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Do Men In Your Life Believe Taking Nitric Oxide Is Good for Them?

Robyn Openshaw - Updated: June 2, 2024 - - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

I’m your CliffsNotes on the current trend to take drugs or supplements to get MORE nitric oxide (also NO).

Millions of men take Viagra and similar drugs for a 6-hour erection. But they also may take non-prescription supplements for the “nitric oxide pump” for extra energy at the gym.

But especially guys who do BOTH of those things, since nitric oxide is being pitched for sexual performance and for performance in sports or working out–

–especially if they’re using both, one of the sexual performance drugs AND one of the workout performance supplements–

–many men may not realize they’re getting a double dose. They may not realize what a strain they’re putting on their body, that thousands of men have had heart attacks and even died from increasing nitric oxide.

I don’t think men know this, and I also don’t think young men are really the demographic who watches my videos, but their mothers and wives are.

And I think you ladies and you parents would be surprised to know how many NO-increasing supplements young men are taking.

We actually need to build up a tolerance for nitric oxide, which is a waste product of the body that we need co-exist with, and balance–

–rather than doing that uniquely American thing, of thinking that if you get a short-term effect from something, then more of it is always better. This is a logical fallacy.

I even saw an interview with a PhD who talked about how because nitric oxide has been discovered to be useful for athletic performance, everyone should eat more sausage and bacon and pepperoni because they’re cured with nitrates.

The evidence on how many ways processed meat cured with nitrites and nitrates are bad for you and in fact cause cancer, is decades’ worth of published evidence–it’s an avalanche–and that’s well beyond the scope of this video.

But it’s also undeniable. There was even a study dating back to the 1980’s looking at children with cancer and the only thing they could find that these kids had in common was that they ate an average of 11 hot dogs per month. So many studies show the harm of eating processed meat cured with nitrites and nitrates.

But the PhD who loves nitrates, it turns out, works in product development, and actually pitched nitric oxide products that “cure” meat actually having another use–as in, he implied they “cure” disease.

While eating processed meat cured with nitrites and nitrates may keep those foods in the supply chain for a long time, it is a cure for exactly zero diseases, even if it gives you a pre-workout “pump.”

So it’s clear that nitric oxide is an industrial pollutant, and that our body creates it during normal metabolic processes and needs to get rid of it.

That doesn’t mean that it can’t have some short-term effects that someone, especially a man, might like, thinking about now and not thinking about the future.

But, cancer, heart disease, and some actually really gruesome other physical symptoms that can impair quality of life, your whole life, including serious sexual dysfunction–

–can also be the result of artificially increasing nitric oxide in the body.

Medical researcher Mark Sloan covered this topic very well in the first couple of chapters of his book on methylene blue recently, if you want to dig deeper.

So, while production of nitric oxide is a natural occurrence in the human body, trying to trap it, keep it, or maximize it, looks to be a really bad idea.

I hope this is useful to you or someone you love who is taking nitric oxide supplements or drugs. And you won’t know if they’re doing so if you don’t ask or share this video to them.

When I learned about this I was surprised to learn that ALL the young men in my life had used NO or were still using it!

So share this with them in a spirit of, “If you don’t know about this, you should.” They’re being pitched on supplements and drugs to increase testosterone and nitric oxide all the time, and their wives and mothers may not know.

If you’d rather WATCH this, rather than read, you’ve got a video version here.

Photograph of Robyn Openshaw, founder of Green Smoothie GirlRobyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

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Do Men In Your Life Believe Taking Nitric Oxide Is Good for Them?

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