One Giant Medical Leap
Many of us are old enough to remember gathering around the family television, adjusting our reception with a clothes hanger, to watch the landing on the moon. It was a “giant leap for mankind” and the culmination of countless dreams dating back to perhaps the beginning of time. However, after only a half-century, our space program is in limbo and it’s our televisions that are out of this world. Now we sit in front of giant HD plasma screens, entranced by the antics of housewives in New Jersey.
Just in case you missed it . . .
One of the greatest discoveries you might have overlooked in recent years is Nitric Oxide; and we didn’t find it on the moon, it is inside you and it is vital for your health. Don’t feel bad; most people missed this giant leap at first too.
What is Nitric Oxide?
Nitric Oxide is a gaseous molecule created by your veins and arteries. If you doubt that a gas could be critical to your health, just hold your breath until you change your mind. Our body is one complex gas exchange system; swapping out oxygen for carbon dioxide in every cell of our body, every second of the day, through our cardiovascular system. What scientists learned at the end of the 20th Century was that another gas, Nitric Oxide, is necessary to make this system work. Without Nitric Oxide, you are back to holding your breath.
Why you need Nitric Oxide
Cardiovascular disease is not only the number one killer of adults in the world; it is the main contributing factor to your quality of life as you approach retirement age. As a vital component of the cardiovascular system, “Nitric Oxide relaxes and enlarges the blood vessels, prevents blood clots that trigger strokes and heart attacks, and regulates blood pressure and the accumulation of plaque in the blood vessels.” * In laymen’s terms, Nitric Oxide is a major key to long-term health. Conversely, when age, environment, and your DNA decrease your body’s ability to produce Nitric Oxide, you become vulnerable to heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other life-threatening maladies.
How to increase your natural Nitric Oxide
An important component of Nitric Oxide research has been to determine the processes and supplements that boost natural Nitric Oxide production. This is critical since studies show that adults in the U.S. have less than half the Nitric Oxide levels they had in their youth, leaving them vulnerable to cardiovascular related disease.