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New Study Demonstrates High Efficacy of HumanN's BeetElite for HIIT Training

Posted: 20th September 2018 09:05

A new study on BeetElite, an endurance superfood from HumanN, has found that taking the product allows cycling participants to recover quicker between high intensity training intervals, and work out 17.9% longer.

The randomized, double-blind, cross-over matched pair study was conducted by Exercising Nutritionally LLC and led by its Founder and CEO, Craig Broeder Ph.D. FACSM, FNAASO. Eight subjects completed the study and they ranged from ages 18 to 55. Each participant went through one high intensity interval training (HIIT) round that consisted of 75 seconds of cycling at near-max effort, followed by a two minute recovery interval at 50% effort.

Participants were encouraged to complete as many interval rounds as they could. When using BeetElite, participants finished an average of 8.14 rounds at 32.2 km/hour, compared to the average of 7.00 rounds at 31.4 km/hour when using placebo. Additionally, while on BeetElite, cyclists were able to maintain a significantly faster cadence by 2.0%, maintaining same target workload during the entire HIIT treatment sessions compared to placebo. The average time to exhaustion when using BeetElite was over 24.5 minutes, compared to under 21 minutes on the placebo. The total distance covered during the HIIT exercise was 13.5 km when using BeetElite, while placebo use resulted in an average distance of only 10.9 km. 

BeetElite is formulated based on patents licensed from the University of Texas Health Science Center. It works to promote extended exercise endurance, increase oxygen delivery and improve energy with just four ounces of superfood formula, which can be compared to the equivalent of 32 oz. of beet juice. To date, HumanN has completed ten clinical trials and has licensed seven U.S patents, including BeetElite, from the University of Texas Health Science Center on their industry-leading functional foods and supplements. HumanN was also the recipient of the Nutrition Business Journal Science Award in 2017 for its dedication to science in the field of nutrition.

This study marks the continued commitment of HumanN, industry leader in functional food and nutritional supplements for whole body health, to help humans across all phases of life strive for and achieve their greatest potential. Their products are used by over 1,400 medical professionals, 140+ collegiate and professional teams, and several Olympic athletes.

In conjunction with the Nitric Oxide (N-O) research program at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the HumanN science team has led the charge in N-O research and innovation. The brand's commitment to science is upheld by their Scientific Advisory Board, whose research leaders specialize in N-O and cardiovascular health.  Key board members in the field include Dr. John Ivy, Dr. John P. Cooke and Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton.

Dr. John Ivy is a world-renowned expert on sports nutrition and exercise performance. He has published over 180 scientific papers and several books, including the highly-regarded Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition. He has worked with an extensive list of elite athletes, including Olympian gold medalists. Dr. Ivy is currently the Chairman of HumanN's Science Advisory Board and has held the position since 2017. He served as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education for over 13 years and is currently the Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught for over 31 years.

Dr. John Cooke is the chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Houston Methodist Research Institute and the Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration in the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston, Texas. He has published over 500 research papers, position papers, reviews, book chapters and patents in the arena of vascular medicine and biology with over 20,000 citations. Dr. Cooke serves on national and international committees that deal with cardiovascular diseases, including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton is the Vice-Chair of the AHA Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health and is a Distinguished Professor of Nutrition at Penn State University. She previously served as the Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Nutrition Committee. She has published over 150 scientific papers, ten book chapters and has co-authored four books. Dr. Kris-Etherton has also served on many national committees and review panels, including the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Macronutrients, NIH's Nutrition Study Section, the National Cholesterol Education Program Second Adult Treatment Panel, and WomenHeart.

The spirit of scientific collaboration has helped create HumanN's portfolio of best-selling products, including SuperBeets and BeetElite. Their highly nutritious formulations help promote Nitric Oxide production, a process that dilates the blood vessels, increases circulation and delivers more oxygen throughout the body to support a healthy cardiovascular system. The current Nitric Oxide-enhancing line features six products with plans to continue to expand in 2018 and beyond.

About HumanN
HumanN is redefining how people think about nutrition and the human body. As an emerging leader in functional nutrition, HumanN's science-backed products are used by over 1,400 medical professionals, 140+ collegiate and pro teams, and several Olympic athletes. To date, HumanN has completed ten clinical trials on their industry-leading functional foods in conjunction with world-class institutions such as the University of Texas, Cedars-Sinai, Vanderbilt and University of Iowa. HumanN was also the recipient of the prestigious Nutrition Business Journal Science Award in 2017 for its dedication to science-backed products and work to redefine how people think about nutrition and the human body.

About Exercising Nutritionally, LLC 
Exercising Nutritionally, LLC is a clinical research and education company promoting healthy living and aging. They focus on developing clinical research programs for evidence based preventive wellness and enhancing human performance. Research projects focus on the role that nutrition and physical activity play in helping prevent and treat lifestyle related diseases on the molecular, biochemical, and physiological levels. Exercising Nutritionally helps other companies research new preventive health applications that would lead to FDA application claims approval. A major strength of Exercising Nutritionally, LLC research projects is they develop collaborations with clinical university based research environments fostering relationships with some of the top clinical research groups in Chicago and the United States.

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