How Nitric Oxide improves
Complications of Diabetes
Diabetes has grown to epidemic proportions and diabetes appears to double the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke, or other heart conditions.
With this increase has come an increase in the complications of diabetes. Most of these complications center on poor cardiovascular health. According to the June 26th issue of The Lancet, diabetes appears to double the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke, or other heart conditions.
It’s estimated that 23.5 million American adults have either Type I or Type II diabetes. High blood sugar causes damage to your cardiovascular system resulting in the complications of diabetes. These complications include:
- poor circulation
- poor kidney function
- cardiovascular disease
- high blood pressure
- and the increased potential for strokes and heart attacks
All are life threatening.
To Reduce the Complications of Diabetes You Must Pay Attention to This Organ!
Most people think that you must concentrate on your heart if you want to reduce the complications of diabetes. While your heart is critically important to your health, it’s not the key organ.
The key organ that you must properly nourish and repair is your endothelium.
Most people have never heard of the endothelium yet this organ ultimately controls all of your cardiovascular system. It’s so important that the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three American researchers who discovered how this one-celled thick organ produces the master signaling molecule of your entire cardiovascular system.
Two Amino Acids are Key to Reducing the Complications of Diabetes!
Before we can discuss nitric oxide we need to look at the two natural amino acids that your body needs on a daily basis. These two amino acids are L-arginine and L-citrulline. One is fairly common and one is not.
When properly repaired and nourished, your endothelial cells will convert these two amino acids into nitric oxide to help reduce the complications of diabetes. It’s important to note that by combining these two amino acids together you create a synergistic effect.
Nitric Oxide Can Dramatically Reduce The Complications of Diabetes!
If you want to improve your circulation, improve your kidney function, decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease, help bring your blood pressure back into a normal range, and lessen the potential for strokes and heart attacks, then you need to understand the importance of nitric oxide. Simply stated you could not live without nitric oxide! It is critical for proper cardiovascular function.
In his 2005 National Bestseller entitled NO More Heart Disease, Nobel Laureate Dr. Louis J. Ignarro made the following statement:
“NO – as it is known by chemists – is produced by the body specifically to help keep arteries and veins free of the plaque that causes stroke and to maintain normal blood pressure by relaxing the arteries, thereby regulating the rate of blood flow and preventing coronaries. Nitric oxide is the body’s natural cardiovascular wonder drug.”
Addressing The Hidden Enemy That Can Compound the Complications of Diabetes!
There is a hidden enemy that can compound the complications of diabetes. This hidden enemy is seldom addressed but affects everyone – especially the African American community. This hidden enemy is an enzyme called arginase.
Arginase is used by your liver to help detoxify you. Unfortunately, arginase also destroys L-arginine. As you learned in a previous video, L-arginine is the primary amino acid used by your endothelial cells to create nitric oxide. This means that the enzyme arginase can reduce nitric oxide production by destroying L-arginine before it can be converted to nitric oxide.
An Alternative Approach for Reducing the Complications of Diabetes!
Controlling blood sugar levels is vitally important for a diabetic. This has been the standard approach for most people with diabetes. However, this approach doesn’t address the damage caused by blood sugar to the endothelium. Dr. J. Joseph Prendergast has pioneered a second approach to addressing the complications of diabetes.
This second approach centers on the proper nourishment of your endothelial cells. This approach allows your endothelium to properly produce nitric oxide – the master signaling molecule of your entire cardiovascular system. Dr. Prendergast has been using this approach since 1991. He has combined Nobel Prize winning science with cutting edge vascular research out of Stanford School of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Research Center to develop an application that has benefited thousands of his patients and tens of thousands of people around the world.