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Nitric Oxide

Nitric oxide is a free radical, a valuable cellular signaling molecule in the human body that is also a strong vasodilator that relaxes arteries. Nitric oxide plays a key role in the regulation of blood pressure and circulation in general. In regard to gastrointestinal health, nitric oxide helps to regulate control of the secretion of gastric acid, and mucus. Nitric oxide can be boosted in the body, for its obvious health benefits, by increasing the amount of lean proteins and vegetables in your diet, and keeping up with your daily exercise. Nitric oxide may be beneficial for increasing memory function, protecting against heart disease, improving sleep, increasing immunity, and increasing endurance and strength, the latter being the reason why nitric oxide is championed in the world of fitness and strength training.


Nitric oxide supplements come in various forms from pills to powders to injections. Talk to your doctor about your condition or desired results and he or she will advise you on whether a nitric oxide supplement is safe for you to take. Your doctor will let you know what form is right and what dosage is safe, if nitric oxide is prescribed or recommended by them. Consult with your compounding pharmacist if you have further questions.


Side effects may occur with the use of nitric oxide. See your doctor if you experience any side effect that is increasing in intensity or persisting. Some common side effects seen with nitric oxide are:

Low Blood Pressure Side Effects:

  • Headaches
  • Loss Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea and/or Vomiting

Other Side Effects:

  • Stomach Discomfort
  • Changes in Electrolytes
  • Risk of Bleeding
  • Increased Bleeding

NOTE: The side effects listed above are but a few of the many possible side effects. If you experience any side effects whatsoever, the important principle to remember is to see your doctor right away or seek medical treatment immediately if you experience anything at all that feels severe or is lasting, persisting, or getting worse. Never delay seeking medical treatment if you are concerned.


Any patient or user considering the use of nitric oxide should first consult with their primary care doctor for a full health evaluation and consultation. Never take nitric oxide without your doctor's knowledge and approval.

Nitric oxide may be contraindicated for certain users. Ask your doctor about all possible contraindications that could be relevant to you. For your convenience some possible contraindications are listed below but this is not a comprehensive list. Talk to your doctor and get all the information that is relevant to you for your condition and health status.

Nitric oxide is contraindicated for anyone with any of the following conditions, diseases, or situations:

  • Liver Disease or Problems
  • Kidney Disease or Problems
  • Compromised Respiratory Function
  • Pneumothorax
  • Air Embolism
  • Pulmonary Blebs
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Current or Upcoming Middle Ear Surgery
  • Pregnancy

Nitric oxide may possibly be contraindicated for anyone with any of the conditions, diseases, or situations listed below. Talk to your primary care doctor if anything below applies to you:

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Any Conditions or Issues Related to Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Recent Stroke or History of Stroke
  • Current or Recent History of Hypertension
  • Current or Recent History of Cardiac Issues

Dental Contraindications:

  • Anyone with Extreme Nasal Congestion
  • People Prone to Breathing through Mouth
  • Anyone Suffering from High Anxiety
  • "It is rare to find health professionals who are so willing to educate the patient on what they need to know."

    Clair C. | West Hollywood, CA