Life Extension (Fort Lauderdale, FL) launched NitroVasc Boost, a berry-flavored powder that encourages circulatory health, endothelial cell function, and nitric oxide (NO) production. Made with patented Nitrosigine L-arginine complex and a polyphenol-rich chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) whole fruit powder, NitroVasc Boost on-the-go stick packs mix easily with a pre-workout drink, water, or other beverages.
“The delicate inner lining of your arteries and veins is called the vascular endothelium, and endothelial cells produce NO, which promotes healthy blood flow and circulation” said Michael A. Smith, MD, director of education for Life Extension, in a press release. “Unfortunately, endothelial NO production declines over time and the Life Extension formula encourages NO production.”
L-arginine is an amino acid that endothelial cells turn into NO using an enzyme called NO synthase. But regular L-arginine doesn’t stay in the bloodstream very long. Nitrosigine is composed of bonded L-arginine, inositol, and silicon—a combination that allows it to stay in the bloodstream longer. Chokeberry is a rich source of polyphenol compounds, which encourage endothelial NO synthase activity.