Blood Pressure Regulation by Oral Microbiome

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Blood Pressure Regulation by Oral Microbiome

The effect of beetroot juice on blood pressure 1. You swallow the nitrate-rich beetroot juice. 2. The nitrate (NO3−) content is taken up by your intestine into your blood and transported to your salivary glands. 3. Your salivary glands actively fish out the nitrate of your blood and concentrate it to high levels (4-8 mM) into your saliva. 4. The bacteria in your mouth reduce the nitrate in your saliva to nitrite (NO2−). 5. (a) Your saliva, which is now…