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Beet Root Powder & Red Poop

EndurElite co-founder Matt Mosman discusses why some people who take beet root powder may have red poop and pee.

Video Transcription:

Good morning, my biking buddies, running rebels, and other endurance enthusiasts. Matt Mosman, co-founder of EndurElite, the maker of premium supplements for endurance athletes and endurance training and supplement expert. Today, we're gonna address a kind of a gross question. It's gonna be hard to keep a straight face talking about this. And the question is....

Why is it when some people take beetroot powder, that it makes their poop and pee red? 

Now, I'm no poop expert, but I do have the scientific explanation for you to why that occurs. But before we get to that, PerformElite has 1,670 milligrams of beetroot powder, which is considered an efficacious dose, along with eight other performance-enhancing ingredients. Now, there are excellent standalone beetroot products on the market and I give them credit because beetroot powder works, but for the same price that you pay for those, you can get the PerformElite with the beetroot powder and, like I said, eight other ergogenic or performance-enhancing ingredients. 

So, back to the question, "Why is my pee and poop red after I take the beetroot powder?" Well, let's just say you take some PerformElite and you find that happening. The scientific explanation is that PerformElite helps you kick so much butt that you're kicking your own butt, and the red is just the weaker self leaving your body. Okay, so that's a typical bro answer. Sorry about that. Luckily for you, you know, EndurElite is all about science and science is definitely the new sexy. 

So, here is the true scientific answer as to why some people, literally like 14% of the population. So not in a lot of people. Here's why that they may find their pee or poop red after they take either a standalone beetroot product or a product like PerformElite that has beetroot in it.

It's a condition known as beeturia

and basically, it has to do with the red pigments found in beetroot. Now, some people can't store these pigments very well, and then it's excreted via their urine or poop. Usually, it's not cause for concern, but if it does happen it you, it may indicate compromised kidneys or other organs and you may wanna go see a doctor about that. But for the most part, it's harmless. It occurs in less than 14% of the population, so you can feel totally comfortable taking a beetroot powder or a product like PerformElite that has the beetroot powder in it. 

So, there you have it. We talked about poop today. I hope you found this video interesting. More to come very shortly. If you haven't had a chance yet to check out the EndureElite website, I highly recommend it. Lots of great content going up daily, videos, blogs, and various musings. Check it out, www.endurelite.com. Alright, my endurance friends. Until next time, stay fueled, stay focused, stay fast.