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Interrelation of dietary nitrates and nitric oxide

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Interrelation of dietary nitrates and nitric oxide

  1. 1. Interrelation of dietary nitrates and nitrites and nitric oxide 21/12/141 http://twitter.com/pronutritionist Reijo Laatikainen, Authorized Nutritionist, MBA http://twitter.com/pronutritionist http://www.facebook.com/pronutritionist
  2. 2. Generation of Nitric oxide Source Dietary nitrate (NO3) Dietary nitrite (NO2) (Dietary) L- arginine 2 Precursor (in blood) Nitrite Nitrite End product (vasodilatator) Nitric oxide Nitric oxide Nitric oxide Mouth NOS Hord et al. Am J Clin Nutr July 2009 vol. 90 no. 1 1-10
  3. 3. Elimination of Nitric oxide 3 Precursors Nitric oxide Nitric oxide Nitric oxide Oxidation End products Nitrate Nitrite Next step Recycling back to nitrite, NO or NOx Excretion to urine Excretion to other fluids Hord et al. Am J Clin Nutr July 2009 vol. 90 no. 1 1-10
  4. 4. Interrelation of dietary nitrates and nitrites and nitric oxide 21/12/144 http://twitter.com/pronutritionist Reijo Laatikainen, Authorized Nutritionist, MBA http://twitter.com/pronutritionist http://www.facebook.com/pronutritionist

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