I'm a cyclist and after crushing a few of my previous PRs, my buddies started asking me what was different... The short answer? Beets! Between Alt-Red and Human N Beet Powder, I've noticed my endurance when putting the hammer down has increased tremendously. I can go harder and longer than before. My real world experience of the reduction in lactic acid buildup is (while anecdotal,) legit. With Alt-Red, I do see why they suggest you take it 1.5 hours before your workout... it literally does take that long to kick in for me. If I get the timing right with a climb, it's almost like getting a second wind though. To be in the middle of a long climb and to experience your legs not screaming at the places in the climb that they used to scream is a beautiful thing. Good stuff and it really does work! - Ricardo R.
One of the most simple, performance-boosting supplements on the market.
As a Feed Favorite, this product is phenomenal at increasing oxygen uptake and buffering lactic acid. What will you feel? During hard efforts your legs will simply hurt less, enabling you to push harder than you normally could in training and racing.
Beets have been known to help boost endurance performance for a while, but Sur AltRed is the first beet supplement on the market that contains only betalains extract, the nutrient that produces the red pigment in beets.
AltRed uses a proprietary extraction method to remove nitrates and sugars, creating a betalains concentrate with increased bioavailability. You cannot get this from whole beets, beet juice, or beet powders.
The AltRed Betalains in these tiny capsules improve oxygen delivery to your muscles and allow you to go further, faster, and longer in training and competition. AltRed's clinically proven athletic performance and recovery benefits are backed by science, 8+ years of field testing, and world champion endurance athletes. These studies have shown that Sur AltRed can help athletes:
AltRed is also safe for sport. It is tested by both NSF Certified for Sport® and Informed-Choice Trusted by Sport. We've been testing this in-house for some time now and the results are outstanding. This is now a staple in our supplement closet and the results are in. It works...and works well!
Sur has conducted three gold-standard clinical studies that prove positive effects for endurance athletes taking AltRed. Gold standard studies are double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled, and randomized. Additional studies are in the works and will be added as they are published.
Highlights from studies:
Betalain-Rich Concentrate Supplementation Improves Exercise Performance in Competitive Runners
Researchers at the University of California, Davis conducted a study on distance runners and showed that the runners performed an average of 3% faster in a 5K time trial when they used AltRed. The runners also saw an average 14% reduction in lactate acid levels and a 15% reduction in perceived exertion. Read full study
Betalain-Rich Concentrate Supplementation Improves Exercise Performance and Recovery in Competitive Triathletes
Another study at the University of California, Davis conducted on triathletes showed that they performed an average of 3% faster in a 5K recovery time trial performed 24 hours after completing a 10K time trial when they used AltRed. The triathletes also experienced an average 9% reduction in a key muscle damage indicator known as creatine kinase. Read full study
Effect of 1-Week Betalain-Rich Beetroot Concentrate Supplementation on Cycling Performance and Select Physiological Parameters
Researchers at Auburn University conducted a study on cyclists that showed they produced an average watt increase of 3.5% during a 30-minute functional threshold power test when they used AltRed. Cyclists also increased cycling efficiency by an average of 5.4%. Read full study
We love their portability, especially for race day. They offer single serving packets, bottles of 30 & 90 capsules.
Take one capsule 1-2 hours before starting your workout or competition. Take another capsule every 2 hours for longer activities.