In 1998, a team of researchers made a remarkable discovery about nitric oxide that earned them a Nobel Prize… nitric oxide (NO) serves as a major signaling molecule for your cardiovascular system.
One of the interesting things about this is that while NO is highly toxic when you inhale it, it’s crucial for healthy circulation when generated by the endothelial cells in the walls of your blood vessels.
Those prize-winning researchers discovered that NO helps your blood vessels stay relaxed and open for healthy blood flow, promotes healthy blood vessel flexibility, and supports healthy blood pressure levels.*
Unfortunately, as a normal part of aging, your body’s ability to produce nitric oxide declines. And that means many people can benefit from extra support to maintain healthy nitric oxide levels.*
Eating foods rich in natural nitrate – like leafy greens, celery, radishes and beets – can be a great way to provide that support.
Let’s take a look at where the unique NO molecule comes from and how it works in your body.
How Nitrates Play a Role in Your Brain Health, Cellular Health, and Healthy, Normal Blood Pressure
Nitric oxide (NO) is a soluble gas that’s created in the body in two ways – from the amino acid L-arginine or from nitrates.
Hearing the word “nitrates” may make you think of bacon, hot dogs, ham and other cured meats, but there’s a natural type of nitrates that’s far healthier.
Cured meats contain added nitrites, and because these can convert into potentially dangerous nitrosamines, especially if heated, it is wise to avoid eating them as much as possible.
On the other hand, foods like beets, spinach and radishes contain naturally occurring nitrates.
When you consume these nitrates, the bacteria in your mouth convert them to nitrites. But because these vegetables are also rich in antioxidants, they help negate the harmful effects so they don’t present a hazard to your health.
In fact, these naturally occurring nitrates may offer potential health benefits.*
Health-promoting nitrates in vegetables boost the production of nitric oxide, or NO, in the cells that line your arteries. These cells, called endothelial cells, line the entire interior surface of your circulatory system – from your heart to your distant capillaries.
Your endothelial cells produce NO for the purpose of:
Protecting your cells’ powerhouses, or mitochondria.*
Promoting optimal blood flow through your blood vessels.*
Sustaining optimal blood flow to your muscles, brain, heart and other organs.*
Enhancing oxygen and nutrient delivery to your brain and body.*
Supporting pliability of your artery walls.*
Maintaining healthy blood pressure levels already in the normal range.*
Healthy blood flow is a key factor in optimal health throughout your body.
Your blood carries oxygen and nutrients to your brain and other organs. It nourishes and oxygenizes your immune system and muscles. It’s essential for energy production and for carrying away wastes like carbon dioxide.
Supporting healthy blood flow in your body helps you enjoy optimal energy levels and clarity of mind.
What You Can Do Right Now to Support Healthy Blood Flow For Optimal Health
There’s a lot you can do right now to support healthy blood flow and enjoy its benefits, including faster wound healing, healthy organs, and even a naturally flushed, youthful-looking complexion.
Your daily choices can either help or harm your cardiovascular function. Try following these seven tips to give your body the support it needs for healthy blood flow:
Get active and walk more steps.
Exercise is one of your most powerful strategies for promoting healthy blood flow. One of the easiest exercise plans is walking for 20 minutes a day at a moderate to brisk pace – it doesn’t require any special equipment and you can do it any time it fits in your day.
Breathe deeply and slowly.
The way you breathe can affect your blood pressure. Slow, deep breathing helps decrease stress hormones, and in turn, lower an enzyme that raises blood pressure. For a simple start, try inhaling slowly through your nose and exhaling deeply through your mouth for five minutes, twice a day.
Get the processed foods out of your cart – and out of your home.
Many processed foods contain high levels of sugar and fructose, processed salt, unhealthy trans fats, and damaged omega-6 vegetable oils – all things that can negatively impact your blood flow and health.
A good rule to remember is to shop the outer isles of your grocery store. This is where you’ll find the fresher, unprocessed foods like produce, meat, and eggs. Even better, visit your local farmer’s market to look for grass-fed and pasture-finished meats.
Eat more fermented foods and consider a probiotic supplement.
Balancing your gut microbiome can help support healthy blood flow. Studies have found links between good health and fermented foods, suggesting that eating fermented foods – such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and fermented pickles (not pickled with vinegar) – help your cardiovascular health.
Optimize your vitamin D levels.
