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3.2

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Summary

SuperBeets’ beetroot powder claims to contain more nitrates than other beet products, giving you more circulation-boosting nitric oxide and improved stamina.

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SuperBeets Reviews: Is It Safe And Does It Work?

By HighYa Editorial Team

Updated on: Dec 27, 2019

Medically Reviewed by Anthony Dugarte, MD

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What Is SuperBeets?

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. We do not know the nitrate amount per serving, however.

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. Taking steps to prevent the age-related decline in your body’s nitric oxide may be necessary to ensure its continued benefits.

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.

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.”

“Powders will not provide the fiber or other benefits of real fruits and vegetables,” she says. This may require supplementing fiber, as well as other vitamins and minerals, to replace what you’re missing from natural sources. Therefore, it is potentially a less convenient option.

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 over 4-weeks.”

The “8/4 mmHg” is a standard format for measuring your blood pressure. The two numbers represent your systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) 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. Additionally, it is well documented that every 2 mmHg increase in systolic blood pressure is associated with a 7% and 10% risk for death from heart disease and stroke, respectively.

More recently, a review of 43 randomized trials examining the effects of 70-500mL of daily beetroot juice supplementation found an average SBP reduction of 9.04 mm Hg when compared to placebo.

The overall effects were better in larger doses and in those with chronic diseases. These findings were comparable to what would be expected in treatment with a single blood pressure medication or with adherence to the dietary approach to stop the hyper-tension (DASH) diet.

Beetroot supplementation may also improve athletic performance due to its cardiovascular benefits. A recent review of 23 studies found that beetroot juice supplementation at 70-500mL improves the time to exhaustion during intense exercise, though previous support has been mixed regarding this benefit.

The Takeaway:

Beetroot supplementation offers a dietary source of nitrates that your body can convert to nitric oxide. The latter has a role in a number of health-related function through its actions on blood vessels.

There is strong support that this simple dietary modification may offer considerable benefit in the management of your blood pressure. Results can vary depending on a number of factors like supplement dose, as well as the presence of chronic medical conditions.

It is challenging to compare doses utilized in studies to the crystalized form offered in SuperBeets, Nitrate content varies from supplement to supplement and at different doses. There does seem to be a dose-dependent relationship where the greatest benefits are seen at doses in the 500ml range.

Beetroot supplementation may also increase athletic performance, though more work is needed to fully characterize this benefit.

Side Effects and Medication Interactions

While serious side effects are rarely reported with beetroot supplementation, there is presently insufficient long-term studies indicating the safety of this product.

It appears that amounts comparable to what can be achieved in a normal diet, or with the suggested use of a supplement, are safe.

Red urine and red stools are a commonly reported, but harmless, side effect that is caused by the vegetable’s betacyanin pigment. Stomach discomfort and headaches have also been reported at doses ranging from 70-500mL.

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.

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.

SuperBeets is also available on Amazon for $37.59 (Black Cherry Flavor) and at GNC for $34.99 (Black Cherry flavor).

SuperBeets

Buy SuperBeets from Amazon:

Two flavors of SuperBeets are available on Amazon: Black Cherry and Apple. Shipping is free. It is rated 4.0-stars based on over 3,300 customer reviews.

$37.95 (Black Cherry)

$37.95 (Apple)

$62.90 (Black Cherry + Apple Bundle)

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.

Bottom Line

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.

With this said, there’s no indication that SuperBeets’ formulation provides better blood-pressure-lowering results than a more competitively-priced beetroot powder. Additionally, exercise plays a key role in nitric oxide production and may help prevent age-related decline.

Enhanced athletic performance may be another potential benefit, though support for this has been mixed.

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. Supplementation appears safe, but more long-term research is needed to offer consensus.

Lastly, dietary supplementation should not be the emphasis, but rather an addition to a more comprehensive health plan that includes healthy dietary choices and daily physical activity.

Customer Reviews

3.2 Stars out of 45 Reviews
5 Star:48% 4 Star:2% 3 Star:4% 2 Star:8% 1 Star:35%
56% Recommend This Product
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Posted on Jun 20, 2017

Bad side effects!

