Nitric Oxide: All The Rage
We hear a lot of information now a days about products containing Nitric Oxide (NO) for energy.
Many of these products are being derived from red beets and other types of beets. So what is Nitric Oxide and what effect does it have on your body.
Nitric Oxide is a substance produced by your body itself. Being produced by nearly every cell. It is a main component in blood vessel health. It acts as a vasodilating substance that works on the smooth muscles of blood vessels. Relaxing the tone of the smooth muscles in your blood vessels results in vasodilation. This effect lowers your blood pressure which reduces the workload on your heart and increases blood flow to organs. This increase in blood flow to tissues and organs brings more oxygen and nutrients to the organs which has beneficial effects on different systems in your body making it useful for increased energy and stamina.
- It improves muscle function. When you use your muscles during exercise. Two products build up as a result of metabolism within the muscle. These products are lactate and ammonia. These two substances are the cause of muscle fatigue and soreness during exercise. Increasing blood flow to your muscles during exercise allows for the delivery of vital nutrients and oxygen to the muscles to feed them and remove toxins such as lactate and ammonia which allows them to work longer. By vasodilating, nitric oxide increases your stamina and improves your workouts.
- Nitric oxide plays an important role in different areas of the body other than the circulatory system.
- It enhances platelet aggregation. Which increases the ability of your platelets to clump together and form a clot.
- It increases the activity of leukocytes in your body. Leukocytes are the cells that fight infection. Increasing their activity promotes a healthy immune system.