It was only a few decades ago that people started paying attention to nitric oxide. Named molecule of the year in 1992, it previously had been a pretty undervalued aspect of human health. Several years later, in 1998, three scientists were given a Nobel Prize for their discovery that nitric oxide is a key molecule in the cardiovascular system that helps keep blood vessels healthy and regulates blood pressure. We now know that nitric oxide can boost health in even more ways.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to Dr. Louis Ignarro, a medical research scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his breakthrough discovery of Nitric Oxide (NO), and how it positively impacts health and longevity. His groundbreaking research on nitric oxide paved the way for—among other innovations—Viagra.
We talk about how important nitric oxide is to our overall health, and how it impacts our cardiovascular health, brain health, immune system, and nervous system. We discuss the problem with not having adequate levels of nitric oxide in the body, and how to naturally boost your production of it. We also talk about how nitric oxide is currently being used as an intervention in clinical trials to treat COVID-19.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor – https://www.amazon.com/Breath-New-Science-Lost-Art/dp/0735213615
- Episode 15 with Dr. Steven Lin: The Importance of Dental Care in Whole Body Health – https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/08/09/the-broken-brain-podcast-the-importance-of-dental-care-in-whole-body-health-with-dr-steven-lin-15/
- Episode 62 with Dr. Mark Burhenne: The Secret to Better Sleep? Stop Doing This One Thing – https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/07/04/bb-ep62/
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