In your cardiovascular system there are two primary pathways for the creation of nitric oxide. They are:
- The Nitrate Nitrite Pathway
- The Endothelial Pathway
Today we’ll examine each so that you can better understand how to harness the benefits of nitric oxide for improved cardiovascular health.
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Both of these pathways are valid for the creation of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a signaling molecule. It’s used by your vascular system to improve blood flow. This molecule has three primary benefits:
First is vasodilation, which relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels so that they expand. This improves the deliver of oxygen and nutrients. As well as aids in the removal of cellular waste. And, it can be a natural way to lower blood pressure back into the normal range.
Additionally, men cannot have an erection without nitric oxide so sexual health is also dependent on your nitric oxide levels.
Second, nitric oxide keeps blood platelet cells from sticking together, which naturally reduces your risk for strokes and heart attacks.
Third, nitric oxide helps to initiate repair mechanisms to keep the lining of your vascular system, what is call the endothelium, healthy and functioning.
Now, let me give you an overview of each pathway. Then at the end, I’ll give you my opinion on which pathway can benefit you the most. Read More →