Details on Beet Root RED™
Nitric Oxide and Its Importance
Beet Root RED™ is designed to deliver Nitric Oxide precursors and supportive ingredients to help support optimal blood flow through multiple biochemical pathways.
Nitric Oxide (NO) plays many important roles in health maintenance. It modulates blood flow, acts as a potent antioxidant protecting cells from oxidative stress, and functions as a neurotransmitter by relaying communication between nerve cells.
Without optimal blood flow, the nutrients and oxygen carried by the blood face difficulty reaching every cell of the body. Nitric Oxide is the primary signaling molecule that causes the dilation of blood vessels, allowing for improved blood flow throughout the body.
As we age, our ability to produce Nitric Oxide diminishes, which may contribute to various age-related health issues such as hypertension, erectile dysfunction, and peripheral vascular disease.
Beet Root RED™ and Natural Nitric Oxide Support
Beet Root RED™ supports Nitric Oxide production in the body by acting on two known biochemical pathways: the Nitrate-Nitrite-Nitric Oxide Pathway and the L-Arginine Pathway.
The Nitrate-Nitrite-Nitric Oxide Pathway
Beet Root and Red Spinach, featured in this formula, are excellent sources of plant-derived nitrates. Scientific research suggests that these nitrates may be effective substrates for the production of Nitric Oxide.
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