Advanced science

There are two ways to produce nitric oxide (NO) in our bodies.

In one way, NO is by the reduction of dietary nitrates to nitrite by bacteria and gastric acid to then be converted into NO. Another way to naturally create NO is by enzymatic reactions (nitric oxide synthase (NOS) enzyme) which converts L-arginine to NO.

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nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway

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L-arginine-nitric oxide pathway

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