Wanted to add some info Galaxian shared on the diet forum on L-Aze, causing misfolded proteins and MS-like myelin loss associated with sugar beets. Although sugar beets are vastly different than red beets---L-Aze is still found in red beets and beetroot in smaller quantities. diet-f9/topic25881.html
Something to consider is toxicity of L-Aze in beets, according to research from Stanford.Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid in garden beets (Beta vulgaris).http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16516254
There are many different ways to increase NO, vasodilation and cerebral blood flow---UV rays, exercise, colorful foods full of phytonutrients. Beets are one dietary means, but so are berries, greens and spices.
It's always best to incorporate the whole lifestyle, rather than rely on one particular source, so you don't overdo it.
All things in moderation, especially beets!
Here's more info: http://ccsvi.org/index.php/helping-myse ... ial-health
ThisIsMA---I'd keep drinking beet juice in moderation, but always mix it up with kale/ginger juice, berry smoothies, etc. Shifts in perfusion don't harm the brain...it's used to it. Cerebral perfusion changes all the time, depending on sleep/wake state, exercise, mental energy, etc. The best way to increase perfusion is to hydrate and then do some cardiovascular exercise. Nothing beats it!