Nitric oxide is one of the most important molecules in your body. Without it, your blood wouldn’t flow well and nutrients and oxygen wouldn’t be able to reach all the cells in your body.
In addition to that, you’d be much more susceptible to less-than-optimal health.
Today, more and more people are looking for natural ways to increase their levels of nitric oxide – everyone, from busy parents, to weekend warriors and workers of all kinds – to improve their health and performance.
If you have wished you could have or do any of these things, then having higher levels may appeal to you, too:
- Have more energy for what you need to do and want to do
- Feel less winded and wiped out after daily activities
- Improve your health and well-being
So, how can you get started boosting your nitric oxide levels?
First, let’s take a look at where this unique molecule comes from and how it works in your body.
Blood Flow: Crucial for Brain and Cellular Health, and Healthy, Normal Blood Pressure
Nitric oxide, or NO, is a soluble gas that’s a product of nitrates.
Hearing the word “nitrates” may make you think of bacon, hot dogs, ham and other cured meats, but there’s another type of nitrates that’s far healthier.
Cured meats contain added nitrites, and because they can convert into potentially dangerous nitrosamines, especially if heated, I definitely recommend that you avoid eating them as much as possible.
On the other hand, foods like beets, spinach and radishes contain naturally occurring nitrates.
When consumed, the bacteria in your mouth convert these nitrates to nitrites, but because these vegetables are also rich in antioxidants that help negate their harmful effects, they don’t present a hazard to your health.
Instead, these naturally occurring nitrates may offer potential health benefits. And all because of their conversion to that remarkable substance known as nitric oxide.*
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.
Inside these cells, the soluble gas NO is continually produced from the amino acid, L-arginine. This gas plays important roles for health, including:
- Supporting normal endothelial function.*
- Protecting your cells’ powerhouses, or mitochondria.*
- Promote optimal blood flow through your blood vessels*
And, as I’m sure you realize, healthy blood flow is what helps your body function at its best.
Your blood carries oxygen and nutrients to your brain and other organs. It nourishes and oxygenizes your immune system and muscles, and helps keep your heart beating. It’s essential for energy production and carries away wastes and carbon dioxide.
7 Factors That Affect Healthy Blood Flow
Certain conditions can cause your blood flow or circulation to become less than optimal:
- Aging affects your body’s ability to produce NO. On average, a typical American eating a processed-food diet loses 10% of his or her ability to make nitric oxide every 10 years.
- Inadequate sun exposure is likely your largest risk factor for insufficient NO production. When sunlight touches your skin, nitric oxide is released into your bloodstream, which is vital for both skin health and mitochondrial health.
- Stress can constrict your arteries, thicken your blood and damage blood vessel linings.
- Excessive sitting slows blood circulation to your organs and tissues.
- Lack of exercise can cause blood in your pelvis and legs to pool and become stagnant.
- Smoking harms your blood cells and damages the structure and function of your heart and blood vessels.
- Fluoride and chlorine, if present in your drinking and showering water, can convert NO into other substances, including toxic and destructive nitric acid.
Fortunately, you can support healthy blood flow in your body and brain by avoiding as many of these bad habits (with the exception of aging, of course).
In addition, practicing meditation, yoga and deep breathing to calm your mind and relax tense muscles can help blood flow and, as a results, can increase your consumption of whole food sources of nitrates, like red beets and spinach.
When you take simple measures like these, you’ll be rewarded with new-found energy and a clearer, more focused mind.*
Most importantly, you’ll feel confident knowing you’re helping to nourish your heart, brain and muscles with the oxygen and nutrients they need.*
Using Whole-Food Sources of Nitric Oxide to Support Energy Levels
The recent discovery of the "nitrate-to-nitrite-to-nitric oxide (NO) pathway" has placed whole food sources of nitrates center stage.
Researchers have found that nitrate-rich foods are associated with improved NO function and beneficial vascular effects. Consuming those foods can potentially help support:
- Optimal blood flow to your muscles, brain, heart and other organs.*
- Enhanced oxygen and nutrient delivery to your brain and body
- The pliability of arterial walls.*
- Healthy blood pressure levels already in the normal range.*
Because we’re so passionate about living life to its fullest, we’ve developed a shortcut to help you optimize your nitric oxide level.*
Fermentation Takes This Nitric Oxide Superstar to the Next Level
We wanted to formulate a supplement that would capture the goodness of beets for promoting healthy nitric oxide function and optimal blood flow.*
But while researching beets, we came across an important point…
By fermenting the beets, we could 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 that this ancient practice could make foods more digestible and more flavorful.
Now, we know fermentation can change the nutritional makeup of foods, as it:
- Helps pre-digest ingredients.
- Increases levels of certain nutrients.
- Improves mineral bio-accessibility.
- Increases bioavailability of antioxidants.
- Eliminates undesirable anti-nutrients.
- Creates unique metabolites.
- Increases alkalizing effect on the body’s pH.
The fermented whole food beet powder that we use in Organic Fermented Beets is made using a precise, controlled process that interrupts the fermentation at its optimal point.
Here’s what I especially appreciate about this fermentation process…
As you know, beets are very high in simple sugars – 36% to be exact. When they undergo fermentation, that number very quickly plummets to nearly 0%.
Fermentation effectively removes the simple carbs in beets as their glucose content converts to alcohol, which then quickly evaporates.
This is in stark contrast to some 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 USDA Certified Organic seal on a beet root supplement, you have no assurance that the beets aren’t genetically engineered or don’t contain pesticide or herbicide residues.
Organic Fermented Beets is made only with USDA Certified Organic beets. The beets are grown under conditions that satisfy the tough auditing of the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).
This means you are getting high-quality Certified Organic Beet Root Powder that isn't laden with herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers not approved by the NOP.
Take your energy to the next level with our USDA Certified Organic Fermented Beets.
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.*
After all, who doesn’t want to function at their best and live life to its fullest?
Experience the difference it can make in your life, and order Organic Fermented Beets today.