By Kristen Gross, Harrison Township, MI, Verified Reviewer

I purchased this because I have bad circulation in my leg and my husband has high blood pressure. After reading it's food for both, I thought, heck let's give it a try. It did not give me any energy as it says, nor did it help with my circulation, however, my tongue started to get numb and tingly. Then my throats felt like it was closing/swollen, I got terrible mouth sores inside my mouth, red spots inside my mouth and tonsils, and just overall very painful!

I stopped immediately taking it, and then the same reaction happened with my husband! It has been a few weeks, and I still have scaring inside my mouth and numbness on my tongue! This needs to be addressed.

I asked the returns person "does anyone else complain of this and give this reason for their returns?" She sounded hesitant to admit, but she said "yes, tingly tongue, and um yeah, some have said mouth pain." This is not just a little mouth pain, it hurts BAD! I am really nervous and hope it did not cause severe damage.

Because this is new to me and a lot of others, I'm waiting to hear later what health risks this may cause. Ugh, I never would of bought this if I knew from others this was going to happen.

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

Helpful Review? 172 People Have Voted

Posted on May 6, 2018

HumanN fails their own expectations

By Randy B Hobley, Texas, Verified Reviewer

I placed a $439.25 REPLENISHMENT order with HumanN on 4/11/2018. As the confirmation page states: "Your order has been received, here is what to expect."

You'll get an email confirming that your order is processing.

Your order will ship, typically the same day or next business day depending on when placed.

Once shipped, you will receive a shipment confirmation email with tracking information.

Well, NOT one of the three expectations set by HumanN (not me) but the company's own statement has been honored. And to make matters worse, HumanN charged my VISA card for $439.25 on 4/11/2018 (the same day the order was placed). I was surprised that I had no communication from HumanN. I thought perhaps the email just went into a black cloud, so, gave them a call on April 30, 2018. Only to be informed that due to "their new security" my order was canceled. WHAT? Security that charges your account yet cancels the shipment of an order?!

They were very sorry, and someone from Corporate would give us a call. Well, 28 hours later yes, I received a call from someone from HumanN Corporate. She apologized but reiterated that is was the new security software for my protection. I did not, nor do not, understand how I am protected if you charge my bank account, funds taken out, yet the shipment of the order is canceled to protect me. Then, she asks me if I want a refund. And from there the logic completely goes out the front door.

I want the product...can you send me the product? Well, no, because the order was canceled. But to receive my funds back into my account I would have to request a refund, and if I still wanted to place an order, she would have to charge my account again. And I had to agree to the order on a recorded line. Fine, may I have a refund of my funds which you have held since 4/11 and can I please order $439.25 of your product via your replenishment program? Yes, please, charge me again.

Well, it has been 29 hours since that phone call. No email confirmation. My account posted another $439.25 payment to HumanN. On the HumanN's website under my account/orders, it has the original order date with the status of "canceled." Apparently spending $439.25 for a 90-day reoccurring nutritional supplementation is a red flag for HumanN. I have ordered over $300-$400 every 30 days from another nutritional company for over 20 years and have never experienced such a lack of customer service or product. I was shopping when I found HumanN, and they have not won my loyalty, so, I will continue to shop for nutrition but elsewhere.

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

Helpful Review? 134 People Have Voted

Posted on May 30, 2017

SuperBeets

By Debbie Adams, Missouri, Verified Reviewer

I tried it and it is hard to mix with anything. I like to eat beets, so why should you drink them in powder? I think it's another way to just take money from people who are followers. Look who does their advertising, she works for Glen Beck and we all know how crazy he is!

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

Helpful Review? 121 People Have Voted

Posted on Sep 13, 2017

Tastes terrible

By Cheryl Balboa, Florida, Verified Reviewer

This stuff tastes terrible in water. The second day I mixed it in iced tea. And I love beets. I'd eat them a couple of times a week if I could find someone to eat with me.

Plus I asked my 87-year-old mother to call and order one of these to try while I was at work one day. The sales dept talked her into six canisters and a box of to go packets. Plus we only got one little scoop with her $150 order.