Researchers have discovered that a lack of vitamin D can contribute to stiff arteries. Sunlight exposure – the best way to get vitamin D – increases the level of NO in your skin, which helps dilate your blood vessels. It’s a good idea to get your vitamin D levels tested regularly.
Increase your consumption of whole food sources of nitrates.
The latest research suggests that your blood flow and cardiovascular health benefit greatly from a diet rich in vegetables and fruits. Certain vegetables and a few fruits contain natural, health-promoting nitrates. Add one or two (we’ll discuss them in the next section) to your diet each day to boost your healthy blood flow.
Used filtered water as much as possible to avoid fluoride and chlorine.
When these common water additives are present in your drinking and showering water, they can convert NO into other substances, including toxic and destructive nitric acid.
When you take simple measures like these, you’ll be rewarded with improved cardiovascular health and new-found energy.*
These Whole-Food Sources of Nitric Oxide Can Help Support Your Energy Levels
The relatively recent discovery of the "nitrate-to-nitrite-to-nitric oxide pathway" has placed whole food sources of nitrates center stage.
This “pathway” is a chemical process by which your body turns nitrate into NO. Research indicates that this pathway is important for regulating blood flow, cell metabolism and cell signaling.*
Researchers have found that naturally nitrate-rich foods are associated with improved NO function and beneficial vascular effects.* These foods include:
These foods are delicious and loaded with many benefits beyond natural nitrate content, but sometimes it can be difficult to eat enough of them as part of your diet.
Because we’re passionate about living life to the fullest, we developed a shortcut to help you optimize your nitric oxide level.*
Fermentation Takes This Nitric Oxide Superstar to the Next Level
Organic Fermented Beets captures the power of beets for promoting healthy nitric oxide function and optimal blood flow.*
While formulating it, we came across an important detail…
By fermenting beets, you can potentially increase their beneficial effects and take away one of their major drawbacks.
The process of fermenting foods dates back thousands of years. Humans discovered anciently that this practice could make foods more digestible and more flavorful.
Now, we know that fermentation can actually enhance the nutritional composition of a variety of foods by:
Helping to pre-digest carbohydrates and proteins, so they are easier for your body to process.
Increasing levels of certain nutrients.
Improving mineral bio-accessibility.
Increasing bioavailability of antioxidants.
Eliminating undesirable anti-nutrients.
Creating unique metabolites.
Increasing alkalizing effects on the body’s pH.
Decreasing sugar content.
We ferment that whole food beet powder that we use in Organic Fermented Beets using a precise, controlled process that interrupts the fermentation at its optimal point.
In addition to enhancing its nutritional properties, this fermentation process provides another significant benefit…
Reduced Sugar Content Eases Strain On Your Metabolism*
Beets are naturally fairly high in simple sugars, with one medium-sized beet containing about six grams of sugar.
But don’t let this keep you from eating them in moderate amounts, as they are rich in a variety of nutrients and their fiber content slows absorption in your bloodstream to give them a glycemic index of 64.
Still, taking a daily beet supplement without fermentation could expose you to more sugar content than you want.
That’s why fermentation is such a remarkable enhancement – 36% to be exact. When beets undergo fermentation, the sugar content very quickly plummets to nearly zero.
Fermentation effectively removes the simple carbs in beets as their glucose content converts to alcohol, which then quickly evaporates.
The beneficial microbes used to ferment the beets break down the sugars into lactic acid, a molecule that supports healthy cellular metabolism and molecular signaling in your body.
This sets Organic Fermented Beets apart from other non-fermented beet powders that may contain high levels of sugars, a potential concern for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.*
Support Your Healthy Blood Flow and Energy With Organic Fermented Beets*
If you don’t see the Certified USDA Organic seal on a beet root supplement, it may contain pesticide or herbicide residues.
Pesticides and herbicides are not only potentially harmful to your health – they’re also harmful to the earth.
So we formulated Organic Fermented Beets to contain only Certified USDA Organic beets, grown to standards that satisfy the tough auditing of the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).
This means you get high-quality Certified Organic Beet Root Powder that isn't laden with artificial chemical herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers.
Organic Fermented Beets allows you to enjoy these benefits with virtually zero sugar – and without the risk of contamination from agricultural chemicals.
By supporting healthy nitric oxide function and healthy blood flow throughout your body, you can potentially reach levels of energy you’ve never attained before – or help regain levels you’ve enjoyed in the past.*
Take your energy level and mental clarity to the next level with nature’s nitric oxide support system, and order Organic Fermented Beets today.