3 Quick Tips to Boost Your Natural Nitric Oxide
1. Eat more foods that contain the amino acid arginine, from which NO is produced. This includes beans, soy, almonds, walnuts, oats, and cold-water fish as salmon, tuna, trout and mackerel.
2. Cut your intake of saturated fat. Just one meal high in saturated fat can temporarily cut endothelial function almost in half.
3. Exercise. The increased blood flow that occurs during exercise encourages the endothelium to make more NO.
Over the long term, if you exercise every day, your endothelial cells not only release more NO but also make more of the enzyme that converts arginine into NO.
As we have already discussed, Nitric oxide plays an important role in maintaining vascular tone.
A deficiency in NO may predispose people to serious coronary vascular disorders, such as coronary spasm, angina pectoris and myocardial infarction.
Presence of a mutation in the eNOS gene results in decreased synthesis of nitric oxide and reduced availability.
Since coronary spasm, angina and myocardial infarction are difficult to diagnose, screening for this eNOS mutation would enable early and appropriate treatment protocols and supplementation.
The Emed genetic profile tests for mutations of the eNOS gene, along with 39 other genes that could contribute to cardiovascular disease.
By understanding which particular genes are influencing your heart health you can target your treatment and medications.
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If you are on blood pressure medication, it is best to consult with your health care practitioner before you start supplementing with Nitric Oxide, as it may have an additive effect to the medication you are on and cause sudden drop of blood pressure.