Nitric Oxide Cycle

The Nitric Oxide Cycle is considered to be key to Longevity and Youth

Ways to increase nitric oxide naturally.

Watermelon is high in citrulline which produces arginine which is essential to the nitric oxide cycle.

Eat Vegetables High in Nitrates.

Beets. Beets are rich in dietary nitrates, which your body can convert to nitric oxide.  

Also leafy greens such kale, arugula, chard, and spinach. Others include parsley, Chinese cabbage, leeks, celery, radishes, and turnips.


Dark Chocolate.

Leafy Greens.

Citrus Fruits.


Nuts and Seeds.

Increase Your Intake of Antioxidants. *See the Why Die Directory.

Use Nitric-Oxide-Boosting Supplements.

*You can buy L'citrulline and L'arginine supplements.

Limit Your Use of Mouthwash.

“Some species of bacteria in the mouth can use nitrate and convert into nitrite—a very important molecule that can enhance the production of nitric oxide in the body. And when nitrite in saliva is swallowed, part of this molecule is rapidly absorbed into the circulation and reduced back to nitric oxide. This helps to maintain a widening of blood vessels which leads to a sustained lowering of blood pressure after exercise,”  according to senior author Raul Bescos, PhD, lecturer, Nutritional Physiology, Institute of Health and Community, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom.

Get Your Blood Flowing With Exercise.

Exercise and nitric oxide

When we exercise, production of nitric oxide causes vasodilation, increasing circulation to the muscles. But after exercise, for unknown reasons, this response persists and triggers post-exercise hypotension.



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