Beet powder provides a wide range of nutrients, but its most significant
phytochemical is betaine. This plant chemical helps the liver and
kidneys recycle the amino acid methionine to maintain the body's stores
of s-adenosyl-methionine, more commonly known as SAM-e. Betaine also
helps the liver process fat. This prevents the accumulation of fatty
tissues in the liver (steatosis), especially in heavy drinkers, and it
also prevents excessive triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in the blood. Caution:
None. Maximum safe dosages for young children, pregnant or nursing
mothers, or those with severe liver or kidney disease have not been
established, but there are no reports of any side effects from the use
of the product.
This information is for education purposes only and in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice. We are not responsible for any products made using botanicals or the outcome of any application thereof. As always we recommend testing all products.