Nitric Oxide (NO) is produced naturally within the body. It is a widespread signalling molecule that participates in virtually every cellular and organ function1. Nitric Oxide (NO) is most importantly known for relaxing the blood vessels inner muscles, causing them to expand which increases circulation and lowers blood pressure.
L-arginine is a key ingredient in many of Equine Exceed supplements because it turns into nitric oxide in the system and helps the body build protein whilst keeping ammonia levels low which is critical to overall health.2
Nitric Oxide (NO) is made by many different cells:
Endothelial and red blood cell NO impacts muscle cells turning off contraction and causing dilation of the arteries, therefore controlling blood pressure and circulation.3
Nerve cell NO spreads rapidly throughout the system and activates all cells in the area, this can regulate many functions from behaviour to gastrointestinal motility.3
White blood cell NO is produced in vast quantities and is toxic to invading bacteria and parasites.3
L-arginine supplementation has been shown to benefit health in the following areas; cardiac, tissue healing and repair, exercise performance, central nervous system2
In simple terms, Nitric Oxide is the body’s natural healing gas molecule, unfortunately it is an unstable molecule and degrades quickly in the bloodstream so must be constantly replenished. By supplementing your horses NO levels you are boosting the duration of NO within the body therefore extending natural healing.