U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does nitric oxide do to muscles?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Ballestas
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Blood Flow: Nitric oxide increases the blood flow in blood vessels by causing them to expand. This is suppose to be the theory behind the supplements that are used to build muscles. By increasing blood flow you also increase the glucose and protein delivery to the muscle and stimulate its growth.
Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Increases blood flow: Nitric oxide has been marketed as a performance enhancer for athletes - Nitric Oxide increase blood flow to muscles and helps to maintain the 'pumped up' look after lifting weights. Some studies have suggested improved endurance. Arginine is actually the ingredient in the Nitric Oxide that is sold in health and nutrition stores. It is converted to Nitric Oxide hope this helps.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 32-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 77-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated May 19, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.