Nitric Oxide Supplements – Is it really a source of energy? There’s so much buzz about nitric oxide supplements and if you search on the internet you’ll see pros and cons and it’s difficult to sort and sift through all the information.  I recently received a wellness report from the Chief Science Officer in my company talking about nitrogen,  nitric oxide supplements and having real energy.

It’s interesting because everyone creates energy but not everyone feels energetic.  What’s the difference?  It means having the resources you need to accomplish whatever you want: to make your dreams come true, or for the smaller tasks of the day. Feeling energetic inspires optimism and healthy self-esteem. Feeling energetic makes you happy and gives you hope.  How does this tie into nitric oxide supplements?  That’s what I want to talk about and share with you great information that I received.

Did you know that real energy is more than just a passing mood? It’s a complex series of biochemical and electrical processes. In order for you to feel energetic your body must carry out a long series of interactions, very much like a long line of dominos falling over in the right sequence. Each transaction requires the energy from the previous domino, and donates energy to the next domino in line. The end result contributes to the way you feel and your ability to live the life of your dreams.

I know many of you are reading this and want to know how is the information that I am sharing with you have to do with nitric oxide supplements.  Well, when you get to know me you’ll see that I live to provide the full answer to your questions and it’s more than just saying oh, nitric oxide supplements are good for you.

The first step in the production of energy is eating the basic nutrients: sugars, proteins and fats. Sugars provide a rapid but brief donation of energy. Proteins donate five times more energy than sugar. Fats donate eight times more! These three nutrients make up the basis for energy production and the basis for your future wellness. This makes the selection of your foods very important, so choose them well.  Notice how I mention of foods.  You want to look at your diet in addition to nitric oxide supplements.

Now let’s get to nitric oxide supplements and what it means to you.  To make energy from protein we must first process it through the nitrogen cycle.  Did you know that the air we breathe is about 78 percent nitrogen?  Bacteria in the soil “fix” nitrogen into the earth to grow healthy plants (so does lightning). Fertilizers are mostly made of nitrogen. Without it, plants will not grow and humans cannot process protein; nitrogen is a very important basic building block of life.

We get nitrogen from eating fruits and vegetables. We can also get it from whole-food supplements such as Adaptogen 10 Plus, a fantastic product that also helps with stress. In our body, nitrogen is stable as nitrate and active as nitric oxide. Aha, you knew I was going to get to nitric oxide supplements.  Nitric oxide is probably the most important source of energy for the heart, vascular system and immune system. Nitric oxide interacts with CoEnzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) to produce energy inside each and every one of our body’s millions of cells. So CoQ-10 is a great nitric oxide supplement.  In fact, the death of each cell occurs because nitric oxide and CoQ-10 cannot balance the cell’s energy.  That’s how important nitric oxide supplements are to you.

We need about 50 to 65 grams of protein each day (about 1/3 gram of protein per pound of body weight). However, we can only digest about 25 grams at a time (the amount that fills the palm of your hand). One reason for this is that we have only a limited reservoir of nitrogen. As mentioned, we get nitrogen from eating fruits and vegetables, but, like many important nutrients, we cannot store it. Since processing protein will use up large amounts of available nitrogen, we need to replace it by eating more fruits and vegetables. So, if we want energy from protein, we simply must eat our fruits and vegetables.

Nitrogen is also manufactured by bacteria in the human body. So, this is why probiotics and enzymes are needed ? they also help convert protein into energy through the nitrogen cycle. TriVita’s Digestive Complex serves to encourage healthy bacteria in the gut for protein metabolism and increased energy.

There is a dark side to protein metabolism that’s found in a particular form of nitrogen: ammonia. Excess ammonia may be formed in our body and brain if we eat protein but do not have enough nitrogen to complete the energy process. This is often seen in people who experience bloating or uncomfortable fullness after a healthy, protein-rich meal. It may also be seen in those who experience excessive fatigue after a meal.

The remedy is to encourage protein digestion with probiotics (as found in Digestive Complex). We can also eat extra servings of fruit and vegetables. Plus, supplements can provide a lot of help. I would suggest one serving of Adaptogen 10 Plus and CoQ-10 at each meal until the fatigue eases and vibrant energy replaces it!

Want to take control of your health?  Don’t just take nitric oxide supplements.  Eat enough high-quality protein every day and eat nough nitrogen (fruits and vegetables) every day.  Try TriVita’s Adaptogen 10 Plus as a supplement and encourage healthy bacteria by eating fermented foods such as olives, kimchee, sauerkraut, yogurt, pickles and pickled mushrooms often and take probiotics.

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Wishing you much health and wellness


Katherine Smith
TriVita Independent Affiliate Member 13158176