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Today we’re going to talk about nitric oxide supplements. These supplements are incredibly popular and sell by the truck loads.
Some of the things we’re going to discuss…
What are nitric oxide supplements?
How Do They Work?
Why Should We Care?
What do the advertisers claim that they do, and do they actually do it?
Should you take one?
Alright, so what are nitric oxide supplements?
Any supplement that contains either arginine, agmatine or citrulline is technically a nitric oxide supplement since all affect the production of nitric oxide in the body.
Nitric oxide is gas that plays all sorts of roles in the body, but the one we’re most interested in is vasodilation – Vasodilation simply means it makes your blood vessels expand – that’s what leads to the muscle pump these products are so famous for.
Just an aside: nitric oxide supplements can also used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, but I will talk about that in different video.
Now most of the time when people refer to nitric oxide supplements they’re referring to pre-workout supplements because these products often contain a hearty dose of one or more of the 3 main ingredients we’re going to discuss.
Pre-workout supplements if you’re not familiar with them, are designed to be taken prior to a workout and contain a number of ingredients designed to boost the efficiency of it.
In general, nitric oxide supplements only make up a portion of these product’s formulas, but that’s the portion we’re going to talk
How Do They Work?
Let’s discuss the three primary NO supplements.
The most common nitric oxide suppplement, Arginine is an amino acid which converted into nitric oxide by an enzyme – a family of enzymes actually – called nitric oxide synthases.
You consume arginine in your preworkout supplement, the nitric oxide synthase guys come along and break it down, and you’ve got nitric oxide and an awesome pump.
Citrulline is an amino acid that our bodies regularly convert into arginine in something called the urea cycle. You don’t really need to worry about the urea cycle and how it works. All you need to know is that citrulline is easily converted into arginine in the body.
Although arginine is the most common nitric oxide supplement, citrulline might actually be a better choice.
Because the more arginine you take and the more often you take it, the less effective it becomes at boosting nitric oxide.
This is due to the ramping up of yet another enzyme – called arginase – whose job also is to break down arginine.
Remember those nitric oxide synthase guys? The enzyme guys who break arginine down into nitric oxide?
They are not the only enzymes which act upon arginine.
And when this other enzyme arginase breaks down arginine, it means there`s less arginine available to be converted to NO.
The reason why citrulline may be a preferred alternative to arginine for boosting NO is that Citrulline actually inhibits the activity of arginase, and because it`s easily converted to arginine itself, it ultimately bypasses this enzyme problem and gives us more NO.
If this doesn`t make sense to you, don`t worry about it to much – all you really need to know is that citrulline may be superior to arginine as a nitric oxide supplement.
Agmatine is a relatively new addition to “pump” products and is not, as you may have heard, a nitric oxide precursor – it does not work in an identical manner to arginine – which I have seen argued. That’s simply not correct.
However, it seems to affect NO production in other ways. I’m going to talk more about agmatine in a separate video, simply because it’s so new and there’s really no published data on it from sports performance perspective.
Based on tesimonials and anecdotal feedback, it does seem to work.
Why Should You Care About NO?
The reason why we anyone who lifts weights interested in nitric oxide is because it enhances blood flow.
Better blood flow delivers additional nutrients to muscles, lessens inflammation, and leads to that pump – the feeling of your muscles being absolutely engorged with blood – that awesome feeling knowing as the pump.