Aging Americans produce less Nitric Oxide; restoring production may promote optimal health and minimize disease development risks
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of breakthroughs in scientific research, Neogenis Labs has announced key recommendations for restoring a natural process involving Nitric Oxide — representing a new pathway to optimize health. Thirty years after its discovery, key researchers received the Nobel Prize in 1998 for demonstrating Nitric Oxide's critical role in cardiovascular health. Today, a number of diseases are characterized by Nitric Oxide insufficiency. Restoring Nitric Oxide function is a key step in disease prevention, such as those characterized by inflammation, including cardiovascular disease.
More than 80 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease — with most cases related to high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. — representing an alarming 40 percent of all deaths.
"Nitric Oxide production and availability in the body is essential to health — like oxygen, we cannot live without it," said Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D., Nitric Oxide researcher and chief science officer, Neogenis Labs. "That's why we at Neogenis Labs are committed to advancing research that explores the therapeutic potential of Nitric Oxide and mechanisms for supporting adequate Nitric Oxide levels in the body."
As we age, the body begins to decrease Nitric Oxide production. Research published in the American Heart Association Journal Hypertension indicates age-related changes to the body's Nitric Oxide production pathway cause decreased Nitric Oxide production and availability, which has been implicated in the development of high blood pressure and poor circulation.
Restoring Nitric Oxide Production
In addition to diet and exercise, preliminary research suggests dietary supplements that support the production of Nitric Oxide in the body may be appropriate for Nitric Oxide restoration. Neogenis Labs has just completed an initial clinical study investigating a novel dietary supplement designed to naturally increase the body's production of Nitric Oxide. "Results of this study are promising and further reinforce the role of both diet and supplements in supporting health, wellness and disease prevention," said Neogenis Labs Science Advisory Board Member, Kathleen Zelman, M.P.H., R.D.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Neogenis Labs was founded by Joel Kocher and Nathan Bryan, Ph.D. in 2009 to advance Nitric Oxide research and product innovations. The company is the manufacturer of Neogenis Test Strips, the first and only test strip to measure Nitric Oxide levels, and Neo40 Daily, a dietary supplement designed to naturally support the body's production of Nitric Oxide. For a review of research, press materials and information about Neogenis Labs, visit www.neogenis.com.
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