Nitric Oxide

Did you know there’s a miracle molecule that will decrease hypertension (high blood pressure) susceptibility to diabetes, and cardiovascular disease??

In 1990, the discovery of an endothelium derived relaxing factor, later identified in 1998 by two Nobel Prize Winners as Nitric Oxide changed everything about vascular biology and regulation of the cardiovascular system. Today, more consumers are becoming aware of the benefits that come from increased Nitric Oxide levels thanks to dietary supplements that are helping boost N.O. production.

Nitric oxide (N.O.) is one of the most important molecules produced in humans. It controls oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells, regulates cellular communication and has antimicrobial properties to protect your body from pathogens. In fact, this molecule is so important it was named “Molecule of the Year” by Science Magazine in 1992 and has also been dubbed the “Miracle Molecule” since that time. 

 There are two ways the body normally makes Nitric Oxide. One is from the amino acid L-Arginine. However, the synthase enzyme that converts L-Arginine into Nitric Oxide can become dysfunctional due to many factors including aging, oxidative stress, poor diet, lack of physical exercise, smoking, diabetes and a high sugar diet. Therefore, intaking L-Arginine won’t result in higher Nitric Oxide levels because the enzyme is still dysfunctional.

The other way the body makes Nitric Oxide is from Nitrate and Nitrite found naturally in some foods. Nitrate can be converted to Nitrite which is then converted to Nitric Oxide. The Nitrate is converted into Nitrite by good bacteria in the mouth. The food and saliva are swallowed, making their way down to the stomach where acids convert the Nitrite into Nitric Oxide. However, there is a high variability of nitrate found in vegetables with as much as a 50 fold difference in nitrate in vegetables consumed in different parts of the country.
We need nitrate reducing bacteria to convert nitrate into nitrite and nitric oxide. With over 200 million Americans using mouthwash, many do not get the benefits of eating vegetables. Antacids also disrupt this pathway. This is the main reason why most Americans are deficient in nitric oxide.
Bell Family Chiropractic has an effective product to produce more Nitric Oxide in your body and get it working at its full potential! To learn more about this supplement, call us at 865.383.7730 or ask us at your next appointment how it works and how you can incorporate Nitric Oxide into your daily routine.