Get Your Blood Flowing Naturally

Get Your Blood Flowing Naturally

If you have blood pressure concerns, your doctor will probably start taking steps to lower it.

Some of these steps can impact blood pressure by opening your arteries. But unfortunately, the effects don’t last very long. Sometimes a “nitrate tolerance” can begin which may cause more harm than good(1).

But there’s an effective and natural alternative that some doctor’s don’t know about. It works the same way – only without the side effects.

I’m talking about nitric oxide (NO). It’s a gas already made by your body. And one of the easiest ways to support normal blood pressure is to get your body to produce more of it.

But to understand how NO can help, let me first explain a little bit about how your arteries work.
If you have normal blood pressure, your heart can push blood through its delivery system – your arteries – without working too hard at it.

Healthy arteries are strong and flexible. Inside the walls of the arteries are endothelial cells, which produce NO. This gas sends signals to the muscle cells of your artery walls to relax – and your blood pressure eases (2). Blood pressure drugs with nitrates damage these endothelial cells and your ability to maintain normal blood pressure.

So, what can you do to get more NO into your bloodstream, and help out your arteries?

  • You can start by taking these steps to support healthy blood flow by increasing your NO levels:
  • Take in significant doses of high quality L-arginine. L-arginine is an amino acid that helps your body produce NO. Some foods like walnuts will cause you to produce NO, but supplementation is the best.  We recommend ProArgi-9 a supplement that is proven to increase Nitric Oxide.  The high quality and formulation of ProArgi-9 makes it more effective than average L-arginine supplements.
  • Eat foods containing antioxidant-rich cocoa. Cocoa is good for you in many ways, but it’s especially good for your heart. And one of the ways it helps is that the flavonoids in cocoa activate the endothelial cells in your arteries to produce NO(3). Plus, cocoa improves circulation even in healthy adults(4).
  • Exercise. This boosts NO levels by increasing an enzyme called NO synthase. A high-intensity, low-duration workout, is an easy way to get NO flowing throughout your blood. And the best part is it takes just 10-20 minutes a day.
  • ProArgi-9 doesn’t just help those with high blood pressure, it’s great for people who work out or play sports as well.  Increased circulation leads to better muscle performance.  So whether you are looking for drug free blood pressure control or a natural boost in athletic performance, you need to give ProArgi-9 a try.  Get yours from us today.

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1. Münzel, Thomas, Daiber, Andreas and Mülsch, Alexander, “Explaining the Phenomenon of Nitrate Tolerance,” Circulation Research 2005; 97:618
2. Volker, Rudolph and Freeman, Bruce A., “Cardiovascular Consequences When Nitric Oxide and Lipid Signaling Converge,” Circ. Res. 2009; 105: 511-522
3. Engler, Mary B., PhD., et al, “Flavonoid-Rich Dark Chocolate Improves Endothelial Function and Increases Plasma Epicatechin Concentrations in Healthy Adults,” Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2004; 197-204
4. Shiina, Y., Funabashi, N., Lee, K., et al, “Acute Effect of Oral Flavonoid-Rich Dark Chocolate Intake on Coronary Circulation, as Compared with Non-Flavonoid White Chocolate, by Transthoracic Doppler Echocardiography in Healthy Adults,” Int. J. Cardiol. Jan. 24, 2009; 131(3):424-429

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