Do you want to reduce the risk for heart attack? And do it naturally? With Nobel Prize winning science?
Well the obvious answer to the first question is “Yes!”
And hopefully you answered “Yes” to the other two questions.
In this article I’ll help you understand how nitric oxide therapy can be a natural and effective way to reduce the risk for heart attack.
In 1998 the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to 3 American researcher who discovered how the lining of your cardiovascular system (what is called the endothelium) converts the amino acid L-arginine into nitric oxide.
Nitric oxide is the master signaling molecule of your entire cardiovascular system. Without it you would be dead. It’s that important to your overall health.
Specifically, nitric oxide relaxes the smooth muscle of your vascular wall to improve circulation.
And when the Nobel Prize was awarded in 1998, this set off an explosion of research in this area. There are now more than 100,000 peer-reviewed clinical studies in the area of nitric oxide.
One of the emerging benefits is how nitric oxide can reduce the risk for heart attack.
Reduce The Risk For Heart Attack – Nitric Oxide Therapy
Now to help you understand how nitric oxide therapy can be a natural way to reduce the risk for heart attack it’s important to understand some key statistics.
First, there are about 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes that occur each year in the United States.
And according to the American Heart Association, if you survive your heart attack, then approximately 26% of women and 19% of men will die within one year.
And the most common day of the week for a heart attack is on a Monday. And the most common time for a heart attack is during the morning hours between 4 am to 10 am when your blood platelets are stickier.
Well one of the benefits of nitric oxide is that it keeps blood platelet cells from sticking together. This benefit naturally reduces both your risk for heart attack as well as your risk for a stroke.
And when I Googled the question “What is the number one cause of heart attacks?” I got the following answer:
“Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of heart attacks. CHD is a condition in which the coronary arteries (the major blood vessels that supply the heart with blood) get clogged up with deposits of cholesterol. These deposits are called plaques.”
This process is called atherosclerosis. It narrows the inside of your artery to reduce blood blow and significantly increase your risk for a heart attack. It also causes a drastic reduction in nitric oxide production.
Yet when you nourish this lining of your cardiovascular system, what is called the endothelium, with the right ingredients you can increase nitric oxide production.
This nitric oxide then relaxes the smooth muscle of your vascular wall to dilate the blood vessel for improved blood flow.
This then reduces your risk of a blood clot getting stuck in this narrowed area.
In my research for this article I also found some current and encouraging studies in this area on how nitric oxide can naturally reduce the risk for heart attack.
Reduce The Risk For Heart Attack – Current Studies
Here’s one from ScienceDaily that was published in the year 2018.
The title of the article is “Heart disease severity may depend on nitric oxide levels.” I’ve highlighted two lines in the summary.
First, “Researchers showed that nitric oxide may help commonly used heart drugs maximize their benefits while improving heart function.”
This means nitric oxide not only benefits your heart function but helps your medication work more effectively.
Equally important is the second line which states, “In turn, the study found nitric oxide deficiencies could underlie heart failure while tilting drug effects toward more harmful pathways and side effects.”
This means the lack of nitric oxide production could set you up for heart failure and increase your probability of side effects from your medications.
I also found this statement made by Dr. Jonathan Stamler, one of the lead authors of this study, to be an eye opener:
“Our work shows that the main receptors in the heart that respond to drugs don’t work without nitric oxide.”
To further echo this I found an article from PubMed titled “Nitric oxide and myocardial function in heart failure: friend or foe?”
Here’s a direct statement from the lead authors of this study:
“Many diverse and often contradictory effects of NO or NO donors on myocardial function have been reported which, until relatively recently, have been difficult to make sense of. However, there is now an emerging consensus that NO generally acts to fine tune and optimise cardiac pump function.”
And finally I want to leave you with this quote from WebMD as it regards nitric oxide and heart function:
“In the body, the amino acid arginine changes into nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax and also improves circulation.
Some evidence shows that arginine may help improve blood flow in the arteries of the heart. That may improve symptoms of clogged arteries, chest pain or angina, and coronary artery disease. “
As you can see nitric oxide can help to significantly reduce the risk for heart attack. And if you are on any type of heart medication, then nitric oxide can help that medication work more effectively.
Blessing Lives Through Nitric Oxide Therapy!