Synergy and Heart Health
Many people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in America.
But most don’t realize how severe the problem really is—cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer of both men and women in America today.
The Need to Support Heart Health
Have you ever wondered how your cardiovascular system—really works? With its many miles of blood vessels and capillaries, countless red blood cells, and one beating heart at the center of it all. This complex arrangement of components must be finely tuned to function properly. One critical component that helps maintain proper function is nitric oxide (NO), a key signaling compound that allows your cardiovascular system to function at its best.
Nitric Oxide Research Leads to Nobel Prize
Nitric oxide was identified and its primary role in cardiovascular health explained in research that won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998. Since then, a growing body of new research has come forward to validate the incredible potential benefits of nitric oxide.
"Nitric oxide is a powerful vasodilator, which helps relax and expand the blood vessels and arteries," says Joseph Prendergast, MD, a renowned endocrinologist. "In turn, this regulate blood pressure and enhance blood flow."
The process of producing and using Nitric Oxide is a delicate one, so if NO levels are deficient, then blood vessels lose their elasticity, which places more strain on the heart and creates a susceptibility to cardiovascular problems. There’s a reason that the research revealing Nitric Oxide's benefits won the Nobel Prize, says Dr. Prendergast. It’s obvious that Nitric Oxide production in the body lays the groundwork for vastly improved cardiovascular wellness and vitality.
L-Arginine is at the Heart of Cardiovascular Health
Nitric oxide cannot be taken directly because of its short half-life, seconds. Its production needs to be stimulated through the consumption of certain amino acids such as arginine and citrulline, which the body then converts to nitric oxide. These nutrients can markedly boost production of Nitric Oxide. The increase in nitric oxide production by nutritional supplements, such as l-arginine, will help promote immune function, improve sexual response, increase HGH activity and many many other cellular functions.
A Landmark Study Demonstrates Arginine’s Heart Health Benefits
As mentioned earlier, a team of researchers focusing on arginine and nitric oxide won the Nobel Prize in 1998. A remarkable study from the High Desert Heart Institute in Victorville, California, backs up those findings with extremely impressive findings of its own.
"Our study shows that L-arginine, especially if used in a carefully formulated blend, can deliver dramatic benefits when it comes to protecting the heart and arteries, and even reversing certain conditions," says the study author and renowned cardiologist, Dr. Siva Arunasalam.
The study incorporated three dozen patients, all of whom were suffering from some form of advanced cardiovascular dysfunction. Researchers administered a regimen of a high-quality L-arginine supplement over a period of 90 days. What the research team found was amazing.
Dr. Arunasalam points out that in several key areas of cardiovascular function and heart health, the subjects experienced significant improvement in every area. These included blood pressure, cholesterol levels (both HDL and LDL), inflammatory response, and blood sugar levels.
This Study Opens the Door for Future Research
The results from the High Desert Heart Institute study illustrate several very important points. First, it shows that L-arginine can produce potent positive health effects within the body. It also shows that other nutrients for cardiovascular health that were contained in the blend, such as citrulline and resveratrol, can synergistically boost arginine’s benefits.
"Incorporating a premium-grade arginine product that contains other nutrients that support arginine’s activity can have a tremendous effect on one’s cardiovascular function," says Dr. Arunasalam. "For those with cardiovascular challenges, this is very welcome news."
Make a Difference, for your Health—Use Arginine
The High Desert Heart Institute’s research stands out for its impressive findings regarding L-arginine and cardiovascular health.
This study is likely just the first of many to show what a carefully crafted arginine product can do for the heart.