SuperBeets Reviews: Is It Safe And Does It Work?

By HighYa Research Team
Updated on: Jul 19, 2019

Medically Reviewed by Jason Reed, Pharm.D.

HumanN advertises that SuperBeets is a highly-concentrated, scientifically formulated source of dietary nitrates, which can help your body produce nitric oxide and support healthy circulation, heart function, blood pressure levels, and natural energy and stamina.

Because SuperBeets is only made from the highest quality, non-GMO beets grown in the U.S., HumanN tells us you also won’t find dairy, gluten, GMO, soy, preservatives, sugar, or caffeine or other stimulants in the supplement’s formula.

It’s also backed by “a world-class team of food scientists, leading experts in dietetics and nutrition and physiology researchers,” and is clinically researched to “provide optimum levels of essential nitric oxide,” the website reads.

But, is this clinical support as robust as the company indicates? And even if it is, does this necessarily mean that SuperBeets is the best beetroot supplement for your needs? We’ll answer all of your important questions here, starting with its underlying functionality.

How Nitric Oxide Works in SuperBeets

If you mix one scoop (the equivalent of one teaspoon) of the crystallized beetroot powder into the liquid of your choice per day, the website advertises you’ll consume three whole beets worth of nitrate in a single, great-tasting serving—without having to the juice any beets yourself.

As advertised on the HumanN website, this means that SuperBeets could act as a great source of dietary nitrates, which could then help your body produce more nitric oxide.

In fact, the website indicates their beets “are sourced to meet our self-imposed strict requirements for nitrate through a very selective process. We validate nitrate specs from the point of harvest to manufacturing.”

But, why worry about nitrates in the first place? According to pharmacist Dr. Jason Reed, nitrates play “a critical role in the body to produce vasodilation, or relaxing of blood vessels.

Reed said relaxed blood vessels can lead to lower blood pressure and increased exercise stamina.

Consuming adequate amounts of uncooked, green, leafy vegetables is a vital part of the process since your body’s cells convert the dietary nitrates they contain into a biologically usable form, which is then converted into nitric oxide.

This means “that dietary supplements, such as beetroot, would [also] be a good way to increase nitric oxide levels,” Reed says. He emphasizes that exercise is another crucial aspect.

But, should you get your beetroot from processed or natural sources?

Are Nitrates from Powders Better or Worse than Fresh Vegetables?

According to registered dietician Meg Marie O’Rourke, “Nitrate levels in vegetables and vegetable juices such as beet juice can vary considerably, but it is always better to consume our nutrients from real food.”

Why? “Powders will not provide the fiber or other benefits of real fruits and vegetables,” she says.

Still, Jason Reed points out, “anyone who is having issues getting enough green leafy vegetables in their diet, or who doesn’t exercise enough, would be a good candidate for beetroot” supplementation.

This is where a visit with your doctor can provide invaluable feedback about which options might work best based on your specific diagnosis.

Will beetroot supplementation in general—or SuperBeets, specifically—lead to significant real-world benefits? Let’s take a closer look at the supporting clinical evidence in the next section.

SuperBeets Ingredients and Nutrition Information

The HumanN website lists the following ingredients and nutrition details for SuperBeets:

Non-GMO Beetroot Powder, Non-GMO Beetroot Powder (fermented), Natural Apple Flavor [or, Black Cherry, depending on flavor], Malic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbate, Stevia Leaf Extract

  • Calories 15
  • Total Fat 0 g
  • Sodium 65 mg
  • Potassium 160 mg
  • Carbohydrates 4 g (Sugars 3 g)
  • Protein 1 g
  • Magnesium 10 mg
  • Vitamin C 50 mg
  • Magnesium 18 mg
  • Manganese 0.14 mg

According to Reed, “There have been small studies showing that nitric oxide supplements can help lower blood pressure, although more large studies are needed to confirm this in larger populations.”

The Studies page on the HumanN website references six of these for beetroot, although none reference SuperBeets, specifically. Note: We reached out to customer support and verified that each of these was conducted using the supplement.

Furthermore, an infographic listed on the HumanN website references a recent study from the American Heart Association (AHA) involving “a small group of eight women and seven men” who reduced their systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg after consuming beetroot. Again, though, they don’t provide references, and we couldn’t find a matching study from the AHA during our research.

