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Beet Root

What are other common names?

  • Beta cicla
  • Beta maritima
  • Beta vulgaris
  • Beet
  • Beet Greens
  • Beet Juice
  • Beetroot
  • Beetroot Juice
  • Beets
  • Betarraga
  • Betterave
  • Betterave Jaune
  • Betterave Rouge
  • Betterave à Sucre
  • Betteraves
  • Chard
  • Fodder Beet
  • Garden Beet
  • Green Beet
  • Mangel
  • Mangold
  • Red Beet
  • Remolacha
  • Scandinavian Beet
  • Spinach Beet
  • Sugar Beet
  • Sugarbeet
  • Swiss Chard
  • Yellow Beet

What is this product used for?

Beet root may help lower high blood pressure. It may also help with exercise performance.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.

  • The red color from beets may turn your urine or stool red.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have problems with how much iron or copper is in your blood.

What should I watch for?

  • Harmless red color in urine or stools

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Signs of low blood pressure like feeling dizzy, weak, or tired; fainting; more thirst; or skin that is pale, cool, and clammy

Where can I learn more?

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements

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