Hello, and welcome to another episode of
Kyäni Wellness TV. My name is Dr. Andreas Boettcher, member of the Scientific
Advisory Board and in today’s video, we’re going to talk about the Power of
Nitric Oxide, and is there a link to healthy aging? Stay tuned. Nitric Oxide and healthy aging–is there
a link? Well in today’s video, not only am I going to demonstrate that link, but I’m
going to empower you on powerful strategies on how you can improve your
body’s natural ability to provide Nitric Oxide, a powerful signaling molecule that
is truly important for many of your bodily functions, and of course, our
ability to age well. Now if you’re not familiar with Nitric Oxide, and if you
are, most people are more familiar with it in terms of body building circles–in
terms of its ability to help reduce time and fatigue and remove lactic acid that
build up a burn that happens in our muscles when we’re working out, and of
course an extending endurance and time and performance. Well, there’s so much
more to this powerful signaling molecule. In fact, there’s been over a hundred and
sixty thousand peer-reviewed studies and it’s won the Nobel Prize in medicine for
its powerful effects and we continue to learn more and more each and every day. In
fact, many of today’s medical professionals when dealing with their
patients are starting to look at Nitric Oxide levels first on ways on how
they can boost this powerful signaling molecule to help their patients be
healthy and well. Now, I will have to mention a disclaimer. We’re not here to
treat prevent or cure any disease; we’re here to help you to maintain a healthy
lifestyle to maintain your most precious asset and that is your health, your
ability to age well, and it’s part of our Healthy Living Movement here at Kyäni.
Now originally, Nitric Oxide was known as endothelial relaxation factor because
inside the blood vessels, and we’ll use this garden hose garden hose here, is a
smooth muscle layer that would normally secrete Nitric
Oxide, and unfortunately, as we age, our body’s
natural ability to produce Nitric Oxide actually declines and it actually only
gets worse the more that we neglect our health
through poor food choices, alcohol, and smoking, processed food, chemicals,
pollution, and so forth. Why? Because remember there are over 33,000 miles of
blood vessels that line the human body and no one is out there talking about
the health and vitality of your blood vessels. Remember, your blood vessels
should be should be soft; they should be flexible, and they should be supple; they’re designed to outlive you. However, there’s two dangerous elements to your
blood vessels and that is atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis. What is the
difference? I promise I’ll get to the healthy aging component in a minute, but you
need to understand Nitric Oxide. In fact, I’ve got a whole episode on Nitric Oxide, I think it’s episode number three here on Kyäni Wellness TV. Make sure you
go check that out if you’re enjoying this. Now, atherosclerosis is the buildup
of gunk and plaque that can line the inside of the arterial wall and
eventually these can break loose and dislodge themselves and then, of course,
caused a heart attack and/or stroke. Interestingly enough,
this plaque here–I actually use almond butter–it’s actually quite hard. I put this
in here months ago. It’s no different than what happens in the human
body. So how hard can this get? Well, unfortunately, my father-in-law, who is a
diabetic, neglected his health has gotten so much plaquing inside his
arteries that with a carbide tip– a carbide diamond drill bit tip, they cannot drill
open. They’ve actually had this surgery and could not drill through the
plaque that’s inside his artery wall. That can drill through a concrete wall, but it
could not penetrate the plaque and that’s how hard plaquing can build up. So
that’s atherosclerosis. The other one is arteriosclerosis where the
arteries become stiff and hard. This should be really flexible like if
you see those new garden hoses that are completely limp and then when you turn
the water on they expand kind of like a firemen’s hose, that’s what
your blood vessels actually should look like. Nitric Oxide is very important to
maintaining health. As our arteries stiffen, so does the interior
lining and as we build this plaque up our ability to produce Nitric Oxide
declines even further with the already natural decline in Nitric Oxide
production as we age. It’s really important to understand why Nitric Oxide
is so critical to your health. Now here’s just some of the systems that it’s
effective, not only just the cardiovascular system, but your
respiratory tract, the musculoskeletal system, cellular function, nervous system,
immune system, gastrointestinal tract, and of course, the most popular, sexual health
for both male and female performance. I don’t think I need to say more than
that now I break these down in more detail in episode number three, but I
just wanted to do a refresher in case you’ve already seen it to just remind
ourselves just how important this molecule is. Now there are three main
themes to anti-aging: there is the telomere effect, the decline in
mitochondrial function, and the whole stem cell question, and I’m just gonna go
through these really quickly and feel free to research all of this on your own,
but I just want to put it together in a very concise consumable format for you.
