Nitric Oxide or NO
A Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three American scientists in 1998 for their discoveries on ‘Nitric Oxide” as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system
Here is what IS the 2nd phase to your therapy.
Based on highly respected, peer-reviewed research, Nitric Oxide (NO), is now being called the ‘miracle molecule’ and is considered the Holy Grail” in cardiovascular medicine. Nitric Oxide (NO) is a naturally produced molecule that plays a vital role in the in almost every single biological system and one of the most important molecules produced by humans. Loss of nitric oxide production is what leads to chronic disease. Without healthy NO (nitric oxide) levels, you cannot be healthy and prevent the diseases of aging. Nitric oxide is the secret to anti-aging.
Supplementing your diet with a quality source of vegetables which contain dietary nitrates is an an effective way to boost nitric oxide levels and support overall health. However, vegetables today don’t have the same quality of nutrients as they once did, and are also contaminated with pesticides and herbicides that can cause more damage than good. Luckily, Berkeley Life’s proprietary dietary nitrate blend provides the plant-based bio-equivalent of 5oz of spinach and 7oz of beets in each two-capsule dose, helping you maintain optimal nitric oxide levels as you age.
Why Is Nitric Oxide So Critical To Overall Health
Adequate NO levels are essential to healthy blood flow and oxygen delivery. NO is also closely linked to supporting healthy blood pressure levels, erections, training, endurance, sleep, stem cells proliferation, triglycerides regulation, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, neuropathy, cognition, and overall cardiovascular health — as well as energy levels, hormonal health, and gut health!
By Age 40 “No” Levels Drop 50% And By 60+ Years 85%
Dietary nitrates — available in foods like beetroot and leafy greens or in supplements like Berkeley Life — can help your body create nitric oxide and maintain healthy NO levels. As we age, we convert less NO via the l-arginine pathway. After the age of 40, our ability to methylate L-citruline efficiently into l-arginine GREATLY diminishes–hence, low and suboptimal levels of NO delivered. We will explain this further down below.
Who Was This Product Developed By & The Founder
Dr. Nathan S Bryan, PH, earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. In 2006. Dr. Bryan was the first to describe nitrite and nitrate as indispensable nutrients required for optimal cardiovascular health. He was the first to demonstrate and discover an endocrine function of nitric oxide via the formation of S-nitroso glutathione and inorganic nitrite. Through the drug discovery program in natural product chemistry, Dr. Bryan found unique compositions of matter than can be used to safely and effectively generate and restore nitric oxide in humans. This technology is now validated in six published clinical trials.
Dr. Bryan has been involved in nitric oxide research for the past 18 years and has made many seminal discoveries in the field. These discoveries and findings have transformed the development of safe and effective functional bioactive natural products in the treatment and prevention of human disease and may provide the basis for new preventive or therapeutic strategies in many chronic diseases. Dr. Bryan has published several highly cited papers and is the author of “Functional Nitric Oxide Nutrition: Dietary Strategies to Prevent and Treat Chronic Disease.”
As you see on the above chart, we produce less NO as we age, and over time, the blood vessels involved in naturally making NO become less efficient due to free radical damage, inactivity, and poor diet.
At the same time, the deterioration of veins and arteries results in poor circulation, leading to many health issues. As we mentioned, Nitric oxide can be reintroduced into the body through a nitrate-rich diet. Unfortunately, the realities of modern agriculture practices, and our cultural eating habits, make simple supplementation programs — like Berkeley Life’s — a much more efficient and effective solution.
How Is “No” Made In Our Bodies – Two Pathways
The chart above basically means that the 1st pathway for NO is via the L-arginine path; the 2nd pathway converts nitrate to nitrite, which then becomes nitric oxide. The bacteria in your mouth mix with the nitrates from your diet, converting nitrates to nitrites, then they are swallowed and then converted to nitric oxide via stomach acids. Below are all the foods that contain the highest amount of nitrates.
What To Avoid For Success & For Maxium No Production
Avoid any antiseptic mouth wash or oral rinse, antibiotics, anti-acids. These items are totally destructive as they will cause oral & gut dysbiosys, which then causes a decrease in nitrate reductive enzymes.
Foods and actions that will support optimal NO response include aerobic & anaerobic exercise, beets and green or cruciferous vegetables like spinach, kale, celery, and pharmaceutical grade beet or green powders.
If you consume beets or leafy green vegetables, start with 2 caps per day. If don’t, then you will need to take 2 caps twice per day
Don’t consume anything 10 minutes before testing NO levels to get a good baseline when using test strips. If you smoke, this includes avoiding cigarettes and/or E-cigs before testing.
Instructions On How To Take “NO” Successfully
Once you take NO supplements for 1-2 weeks – use the test strips 2, 4, 6, and 8 hours after taking a supplement to get new baselines throughout these time intervals so we can gauge how long YOUR individual NO levels sustain. If they don’t maintain, we may need to add 1 to 2 additional capsules daily. Your oral & gut health, diet, exercise level, age, sleep, and stress will determine how many you will need for long-term optimal results. These daily dosages are very personalized and individually based on lifestyle factors.
Start by taking the 2 caps of nitric oxide in the morning or 30 minutes before your workout. After 30 days of “NO” supplementation, you should have reached full “NO” blood saturation and NO should have improved.