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A–Z of nutritional supplements: dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance—Part 27
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    Missing biochemical pathways suggest benign benefits of beetroot and other NO precursors

    Nitrates boost blood supply and recovery to muscle groups via the iNOS pathway, but only if converted to nitrites via salivary bacteria. The use of mouthwash, a common practice in those consuming diets high in refined carbohydrate, completely negate this possible conversion (1)

    That the authors overlooked the potential risk of nitrosamine formation from the combination of nitrite-precursor nitrates with dietary...

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