When I was younger, my grandmother would make delicious red beet soup, which I continue to make to this day. I remember trying to impress my wife by preparing this favorite dish for her when we were dating. Red beets have always been a big part of my garden, and I use the stems and beets as part of salads and for juicing or grilling. I love the taste of red beets, but I never realized how beneficial they are for our health. Lately, more and more nutritionists are discovering that beets are a superfood, offering powerful health and nutritional benefits. This current superfood status of red beets sparked my interest, and I questioned whether they could help in preventing eye disease”?
Let’s look at some of the research.
Studies indicate that red beets are the richest source of dietary nitrates. It is these dietary nitrates which the body converts into nitric oxide (NO) through good bacteria in the mouth. That is nitric oxide not nitrous oxide, which is laughing gas! There is a big difference between the two. One wakes you up, and the other puts you to sleep!
Nitric oxide can open up the blood vessels in the body, increasing blood flow and oxygen specifically to places that are lacking oxygen. NO is a molecule that dilates blood vessels, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to fuel every cell in the body. This, in turn, performs the following functions:
*helps regulate blood pressure
*promotes cognitive health
*supplies antioxidant properties
*delivers anti-inflammatory properties
*delivers detoxification properties
*enhances stamina via oxygen usage efficiency
*supplies a weapon against infection
*helps improve ocular function and lower eye pressure
How many beets do you need to eat to have a good therapeutic effect?
This is a good question since red beets vary in size and nitrate content. In addition, the conversion is dependent on digestive enzymes in the mouth and intestinal floral in the intestines. I am suggesting that all my patients make changes in their diet in order to increase the production of nitric oxide.
Is there another option?
I discovered a company which has developed a breakthrough in the nitric oxide delivery system to the body. Their patented breakthrough in nitric oxide delivery boosts the efficiency of the body’s nitrate pathway so that more nitric oxide is available when and where it is needed. Each lozenge is roughly equivalent to six red beets!
There are two Neogenis products, the Neo40 Daily and the Neo40 Professional.
The Neo40 Daily does not require a prescription, but it has a much lower nitric oxide generating effect. The Neo40 Professional is what I am recommending for all patients who are interested in this powerful adjunctive treatment to restore vision and improve their health. I have been taking the Neo40 Professional now for the past month and have experienced clearer vision, less fatigue, and a drop in blood pressure. I suggest a trial period of three months for my patients to see what effects it has on their vision.
How many beets?
The Neo40 Professional lozenge is approximately equivalent to eating six beets, so taking two lozenges a day is equivalent to eating 12 beets.