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Nitric Oxide: More Than a Great Pump

Aug 17, 2007
Nitric oxide is a relatively new substance on the bodybuilding circuit and is commonly abbreviated as NO. It has phenomenal results due to the effects it has within the body. The main thing to realize when first starting out with nitric oxide (NO) as a supplement for bodybuilding is where it comes from and how it can affect the body positively. Gaining an understanding of NO will help enormously when trying to implement it into a weight or strength training regime.

Nitric oxide is a gas that is naturally made within the body. It is directly responsible for opening up blood vessels to allow increased blood flow. When the body generates these molecules the blood vessels open wider and more blood is allowed to travel up to muscles, fibres and tissues. The more blood that is being delivered to these muscles and tissues means that there are more nutrients and amino acids also being carried to them. This surge feeds the muscles and it is with this information that is scientifically studied that the role of NO in bodybuilding becomes apparent.

The increased blood flow that nitric oxide provides is exactly what is needed for any strength training individual. The boost that this bodybuilding supplement provides allows for the increased blood flow of nutrient rich blood being transported to the relevant muscles. This atmosphere not only gives the muscles an extra boost it also increases stamina and strength that is required to develop stronger muscles.

There is one large drawback to using NO as a supplement. There is no set schedule for dosing instructions. Overdosing with nitric oxide is a possibility and can potentially cause stomach upset and weakness. An efficient dose of NO will provide the consumer with opposite results from an overdose making the signs and symptoms quite obvious. The only method to discover the right individual dosage of nitric oxide falls on each person who uses it. This method is called 'tolerance mapping' and is a simple process to follow.

Tolerance mapping to find the right dose of NO takes place over several weeks. The first week the bodybuilder begins with a small dosage and documents every side effect whether good or bad. This system is carried out for a few weeks by slightly increasing the dosage of nitric oxide every week after all side effects are taken into consideration. After several weeks the optimal dosage should become clear to the individual NO consumer. Remember the key to successful dosages of nitric oxide is to meticulously record the experiences during the tolerance-mapping phase.

NO is a great supplement to help strength train when used with caution and appropriate steps have been taken to avoid over dosing. You are now equipped with the knowledge that drives the nitric oxide supplement to work within the body so give it a try! Discover today what NO can do for you in increasing muscle strength and stamina.
About the Author
Troy Degarnham is the author and webmaster of http://www.bodybuilding-muscle-supplements.info, an informative website about Bodybuilding Supplements. Pros and cons of the major supplements are discussed including information on protein, creatine, glutamine, amino acids, nitric oxide and multi vitamins.
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