Life Extension launches RTM powder for arterial health

NitroVasc Boost has been designed to encourage circulatory health, endothelial cell function, and nitric oxide production

Life Extension has launched NitroVasc Boost, a berry-flavoured powder that encourages circulatory health, endothelial cell function, and nitric oxide production.

Made with a patented Nitrosigine L-arginine complex and a polyphenol-rich chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) whole fruit powder, NitroVasc Boost on-the-go stick packs mix easily with a pre-workout drink, water or other beverages.

“The delicate inner lining of your arteries and veins is called the vascular endothelium, and endothelial cells produce nitric oxide, which promotes healthy blood flow and circulation,” said Dr Michael Smith, Director of Education for Florida-based Life Extension.

“Unfortunately, endothelial nitric oxide production declines over time and the Life Extension formula encourages nitric oxide production,” explained Smith. He also noted that the berry-flavoured stick packs make it a convenient way to promote cardiovascular health.

Formulation

NitroVasc Boost is formulated with a Nitrosigine L-arginine complex. L-arginine is an amino acid that endothelial cells turn into nitric oxide using an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase. But regular L-arginine doesn’t stay in the bloodstream very long. Nitrosigine is composed of bonded L-arginine, inositol and silicon—a combination that allows it to stay in the bloodstream longer. In a controlled clinical study, a single dose of this formula raised blood arginine levels for six hours, instead of just one hour observed when using standard arginine.

NitroVasc Boost also includes 500 mg of the whole fruit powder of chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), an edible fruit native to North America. Chokeberry is a rich source of polyphenol compounds, which encourage endothelial nitric oxide synthase activity, the enzyme that promotes nitric oxide production. In a 12-week randomised controlled clinical trial, 500 mg of aronia whole fruit powder daily encouraged healthy vascular dilation and blood flow as compared to placebo.

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