Nitric Oxide: Why You Should Care

At first glance, Nitric Oxide seems like something that should only concern you on a chemistry exam and not in everyday life. Nitric oxide (NO) is a molecule that our body produces to help its 50 trillion cells communicate with each other by transmitting signals throughout the entire body. There are few discoveries with the magnitude of the impact that NO has had on health and wellness during the 25 years since its discovery.

But what you may not know AND why you should care, is that low Nitric Oxide levels can be improved and the changes can have a dramatic effect on your body.

Low NO levels are often the result of cardiovascular problems such as poor artery health, a diet lacking in nitrate-rich foods and low estrogen levels in both men and women.

Poor Cardiovascular Health:
Less-than-optimal nitric oxide levels are oftentimes an indicator of poor cardiovascular health.The interior surface (endothelium) of your arteries produce nitric oxide. When plaque builds up in your arteries, called atherosclerosis, you reduce your capacity to produce nitric oxide.  

Nitrate-Poor Diet:
How colorful is your diet? Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, swiss chard, kale, and collard greens are rich sources of nitrate which can increase NO.  Busy? Drinking a low-glycemic cold-pressed greens juice each day is a convenient way to increase your nitrate intake.

Low Estrogen:
Estrogen plays a critical role in endothelial function.  Men with low testosterone levels (which causes low estrogen) and menopausal women frequently struggle with low NO. What’s worse is that people with low estrogen levels generally don’t see any improvement from many NO increasing supplements.

If some of these issues are hitting home, let’s talk about the benefits of increasing and then maintaining your NO.

Increasing low NO levels can help you in the following ways:

  • Optimize Cardiovascular Health
  • Improved Sex Life
  • Improved Memory and Mood
  • Enhanced Endurance Performance
  • Increased Exercise Recovery Rates
  • Increased Energy Levels
  • Better Sleep
  • Stronger & Healthier Muscles

It’s safe to say, we all want to improve our cardiovascular system, enjoy a better sex life and have more energy.  Those are no-brainers.  The question is, how do we do it?

Here are five ways that you can improve those low NO levels:

  1. Frequently Check Your Nitric Oxide Levels
  2. Eat Plenty of Green Leafy Vegetables
  3. Get Plenty of Aerobic Exercises
  4. Optimize Low Estrogen Levels
  5. Utilize NO Supplements. Indur offers

Hopefully, this has given you some insight into the benefits of improving low NO levels. Optimizing NO is one of the most effective things you can do to improve your health and maximize your performance.

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