Supplements To Increase Nitric Oxide
In this article, I will talk about what I consider to be the best and most effective supplements to increase nitric oxide and help us men who suffer from a sexual dysfunction.
Worthy of note, supplements that increase your levels of this gaseous substance are fantastic for your cardio health, and your blood pressure.
They can also assist your lady friend in her sexual responsiveness by also enhancing her ability to achieve the big “O”.
A Little Bit About The Nitric Oxide Process And Amino Acids
Nitric oxide (NO for short) is a short-lived gaseous substance produced by a chemical reaction in the body with the final conversion and final change happening thanks to the endothelium.
Firstly we consume foods high in nitrates, the nitrates get converted into nitritines in the mouth, which in turn get converted into nitric oxide thanks to the nitric oxide synthase enzyme (NOS enzyme for short).
Nitrates ==> Nitritines ===> + NOS enzyme ==> Nitric Oxide.
There is another way which the circulation improving gas NO can be produced in the body.
A naturally occurring amino acid, L Arginine either enter the body via a food source or supplementation and then gets turned into nitric oxide thanks to a slightly different enzyme produced by the endothelium, called the endothelium nitric oxide enzyme (eNOS for short).
Food source or L Arginine supplement ==> + eNOS enzyme ==> Nitric Oxide.
Worthy, of note food sources and supplementation of another amino acid, L Citrulline are precursors that get converted into L Arginine by the Kidneys and liver mainly, providing us with a more natural form of bioavailable L Arginine
Now that is clear, and you now know two great supplements to increase nitric oxide levels.
The Evil Enzyme And A Wicked Weed!
There exists in your body an evil erection destroying enzyme, the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (commonly known as PDE 5 for short) which inhibits and breaks down nitric oxide! evil! pure evil! as no or reduced NO levels result in no or lesser quality of erections and enhanced possibility of heart disease, increased blood pressure and risk of blood clots.
Inhibiting the PDE 5 enzyme will increase nitric oxide levels as your preventing its’ breakdown. One such herb that works in this way, prohibiting the PDE 5 enzyme is Horny Goat Weed.
This weed, (horny goat weed) is wickedly good as this is exactly how viagra works! Nature’s own viagra! An extra bonus is that it mimics testosterone and, to put it politely, is said to make a gentleman’s “mushroom head” more sensitive during sex!
A Funnily named herb He Shou Wu, like horny goat weed is from traditional Chinese herbal medicine not only helps to elevate sex drive and sexual desire (work for the ladies too!) but also helps to destress you by increasing dopamine levels.
The dopamine levels are elevated in a similar fashion to how horny goat weed works for nitric oxide. It inhibits an enzyme that breaks down dopamine, that enzyme is the Monoamine Oxide B (MAO-B for short).
He shou Wu is also high in nitrates and thanks to Superoxide Dismutase (SOD for short) a very powerful antioxidant help to keep your endothelium healthy and releasing sufficient quantities of the eNOS enzyme.
SOD also has powerful anti-ageing properties both internally, taking care of and slowing down the degeneration of internal organs, and externally helping keep and possibly regain your youthful looks.
Elevating your levels of NO results in an overall sense of well-being, increased energy, better-regulated blood pressure, greater blood flow and circulation and reduced risk of heart disease and blood clots as well as enhanced sexual responsiveness in women and stronger erections in men.
Although we can get nitrates from food sources, that alone is not enough due to age working against us. As we age our endothelium gets retarded and produces less eNOS enzyme which helps to produce nitric oxide.
Also, with fast track commercial farming a lot of our food contains far less nitrates than they did decades ago. These are two solid reasons as to why we should use supplements to increase nitric oxide.
If you are interested in supplements to increase your nitric oxide levels, simply click the highlighted text for more information.
Are you currently supplementing to elevate your NO levels? if you are I’d love to hear about what you are using and what your results are, leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Ciao for now,