Nathan S. Bryan, PhD.
International leader in molecular medicine and nitric oxide biochemistry
Specifically, Dr. Bryan was the first to describe nitrite and nitrate as indispensable nutrients required for optimal cardiovascular health. He was the first to demonstrate and discover an endocrine function of nitric oxide via the formation of S-nitrosoglutathione and inorganic nitrite.
Dr. Bryan has been involved in nitric oxide research for the past 18 years and has made many seminal discoveries in the field. These discoveries and findings have transformed the development of safe and effective functional bioactive natural products in the treatment and prevention of human disease and may provide the basis for new preventive or therapeutic
Dr. Bryan has published a number of highly cited papers and authored or edited 5 books.
Nitric Oxide is a very important signaling molecule that is naturally produced in our body but the problem is that there are lifestyle factors that hinder the production of NO. Therefore, it has been linked to cardio-vascular health, sexual and mental health as well as popular as a sports supplement (you’ve probably heard about beetroot extract). But can it be also a good supplement to prevent virus infections? Dr. Bryan believes it can.
You can find the previous episode with Dr. Bryan below.
- Symptom of deficiency: increase in BP and vascular dysfunction (erectile dysfunction)
00:26:50 What is the future of nitric oxide research? We are just starting to understand it.
00:30:30 How to choose a working nitric oxide supplement and not waste your money
beetroot =/= nitrate and nitrate =/= nitric oxide
How to choose a working nitric oxide supplement:
- look for patents
- able to show improvements in patients in clinical trials
MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
The devices for testing endothelial function or nitric oxide production are EndoPat and MaxPulse. Those are the most commonly used devices and give really good information