“A man is as old as his arteries” – Thomas Sydenham, English physician, 1624-1689
This reveling statement, made nearly 400 years ago, should make us all wander, “Do you know how old your arteries are?” When it comes to our arteries, our chronological age doesn’t matter. Instead, if we have led a healthy lifestyle, our arteries are likely to appear “younger” than those of someone who has abused his or her body. Doctors can now measure the thickness of the inner layers of the arteries (a great predictor of future potential concerns) to determine your “arterial age”. The factors that most determine whether your arteries are “young” or “old” for their age include:
- If you smoke
- If you drink alcohol
- If you are continually exposed to toxins
- If you eat diet high in fats, chemicals, sugars, processed foods, and so forth
- If you are exposed to high amounts of sun/UV rays
Why is Nitric Oxide so crucial for cardio health?
We know that the endothelium, or lining of the blood vessel walls, is vitally important to cardiovascular health. The good news is that over the last two decades, dozens of studies have shown nitric oxide to have a powerful influence over the endothelium, promoting it to relax, loosen and thereby relieve stress on the cardio system. In fact, nitric oxide is so important that American researchers won the Nobel Prize in 1998 for their work involving NO.
Nitric oxide has been shown to:
- Help blood vessels to dilate, or become more “relaxed”. This can help improve blood flow.
- Improve alertness.
- Increase muscle endurance.
- Enhance male sexual function.
Now, with ARGI+ (#320), you can enjoy all the cardiovascular and other benefits of nitric oxide.