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

Helpful Review? 116 People Have Voted

Posted on Mar 10, 2017

Didn't work for me

By Jim Dicus, Olympia, WA, Verified Reviewer

I thought I would give it a try, but it really did nothing, and I couldn't get past the taste.

Low and behold, I had a pending charge on my account for another canister. I called them and apparently when ordering one, I signed up for monthly refills. Be careful when you navigate the website and take notice of the fine print. I canceled the monthly renewal and tried to cancel the second refill. They said no because it had already shipped. I didn't get notice of shipment until the next day, despite being told it already shipped.

It was a bad experience all around and I have to pay for return shipping to get a refund.

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

Helpful Review? 109 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 18, 2017

Product claims not experienced

By Mel, Rapid City, SD, Verified Reviewer

I placed an order for two canisters with a third free canister. I have taken one canister already and have not seen any results as promised in the advertised claim. No decreased blood pressure and no increase in exercise stamina.

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

Helpful Review? 94 People Have Voted

Posted on May 7, 2017

I am happy with SuperBeets

By Cynthia Greer, Arizona, Verified Reviewer

I have high blood pressure and was on the highest dose of Losartan. I was experiencing a lot of side effects with this drug, and my blood pressure was still fluctuating. I ordered the SuperBeets with the hope that it would help my blood pressure. After drinking the SuperBeets for one week, I went off my blood pressure pills and have been off them for over a month now. By blood pressure is normal now and I feel so much better! I do notice a little more energy, but it is very subtle. My endurance has increased, and I am able to work out longer than I was able to before. I am so glad that I tried this product!

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

Helpful Review? 83 People Have Voted

Posted on Aug 19, 2017

Wasn't happy

By Dale Valley, Brant, MI, Verified Reviewer

I was recommended to the product by a coworker, who swears by the product. I bought one jar and tried it for at least three works. The only thing I noticed was being a bit lightheaded sometimes when I'd first take it. I never noticed any increase in energy whatsoever.

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

Helpful Review? 81 People Have Voted

Posted on May 12, 2017

For help with Prinzmetal's angina

By Stephanie Holt, California, Verified Reviewer

I have been diagnosed with Prinzmetal's angina after having a mild heart attack that seemed to be caused by stress. My arteries were clear, and the doctors think my coronary arteries had spasms that constricted the arteries enough to cause a little heart muscle damage. There is medical research possibly indicating that people with Prinzmetal's angina are missing a gene that causes your body to make enough nitric oxide that helps prevent the artery from having a spasm. Based on this research and with my doctor's permission, I started taking a different nitric oxide supplement, and my chest pain went away.

I decided to switch to SuperBeets for a more natural way to provide my body with the nitric oxide, and my chest pain is still gone. I've been taking it for three months (one scoop in the morning and one scoop in the evening). I do feel good and seem to have lots of energy, but in the last year, I also have lost 100 pounds! And I no longer have depression and moved out to the country, which I love.

I will continue to take it for the nitric oxide benefit. I like the taste too.

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

Helpful Review? 80 People Have Voted

Posted on Aug 28, 2017

It works

By John Tenan, Lakeland, FL, Verified Reviewer

I am a 58-year-old man who has been having high blood pressure for the last three years. It is extremely important for me to get the pressure in line, and not just for the obvious reasons. My morning pressure had been around 180+/90+, and this morning, week three into taking SuperBeets, it was 122/82. I am also a type 2 diabetic, who takes Metformin, which depletes one's body of B12, but since day one, I felt the energy boost. I used to drink energy drinks to make it during the day, but have not had one since day one.

I will mention that if someone eats food high in sodium, like I did this past weekend, there will be an increase in your pressure, so common sense is needed to achieve the goal, but this product, SuperBeets, is a keeper.

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

Helpful Review? 70 People Have Voted

Posted on Sep 11, 2017

Blood pressure

By Ken Brown, Marietta, GA, Verified Reviewer

During the last seven years, my blood pressure was a little high, and I was worried. My docs wanted to put me on meds, which I resisted. I began taking the super beets a year or so ago, and my blood pressure and my pulse are now back to a normal 130/78 and pulse 68. I am 65 years old and very happy with the SuperBeets.

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

Helpful Review? 70 People Have Voted
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