Nitric Oxide or NO2 right now is considerably popular. As popular as creatine was when first introduced. So, following the launch of Nitric Oxide, you can see there is a huge demand for the new supplement. Before you go out and purchase some, learn about it, understand what it is and the nitric oxide side effects.
Your body will begin to produce Nitric Oxide gas as it breaks down the enzymes of the amino acid, Arginine. The gas is used for communication between the cells of your body. However, the gas is only momentarily in you when your muscles start to contract.
The gas was first discovered in the ’80s and was heavily scrutinized by scientists. It has already been found to handle replication. Since then, it has become a supplement among athletes and body builders to gain extra mass and build stronger muscles.
Nitric Oxide exhibits its effects because it is a hemodilator. What a hemodilator does is widen the channels of your arteries and increase blood flow to allow more oxygen and nutrients to go to a muscle. A good example is “the pump”. If you have ever used dumbells for lifting, then you will better understand how this works. (If you’ve ever seen “Pumping Iron” – Arnold Schwarzenegger very famously describes the pump!)
While yes, Nitric Oxide is very helpful in some cases. It does have mild, although rare, side effects. Some nitric oxide side effects include:
- Nausea: To much Nitric Oxide can cause you to feel sick.
- Diarrhoea: Over use of Nitric Oxide may cause diarrhoea. This usually passes as the body adjusts to the supplement.
- Headaches: Very rare and usually not at all severe. Caused by your arteries dilating. More blood and oxygen gets to the head. If you begin to start having very bad headaches, see a doctor.
As with any supplement there are side effects but the nitric oxide side effects are extremely rare and when they do occur, are very mild indeed.
Nitric oxide is considered one of the safest supplements on the market.
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