Lou Ignarro won the Nobel Prize in 1998 for his discovery of how a healthy endothelium releases nitric oxide (NO) in just the right amounts to regulate blood flow to tissues. Nitric Oxide is the body’s natural vasodilator, widening arteries and increasing blood flow to meet the body’s increased need in energy. Several things determine whether the endothelium releases NO, the right amount and at the right time.
Call to Action:
Here’s what you can do to access your own “personal pharmacy.”
- Eat well to keep your bloodstream clean and healthy, free of plaque and clogging.
- Exercise (Dr. Ignarro’s Nobel Prize discovery) is the only known process that provides a continuous and consistent production of nitric oxide by the endothelial cells, well after you’ve completed your fitness routine.
Dr. Bill Sears says, “Nitric oxide is the body’s natural internal medicine for cardiovascular health.”
To your wellness,
Source: Prime-Time Health, chapter 3, pg. 34, 36