Are nitric oxide supplements advisable to take?

No. There are some "nitric oxide supplements" on the market used by weight lifters for muscle building. Actually Nitric Oxide is a gas produced spontaneously by the body that is important in a number of biologic processes. There is no evidence that "supplements" alter this significantly. For those weight training, a healthy diet, adequate hydration and proper technique are the keys to strength gains.
Just Eat Good Foods. Why not eat healthy natural foods that also contain other helpful nutrients? This includes beans, soy, almonds, walnuts, oats, and such cold-water fish as salmon, tuna, and mackerel. Cut your intake of saturated fat. Just one meal high in saturated fat can temporarily cut endothelial no production. From readers digest.Com.

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Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements together?

See below. Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels & thus increases blood flow. Ginkgo thins the blood. So their is possibility of bleeding problems if both are taken, especially if one also takes ndaids or coumadin (warfarin). Discuss the benefit-risk ration of these 2 with your fp or internist or hematologist. Read more...

I take nitric oxide supplement everyday. Is it ok to drink alcohol with it? 1-2 shots, not heavy drinking and not often. Once every few months

Nitric oxide. Is made in the body and has enormous significance. It is governed by yin and yang----not too much and not too little. I don't see how you can imitate mother nature by taking it and it is potentially harmful. Read more...

Hi I am bipolar and I take meds. Will workout supplements affect me negatively? I take nitric oxide and creatine and am just wondering if they affect my brain chemistry or how my meds work?

Hello. . Hello. I really hope you have told your psychiatrist that you are using these supplements. If one of my patients with bipolar disorder wanted to use Nitric Oxide and creatine, i would discourage it. Some studies have suggested creatine could cause a depressed bipolar patient to flip into mania or hypomania. Nitric oxide no affects a number of processes in the central nervous system as has been implicated as being involved with bipolar disorder. Read more...
Brain is complex. Supplements can easily help and hurt such a condition..The balance of receptor antagonists and agonists is the problem here therefore taking supplements that alter that can easily help and dramatically hurt the process... Read more...

I am taking finasteride 1mg for hair loss. So can taking a weightllifting supplement like nitric oxide be safe to take along with finasteride?

Should be fine. It is safe to take them at the same time. Finasteride reduces the activity of nitric oxide synthase in the body, which reduces circulating nitric oxide levels. Supplemental nitric oxide may reverse this, but there is little scientific evidence that supplements actually improve weightlifting gains. Read more...