You may be wondering whether or not you should be jumping on the band wagon of the new Beetroot Powder craze, well, we are converts! Everyone loves beetroot, the only thing that deters some of us is that everything turns a brilliant red colour when your handling it, even with gloves we seem to get it between our toes, ok, maybe not the toes, but you get the idea. In comes Organic Beetroot Powder. The Grove Organic Beetroot Powder is grown and processed organically using 86% renewable energy, it is sun dried and so retains some of it's moisture. As it is in its complete non-extracted form it means that you get the best it has to offer, all of the wholefood compounds are working together, in a more manageable form. You can tell as it has a beautiful sweet flavour. We aren't suggesting you ditch the beetroot salad, as we love those too, this is just an easy way to boost your pre or post workout shake or get an added nutritional hit in your morning smoothie. To this smoothie we have added a further boost in the form of Cordyceps for energy and cognitive performance, and the Siberian Ginseng to help focus our efforts.
This little guy is great to take 10 minutes, sit in the sun, clear the mind, reset the engines and and then jump back in with your new found vigor! All in the knowledge that you've achieved this naturally — no toxins in sight.
Strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response (great for winter).
Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero) and Cordyceps are both listed as adaptogens. “An adaptogen is a botanical that greatly improves your body's ability to adapt to stress, whether it's a hectic schedule, heat or cold, noise, high altitudes or any number of other stressors. This elite class of herbs impart strength, energy, stamina, endurance, and improve mental clarity.” – Chris Kilham, Oprah & Friends.
Potassium allows your nerves to respond to stimulation and muscles to contract (tighten), including those in your heart, an essential mineral, absorbed in the gut and is important for energy, muscle health and bone health.
Beetroot contains betaine. Betaine is a methyl donor, studies (see product page) suggest that methyl donors may improve mood, energy, well-being, alertness and concentration. Studies also suggest that beetroot may be anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, aid liver and immune health, help brain injury prevention and enhance athletic performance.
Cordyceps has been used for cognitive and athletic performance, along with it's potential immunomodulatory effects. Working synergistically in the body, they have been shown to potentially aid energy production, virility, physical and cognitive performance. Athletes pay particular attention to its ability in aiding them to go harder for longer, whilst supporting the many systems in the body and homeostasis. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has used Cordyceps as a tonic for rejuvenation, longevity, endurance and vitality for centuries.
Organic Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)
Also known as Eleuthero, listed as an adaptogen, helping your body adapt to stress, also aiding focus, strength and vitality.