Not Just For Bodybuilding Anymore
Its not really complex; Nitric Oxide (NO)
causes vasodilation (increases the diameter of
the vessel). That results in more blood being
supplied to the muscle. The more blood supplied,
the more nutrients, energy substrates, oxygen,
etc the muscle gets. The end result: a highly
anabolic environment that breeds huge muscles.
Its simple. What would you rather put a
fire out with: a garden hose or a fire hose? Like
I said, it makes sense.
This is not just an in vogue sports supplement.
Used in pediatric intensive care, Nitric oxide
therapy has the potential to significantly increase
the quality of life and, in some cases, save the
lives of infants at risk for pulmonary vascular
Nitric Oxide research now yields over 3,000 papers
a year. It began with the discovery that the nitric
oxide molecule was the regulator of the muscle
tone of blood vessels. While the finding astonished
some scientists and provoked scepticism in others,
it opened a floodgate. The potential importance
of the torrent of research results, which showed
nitric oxide governed numerous other biological
processes, received an accolade guaranteeing wider
public attention when nitric oxide was chosen
as the cover story by Science for its "Molecule
of the Year" in 1992.
Nitric Oxide - MMA Supplements
MMA fighters are particularly interested in the
fact that nitric oxide enhances blood flow. This
is because better blood flow delivers additional
nutrients to muscles. As a result, the muscles
become larger. Nitric oxide also lessens inflammation,
meaning that it can decrease the pain that weightlifters
experience when they expose their muscles to heightened
stress. In addition, nitric oxide can affect the
release of adrenaline.
You may not realize it, but everyone needs nitric
oxide in order for their bodies to function properly.
Nitric oxide is especially helpful for bodybuilders
because of its ability to enhance growth. Supporters
of nitric oxide supplements say they can increase
fast-twitch muscle fiber strength and can enhance
the output of your muscles. Some athletes also
report that they notice an increase in their endurance
after taking nitric oxide supplements.
In yet another role, nitric oxide helps the immune
system's macrophages, the cells in the body that
are activated in injury and illness to get rid
of debris, when they seek out invading bacteria
or cancer cells to destroy. Faster recovery, more
efficient recovery from injuries, and increased
tolerance to bacteria are important to anyone
who trains MMA; at the pro level or for the average