Offered as a powder, Oxystorm is highly water-soluble and has a neutral pH, making it ideal for a range of applications, including energy bars and sport drinks, according to producer Arjuna.
The product was launched at Vitafoods Europe, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, last month.
Arjuna said its patent-pending production process delivered an optimum level of nitrate content from Amaranthus leaves – 9,000mg per 100g – which is more than the amount of nitrate from beetroot powder and beet juice.
Single oral dose
Clinical research published in the journal Nutrition shows that a single oral dose of Amaranthus extract is able to increase both nitrate and nitrite levels in the body for at least eight hours.