The Benefits of Nitric Oxide

It’s amazing but 1 out of 3 people will end up with some form of heart disease. 2 out of 3 people with diabetes will die from heart disease or stroke. Folks with diabetes have twice the chance of getting heart disease, so what is the correlation between heart disease and diabetes? Folks with diabetes have a higher rate of high blood pressure, a higher rate of cholesterol and a much higher rate of hardening of the arteries. Studies suggest that the added stress to the heart from the ups and downs of blood sugar levels may contribute to these higher rates of problems. With this additional stress to the circulatory system the veins and arteries contract and can not relax. These constant contractions leads to the hardening of the arteries, restricted blood flow and higher blood pressure.

There have been a proliferation of studies in the medical world on Nitric Oxide. The studies have concluded that people with diabetes have lower levels of nitric oxide in their blood stream. Science doesn’t quite know why yet but suggestions are that the diabetic stress or contracted arteries may be part of this lower level.

So,what is nitric oxide and what does it do? Nitric oxide is produced when we take in an amino acid called l-arginine. L-arginine comes from red meat, some nuts,as well as a variety of other sources, but most people as they age need more l-arginine and usually eat less of the foods that provide it. Nitric Oxide stimulates the endothelia and causes the arteries to relax. This is the only purpose of Nitric Oxide, but is so vital to a healthy circulatory system. Relaxed arteries and veins reduce plaque build up, reduce high blood pressure and reduce hardening of the arteries. So Nitric Oxide in the body is crucial and is many times absent, leading to heart disease.

It’s important to note that however that just taking a l-arginine supplement may not always help. There’s another amino acid needed to assist l-arginine, l-Citruline. L-Citruline helps the Nitric Oxide last longer in the blood stream. Without l-Citruline the Nitric Oxide is very short lived, often ranging from just minutes to perhaps a couple of hours, and thus not reaching all parts of the circulatory system. with the addition of L-Citruline, Nitric Oxide can often last from 24-48 hours. So what are the steps needed to reduce the most evident chance a diabetic will get heart disease? The American Diabetes Association suggests following you ABCs of diabetes. A is for keeping your A1c in check or below 7 B is for keeping your blood pressure in line C is for keeping your cholesterol levels down They also suggest losing weight, stop smoking, physical exercise and staying on your medication. But let’s take this a step further. The ADA never once mentioned taking a supplement of l-Arginine, increasing omega fatty acids or using any natural products to help with a healthier body. If you look hard on the ADA or the AHA site you will find that the main sponsors of these sites are the major pharmaceutical companies. Coincidence? They want to keep you on the medications and not completely stop the use of their products. That’s why an addition to the ADA recommendations is warranted.

If one studies l-Arginine and the effects that Nitric Oxide has on the circulatory system, you find it does many great things for our bodies. Many of the complications of diabetes are related to poor circulation. So if one can increase blood circulation, relax the vessels and lower blood pressure many of these complications would be drastically reduced. One example is the loss of limbs, which is one of the more common complications. This is because the feet and legs are the farthest from the heart and without proper blood flow to them; they begin to die, resulting in amputation. A strong l-Arginine, l-Citruline complex may be just the product to help diabetics with better overall circulation.

Allow me to introduce you to an endocrinologist that has spent his life researching and studying what l-Arginine can do for diabetics. Dr. Joe Prendergast has an operating endocrinologist practice in California. Dr. Prendergast has been treating patients for years with a product called Proagri 9 Plus. Prior to using this l-Arginine supplement,Dr. Prendergast regularly referred patients onto several different heart specialists. Now he very seldom refers patients to any heart specialist. Dr. Prendergast has taken heart disease out of his diabetic patients, the ones willing to take the product anyway. A great reference to the benefits of l-Arginine is a book called No More Heart Disease by Dr. Louis Ignarro. Dr. Ignarro along with two other doctors won the Nobel Prize with their discovery of what Nitric Oxide does to the circulatory system.

So you might ask why we do not hear more about this. Well,  the pharmaceutical industry makes billions a year on heart and diabetes medications. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women; diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death. The pharmaceutical industry continue to keep adding products to reduce this rate but still has not done so, but they sure keep increasing their sales. So,in short, do your research and decide if Proargi 9 Plus may benefit you or someone you may know. The evidence is out there and is evident in Dr. Prendergast’s practice.

The choice is yours, choose wisely.

Ted Heims

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