With these details in mind, we located a 2015 study from the AHA that found participants who “drank a daily 250ml glass of beet juice experienced an average decrease in blood pressure of about 8/4 mmHg.”

The “8/4 mmHg” is a standard format for measuring your blood pressure. The two numbers represent your systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the same way that your doctor may tell you your blood pressure is “110 over 80”.

To put this in perspective, they explain, “the average reduction in blood pressure through a single anti-hypertensive drug is 9/5 mmHg. Therefore, these findings suggest a role for dietary nitrate as an effective, easy and affordable treatment in managing blood pressure with similar results to drug treatment.”

Keep a few things in mind, though. First, the 2015 study had a small sample size comprised of people with high blood pressure.

Second, according to the Mayo Clinic, you might be able to reduce your blood pressure by anywhere between eight and 14 points by merely following a low-sodium diet.

And, finally, HighYa Medical Advisor Dr. Jason Reed pointed out that you can get the same results from implementing an exercise routine.

Related: DASH Diet: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

Pro tip: The HumanN website also references a 2016 Australian study showing that elite kayakers improved their rowing performance by 1.7% following beetroot supplementation, although such a marginal gain might not mean much to the average weekend warrior.

SuperBeets Side Effects and Medication Interactions

Whether ingested from SuperBeets or a competing product (more soon), sites like WebMD, the Natural Medicines Database, and Examine.com cumulatively report that beetroot is possibly safe when consumed in normal amounts from food or supplementation.

However, they emphasize that it can turn urine or stool pink, a condition that’s known as beeturia, which is caused by the vegetable’s betacyanin pigment. The HumanN website tells us this only occurs in about 10-14% of the population.

Outside of this, the company only notes that you should use your SuperBeets powder within 45 days of opening a canister.

SuperBeets Cost and Where to Buy

SuperBeets is available in Black Cherry and Original (Apple) flavors, although how much you pay depends on site which site you order from. For example, if purchased from the main HumanN shop, the supplement costs:

  • 1 Canister (30 servings): $39.95
  • 3 Canisters: $79.90 ($26.63 per canister)
  • 6 Canisters: $149.90 ($24.95 per canister)

On the other hand, if ordered via HumanN’s GetSuperBeets landing page, you’ll also have the option to sign up for recurring deliveries at a reduced price:

  • 1 Canister: $34.95
  • 3 Canisters: $69.90 ($23.30 per canister)
  • 6 Canisters: $129.90 ($21.65 per canister)

Each of the latter options comes with free shipping, while you’ll pay $8.95 for the single-canister option from the main HumanN shop.

We also found SuperBeets sold on Amazon for these lower prices.

Regardless of which option you choose, all direct orders come with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, less original and return shipping charges. You can reach customer support by calling 855-636-4040.

Customer Reviews for SuperBeets

SuperBeets has nearly 1,000 customer reviews on Amazon as of this writing, with an average rating of 3.7 stars. Here on HighYa, more than 40 reviewers have given the supplement a slightly lower average of 3.3 stars.

Overall, most seemed pleased with its taste, as well as its ability to boost energy levels and reduce blood pressure.

However, common complaints referenced no improvements related to blood pressure or any of the manufacturer’s advertised benefits, along with taste preferences and its tendency to harden and clump together after sitting for a while.

Pro tip: The HumanN FAQ emphasizes this clumping occurs as a result of exposure to moisture and/or excess heat, which you can avoid by storing in a cool, dry place. It doesn’t impact SuperBeets’ effectiveness, though.

SuperBeets vs. Other Competitors

Many of SuperBeets’ top-rated Amazon competitors advertise similar core benefits, including high-quality beets with maximum nitrate content, fine powders that easily dissolve in water, boosted circulation and energy, and no caffeine, added stimulants, or artificial ingredients:

