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Vasodilation: How is Your Blood Flowing?

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Vasodilation – How Is Your Blood Flowing?

Your cardiovascular system does a lot of work. If it’s healthy it will deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your tissues, resulting in:

  • More energy
  • Faster exercise recovery
  • Better athletic performances
  • Improved nutrient utilization

The best way to achieve these benefits is to make sure our arteries, veins, and capillaries are healthy and functioning properly.

Protecting your blood vessels and keeping them healthy can help ward off heart disease, atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), stroke, and other cardiovascular problems later on in life.

In recent years, scientists and medical professionals have had their eye on a particular nutrient for heart health – Nitric Oxide.

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Nitric Oxide for Relaxed, Elastic Blood Vessels

There is a natural compound called Nitric Oxide that the body needs to maintain optimal vascularity and cardiovascular health.

It does this by improving vasodilation – the process which allows arteries, veins, and capillaries to relax.

And a relaxed blood vessel is a healthy blood vessel:

  • Blood flows easier
  • More nutrients get to your tissues
  • More oxygen gets delivered to your body.

After eating foods rich in Nitric Oxide (N-O), N-O is absorbed into the body and enters into the blood stream.

This causes blood vessels to relax, helping to dilate arteries, veins, and capillaries in the body.1

In turn this increases blood flow and elasticity.

This is crucial to keeping your cardiovascular system healthy.

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More than Relaxing… Repairing Too

On top of that, Nitric Oxide further promotes cardiovascular health in an equally incredible way.

N-O helps to repair and protect vein tissue, called endothelial cells.

Aging, high cholesterol, poor diet and smoking can all cause damage to endothelial cells.2

More Oxygen, More Nutrient Assimilation & Utilization

When Nitric Oxide causes increases vasodilation, blood flow is enhanced and overall blood pressure is improved. 3,4,5

Consistently eating Nitric Oxide rich foods can a profound positive, long-term effect on normalizing blood pressure.

 

  • Higher amounts of oxygen and nutrients are able to flow through your blood and be delivered to your tissues.

 

  • Tissues in the body have a higher nutrient assimilation.

 

  • More vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, etc. are being utilized by the body, promoting overall health and wellness.

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Why Eat Healthy & Exercise?

After all, what’s the point of eating healthy if you aren’t able to effectively use those nutrients?

Nitric Oxide makes sure your body is reaping the benefits of your healthy diet.

A diet rich in Nitric Oxide provides the body with numerous benefits:

  • Normalizes blood pressure3,4,5
  • Improves heart health3,4,5
  • Supports healthy arteries3,4,5
  • Increases vein elasticity3,4,5
  • Aids in achieving a healthy blood pressure3,4,5
  • Promotes men’s reproductive health & sexual function8
  • Improves energy and stamina6,7
  • Gives you faster run times and endurance6,7
  • Decreases exhaustion after a workout6,7

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What is the BEST Source of Nitric Oxide?

While the body makes Nitric Oxide, it’s extremely unstable and depletes quickly, requiring it to be replenished daily.

One of the best sources of Nitric Oxide has been prescribed by doctors lately… and it’s a food!

That speaks to the power of this food, that doctors would choose it over medication.

We’re talking about beets!

Eating organic beets and beet powder daily has been found to help the body maintain optimal levels of Nitric Oxide. 3,4,5,6,7

While the positive effects of beet powder happen almost immediately, regular consumption has been found to produce lasting, long-term improvements in vasodilation, blood pressure, heart health, and athletic performance. 9

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Beet Powder – More Concentrated, More Powerful than Whole Beets

Organic Beet Powder is one of the BEST superfoods to help increase Nitric Oxide and vasodilation.

Beet Powder is concentrated, making it:

  • More nutrient dense than whole beets
  • Higher concentrations of Nitric Oxide than whole beets
  • Lower in calories than whole beets
  • Easier to consume than whole beets (blends easily in many recipes)

 

Consuming Beet Powder for improved vasodilation can have incredible health benefits :

  • Blood flows easier
  • More nutrients get to your tissues
  • More oxygen gets delivered to your body.
  • Normalizes blood pressure3,4,5
  • Improves heart health3,4,5
  • Supports healthy arteries3,4,5
  • Increases vein elasticity3,4,5
  • Aids in achieving a healthy blood pressure3,4,5
  • Promotes men’s reproductive health & sexual function8
  • Improves energy and stamina6,7
  • Gives you faster run times and endurance6,7
  • Decreases exhaustion after a workout6,7

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Final Note: Organic Beet Powder Over Nitric Oxide Supplements

It’s important to note that taking synthetic Nitric Oxide supplements has not been found to be as effective at improving vasodilation or increasing energy as organic beet powder, whole beets, or beet juice, so stick to the natural stuff. 😉

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Sources:

1) Lundberg JO, Govoni M. Inorganic nitrate is possible source for systemic generation of nitric oxide. Free Radic Biol Med. 2004;37(3):395-400.

2) Lidder S, Webb A. Vasuclar effects of dietary nitrate (as found in green leady vegetables and beetroot) via the nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2013;75(3):677-696.

3) Webb AJ, Patel N, Loukogeorgakis S, et al. Acute blood pressure lowering, vasoprotective, and antiplatelet properties of dietary nitrate via bioconversion to nitrate. Hypertension. 2008;51(3):784-790.

4) Hobbs DA, Goulding MG, Nguyen A, et al. Acute ingestion of beetroot bread increases endothelium-independent vasodilation and lowers diastolic blood pressure in healthy men: a randomized controlled trial. J Nutr. 2013;143(9):1399-1405.

5) Coles LT, Clifton PM. Effect of beetroot juice on lowering blood pressure in free-living, disease-free adults: a randomized, placebo-controlled tiral. Nutr J. 2012;11:106.

6) Murphy M, Eliot K, Heuertz R, Weiss E. Whole Beetroot Consumption Acutely Improves Running Performance. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2012;112(4):548-552.

7) Muggeridge D, Howe C, Spendiff O, Pedlar C, James P, Easton C. A single Dose of Beetroot Juice Enhances Cycling Performance in Simulated Altitude. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 2013.

8) Sullivan M, Thompson C, Dashwood, et al. Nitric oxide and penile erection: Is erectile dysfunction another manifestation of vascular disease? Cardiocas Res. 1999;43(3):658-665.

9) Kapil V, Khambata R, Robertson A, Cauldield M, Ahluwalia A. Dietary nitrate provides sustained blood pressure lowering in hypertensive patients: a randomized phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Hypertension. 2015;65(2):320-327.

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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