Nitric Oxide Supplements
Nitric oxide is a compound that helps open up the arteries for better blood flow. In bodybuilding and weight lifting, this means faster recovery with every strenuous activity and better muscle formation. The pumped up effect that you feel immediately after an exercise routine is mainly caused by nitric oxide running through your system. Additional nitric oxide in your body means an extended pumped up feeling even after you have long stopped working out.
Nitric oxide supplements are also prescribed to patients with heart issues that may eventually lead up to a stroke or cardiac arrest. It is essentially a vasodilator and since strokes and heart attacks are caused by constricted blood vessels in your brain or in your heart, nitric oxide helps prevent that by widening the blood vessels throughout your body.
It is available in mostly pill form, which should be taken under the tongue until it dissolves (for better absorption to the veins). Nitric oxide helps prepare your body for very intense physical activities since the dilated blood vessels improves circulation to different body parts that need that extra blood flow. In some cases, women in labor are given nitric oxide to prepare them for the sudden force of giving a natural birth. It is also used in pediatric cases where the infant is at risk for pulmonary vascular diseases.
When your blood vessels are dilated, this also means better absorption of the protein that goes into your system. Your endocrine system is at its peak in terms of catching up with the “pumped up” environment in your body. It is like your body is going through a hyperdrive mode when you are on nitric oxide. Just take extra precaution in using it regularly.