Interestingly beetroot and pomegranate are signature plants which are defined by Wikipedia “The concept of signatures is reflected in the common names of some plants whose shapes and colors reminded herbalists of the parts of the body where they were thought to do good”.
So, beetroot makes a blood red juice as do pomegranates which is nature’s way of saying it’s good for the cardiovascular system. Also, pomegranates have chambers like the heart and is about the size of the heart.
The key to what makes them “heart food” has do with the miracle molecule nitric oxide (NO). The 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine was won by three American doctors who discovered the nitric oxide pathway and its beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system.
Beetroots and pomegranates respective effects on NO is a bit different. Beetroots are rich in dietary nitrates which are converted by the digestive tract into nitric oxide.
Pomegranates on the other hand seem to effectively help sustain NO levels due to their high antioxidant content. Pomegranates also help the inside of the arteries to stay healthy and flexible. So, although they work differently they are synergistic when taken together. An excellent one-two vegan punch for the heart and arteries!
Pomegranate juice can be high in sugar and spike insulin levels therefore making it less ideal for those with diabetic issues. To avoid this simply use a supplement that has pomegranate extract. This effectively retains all the antioxidants and other beneficial components of pomegranate while simultaneously eliminating the unneeded sugars.
M3 Miracle Molecule Max, our signature Nitric Oxide booster contains both beetroot and pomegranate extract, thus ensuring maximum effect and recovery of damaged veins and arteries!