hi all, i suffer from ME/CFS and fibromyalagia plus psoriasis.im game for trying most juices to cleanse my body internally,but also in hopes of gaining more stamina/strength. today i read in my newspaper something about beetroot juice for stamina.im going to start drinking it tomorrow,and see if i can prevent the bouts of fatigue and trembling that im currently going through. anyway heres what was in my newspaper... a daily glass of veg juice gives athletes more stamina. sipping beetroot juice allows athletes to perform for longer,new research shows.and it could help with breathing and heart conditions. scientists say they have been " amazed " by the test results which can be achieved in no other way. the secret is a nitrate in the juice which makes the blood absorb oxygen more slowly. research revealed it boosts stamina 16%. eight men aged 19 to 38 drank 500 ml of juice every day for six days,before completing excercise bike tests. those who had the beetroot were able to cycle for 11.25 minutes 92 seconds longer than those who had a dummy drink. scientists think nitrate in the beetroot turns to nitric oxide in the body,reducing the need for oxygen. the juice is already known to cut blood pressure. its sexy too since ancient times,beetroot has been considered an aphrodisiac,it is rich in trace element boron,which boosts sex hormones. kind regards fran p.s ill let you know if beetroot juice helps my CFS and indeed my asthma.