Cherry & Beetroot Complex (60 Capsules)
Cherry & Beetroot Complex combines beetroot powder and extract (10:1),
with Montmorency (sour) cherry powder and extract (10:1), to provide a
concentrated formula - 4500mg per capsule.
These two primary ingredients are then complimented by the addition of
three nutritive allies in the same formula - vitamin B6, black pepper
powder and turmeric extract (95% curcumin) - to provide additional
support for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, energy-yielding
metabolism, immunity, red blood cell formation, the nervous system,
hormonal activity, protein and glycogen metabolism and more.
A combination food supplement
Beetroot extract and powder
Montmorency cherry extract and powder
Equivalent to 4500mg per capsule
PLUS vitamin B6, black pepper and turmeric
Support of immunity
Support of energy levels
Popular with athletes
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
About the ingredients
Beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant. It is one of several
of the cultivated varieties of Beta vulgaris grown for their edible
taproots and their leaves (called beet greens). The deep red colour of
beetroot results from the presence of a type of betalain pigment
(betacyanins). Beetroot also contains betaine and inorganic nitrates.
The deep red colour of beetroot results from the presence of betalain
pigments. There are two categories of betalains, one of which is
responsible for these reddish to violet colours - betacyanins. Betanin
is an example of betacyanins present in red beetroot.
Betaine (Trimethylglycine (TMG))
Betaine is a naturally-occurring substance and amino acid, found in
plants and particularly in beetroot. Betaine is created by choline, in
combination with the amino acid glycine.
Nitrate is an inorganic compound composed of nitrogen and oxygen and
found naturally in soil and water. The nitrate in our diet comes from
both food and drinking water, but the highest levels of dietary nitrate
are found in vegetables.
Montmorency cherries are a type of red, sour cherry - Prunus cerasus.
They are grown in Canada, France and the United States and are part of
the lighter red Amarelle cultivar of sour cherries, rather than the
darker-red Morello cultivar.
Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of the immune system, the
regulation of hormonal activity, normal cysteine synthesis, normal
energy-yielding metabolism, normal homocysteine metabolism, normal
protein and glycogen metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and
fatigue. Click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Turmeric and curcumin
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of
the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to southern Asia.
When not used fresh, the rhizomes (roots) are boiled for 30 - 45 minutes
and then dried in hot ovens, after which they are ground into a deep
orange/yellow powder that is commonly used as a natural colouring and
delicious spice in Bangladeshi, Indian, Iranian and Pakistani cuisine,
as well as for dyeing.
Turmeric root powder has been long used by Ayurvedic practitioners,
largely due to its main constituent, curcumin. More recently, it has
become increasingly popular in the Western world for use in both food
and food supplements, after much TV, magazine and radio coverage.
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family
Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as
a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn.
When fresh and fully mature, it is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in)
in diameter, dark red, and, like all drupes, contains a single seed.
Peppercorns, and the ground pepper derived from them, may be described
simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked and dried
unripe fruit), green pepper (dried unripe fruit) and white pepper (ripe
fruit seeds). Piperine is the alkaloid responsible for the pungency of