Benefits of Nitric Oxide
Nitric Oxide (NO) is probably the most important molecular structure for any bodybuilder, besides testosterone. It is directly involved in any gaseous signaling required in your body and your brain. It is a potent vasodilator and should not be ignored by any competitive bodybuilder.
NO helps to transmit any and all information between nerves and the brain plus NO helps to fight off all invading bacteria, defending the body against all tumor development. It regulates blood pressure, reduces inflammation and improves sleep quality, increases recognition of the senses, assists in gastric motility and as mentioned above is directly related to strength and endurance training.
If you are thinking it will help you get a harder and a more sustainable erection you are right, Nitric oxide helps any unhealthy or damaged arteries feed blood to the penis when required. It does this by directly affecting the enzymes in the NO pathway which causes a range of enzymatic reactions enhancing nitric oxide absorption and improving blood flow.
Nitric acid increases when we exercise by releasing nitric oxide from the lining of your arteries because we need more blood to exercise. This release is weakened as we get older because of free radical damage. Poor diet or inactivity will cause this artery lining to deteriorate.
To get NO rich foods or supplements into your body is actually easy but needs a bit of care and attention to do correctly. When you eat nitrate rich food your body automatically converts the nitrate into nitric oxide by the bacteria in the gut. Food like celery, beets, spinach, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, radish, collard greens etc.
Additional sources of nitric oxide that are good for increasing testosterone production as well as nitric oxide is grape seed extract, Vitamin C and garlic. If you can get hold of supplements like endolethial nitric oxide it will increase NO levels by over 200%.
L-Citrulline is a natural amino acid which will improve blood circulation and naturally is actually an amino acid that your kidneys will convert into L-arginine. The L-Arginine will then be able to convert into NO using a nitric oxide synthase called enzyme (eNOS).
Pycnogenol nitric oxide is maritime pine bark extract which has been standardized to about 75% procyanidin which is the same active ingredient found in grape seed extract and is also an effective anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory. It is able to relax the artery lining proving highly effective is solving erectile dysfunction.