To get the most from BETA RED, don't brush your teeth, use mouthwash, or chew gum until after drinking it. (Huh?)
Toothpaste, mouthwash, and gum-chewing have been shown to deactivate the friendly bacteria that converts beet juice to nitrite. With proper activation, nitrate from beet juice is converted to nitric oxide which allows you to become more aerobically efficient. If you toss a spearmint stick on top, you ruin all the nitrates' hard work.
I recommend waiting at least 15 minutes after drinking BETA RED before brushing.
In situations where I'll be on the road much of the day and may not have an opportunity to brush after drinking BETA RED, I'll just brush without toothpaste. Seriously!
If you're thinking "this is crazy talk," and you're already weighing the options of poor teeth 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 actually stops tooth decay and prevents cavities.
Am I ready to give up regular tooth brushing for beet-juice-swishing? No, but it is interesting that we are still learning natural ways to keep ourselves healthy without resorting to modern technology.
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.