Blog Archive for Tag: Nitric Oxide

Many Thank to my friends in China: 4 city tour December 2015

January 2nd, 2016

I just came home from an enjoyable and productive trip to China.  I visited Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou.   What unique and beautiful cities they all are!  I had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people, and I felt most welcome!  It was an honor to share my science ...

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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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Why Teamwork Is Necessary to Success

December 18th, 2014

What does it take to be successful? This is the question people have been asking for centuries—maybe even millennia. As I pondered this question myself, I thought of the number of successes I’ve been fortunate to experience in my life. Perhaps my greatest lifetime achievement—aside from my family—is my Nobel ...

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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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Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers Your Heart Health Questions | Omega-3s and Heart Maintenance

June 2nd, 2014

I’m back to answer more of your questions related to the Heart Health Initiative, a mission to educate the world about heart health and give people the tools to lead heart-healthy lives. Let’s get right to them.   What benefits do Omega-3 fatty acids have in the body? Excellent question. ...

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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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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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Your Breakthrough Moment Is Coming!

February 24th, 2014

Everyone working towards a long-term goal needs one thing: perseverance. Losing weight, building a business, finding financial freedom, or any other great achievement will include setbacks. There will be moments of disappointments. There will be failures. But if you can push through those experiences, there will also be times of ...

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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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Join My Travels!

February 10th, 2014

I’ve spent over a decade traveling the globe on behalf of Herbalife. In those 10-plus years, I’ve traveled over a million miles, and spoken to over 5 million people. I don’t tire of this demanding schedule; I thrive on it. It’s a privilege to meet the many people who are ...

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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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6 Targeted Tips for Healthy Circulation

December 26th, 2013

Healthy circulation keeps every part of the body nourished. Your circulatory system’s main job is to move blood throughout the body, and it is made up of the heart and around 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Circulation is such an important process that your very livelihood depends on a well-functioning ...

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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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My Health Transformation

November 18th, 2013

There’s something you may not know about me: I haven’t always been healthy. Up until the age of 21, I led a very healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. But things began to go south in graduate and medical school, when there seemed to be no time available for anything ...

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Nutrients that Support Nitric Oxide Production

September 27th, 2013

Most research on Nitric Oxide focuses on its health-supporting benefits in the human body, especially in the cardiovascular system. Among other crucial functions, NO helps support healthy blood pressure levels while keeping the arteries youthful and elastic. This key molecule is naturally produced in the body by the endothelium from ...

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How Exercise Supports NO Production

September 25th, 2013

You’re probably aware of the amazing benefits of Niteworks®. NO is an important molecule with many functions in the body that increase blood flow, delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues. Since Nitric Oxide (NO) levels are the lowest at night, taking Niteworks® each evening supports your body’s ability to produce ...

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4 Contributing Factors for Low Nitric Oxide Levels

September 23rd, 2013

Nitric Oxide is a crucial part of supporting cardiovascular wellness, and one of the best ways to promote optimal NO levels is through a healthy endothelium. To understand how to keep the endothelial cells—the production house of NO—working properly, it’s important to know the risk factors for endothelial dysfunction. While ...

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The History of the Nobel Prize

September 23rd, 2013

What do Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, Marie Curie and Mother Teresa have in common? They’ve all received one of the most prestigious awards in the world: the Nobel Prize. I consider myself fortunate to be counted among them—people I admire and who have made a real ...

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NO Recap: Why Nitric Oxide Is a Crucially Important Molecule in the Cardiovascular System

September 20th, 2013

I’ve spent my first 10 years at Herbalife talking about Nitric Oxide and heart health. Since the focus of the Heart Health Initiative is to bring the story of cardiovascular wellness to people across the globe, it’s important to circle back to the NO basics. So, let’s look at NO’s ...

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NO and Dynamite: The Unlikely Story of Alfred Nobel

September 4th, 2013

Many people know about the amazing benefits of Nitric Oxide, but few know the history of its discovery. While my colleagues and I were recognized for our discoveries about the molecule with a Nobel Prize* in medicine, the journey actually began in the nineteenth century with a man named Alfred ...

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There’s More to Nitric Oxide

June 6th, 2013

Nitric Oxide (NO) is a crucially important molecule in the cardiovascular system. It has a major role in vasodilation—opening or widening—of the blood vessels. Healthy NO production maintains blood flow to vital organs, which supports overall cardiovascular function. Essentially, NO is a “heart healthy molecule.” Like most things, there is ...

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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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