What is Nitric Oxide and what does it do?
Nitric Oxide, otherwise known as ‘nitrogen monoxide’, helps the cells in your body communicate with each other better and is essential for brain function, a strong immune system and healthy blood circulation.
Nitric Oxide, NO for short, is a vasodilator, meaning it opens up your blood vessels, allowing more blood and nutrients to flow through your muscles; which really comes in handy when you’re trying to muscle through those last few reps. Extra nutrients and oxygen will allow your muscles to perform at their optimal capacity, which means lifting more.
Nitric oxide supplements help to speed up your recovery process. NO does this by helping your body to get rid of excess lactic acid, which is the burning sensation you feel towards the end of your reps. Lactic acid build-up is what makes your muscles feel sore the next day. NO ensures there is plenty of healthy, oxygenated blood flow getting to your muscles, which will help your muscles recover and repair sooner.
Sounds great, but what’s the catch?
On its own, your body does not produce enough nitric oxide to cause any noticeable effects. To really notice the effects of nitric oxide in your body, you need to boost the levels of NO your body creates. How do you do that, you ask? This is where Nitric Oxide supplements come into play.
Nitric oxide supplements don’t actually contain nitric oxide, which in its true form is actually a gas. Among other key ingredients, NO boosters contain L-arginine. L-arginine is an amino acid that once in your body converts itself to nitric oxide. NO boosters enable your body to regulate its own NO production, instead of loading it up with unhealthy amounts of NO, which is when side effects would start to occur.
OptiNOs is a clinically tested, patented blend of 3 herbal extract ingredients, which acts as a safe steroid replacement. Not only is OptiNOs a great NO booster, as you'll reap all the benefits of Nitric Oxide such as: great pumps, better workouts, and increase your blood flow; it is also effective in speeding up protein synthesis; making it the most effective NO supplement on the market today. See, the key to building muscle is triggering protein synthesis, the process in which your body uses amino acids to build tissue. If you want more muscle growth, protein synthesis has to be elevated and stay elevated for longer.
Cissus Extract, Curcuma Extract, and Trachyspermum Extract (the 3 key ingredients in OptiNOs), when used together help activate protein synthesis machinery by activating mTOR signaling (tells muscles to build muscle) in skeletal muscle cells. This leads to more protein being stored in your skeletal muscles, therefore increasing muscle mass.
OptiNOs boosts recovery time and muscle build-up by targeting and speeding up NO, ATP, and mTOR directed muscle protein production and helps you recover faster by promoting lactic acid reduction in your muscles, meaning you won’t be as sore or stay as sore for as long as you would regularly.
OptiNOs also helps you maximize your protein intake. Your body can burn three different things to create energy: fats, carbs, and protein; and is not selective about where it derives its energy. 75-90% of the protein you consume is used as energy, NOT for muscle building; whether that protein is from protein powder, chicken, eggs, etc. Your body breaks the majority of these proteins into amino acids that are not used to build or repair muscle tissue. Meaning if you take protein powder before or after workouts, without OptiNOs your body would take that excess protein and convert it into energy. However, with OptiNOs, it will direct more protein to be used in your muscle tissue, which will in turn direct your body to fat and carbs for energy instead. Hence, why our studies prove OptiNOs increases lean muscle mass.
All in all, if you’re looking for an extra pump, more endurance, and shorter recovery time, OptiNOs is for you.
Still not convinced? Give this review video by Adam Powell a watch to hear firsthand about a personal experience taking OptiNOs!
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