There’s More to Nitric Oxide
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 a story behind the story. In the case of NO, that “story” is the endothelium, or the production house of NO. When you give your body the nutrients it needs to support NO production through diet and supplementation, what you’re really doing is supporting the health of the endothelium so that it can stay healthy and produce NO.
We’ll be looking more closely at the endothelium in the weeks to come, including an in-depth look at supplements to support endothelial health and the importance of positive lifestyle changes. If you haven’t done so already, please share the Heart Health Initiative with friends, co-workers and your online social network.
What do you do to support NO production?