Ask the Experts: Nitric Oxide

by: HumanN

We’ve rounded up the top questions that you had for our team of Nitric Oxide experts!

Q. What is Nitric Oxide?

ANSWER: Simply put, it’s one of the most important molecules produced in the human body. This essential molecule signals our blood vessels to relax and expand, creating greater efficiency in the body, greater nutrient delivery, greater oxygenation and so on to every system, organ and tissue in the body. It also supports healthy blood pressure. The point is that Nitric Oxide is truly linked to everything we do and every breath we take

Q. How much Nitric Oxide is in your products?

ANSWER: There is actually no nitric oxide in our products. Or anyone else’s products for that matter. Nitric oxide is a gas molecule with a half-life of only a few seconds. Nitric oxide is produced primarily through two pathways:

  1. Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) pathway
  2. Nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway

If you’d like to learn more about how the body produces nitric oxide using these two pathways, read one our latest guest blog posts by Dr. Nathan Bryan, How the body makes Nitric Oxide.

Q. Why do I need Nitric Oxide?

ANSWER: Our cardiovascular system relies on nitric oxide. So, no matter your age or stage of life, nitric oxide is critical to your health. This is especially poignant when you consider that millions of Americans have blood pressure in the higher range of normal.

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