BEET Overview Information
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 does it work?
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.
BEET Side Effects & Safety
Beet is safe for most people when taken in the amounts typically found in foods. There isn't enough information to know if beet is safe when used as a medicine.
Beets can cause low calcium levels and kidney damage.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Beet is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women when used as part of a normal diet. But it’s not known whether it’s safe to use beet in larger medicinal amounts during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Stick to food amounts.
Kidney disease: Eating too many beets might make kidney disease worse.
The appropriate dose of beet depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for beet. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.