Let’s talk about the telomere effect for a moment. What are telomeres?
Well, telomeres are basically the end caps to your DNA; think of it like as that little plastic piece that’s at the end of the shoelace to prevent it
from fraying and unraveling. That’s basically what the telomere is. Now, as we
age what can happen is is our telomeres can shorten and what’s been shown in the
research is that the mortality rate for those who have shortened telomeres as a
result of stress as a result of processed foods, chemicals, smoking,
alcohol, lifestyle choices, those telomeres can shorten and the mortality
rate for those with shortened telomeres is twice that of someone who mains
normal healthy telomere length. Now, what does this have to do with Nitric Oxide?
Well, Nitric Oxide is the signaling molecule
for the telomerase enzyme that helps to maintain the health of your telomeres. So
Nitric Oxide is very important to helping to protect your DNA strands,
because what happens is as the telomere start to decline in size, their
ability to reproduce healthy cells become a fraction of what those healthy
cells once were. Here’s an important thing I think most people don’t
understand is that your body’s not stagnant–it’s not just there, it’s
constantly dying off old cells and rebuilding new cells, like your skin, you
have a new layer of skin every two to three days,
your liver is, like, is replaced every 30 to 60 days; you have a whole new organ. Your
entire skeletal system, and I think I said on the Facebook live, was in 30 days.
I don’t think it’s that way, I think it’s actually about six months, but
regardless, the point is, think about your hard bones are replaced–they’re completely new about every six months or so, and so
what’s regulating that? Well, that is your DNA; it is your cell’s ability
to replicate themselves. As your telomeres get shortened, that replication
process can become faulty and those new cells only become a fragment or a
portion of what they once were and then of course our health declines. So that’s
very important to understand. Mitochondrial function. Well what are
mitochondria? Mitochondria are the powerhouse cell of the body. They produce
your ATP, and without ATP, you do not have energy. Mitochondria are not only
important for energy function, but they’re also important for a whole host
of bodily functions. Well, your NO is incredibly important for maintaining the
health and the vitality of your mitochondria, because, what unfortunately
happens is our NO declines, our energy starts to suffer, we start to look for
stimulants and other ways to help reduce our injury. We’re wondering why we’re
fatigued when it could be a potential of just a decline in NO and mitochondrial
function in the process. So without our energy and
stamina, what good are we, and how can we actually perform? Then the whole stem
cell. NO is incredibly important in maintaining the health of stem cell
activity, which is the repair portion of your body. We hear about stem cell
therapy being used in helping patients maintain their health and
well-being or to regain it. Well we also want to help preserve our body’s natural
ability for stem cell repair and activity. So everything really comes
down ultimately to blood flow–without healthy blood flow to deliver the vital
nutrients to remove the waste products, to deliver hormones, to deliver nutrition,
our body’s ability begins to decline and function and every system becomes
affected. That is why Nitric Oxide is so important,
so that we can hopefully prevent some of the most dangerous threats to your
health in combination with a healthy diet, healthy living, healthy lifestyle, to
give your body every potential to be as healthy as it can be. Now, I want to talk
to you just quickly about your oral microbiome. There’s some
biomechanical path biochemistry pathways here, and like I
said earlier, when most people think about Nitric Oxide they think about
bodybuilders. The L-arginine and L-citrulline pathway, which converts with
the NO synthase enzyme to form Nitric Oxide to yield its biological effects. There’s
nothing wrong with that pathway, but again, as we age, that pathway also begins
to decline in function and it’s a slower longer pathway. We still want to
benefit from it, but what most people aren’t aware of is the nitrate nitrite
Nitric Oxide pathway. Basically, we get it through our diet, we have our
bacteria in our mouth, the enzymes that help to reduce the nitrate into nitrite,
combines of the acidity into the stomach, forms the Nitric Oxide, and then yields
the biological effects. This is really important to understand. What does
this have to do with your oral microbiome, and what the heck is that
even anyway? Well, that’s the healthy bacteria that are inside your mouth, and what most
people don’t realize is that when you consume a nitrate-rich diet, which I’m
going to share with you some ideas for you on how you can boost your NO
naturally, is to understand this pathway and why it’s so important, because when
you consume foods rich in nitrates, I’m talking about greens, I’m not talking
about the nitrates that you often hear like in processed meats– bacon for
example, those in my opinion are ones you want to stay away from. There’s just too
much research and science, because processed food is heated and those
nitrates can convert into nitrosamines, which are a known carcinogen and there’s
really no benefit to you eating processed meats. Yes, I enjoy a slice of
bacon every now and then, I’ll admit it, but not the platefuls that you see many
health gurus on the web today saying, if you just eat this and you will stay keto
and you will be healthy and it’s still a lot more complicated than that. To me,
the ROI is not worth it and there’s other ways if you want to do a keto
lifestyle to maintain keto without putting processed foods in your diet–I’m
just not a fan of it. Some will debate this with me, but to me it’s not worth
the risk. So, you make your own choices.
