictly. It directs to mix one scoop (one teaspoon) of the beetroot powder with any liquid you want and to drink this beverage once a day. This serving is advertised to be equivalent to three whole beets.
Customer Reviews - Does It Have Any Side Effects?
The manufacturer of SuperBeets says nothing about possible side effects of this product. Such reputable websites as the Natural Medicines Database, WebMD, and Examine.com report that beetroot is considered to be safe when consumed in food amounts. According to webmd.com, beetroot is possibly safe for most healthy people when taken in medicinal amounts. The product can make your urine or stools red or pink. This condition is known as beeturia because it is caused by the betacyanin pigment present in some vegetables. The HumanN website claims that this only happens in about 10-14% of people. Beets might reduce calcium levels and even cause kidney damage when consumed in large amounts. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding you should stick to food amounts. Remember that SuperBeets powder can be used only within 45 days of opening a canister.
The product has a lot of customer reviews on third-party websites. In fact, there are about 1,000 testimonials on Amazon with an average rating of 3.7 stars. HighYa has over forty reviewers with a slightly lower average rating of 3.3 stars. About half of users seemed to be satisfied with the product's taste and its ability to reduce blood pressure and increase energy levels. Common complaints referenced no effects in terms of lowering blood pressure or providing any other benefits advertised by the manufacturer. People are also not pleased with the taste of the product and its tendency to clump together and harden after sitting for a while. According to the HumanN website, this clumping is a result of exposure to heat and moisture, which can be avoided if you store the open product in a cool, dry place. Half of all reviews on Highya are negative. Let us read some of them.
"SuperBeets did nothing good to me. I bought a container of this supplement on eBay and took it as recommended but I didn't see any improvement in my health. I got down to the bottom of the container and I opened it up one day. I saw that the rest had turned to a hard clump of stuff molded together. I did not take it anymore because it was really as hard as a rock. I wonder what will it do in your body? I don't want even to imagine this."
"My husband bought me a canister of SuperBeets. I tried to mix one teaspoon in a glass of water. It was rather difficult to do but I still managed to mix everything thoroughly. I drank it down and within fifteen minutes I felt stomachache, nausea and kind of dizzy. Within five more minutes I was vomiting. I am not sure if I will try it ever again. That awful stuff also has a very high price."
"First week I took one scoop of SuperBeets per day to test it and I saw no change in my feeling at all. For the next week I took two scoops a day and still no change. Only the color of my urine changed. I did not feel any promised benefits in my blood pressure levels, energy or anything. I want to send it back but I don't know yet how much it costs to return this junk."
Where To Buy SuperBeets?
SuperBeets can be bought from the manufacturer's website. It is available in Original (Apple) and Black Cherry flavors. One canister (30 servings) costs $39.95, three canisters are priced at $79.90 ($26.63 per canister), while six canisters can be ordered for $149.90 ($24.95 per canister). We also found SuperBeets sold on HumanN's GetSuperBeets landing page, Amazon and some other retail stores. The latter offer lower prices. All orders from the company's site come with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee. You can contact the customer support by calling 855-636-4040.
My Final Summary
It is true to say that obtaining nitrates from vegetables is perfect but SuperBeets does not contain any fresh vegetables. There is no evidence that this formula can provide blood-pressure-lowering results or energy increase. Besides, this kind of supplementation is associated with many negative testimonials from real users, most of which claim that the product does not work. It is much faster, healthier and easier to juice your own veggies and consume beetroot juices every day. You will not face any side effects, unlike many people who have tried SuperBeets. That product is also claimed to be overpriced. With these drawbacks in mind, I cannot recommend SuperBeets to usage.