Doctors Louis J. Ignarro, Ferid Murad, and Robert F. Furchgott won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for their discovery of the function of nitric oxide in the body. What they found, basically, is that nitric oxide signals the cells in your body to do their job.
Prior to this discovery, we didn’t even know that we had nitric oxide in our bodies.
Let that sink in for a moment. Until about 20 years ago, there was a crucial function of the body that we didn’t even know existed.
In his own words, Dr. Ignarro said, “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.”
Essentially what he's saying is that nitric oxide may save your life. That's why some experts even call nitric oxide the “Miracle Molecule.”
What exactly can nitric oxide do?
Relax and Dilate Your Blood Vessels: Nitric Oxide relaxes your blood vessels, dilating them and making them more flexible. This lowers your blood pressure naturally without thinning your blood so you feel better and can enjoy life.
Optimized Blood Flow: Nitric Oxide helps support a healthy cardiovascular system, getting oxygen rich blood to your cells. Recent studies have found that this can also help with Neuropathy (loss of feeling in your fingers and toes) as well as dizziness.
Better Dental Health: Dentists have long known there was a connection between your gums and your heart. People who have suffered from Periodontal Disease have seen amazing improvements in gum depth in just a matter of weeks by taking a Nitric Oxide supplement.
Prevent or Reverse Heart Attack and Stroke: This is the big one, the Holy Grail of Nitric Oxide research. Dr. Louis J. Ignarro and his fellow scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998 for their discovery of the role Nitric Oxide plays in our bodies. Dr. Ignarro then went on to write a book titled NO More Heart Disease: How Nitric Oxide Can Prevent -- Even Reverse -- Heart Disease and Strokes.
Listen in as John Hewlett, Creator of Cardio Miracle, joins host Lisa Davis to share more about the health benefits of nitric oxide.