NITRIC OXIDE (Part 1)
What is it?
Nitric oxide facilitates the cells ability to work with each other throughout the body. In 1998 The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to researchers who discovered the benefits of nitric oxide.
The benefits discovered include the following:
A faster recovery
Lactic acid reduction
Increased training muscle pump
Improve immune system response
Better body temperature regulation
Enhanced glucose clearance rates
Heart disease protection
Enhanced sexual performance
Improved sleep quality
Part 1 is going to examine three of these benefits. Subsequent blogs will examine the remaining benefits.
1. A faster recovery
Nitric oxide facilitates the blood flow to your body tissues to help them to relax. With an improved blood flow the body is able to uptake nutrients more effectively as well as provide more oxygen to the muscles to enhance recovery. By increasing the blood flow to the muscles better recovery occurs allowing for each body part to be trained effectively multiple times during the week.
2. Lactic acid reduction
By having an improved blood flow and oxygen carrying capacity to the muscles due to using nitric oxide lactic acid build up is significantly reduced. Not only is the build up reduced but as side effect of an increased blood flow and oxygen going to the working muscle whatever lactic acid is being built up is removed at a faster rate. These two factors allow for an increase in not only the intensity of the workout but also a reduction in post-training fatigue and DOMS.
3. Improved Endurance
One of the key factors to improving your cardiovascular ability is improved oxygen carrying capacity of the re blood cells.As nitric oxide facilitates this improved carrying capacity you will be able to train at a higher intensity for longer.As a result faster cardio-vascular changes will occur and ultimately better performances will be the by-product of this improved ability.
As you can see so far nitric oxide has a number of benefits for performance enhancement.Next weeks blog will examine the next three key benefits of this supplement.