Nitric Oxide Boosters: What Are They & What Benefits Can I Expect?
There are few things more satisfying than seeing extreme muscle pumps and road-map veins in the mirror after an intense weight lifting session. Those fully engorged, skin splitting muscles and bulging veins may be aesthetically pleasing - but there is so much more to it than just that.
Commonly referred to informally as "Pump Products," nitric oxide boosters, or vasodilators, allow your blood vessels to widen to enhance blood flow to your muscles. This is particularly beneficial during physical exertion such as weight lifting where the muscles are working toward maximum capacity.
Widening of your blood vessels, or vasodilation, allows an increased amount of oxygen, nutrients, and glucose to reach and to be utilized by the muscles. This also allows waste by-products such as lactic acid to be removed more quickly, helping to delay the onset of fatigue.
- Increased Oxygen Flow
- Increased Nutrient Absorption
- Increased Glucose Absorption
- Removal of Waste By-Products
Benefits of vessel dilation come in many forms. As far as exercise, especially weight lifting, is concerned, the user will find an increase of endurance performance, reduced fatigue, increased availability of energy and maximization of performance, quicker recovery rates - and don't forget the awesome muscle fullness & pumps!
- Increased Endurance
- Increased Performance
- Reduced Fatigue
- Increased Available Energy
- Quicker Recovery Time
- Muscle Fullness / Pumps
Endurance performance requires the use of a high amount of oxygen. With more blood, and therefore oxygen, being delivered into the muscles during vasodilation, your body will be able to work harder and longer without tiring out. Just like a fire can't burn without oxygen-- your body cannot perform without it either. The more oxygen, the bigger the blaze!
Fatigue is a major enemy to any athlete or exercise enthusiast. Muscular fatigue is a limiting factor during any form of exercise; from endurance to power lifting. In weight lifting, every rep counts. As you push your body to its limits, oxygen levels become depleted and lactic acid builds up in the muscle tissue. Lactic acid is what causes the burning feeling when you are nearing your maximum physical output and causes you to stop. The ability to remove lactic acid more quickly from your muscles allows you to go longer, push harder, and reach more reps. Working harder nearing your body's maximum output will also cause a significant increase in core temperature which is another performance limiting factor. Having dilated vessels and better blood flow, your body will use less energy to cool itself and better maintain an optimal core temperature.
- Reduction of Fatigue = Higher Endurance, More Reps
Glucose is one of the major sources of energy for our bodies. As you may know, glucose is essentially sugar which we use like a car uses gasoline. While there are indeed other methods our bodies use for energy production, this is the most common. We take in glucose from the food we consume (or drink) which then breaks down in our digestive systems into several different byproducts; one being glucose. Vasodilation allows the blood to carry more glucose and allows our muscles to absorb more of this fuel to be put to use and thus extending the time until fatigue. An added benefit of increased glucose metabolism is that there will be less sugar remaining to convert into fat.
- Better Glucose Absorbtion = More Usable Energy
Recovery time between workout sessions is another limiting factor in reaching maximum results. Nitric oxide boosters facilitate quicker recovery times by allowing more usable oxygen and nutrients to reach your muscles. Following any workout, it is an important part of the recovery process for our muscles to receive as many nutrients as possible. Vasodilation goes beyond the workout, into the post-workout by increasing the absorption rate of these necessary nutrients which we take in with either food or drink (post-workout meals or protein drinks are crucial and your body will better utilize the consumed nutrients during vasodilation). A reduction in recovery time will allow your muscles to repair more quickly and to train more often without reaching the point of over-training (which is something that can severely limit your results).
- Faster Recovery Time = Train More, Quicker Muscle Repair
Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way-- onto my favorite feature of N.O. boosters. Increased blood flow, widening of the blood vessels and veins, and the ability to push harder and longer with more reps lets your muscles swell and inflate to their maximum potential for absolutely intense pumps! So get ready to take some gym-selfies because your muscles will look larger, fuller, and more dense than ever! Who wouldn't want that?
- Muscle Fullness = Awesome Pumps!
To sum it all up, nitric oxide boosters/vasodilators, aka Pump products, are extremely effective in maximizing your performance and reducing recovery time, as well as allowing your muscles reach their maximum fullness. Any athlete, body builder, or even a beginner level weight lifter will see major benefits from these type of products. I personally use one (or two) before every single workout. They are safe to stack with any supplements and work especially well when paired with a good pre-workout formula. (*For anyone who doesn't like or can't use stimulant based pre-workouts, using a pump product or two is an awesome alternative).
So what are you waiting for? Now that the details and benefits have been laid out, I highly encourage you to consider whether adding a new pump product to your routine will help you reach your goals more quickly and maximize your potential which will lead to phenominal results. I know it will-- but the decision is yours!
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