Nitric Oxide

“The Miracle Molecule of Life”

– Louis Ignarro, MD, Ph.D. Nobel Prize Laurette

What is the Number One Key to Cardiovascular Health?

The single most important aspect of cardiovascular health is how well the endothelium (the innermost lining of the blood vessels) is producing the gas called nitric oxide.

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And what is nitric oxide you may ask?

Nitric oxide is a gas produced by the innermost lining of the blood vessels (the endothelium) which regulates the tone and width of the lumen (channel through which blood flows). In other words, it is responsible for the relaxation and dilation of the blood vessels to ease blood flow.

Once you understand this, you can understand the implications of nitric oxide deficiency. With low levels of Nitic Oxide, the arteries become tight and unresponsive, causing the blood pressure to increase, thus leading to high blood pressure. Persistent high blood pressure could result in damage to the kidneys (hypertension is the number one cause of renal failure, followed by diabetes mellitus), eyes, digestive system, and brain, among others. It also has other properties which can be found here.

Benefits of Nitric Oxide

Nitric Oxide and the Brain:

Nitric Oxide is crucial for learning and memory. The brain has ten times more nitric oxide than any other organ.

There is a marked deficiency in Nitric Oxide in the regions of the brain that are affected with memory and learning. So… how do I get it?

Nitric oxide is a gas, so you can’t just ingest it or take a supplement for it (unless you’re in the hospital, and then they can give it to you as a gas) …your body must make it.

A Nobel Prize-worthy Discovery

According to Professor Louis Ignarro who discovered that Nitric Oxide was the chemical released in the blood vessels to dilate them (and for which he received the Nobel Prize in Medicine), the best way to boost nitric oxide production is by taking AT LEAST 5 grams of the amino acid l-arginine (in combination with other heart-healthy nutrients) in the right concentrations. Click to learn more.

Watch Prof Ignarro talk about l-arginine and Nitric Oxide here:

The Optimum Heart Health Formulation

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l-arginine intake boosts nitric oxide levels. Ingesting l-arginine, in combination with l-citrulline, vitamin D, vitamin C, and other heart health supplements, can go a very long way in improving endothelial nitric oxide production and retention in the bloodstream. To learn more, please click the link.

Benefits of Nitric Oxide:

  • Reduces inflammation.

  • Decreases platelet activation, adhesion, and aggregation.

Nitric Oxide in the Bloodstream:

  • Has a half-life of 2-3 seconds.

  • Is oxidized to nitrites and nitrates.

Nitric Oxide and the Brain

  • Many experts believe that dementia may be due to a deficiency of nitric oxide in the brain.

  • The brain has ten times more nitric oxide than does any other organ in the body.

Nitric Oxide and Black People:

Here’s what we know:

  • Black people seem to be able to convert l-arginine to nitric oxide very effectively, some say more effectively than white people do…but black people do not have enough l-arginine.

Nitric Oxide and the Lungs

  • Produced in the nose.

  • Kills bacteria, parasites, and certain viruses.

  • Produced in the nose and paranasal sinuses (not made in the mouth).

  • Relaxes trachea and bronchioles.

  • Dilates pulmonary arteries.

  • Kills bacteria, parasites, and certain viruses.

Nitric Oxide and COVID-19

  • Nitric Oxide kills Covid-19.

  • Dilates blood vessels, including the pulmonary artery.

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