There are 6 key ingredients that can help you optimize nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide is key to your vascular health as it helps you enjoy the following benefits:
Improved Blood Flow By Relaxing the Smooth Muscle of the Vascular Wall
Reduce Your Risk for Strokes and Heart Attacks by Keeping Blood Platelet Cells From Sticking Together
Helps to Initiate Repair Mechanisms to Heal Damage to Your Vascular System
All of these benefits are important to your cardiovascular health. Which means learning how to optimize nitric oxide production also helps you harness these benefits for improved health.
To help you learn which 6 ingredients are key to nitric oxide production, I’ve recorded a video that will walk you through this process. Enjoy!
And for those who prefer to read the information, I’ve summarized it below the video.
Summary of the Video on How to Optimize Nitric Oxide Production
As I’ve shared in other videos, nitric oxide is a natural way to address most cardiovascular health concerns.
And this Nobel Prize winning information can be key to helping address issues like:
High Blood Pressure
Poor Wound Healing
Sexual Health Issues for both men and women especially ED issues for men
Lowering the risk for strokes and heart attacks
and even Improved Athletic Performance
Now before I share with you the 6 key ingredients that help to optimize nitric oxide production it’s important to understand that there are two primary pathways for the creation of nitric oxide.
The first pathway is the endothelial pathway control by the enzymes of the endothelium, which lines the inside of your arteries and veins. The primary ingredient for this pathway is L-arginine. But as you will learn if you only use L-arginine, then you will only have a short window of improved nitric oxide production.
Fortunately, there are other key ingredients that will help optimize this pathway for higher and longer production of nitric oxide.
The other main pathway for the creation of nitric oxide is the nitrate / nitrite pathway, which is dependent on bacteria in your saliva to convert nitrates into nitrites that can then be absorbed into your body. These nitrites are then converted to nitric oxide.
Beet root is the most common ingredient used to harness this pathway. Unfortunately, like L-arginine, beet root only provides a small window of improved nitric oxide production.
And the other unfortunate reality is that there are no other ingredients to help extend the production of nitric oxide through this pathway.
All the other key ingredients work best in the endothelial pathway.
Because of this I believe the pathway that best helps a person optimize nitric oxide production for improved blood flow is the endothelial pathway. Which brings us back to the question:
Which ingredients optimize nitric oxide production?
And the answer centers on 6 key ingredients. They are:
Red Grape Polyphenol Extract
Pomegranate Fruit Concentrate
L-arginine is always the first and most important ingredient. The 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to 3 American researchers for discovering how your endothelium converts the amino acid L-arginine, into nitric oxide, the master signaling molecule of your entire cardiovascular system.
And while L-arginine can be found in the food you eat, the easiest method to make sure you’re consuming enough of this amino acid is to use a daily nutritional supplement that contains pure, free form l-arginine that’s also pharmaceutical grade.
Unfortunately the use of L-arginine by itself is not enough. The conversion of L-arginine to nitric oxide only provides a two hour window of improved nitric oxide production. Then within 4 to 6 hours most people are back to their baseline levels.
This results in a temporary increase in blood flow but not long lasting benefits.
Now before I share with you the next ingredient to help extend your production of nitric oxide, it’s important to address some misinformation about L-arginine.
You will see some companies that promote the nitrate / nitrite pathway make the statement that the use of l-arginine, especially if you’re over the age of 40, to be dangerous or ineffective at best.
That is flat out false!
L-arginine fuels 7 different metabolic pathways in your body.
This means that every person, no matter your age, benefits from the amino acid L-arginine.
And the creation of nitric oxide is just one of these seven pathways.
Now let’s introduce the next key ingredient.
To optimize your production of nitric oxide, you must combine the l-arginine with L-citrulline. This amino acid is metabolized to yield more l-arginine, which enhances the ability of the enzymes of your endothelium to produce higher amounts of nitric oxide over a much longer period of time.
Now some will tell you that you should use only L-citrulline. That it’s the more important of the two amino acids. And while I would agree that if you were left with an “either or choice”, L-citrulline would be the one to take. But the reality is this:
If you want to optimize your nitric oxide production, then you need both L-arginine and L-citrulline to create higher and longer production of nitric oxide.
The next key ingredient is red grape polyphenol extract. It’s important to have this key nutrient because it helps reduce LDL oxidation, which typically causes vascular inflammation, leading to plaque formation and damage to your endothelium.
Vascular inflammation is the root cause of most cardiovascular concerns. And anything you can do to prevent this is key to protecting the health and function of the endothelial, which then contributes to nitric oxide production.
Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 work together to regulate calcium levels in your bloodstream. Calcium is a key ingredient because the enzymatic production of nitric oxide, by your endothelium, is a calcium dependent reaction.
Additionally, by itself vitamin D3 supports healthy cardiovascular function and inflammatory response. And increasing the vitamin D levels in your bloodstream can have a profound benefit in helping to prevent diabetic complications.
Now let’s look at vitamin K.
You need to know that the form of vitamin K is critical. Many companies use vitamin K1, because it’s significantly cheaper to use. The problem is vitamin K1 does not support vascular health and may actual interfere with blood thinning medications.
Vitamin K2 is just the opposite. This correct form significantly improves arterial and cardiovascular health. It also plays an important role in preventing calcification of the arteries as well as soft tissues like your heart, lungs, and kidneys.
Finally, we have pomegranate fruit concentrate. This ingredient enhances the enzymatic activity of the endothelium leading to higher production of nitric oxide. In peer reviewed clinical studies, pomegranate fruit concentrate has been shown to reverse plaque formations within the vascular system, because of its ability to increase nitric oxide production.
As you can see these 6 ingredients are key to optimizing the production of nitric oxide when you use the endothelial pathway.
And if you decide to use a nutritional supplement to help you increase your production of nitric oxide, then check the product ingredient list to make sure that these 6 ingredients are contained in the product.
There may be other ingredients listed, but if these 6 are not, then look for a better supplement. One that contains these key ingredients all designed to help you optimize nitric oxide production.