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.

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.

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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Average Consumer Rating: 3.2
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Bottom Line: 57% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 171 out 187 people found this review helpful

    Bad side effects!

    • Harrison Township, MI,
    • Jun 20, 2017
    • 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

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  • 131 out 138 people found this review helpful

    HumanN fails their own expectations

    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

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  • 120 out 195 people found this review helpful

    SuperBeets

    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

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  • 114 out 129 people found this review helpful

    Tastes terrible

    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

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  • 108 out 112 people found this review helpful

    Didn't work for me

    • Olympia, WA,
    • Mar 10, 2017
    • 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

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  • 93 out 100 people found this review helpful

    Product claims not experienced

    • Rapid City, SD,
    • Apr 18, 2017
    • 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

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  • 83 out 93 people found this review helpful

    I am happy with SuperBeets

    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

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  • 80 out 93 people found this review helpful

    For help with Prinzmetal's angina

    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

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  • 80 out 90 people found this review helpful

    Wasn't happy

    • Brant, MI,
    • Aug 19, 2017
    • 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

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  • 70 out 82 people found this review helpful

    It works

    • Lakeland, FL,
    • Aug 28, 2017
    • 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

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  • 69 out 80 people found this review helpful

    Blood pressure

    • Marietta, GA,
    • Sep 11, 2017
    • 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

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