With February being American Heart Month, we want to take some time to talk about nitric oxide and its relationship to cardiac health! A nitric oxide supplement like Neo40 is a great way to support your heart and all of its ever-important functions. But first, a brief science lesson!
Why Nitric Oxide?
As you may know, nitric oxide is a gas our bodies need to relax our blood vessels. There are three major benefits to relaxing our blood vessels.
- Less resistance to blood flow, which supports a healthy blood pressure.
- A heart that is more efficient at circulating blood throughout our bodies, thereby promoting overall cardiovascular health since the heart doesn’t have to work as hard.
- Improved blood circulation, bringing along essential components like nutrients and oxygen to our cells, as well as removing damaging products from our cells. This supports our overall health and promotes healing.
Nitric oxide is so important to our health, in fact, that the discovery of its role as a “signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system” was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998.
We generate nitric oxide from the inner lining of our heart and blood vessels, called the endothelium, but it is constantly being utilized by our bodies and must be replenished. It’s also synthesized from our diet and produced when we exercise. This added nitric oxide helps maintain a healthy endothelium, which in turn generates more nitric oxide. It’s a very important cycle!
Green leafy vegetables and beets contain nitrates which are converted to nitric oxide by bacteria on our tongues. When we don’t exercise regularly or eat sufficient amounts of nitrate-containing vegetables, or we use mouthwashes which can destroy the bacteria in our mouths, our levels of nitric oxide can be depleted. Additionally, as we age we lose the ability to synthesize nitric oxide as efficiently as we did when we were younger.
How To Maintain Nitric Oxide Levels
Neo40 is a patented form of nitric oxide derived from beets…yes, beets! A premium quality supplement, Neo40 helps to maintain the nitric oxide levels we need to support healthy blood pressure, heart and cardiovascular health, and ensure we have efficient blood circulation to our cells to promote overall health. It is synthesized from beets and scientifically tested to show the product provides significant cardiovascular benefits.
This month, you’re in luck! Neo40 is on sale throughout February for 20% off. If you’ve got additional questions about it and how it could benefit your overall health, chat with a knowledgeable member of our wellness team. We’re here to help!
Dr. Lynn Roper has been with Peoples Rx for almost 30 years, and has a PhD in Neuropharmacology from UT Austin. You’ll currently find her as the Pharmacist in Charge at Peoples Westlake. Her passion in compounding is anything that supports brain function without side effects. Lynn is passionate about working with doctors to find compounded medications that enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with spectrum disorder, ADHD, and more.
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