Blog Archive for Tag: endothelium

Be Proactive About Your Health: Vitamin D and DHA in Herbalife CoQ10 Plus

March 24th, 2015

One of my life mottos is “be proactive.” That’s why I exercise, eat right, keep my stress levels low, and supplement with critical nutrients. And the motto extends to the formulation of products in the Herbalife cardio line—it’s part of why we added DHA and vitamin D to CoQ10 Plus. ...

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How Weight Impacts NO Production

February 12th, 2015

One of the greatest traits of the human body is its ability to restore health. Think about the last personal transformation you saw: Were you amazed at how healthy and vital your friend (or you!) appeared after working to get healthy? When you choose to change something about your health, ...

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3 Nutrients for Sexual Health

September 15th, 2014

My research on Nitric Oxide (NO) has been important in understanding how to support endothelial health and keep the heart healthy. But there’s another area NO impacts: sexual function. Optimal NO levels support healthy circulation within the sexual organs, and circulatory function is especially important to men’s reproductive health. That’s ...

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7 Harmful Habits for Heart Health

June 24th, 2014

If you follow my blog, you probably know how to support heart health: Eat a balanced, varied diet. Support nutrition with dietary supplements. Exercise regularly. Get plenty of sleep and rest. Keep stress levels low. But we don’t often talk about what not to do—the habits that are the worst ...

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Your Body’s NO Recycling System: L-arginine and L-citrulline

June 11th, 2014

Quick, name some items that can be recycled. Glass, plastic, paper, aluminum, cardboard, steel…amino acids L-arginine and L-citrulline? It may not be quite the same process, but the idea is similar. While used materials like paper and plastic go to a recycling plant, our bodies have an internal recycling system, ...

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How long do I need to work out to increase Nitric Oxide levels? | Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers

June 6th, 2014

How long do I need to work out to increase Nitric Oxide production?   You’ll like the answer to this question: not very long. Any amount of exercise increases Nitric Oxide (NO) production, whether you take a 10-minute walking break during your workday or run a 10k on a Saturday ...

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Heart Health Glossary

May 22nd, 2014

Heart health is a big subject. From understanding what the endothelium is to remembering what various acronyms mean, recalling all of the terminology might get more than a little confusing. Here’s a glossary to help you keep track of it all. I’ll update it periodically, so check back often.   ...

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Tour of Italy: My Trip, In Pictures

May 19th, 2014

I recently traveled to Italy to give two important talks. What an excellent trip! First, I presented to a group of physicians and scientists; the presentation was titled “Feed On Life.” And later in the trip, I spoke at the Herbalife Italian summit with over 7,000 excited and driven Independent ...

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A Wonderful Partnership: Working with Dr. Andrew Myers

May 5th, 2014

Many people write books as a solo endeavor with just one angle of expertise. I wrote one book that way, and I enjoyed the opportunity to share my specific knowledge. But after my first book was off to the publisher, I decided I wanted to expand the expertise I offered ...

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Healthy Aging—At Any Age!

April 30th, 2014

You started aging the moment you were born. You aged as you laughed your first laugh, took your first step, rode your first bike, went on your first date and started your first job. You are even aging as you read this article. Every moment of every day, you age ...

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Want a Better Sex Life? Here’s How to Support Sexual Performance

April 28th, 2014

Most adults, regardless of age or gender, would like to find a way to support their sexual health and performance. Chances are, you’re one of them. Even if you are healthy and have a good sex life, there are nutritional strategies you can use to support healthy sexual function. In ...

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2 Ways Heart-Healthy Nutrients Benefit the Whole Body

April 16th, 2014

Nutrition is a big focus in the Heart Health Initiative—and that’s because your diet directly impacts the health of your heart. While certain nutrients can support cardiovascular wellness, did you know they can also impact the health of the whole body? The great nutritional choices you make extend well beyond ...

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6 Reasons to Eat Mediterranean

April 3rd, 2014

Wholesome food is the basis of wellness. And when it comes to choosing foods that support total health—and especially the health of the endothelium and heart—I recommend the Mediterranean diet. Rich in foods frequently found in the countries along the Mediterranean Sea, the diet has been shown by numerous studies ...

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Why I Take Vitamin D

March 11th, 2014

A little over a decade ago, I decided to take control of my health. I began exercising and eating a fresh, balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables. I was feeling good—and looking better, too—but I wanted to know what was going on inside my body as a result of ...

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Vitamins C and E in Niteworks®: How They Support Heart Health

March 5th, 2014

Many years ago, I believed Nitric Oxide (NO) existed in the arteries, yet I had to prove what I felt in my gut to be true. Like any scientist hoping to prove a hypothesis, I designed a number of experiments. Many of them failed; a few of them uncovered incredible ...

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7 of the Worst Foods for Heart Health

February 17th, 2014

I changed my nutrition and lifestyle, I made very different food choices than I do today. In graduate school, especially, my meals were focused on convenience and often consisted of fast food. I felt the effects of my poor dietary choices every single day. At the time, I understood that the ...

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Can I supplement with NO?

January 22nd, 2014

Dr. Ignarro, Can I supplement with Nitric Oxide?   Nitric Oxide (NO) is a signaling molecule that helps support the maintenance of already healthy blood pressure levels while keeping the arteries youthful and elastic. Unfortunately, NO can’t be taken as a supplement. If you want to support NO production, though, ...

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The New Heart Health: What Is the Endothelium?

January 16th, 2014

The following is an adapted excerpt of my latest book, The New Heart Health, which I coauthored with my colleague, Dr. Andrew Myers. The book is a new approach to cardiovascular wellness, drawn from my Nobel Prize-winning research and Dr. Myer’s expertise in natural medicine.   What Is the Endothelium? ...

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Interview: Herbalife Q&A with Dr. Ignarro

December 11th, 2013

Everyone knows cardiovascular health should be a priority, but there’s so much information out there that it can sometimes be overwhelming. Luckily, we have Dr. Louis Ignarro to help! A heart health expert and Nobel laureate, Dr. Ignarro sat down with Herbalife to answer some of your most popular heart health questions, ...

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Heart Health Overview

June 6th, 2013

If 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) ...

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Why Focus on Endothelial Health?

June 6th, 2013

When most people think of organs in the body, they think of the heart, lungs and liver. But did you know you have another, less-know organ called the endothelium? This cardio-supportive organ is made up of 6 trillion endothelial cells that line 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a single ...

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