Betafood contains Beet Root, Beet Leaf and Naturally-Occurring Betaine.

Beet greens are a source of riboflavin, iron, vitamin A & C, and beta carotenes. Both the tops and the root of the beet contain folic acid, a vitamin essential for maintenance and repair of the gastrointestinal tract, Folic acid deficiencies can result in neural tube defects in infants (tissue from which the brain and spinal cord develop).

Both beet tops and tubers also have potassium, which helps balance the high sodium intake of most Americans. Adequate potassium is also needed for proper muscle functioning and blood pressure control. Beets also contain betaine, a substance recognized for its role in cardiovascular and liver health.

Beet fiber helps to regulate insulin production. The beet tubers in Betafood contain a particular type of soluble fiber called pectin, which slows the absorption of food into the blood stream from the small intestine. This modulates blood sugar levels and the release of insulin form the pancreas.

Betaine is produced naturally in the body. In the past, betaine was assumed simply to be an unimportant product of choline metabolism in the body. Now, however, betaine is recognized as an important participant in critical body function. Some scientists suggest that it is important for humans to get betaine from dietary sources, such as Betafood.

Beets may contribute to cardiovascular health. Elevated homocysteine levels have been found in up to 40 percent of people with cardiovascular conditions. It is known that high homocycsteine levels normalize in response to nutrients, which aids in the conversion of homocysteine to the amino acid methoionine. These nutrients include betaine, its precursor choline, folic acid, and vitamins B6 and B12.

Beets may maintain normal liver function. In the presence of tissue damaging alcohol, betaine many maintain normal liver metabolism function.

This is a vegetarian product. Ingredients derived from whole foods.

To Order: Beta Food (90 tablets)

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