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I was sent a case of Red Ace Organics Beet Shots in various flavors to sample and share on my site. Opinions, as always, are my own and I tell the truth. Or my perception of my own truth.
Do you like beets? I LOOOOOOOOVE beets. I do not prepare beets at home. I’d never tried but I watched a cooking demonstration and the instructor stained pretty much everything around her, her apron and part of her sleeve so now I’m afraid of beet prep. But if I’m in a restaurant and there is a dish with beets in it, I’m probably going to order it. Also, my husband is pretty grouchy about not wanting to give beets a chance. I’m pretty sure he’s never tried them, but he hates them.
But aside from being tasty, beets have a whole host of benefits and I keep hearing about their benefits for athletes. In fact, just this week I received an email about a new study that shows beetroot juice can improve athletic performance at altitude.
Nitrates, like those found in beets, can improve oxygen uptake and endurance. [Source: Dietary Nitrate Supplementation and Exercise Performance] When nitrates are introduced, athletes involved in any sport will be able to go longer, push harder or move faster because their bodies are using oxygen more effectively.
This could be achieved by drinking a 2oz bottle of Red Ace Organics Beet Performance Shot. It’s straight up beets… the equivalent of 3 beets in a tiny little bottle.
But then you get the other variations.
Red Ace Organics Beets & Greens shot has the equivalent of two beets in the bottle with the addition of spinach, kale, celery, ginger, lemon. These ingredients can help your body detox… and I’m not one to say “Go do a cleanse and starve yourself for a week” or anything extreme like that. But I do believe that getting proper nutrients helps our bodies do the work they’re designed to do to self-detox. It’s impossible to do that when you’re consuming tons of artificial ingredients that are basically toxic in some regards. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and it settles the gut.
Red Ace Organics Beets and Turmeric shot is also the equivalent of two beets along with some carrot, apple, lemon to go along with the spice additions of ginger and turmeric. Turmeric can have a bit of a strong taste, but this does a good job of balancing it out so it’s not too intense. And turmeric is a pretty powerful anti-inflammatory that can help aid in sports recovery.
The beet shots come in cute little glass bottles. On the bottom of each bottle is the company’s logo right in the glass. They’re adorable and I have kept all of them because I feel like I should come up with some kind of crafty use for them. But then I remember I’m not all that crafty.
The downside is they come in cute little glass bottles. I think that might be a little bit more of a challenge if you wanted to pack these in luggage for travel, transition bags in triathlon or drop bags in an ultra. Just something to be aware of when making plans for using them, you just need a little bit of extra care when handling.
I like the taste of all of them, but I like beets. If you don’t like beets… these probably aren’t for you. If you’ve never tried beets… DO IT! They’re sweeter then you may think. Sugar is made from beets sometimes.
Another downside is the Red Ace Organics Beet Shots can be a little pricey. You can buy a 12-pack on Amazon for $46, but if you do Subscribe & Save the price drops to $39.
If you buy them directly from Red Ace the 12-pack costs $45. If you buy 2 or more cases you get free shipping. And if you use my discount code, you can get 15% off the prices.
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(I don’t get a kickback on this, it’s just courtesy to my readers. And my code cracks me up… not like I’ve been talking about “athleisure” for a couple of years now, huh? LOL!)
For years my dietitian used to get after me to get some kind of calories in my system before an early morning run and I struggled to do that. But I’ve successfully used these before runs and they give me an extra little boost. They have 60-65 calories and no fiber to mess with the digestive tract while running. I’m impressed with them… and I feel good about putting them in my system. And I laugh because the beet shot has a warning that it may turn your urine pink. That’s funny stuff right there!