Brand Price / Cost Per Serving Ingredients Average Amazon Rating Notes
SuperBeets $34.95/$1.33 Non-GMO Beetroot Powder, Non-GMO Beetroot Powder (fermented), Natural Apple Flavor [or, Black Cherry, depending on flavor], Malic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbate, Stevia Leaf Extract Available in Original (Apple) and Black Cherry flavors, promises to provide the equivalent of 3 beets per serving
Nu-Therapy Power Beets Juice Powder $36.05/$0.60 Non-GMO Beetroot Juice Powder, Non-GMO Organic Fermented Beetroot Juice Powder 3.9, 500 reviews Promises to provide the equivalent of 6 beets per serving
PureBeets $28.79/$0.40 Organic Beetroot Powder 4.2, 861 reviews Promises to provide the equivalent of 6 beets per serving
Havasu Nutrition Beet Root Powder $25.99/$0.93 Organic Beet Root Powder, Peak O2 Mushroom Blend (Cordyceps, Reishi, King Trumpet, Shitake, Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail) 4.6, 210 reviews Also contains adaptogenic Peak Mushroom blend
Micro Ingredients Organic Beet Root Juice Powder $26.95/$0.21 Organic Beet Juice Powder 4.3, 386 reviews Also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron
HumanN BeetElite $34.95/$1.75 Non-GMO Beetroot Powder, Non-GMO Beetroot Powder (fermented), Natural Black Cherry Flavor, Malic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbate, and Stevia Leaf Extract 3.8, 458 reviews Promises to provide the equivalent of 6 beets per serving, also contains magnesium and vitamin C, available in Original and Black Cherry flavors

We can see from this table that the primary active ingredient in SuperBeets, along with their competitors, is beetroot powder. Havasu Nutrition’s formula also contains a mushroom blend, although sites like WebMD and Examine.com didn’t report any additional circulation-related benefits for its ingredients.

From a price perspective, Micro Ingredients’ formula contains more than 129 servings per container, dropping its per-serving price down to $0.21, by far the lowest above.

The next closest option, PureBeets, while still competitively priced, comes in 100% higher. BeetElite the highest price per serving by a significant margin, while SuperBeets is the next most expensive, but also comes in two different flavors.

The question, then, becomes: Is there anything about SuperBeets that might provide more value than less expensive beetroot powders?

The HumanN representative we spoke with stated that SuperBeets has a higher price because the company holds clinical proof showing that the supplement can provide real-world benefits.

However, it’s important to point out that the HumanN tests were not double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials. This type of testing proves cause and effect, thereby legitimizing a company’s claims.

We think it’s also important to point out that the supplement comes with mostly positive customer feedback here on HighYa, as well as elsewhere online. The company holds an A+ Better Business Bureau rating as of this writing.

So, if clinical support and mostly-satisfied customers are high on your list of must-haves, SuperBeets seems to tick a lot of boxes. Still, does all of this mean it will deliver significant value for the money?

Bottom Line: Is SuperBeets Worth It?

As Reed and O’Rourke explained earlier, obtaining nitrates from vegetables is ideal.

However, many of us don’t consume enough nitrate-containing foods, so SuperBeets might provide a faster and easier method of getting what you need, without having to go through the process of juicing your own veggies.

And if you regularly consume beetroot juice, there’s mounting clinical support that it can help lower blood pressure—about as well as prescription medications, in some instances—for individuals diagnosed with hypertension. The HumanN website even lists clinical evidence specifically for SuperBeets’ ability to accomplish this.

With this said, there’s no indication in these studies that SuperBeets’ formulation provides better blood-pressure-lowering results than a more competitively-priced beetroot powder.

Similarly, it seems that beetroot powders in general—and SuperBeets, specifically—only provide marginal performance gains, according to the clinical evidence.

As such, unless you’re a higher-level athlete where these gains can make the difference between winning and losing, supplementation might not deliver a lot of bang-for-your-buck.

Finally, because nitric oxide widens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, Reed says that “if you take drugs for ED such as Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, or certain heart medications like nitroglycerin, you should talk to your doctor prior to trying any form of nitric oxide supplement.”

Reed also pointed out that those with a history of kidney stones caused by calcium oxalate, as the vegetable has high levels of calcium oxalate.

