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Nitric Oxide Supplements: What's the Big Deal About Nitric Oxide?

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   05/20/23


When managing your health, supplements can be helpful. Nitric oxide supplements have become popular of late. Learn more about them and see if they would be helpful for you.

The field of supplements is expected to surpass $128 billion in the coming years. This highlights how people take these supplements and use them to get great results. Nitric Oxide (NO) is a supplement that can help you in several ways.

Here's why nitric oxide supplements may benefit your health and fitness.

What Is Nitric Oxide?

Nitric oxide is a chemical compound that is one of the main oxides of the element nitrogen. It's a type of gas found in the atmosphere but is also produced by the human body.

You can eat several foods that contain nitric oxide, and you can also receive it by taking dietary supplements.

How Does Nitric Oxide Work?

When nitric oxide enters the bloodstream, it sets off several reactions in your body. The main reason that people take nitric oxide is that it dilates their blood vessels. It also stimulates the release of hormones and relaxes your muscles.

What Does It Do For You?

By ingesting this compound in foods or supplements, you will increase nitric oxide production in your body. When this happens, you will receive a plethora of health benefits.

Some of the main benefits that you will enjoy include:

An Increase in Blood Flow

The primary thing nitric oxide does for you is increased blood flow. Blood flow is fundamental to health and longevity and gives you a strong heart.

Since nitric oxide opens your blood vessels, you will get better blood flow, which feeds nutrients to your organs and facilitates more oxygen through your bloodstream. It can help you prevent and reduce blockages so your heart works at its best.

It Helps With Your Workouts

You see nitric oxide promoted primarily in the fitness industry. It has long been a supplement that people took for more muscular vascularity. When you want your muscles to have a definition and get the most out of your gym workouts, nitric oxide can be a quality supplement.

Adding nitric oxide to your regimen of pushups, weights, and other exercises can help you get the vascular tone you want. You'll get better gains from your workouts and will be able to use nitric oxide for your bulking or toning regimens.

Nitric Oxide Can Improve Sexual Performance

Nitric oxide is also a supplement people use to improve their sexual performance. Blood flow is foundational to sexual health since it is essential to the arousal process.

This can help you boost your libido and enjoy sex more. Men may also be better able to achieve erections of higher quality for much longer.

You'll Have More Energy

By having better blood flow, you'll also have more energy. People regularly complain that they hit the wall in the middle of the day and don't have enough energy to power through.

If you have a nitric oxide supplement that you can take, you may get a jolt of energy without having to supplement with coffee or energy drinks. This can help you have more mental clarity, which may provide the ability to focus, which makes you better at what you do and more productive.

What Are Some Downsides?

As with any nutrient or supplement, there are potential cons that come with the territory. The main issues come up when you ingest heavy amounts of nitric oxide.

If you take in a lot of nitric oxides, you may develop headaches and nausea and may even encounter dizzy spells. Taking nitric oxide might also interfere with certain heart and blood pressure medications. This can be potentially dangerous depending on your condition and the type of medication that you are taking.

What Are Some Nitric Oxide Sources?

When you're into health and fitness, getting as much supplementation as possible through your nutrition is often best. Build a meal plan that allows you to take in plenty of nitric oxide each day.

There are a variety of foods you can eat that are rich in nitric oxide. Some quality foods you can eat that are high in nitric oxide include:

  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Fatty seeds and nuts
  • Lentils
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Dark chocolate

Consider adding these healthy foods to your diet.

Where Can I Get Nitric Oxide Supplements?

Find a company that sells high-quality dietary supplements. The best ones sell supplements you can take in addition to nitric oxide.

People take magnesium, zinc, ashwagandha, and other supplements for their health benefits. Building your supplement stack will help you get the results that you're looking for. can help. Send us an e-mail for more information, or reach us by phone at (888) 424-0032.

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Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges including depression, auto-immune disorders, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

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