Here’s the important thing I want you understand: this pathway is
critically important that you maintain healthy oral health, and so what
I mean by that is that, not just you know, the good breath bad breath thing here,
but what I’m talking about here is maintaining the healthy bacteria in your
mouth and antiseptics or mouth washes are so heavily used today and
they’re very strong. They kill off the natural bacteria in your mouth,
especially the more frequently that you use them. I personally, this may scare you
you, may not want to meet me in person, don’t use them. For this very reason I
just simply prefer to floss my teeth two or three times a day, brush them two or
three times a day, scrape my tongue, and that’s pretty much it. Why? Because I don’t
want to disrupt the natural healthy bacteria in my mouth, which these
antiseptics can kill off, which can limit your
body’s ability to convert nitrates into nitrites into the nitric oxide. So that’s
why it is so important. So when we talk about the Power Nitro Nutrition and
Healthy Living, we always talk about getting your nutrition from healthy food
sources. Shop organic whenever you can and here are a list of some of the most
powerful foods that are rich in these nitrates to help you to maintain your
Nitric Oxide. Unfortunately, most people are getting maybe one or two
servings of fruits or vegetables a day, maybe. Unfortunately,
they’re just not getting the nitrates that the body needs, not to mention all
of the other phytonutrients that come along with eating these rich sources of
nitrates. Now, it’s not always convenient, so supplementing can be very beneficial,
and that’s why we’ve put that into our Triangle of Health via our Nitro Fx product
and our Nitro Xtreme, which is just simply a more concentrated form. Now, what is our source of nitrates here? Well our source of nitrates here is from
the organic Noni plant and Noni is very rich in nitrates, but it’s not so readily
available in your local grocery store, so basically we’ve designed this is you.
Just simply fill up a pipette, put it in your mouth, swish it around a little bit,
let it combine with the bacteria and the enzymes in your mouth, it converts those
nitrates into nitrites and into the nitric oxide. We recommend that you
consume this with our Sunrise, which is our water-soluble antioxidant blend
formula based on the Wild Alaskan Blueberry, which I’ve got a whole nother
episode on, you can research that. Then of course our evening fat soluble
antioxidant blends Sunset with the wild-sourced the omega-3
fatty acids from Wild Alaskan Salmon and Tocotrienols–the most bioavailable form
of Vitamin E, not to mention vitamin A Beta Carotene, and of course, Vitamin D that is also found in Sunset as well because of the gastrointestinal effect.
That’s in episode three: The Power of Nitro Nutrition, so if you really want to
understand how it can get you more from your nutrition, I encourage you to
go back and maybe watch that episode when your schedule allows.
So this is your best source, your best opportunities to help boost your Nitric
Oxide levels naturally. I simply do two or three of these a day. I just took mine
because I’m getting ready, after I shoot this video, to go hit the gym, get my
workout in for the day and of course take the benefits that come along with
the convenience thereof. So, I hope you enjoyed today’s episode. Feel free to
post your comments and your questions below. If you want to search more about our
Healthy Living Movement, just use the hashtag #healthylivingmovement for us
here at Kyäni, and we’ll look forward to seeing you again in another episode.