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It has arrived…the only pre-workout, 50:1 beet root extract on the market sweetened with 100% kabocha extract. Typically many pre-workouts out on the market leave a BITTER or FUNKY aftertaste because they need the artificial flavors, artificial colors, additives, and bitter sweeteners to mask the unappealing taste. That all ends now that there is BOCHA-BEETS. A pre-workout drink that tastes great while boosting nitric oxide!

WHAT IS BOCHA-BEETS PRE-WORKOUT ALL ABOUT?

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In each scoop of BOCHA-BEETS you will find an enhanced blend of vitamins, amino acids, and electrolytes to help with maximum endurance and increased nitric oxide production. BOCHA-BEETS contains very little glycemic index which results in a keto-friendly and diabetic-friendly product that is 5x more potent in nitrates than leading brands.

Nitric Oxide Boosting Ingredients

Beetroot is a unique superfood which contains a high concentration of nitrates which dilate blood vessels for enhanced oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. This is beneficial for building muscle and recovery with 750mg BCAAs, 350mg Arginine, 2g Citrulline Malate, and 1.5g Betaine Anhydrous for a supreme nitric oxide performance booster.

Branched Chain Amino Acids are comprised of three amino acids: L-leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine. These are found in a variety of proteins sources and help in protein synthesis and muscle growth.

L-Arginine is an amino acid found in seafood, pumpkin seeds, spirulina, and chickpeas. It help to support vasodilation within the blood vessels for better overall blood flow.

Citrulline Malate is a non-protein amino acid found abundantly in watermelon rinds, this natural substance found in many fruits helps to increase aerobic energy production, enhanced blood flow, and better physical performance.

Betaine Anhydrous is a compound found in beet root also known as trimethylglycine that helps to boost muscle strength and endurance.

BOCHA-BEETS also contain Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B6 for energy metabolism. To finish off, a blend of electrolytes are added to help support electrolyte balance prior to physical exercise.

HOW TO USE BOCHA-BEETS

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There are two options to go when it comes with using BOCHA-BEETS. Our suggestion is to start off with one scoop for supporting cardiovascular health. Easily mix with 6 ounces of water, juice, or smoothie once daily. The other option is to mix two scoops with 14 ounces of water 15-30 minutes prior to exercise to help support exercise stamina and performance.

Also great for athletes to support endurance and extend exercise tolerance.

WHAT’S THE BREAKDOWN?

L-Citrulline + L-Arginine: For Nitric Oxide Production

The combination of Arginine and Citrulline Malate work together to produce nitric oxide which enhances blood flow resulting in better performance.

An increase in energy efficiency from Citrulline Malate enables you to work out harder and longer reducing the time to exhaustion. It is  actually created in the body by one of two ways, either recycled from arginine (arginine converts to nitric oxide to produce citrulline) or from nitrogen.

For exercise, citrulline is definitely something you want to be taking to increase the rate of recovery after exercise [1] and for nitric oxide synthesis [2].

In two scoops you got yourself 2g of Citrulline Malate and 350 mg of Arginine to help assist in the vasodilation of the blood vessels for that sought after “muscle pump”.

Bocha Beets Supplement Facts

Betaine Anhydrous: For Muscle Strength and Endurance

In two scoops of BOCHA-BEETS there is 1.5g of Betaine Anhydrous. Betaine is gaining increasing popularity among pre-workout formulas and is an important component of beetroot.

TMG (trimethylglycine) is essentially glycine with three methyl gr0ups attached. This nutrient have been reported in studies to help improve muscle strength and endurance [3][4]. Betaine also can synthesize creatine in skeletal muscle, lower plasma homocysteine concentrations, reduce inflammation, and help support healthy cardiovascular health. [5]

For a supercharged workout, you want to have betaine to help aid in pushing through those tough final repetitions.

BCAAs 2:1:1 (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine)

BCAAs are well known to help promote protein synthesis and naturally available in protein sources. From a bodybuilding perspective, BCAAs help to enhance muscle growth.

BOCHA-BEETS adds 750mg of BCAAs in a total two scoops. These are plant-based derived and 100% vegan.

In a study, [6] “BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine), particularly leucine, have anabolic effects on protein metabolism by increasing the rate of protein snythesis and decreasing the rate of protein degradation in resting human muscle. Also, during recovery from endurance exercise, BCAAs were found to have anabolic effects in human muscle.”

Vitamin B-12 (Methylcobalamin)

Vitamin B-12 is added to the formulation in its “methyl” form for superior bioavailability. Vitamin B-12 helps to support enzymes in DNA synthesis and energy metabolism.

This nutrient is often times found to be deficient for many people and hard to obtain sometimes through diet alone. A deficiency in Vitamin B-12 predisposes someone to neurological disorders and a form of anaemia (macrocytic).

