What is Nitric Oxide?
So just what is nitric oxide and how can it be
useful in helping to increase lean muscle mass?
NO (nitric oxide) is a free form gas which the
body produces and helps the cells within it to
communicate with each other. It is this gas when
produce contains an enzyme which then is able
to break down the amino acid known as arginine.
It is a molecule which contains one atom of nitrogen
and one of oxygen.
This particular gas is produced by many different
cells in our bodies and it is particularly important
as it helps to control the flow of blood throughout
the body. As it is so important in relation to
the functions of the vascular part of the body
if production of NO becomes abnormal this can
then seriously affect how the blood flows around
the body and causes problems relating to all vascular
Although this compound is actually toxic it still
plays a very important role within the body and
helps with following:-
1. It acts as a blood vessel relaxant (vasodilator).
2. It can control the amount of blood flowing
to the body tissues.
3. It helps to regulate both the binding and release
of oxygen into haemoglobin.
4. It can control the amount of oxygen that is
provided to the cells in our body which then generate
5. It helps to kill off parasitic organisms along
with virus infected cells and those cells which
have become tumorous.
6. It can help to stimulate the production of
Because of these benefits many people are now
using nitric oxide supplements as a way of helping
to increase their lean muscle mass and such ones
as Niox have now become favored by bodybuilders
and athletes alike.
However when bodybuilders or athletes are considering
using such supplements it is important that they
look at what other products they are using as
well. Unfortunately there are such products as
protein powders which can be detrimental to a
persons health when they start taking nitric
oxide supplements as well. Simply because both
contain quite a high amount of amino acid within
Certainly many people find that by taking
too much amino acid can cause certain side effects
that they would not notice if they just took protein
powders or nitric oxide supplements alone. Plus
because of the increase flow of blood around the
body caused by the vessels becoming relaxed through
the use of nitric oxide this means that more of
the essential nutrients that bodybuilders and
athletes need get to where they are required.