I started to drink small amounts of beet juice in February. Within two days I had episodes of lightheadedness, vertigo and nausea.
That might have been the result of food poisoning, so I held off drinking more beet juice for several weeks. Three days ago I drank a bit more, and again I had episodes of lightheadedness after a couple of hours.
Is there any possible relation to beet juice?
One study discovered that a glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by over 8 points (Hypertension, February 2015). That’s more than some anti-hypertensive medications.
We would encourage you to measure your blood pressure at home. If it is under good control with the medications you are taking, your doctor may advise you to avoid beet juice.