To get the most from BETA RED, don't use toothpaste, mouthwash, or chew gum until a few hours after drinking it. (Huh?)
Toothpaste, mouthwash, and gum-chewing have been shown to deactivate the friendly bacteria in our mouths that converts dietary nitrate (as found in beet juice) to nitrite. Deactivating this bacteria limits the eventual nitric oxide production in the body, thus limiting one of the main mechanisms by which Beta Red Pre-Workout Formula allows you to train harder and race faster by becoming more aerobically efficient.
I brush my teeth without toothpaste on mornings I drink Beta Red. I'll then brush with toothpaste after training or racing -- when I've gotten most of the benefit from my Beta Red consumption.
If you're thinking "this is crazy talk," and you're already weighing the options of poor dental health over improved performance, don't worry; you don't have to choose. There's research showing that the nitric oxide produced in your body after consuming beet juice, and therefore Beta Red, actually stops tooth decay and prevents cavities by lowering the pH in your mouth.
So, there you have it! Don't be afraid to ditch the mint for a minute, and get out there with your nitrate-rich BETA RED fix in full force.