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No, we’re not talking about laughing gas; that’s nitrous oxide.
Nitric oxide is a molecule produced in blood vessel walls that has major effects on heart—and overall—health.
Basically, it promotes healthy dilation of the veins and arteries so your blood can get around your body efficiently. More nitric oxide equals better circulation.
So how can you make sure your body’s making enough? Try one of these two research-backed methods for boosting it.
How to Boost Nitric Oxide
Special plant compounds called flavanols work with your body to maintain optimal levels of nitric oxide, helping to support healthy circulation from head to toe. CocoaVia, a daily cocoa extract supplement, is a great way to get more healthy flavanols in your diet. One serving alone contains 375mg of flavanols.
Regular sweat sessions are another great way to keep your body’s production of nitric oxide chugging along. Studies have shown even mild aerobic exercise can boost nitric oxide levels in both sedentary individuals and endurance athletes.
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