» Recommended Reading: Best Grains, Fruits, and Vegetables That Improve Digestion

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Over priced

    • North Carolina,
    • Aug 21, 2019
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    I am coming to the end of this product. I've got about two more scoops left and I never felt the difference in my energy level. I feel as if it was a waste of money. Sorry, I will not be placing another order.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    I recommend SuperBeets to all my family and friends

    • Sedalia, MO,
    • Mar 29, 2019
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    I would recommend SuperBeets to all my family and friends because SuperBeets is a healthy and delicious drink and you can notice a difference in your energy and immune system. My father and I drink SuperBeets every morning and we notice that we have more energy and a better immune system.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 35 out 35 people found this review helpful

    Don’t waste your money

    • Portland, OR,
    • Mar 11, 2019
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    My very own study has proven that SuperBeets doesn’t do anything that it claims to improve/lower high blood pressure. I had high blood pressure and was wanting to take the natural route to better health vs. medication. I decided to make a natural fresh beet blender drink every morning. My blood pressure, within a matter of 6 weeks was almost back to normal. It was amazing. As my schedule became very demanding, I thought that I would try SuperBeets. Quick and simple powder drink mixed with water. I took it for one year and my blood pressure went sky high again. I started taking it once a day and saw no results. Then I started taking it twice a day, still no results.

    I am now back on my original plan, a fresh beet blender drink every morning and once again my blood pressure is almost back down to normal. You be the judge. I spend about $6 per week for fresh beets at the grocery store...I can honestly state that I am an official study of what worked and what didn’t work.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 18 people found this review helpful

    No change

    • Cleveland, OH,
    • Feb 16, 2019
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    First week took 1 scoop a day and tested with strip provided, no change. For the next week took 2 scoops daily, half day apart, and retested with provided strip and still no change in strip color whatsoever.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 23 people found this review helpful

    Fantastic product!

    • Long Island, NY,
    • Jan 16, 2019
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    I wanted this for Christmas because my daughters never know what to get. I saw on TV and it looked good. Beets are a superfood. I am 60 years old and always tired. I am 15 days into SuperBeets and I feel incredible. The taste is fine, and the energy is amazing! I can't wait to see what the doctor says next month with the checkup. I am ordering more product today as they only bought one container to see if I liked. Thank you for my energy back!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 44 out 46 people found this review helpful

    Product does nothing

    • Arcadia, CA,
    • Nov 28, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The product has NOT done anything for me, nor my sister. There is a lawsuit against this company, and I believe there may be more to follow. I have NOT even received the return label that I requested, and must make my own label, and get that RMA # from them before returning the package of three used up containers. No energy, no lowering of blood pressure.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 27 out 35 people found this review helpful

    Tried a container of SuperBeets

    • Claremont, NC,
    • Nov 27, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    SuperBeets is not something that did me any good. I bought a container on eBay and took it twice a day and didn't see any improvement. I got down to the bottom of the container and the last amount was enough to cover the bottom. I opened it up one day to take some and the rest had turned to some hard clump of molded together stuff. I never wanted to take it anymore after that because I am sure it got moisture into the container. It got in there from me adding it to water. But looking at that I just couldn't help to wonder if it did that to the amount left in the container turning hard as a rock, what does it do in your body? No more for me, that hard mass in the container is all I needed to see.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 19 out 25 people found this review helpful

    SuperBeets

    • Quinton, VA,
    • Nov 17, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    So I’ve been using SuperBeets for about eight months now, and YES, my blood pressure dropped significantly! I refused to take medication and promised my doctor I would walk everyday, which I try to, but it’s the SuperBeets that brought my blood pressure down from 179/101 to 138/89. I could not believe it!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Working great for me!

    • Atlanta, GA,
    • Oct 25, 2018
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    I've been taking SuperBeets for about 2 weeks, one scoop daily. I feel like a different person. I'm usually skeptical about supplements, but I've had such low energy lately I thought I'd try SuperBeets. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I feel great!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 18 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Love it. Almost too good to be true.

    • Richmond, VA,
    • Oct 13, 2018
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    At first, I did not like the taste, but now I love it. I have high blood pressure and do take medication. Typically it is 125/85 with meds. My blood pressure has dropped significantly to the point where I believe it is too low 98/65, which may mean I can get off of some of my meds. But I am experiencing some dizziness and plan to talk to my doctor. I hope to continue taking it as it makes me feel great. I have more energy and find I am getting more done.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Mellow energy...

    • Illinois,
    • Sep 12, 2018
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    I've taken SuperBeets for several weeks now. This stuff is GOOD! It gives you an insidious energy and a calmness at the same time. I take one scoop in the am most days. Sometimes I'll add one in the pm if I'm feeling sluggish and I always get a nice little boost. Nothing overwhelming, non-addictive, a natural vegetable that tastes like berries when mixed with 4 to 6 ounces of cold water. It also serves to clear your head when you feel foggy mentally.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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