couple-bikes-200x300If you haven’t considered the health of your heart in the past, the good news is you can start supporting your cardiovascular system now by making heart-healthy lifestyle changes. You have the power to support your heart health!

When considering cardiovascular wellness, there are two vital components: Nitric Oxide (NO) and the endothelium. Once you learn how to support the production of NO and maintain endothelial health, you’ll be on the road to maintaining a healthy heart.

NO is a crucially important molecule in the cardiovascular system. Increased NO levels result in increased blood flow to vital organs, which supports healthy blood pressure levels and overall cardiovascular function. Since NO can’t be supplemented, it’s important to give the body the nutrients it needs to support NO production. Basically, NO is a “heart healthy molecule” and a key component of any cardiovascular wellness regimen.

Like NO production, a healthy endothelium is another crucial component of heart health. Endothelial cells line the 100,000 miles of blood vessels in your body and release Nitric Oxide. Just like anything else in the body, it’s important to take care of and maintain the health of the endothelium. Fortunately, steps can be taken to support endothelial health. And since endothelial wellness contributes to a healthy heart, that means anyone can make positive changes to support the cardiovascular system.

Now you’ve read a very brief overview of NO and the endothelium, but there is so much more to the heart health story. To learn about the importance of the endothelium, how to support NO production, and strategies for supporting heart health, explore the educational resources on this site.

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