NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

beetroot juice
The juice of the beetroot, with potential antioxidant and protective activities. Beetroot juice contains antioxidants, including betacyanin, which scavenge free radicals. In addition, beetroot contains high levels of nitrates and folic acid. Consumption of beetroot juice leads to the conversion of nitrate to nitric oxide (NO) in the body. This juice may have a beneficial effect on blood flow and blood pressure through the induction of NO-mediated vasodilation. Additionally, this agent may decrease fatigue and increase physical performance. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:beet juice