|Honestly, for me it's not the improved glucose management, but rather the proof that you must not use antibacterial mouthwash that's the takeaway, here.|
Oh, you're not obese? Well, in that case, the effect is not going to reach statistical significance, but since it's not going to be zero and you can learn something about the incompatibility of your nitrate-based pre-workout performance enhancing pump supplement and antibacterial mouthwash, it's still worth reading the rest of today's SuppVersity article.
At first, it may be odd that a "pump supplement" or "blood pressure regulator" is able to improve one's glucose handling. If we take into consideration that insulin resistance and obesity are characterized by low nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, however, and know that nitrate the consumption of dietary nitrate (NO3−) increases NO formation, via NO3− reduction to nitrite (NO2−) by oral bacteria, the observations Joseph W. Beals and colleagues made in their latest study do no longer seem that odd.
|Only recently Vasconcellos et al. observed a sign. 10% reduction in blood glucose w/ a beetroot gel.|
|Figure 2: Blood glucose concentration afer beet juice plus glucose consumption was greater in the obese compared with the nonobese adults at 60 and 90 minutes (p = 0.004 and denoted by ∗ | Beals. 2017)|
- Beals, Joseph W., et al. "Concurrent Beet Juice and Carbohydrate Ingestion: Influence on Glucose Tolerance in Obese and Nonobese Adults." Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism 2017 (2017).
- Vasconcellos, Julia, et al. "A Single Dose of Beetroot Gel Rich in Nitrate Does Not Improve Performance but Lowers Blood Glucose in Physically Active Individuals." Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism 2017 (2017).