BOCHA-BEETS contains 50mcg per 2 scoops to help combat the deficiency that can be seen among older individuals [7].

Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine HCL)

BOCHA-BEETS contains 5mg of Vitamin B-6 as Pyridoxine HCL. Vitamin B-6 is an essential vitamin that helps to maintain a healthy nervous system along with key metabolic processes. This means it is responsible for the communication between the brain and the nerve cells, which also aids in production of neurotransmitters.

Electrolytes

Electrolytes are key for optimal levels of hydration. By providing the body with adequate electrolytes prior to exercise it negates the drop in performance due to low mineral levels [8].

We made sure to add 50mg of Magnesium, 150mg of Potassium, and 50mg of Sodium. Many of us know how critical electrolytes are for our health.

BOCHA-BEETS Summary

BOCHA-BEETS is a synergistic blend of natural nitric oxide boosting ingredients which provide a true energy boost, enhanced blood flow, maximum endurance, and activates performance. By consuming a high potency nitrate beet root powder you will not only improve nitric oxide levels but also boost energy during exercise.

The unique thing about BOCHA-BEETS is the expected sweetness you desire from our BochaSweet™ 100% kabocha extract: there is no need for additives, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, or added stimulants.

 

 

References:

[1] Bendahan D, Mattei JP, Ghattas B, Confort-Gouny S, Le Guern ME, Cozzone PJ. Citrulline/malate promotes aerobic energy production in human exercising muscle. Br J Sports Med. 2002 Aug;36(4):282-9.

[2] McKinley-Barnard S., Andre T, Morita M, Willoughby DS. Combined L-citrulline and glutathione supplementation increases the concentration of markers indicative of nitric oxide synthesis. J Int Soc Sports Nutr.2015 Jun 10;12:27. doi: 10.1186/s12970-015-0086-7. eCollection 2015.

[3] Lee EC, Maresh CM, Kraemer WJ, Yamamoto LM, Hatfield DL, Bailey BL, Armstrong LE, Vloek JS, McDermott BP, Craig SA. Ergogenic effects of betaine supplementation on strength and power performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Jul 19;7:27. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-7-27.

[4] Jay R Hoffman, Nicholas A Ratamess, Jie Kang, Stefanie L Rashti, and Avery D Faigenbaum. Effect of betaine supplementation on power performance and fatigue. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2009 Feb 20;6:7. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-6-7.

[5] Jason M Cholewa, Monika Wyszczelska-Rokiel, Rafal Glowacki, Hieronim Jakubowski, Tracey Matthews, Richard Wood, Stuart AS Craig, and Vincent Paolone. Effects of betaine on body composition, performance, and homocysteine thiolactone. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2013 Aug 14;10:39. doi: 10.1186/15550-2783-10-39.

[6] Blomstrand E, Eliasson J, Karlsson HK, Köhnke R. Branched-chain amino acids activate key enzymes in protein synthesis after physical exercise. J Nutr. 2006 Jan;136(1 Suppl):269S-73S.

[7] Clarke R, Grimley Evans J, Schneede J, Nexo E, Bates C, Fletcher A, Prentice A, et al.Vitamin B12 and folate deficiency in later life. Age Ageing. 2004 Jan;33(1):34-41.

[8] Costill D.L., Saltin B. Muscle Glycogen and Electrolytes Following Exercise and Thermal Dehydration. Metabolic Adaptation to Prolonged Physical Exercise. 1975:352-360. doi: 10.1007/978-3-0348-5523-5_41.

Bocha-Beets pancakes
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With a beet root supplement joining the BochaSweet product line, we are excited to introduce a delicious recipe that features our nitric oxide pre-workout BOCHA-BEETS. In this recipe, you will be adding in a couple scoops of our great tasting beet root supplement for a delicious nitric oxide boosting pancake stack. To make things even more exciting, a delicious drizzle of melted BochaSweet syrup will make these pancakes super yummy. So, go ahead and enjoy these healthy guilt-free and keto-friendly pancakes.

Bocha-Beets Pancake Stack

INGREDIENTS

8-10 servings

  • 1 cup almond or tigernut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp BochaSweet
  • 2 scoops BOCHA-BEETS
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut oil (for cooking)
  • 1/4 cup extra BochaSweet (for the syrup)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Batter will be somewhat thick, if you prefer thinner pancake add a little extra milk.
  2. Preheat a skillet greased with coconut oil on medium-low to medium heat. Using a 1/4 cup measuring spoon drop batter onto pan and form into circles. Cover and cook for a couple minutes until bubbles start to form, then flip and repeat on the other side until browned. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup of BochaSweet into a sauce pan on medium-low and allow to melt into a syrup consistency. Drizzle over pancake stack!Bocha-Beets pancakes

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