Sex, Blood Flow, and Nitric Oxide
Nitric oxide is a molecule that’s produced naturally by your body, and it’s important for many aspects of your health.
Its most important function is vasodilation, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of the blood vessels, causing them to widen and increase circulation. Here are a few reasons why men need nitric oxide:
It could boost blood flow to your muscles and increase mass
Blood is responsible for carrying oxygen to throughout the body for working muscles. Nitric oxide is well known for its role in building bulk and vein-popping muscles. By relaxing blood vessels and promoting blood flow, it enhances the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to working muscles, improving strength and functionality. This is vital as the older we get; we begin to lose muscle mass.
Keeps our heart healthy
By activating blood vessels to relax, nitric oxide controls blood pressure—and it plays a major role in other vital cardiovascular roles. Nitric oxide keeps blood vessels healthy, regulates heart contractions and lowers the risk of blood related disorders.
It could help you last longer in bed
The #1 cause of erectile dysfunction is caused by poor blood flow to the erectile tissue. Nitric oxide enlarges blood vessels which in turn can increase blood flow to the penis. The key to getting and maintaining erections revolves around continuous activation of nitric oxide. Men often use medications like Viagra, Cialis, Levitra to assist in getting and keeping erections. But aren’t always the best options as all medications come with some sort of side effects.
Here are a few foods that naturally boost nitric oxide:
- Leafy Greens - Spinach, swiss chard, rhubarb, kale and cabbage, and the algae spirulina, are high in nitrates, which are converted directly into nitric oxide in the body. Research shows regular intake of leafy greens maintains optimal nitric oxide levels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Our Southside, Uptown, and I Street Remedy all contain vegetables that’s high in nitrates.
Beets - Beets are high in dietary nitrates, which your body can convert directly into nitric oxide. Our Bounce Beet contains a high amount of nitrates.
Pomegranates - The seeds of pomegranates are full of antioxidants that promote the formation of nitric oxide and protect it from damage.
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