- What other names is Beet known by?
- What is Beet?
- How does Beet work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Beet.
Beets are used along with medications in the treatment of liver diseases and fatty liver. They are also used to help lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood, lower blood pressure, and to improve athletic performance.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Lowering triglyceride levels in the blood. Early research suggests that taking a specific product (Neo40-Daily by Neogenis Labs) containing beet root and hawthorn berry twice a day for 30 days might reduce a type of fat found in the blood called triglycerides in people who are at risk for heart disease.
- Supportive therapy for fatty liver and other liver diseases.
- Reducing blood pressure.
- Improving athletic performance.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Beets can cause low calcium levels and kidney damage.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's not known whether it's safe to use beet in larger medicinal amounts during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Stick to food amounts.
Kidney disease: Eating too many beets might make kidney disease worse.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011