FAQ: Beta Red Pre-Workout Endurance Formula
Since we've released Beta Red Pre-Workout Endurance Formula a few months ago, we've had plenty of opportunity to talk to both those who've been using it and those who were considering it. We've put together the following FAQ based on these conversations to help endurance athletes better understand how to get best results with Beta Red.
What is Beta Red Pre-Workout Endurance Formula?
Beta Red is a potent blend of beet juice powder and key synergistic amino acids designed to boost performance when consumed prior to endurance training and competition.
What does it do?
The ingredients in Beta Red have been shown to promote increased aerobic and anaerobic efficiency - allowing users to produce more power for a given quantity of oxygen. This helps athletes get more out of their training and go faster when competing.
Who is it for?
Beta Red was developed for endurance athletes, although it benefit anyone in need of greater aerobic and anaerobic efficiency.
While Beta Red works well at all elevations, it's notable for it’s effect while training and racing at higher elevation where oxygen isn’t as plentiful. At any elevation, it allows athletes to "burn more matches,” meaning they’ll be able to produce greater repeated, higher-quality efforts during a workout or race.
How do I use it?
Drink 1 to 2 servings 90 minutes prior to training and racing. For events longer than 2 hours, additional doses may be consumed during the event. Beta Red can be mixed with a traditional carbohydrate/electrolyte formula for consumption during prolonged training and racing. For such events, we recommend a serving for every additional 2 hours of activity.
For your most important races, it's a good idea to drink 1 serving of Beta Red daily beginning 3 to 5 days prior to competition.
How can I tell if it's working? What should I feel?
You may feel a light tingling sensation on your skin (parashesias) within 30 minutes of consuming Beta Red. If this irritates you, consuming Beta Red with carbohydrate-rich foods will lessen the effect.
Then again, you may not feel any different after drinking Beta Red. You'll still suffer when giving maximum effort, but you'll produce more power when doing so. The famous Greg Lemond quote, "It doesn't get any easier, you just get faster" applies here.
Does it contain any banned substances?
Absolutely not! Beta Red is free of banned substances, as well as artificial flavor, colors, and sweeteners.
What does it taste like?
Beta Red has a clean beet flavor. We’ve had many customers comment that it tastes somewhat like hibiscus tea.
While Beta Red works great for all endurance athletes, we developed the following recommendations with feedback from elite athletes to maximize results in cyclocross and triathlon. Since these disciplines require very different physical efforts for success, the recommendations for each differ.
Cyclocross Pro Tip: Since starts are crucial to cyclocross racing, take 1-2 servings 2 hours before your race, and then have another serving approximately 30 minutes before starting. Load a minimum of 1 dose per day the 2 days prior to priority races.
Ironman/Half Ironman Distance Triathlon Pro Tip: Load a minimum of 3 days prior to race at 2 doses per day to maximize saturation and effect over race distance. Consume an additional dose during every 2 hours mixed with your normal carb/electrolyte formula.
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