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Nitric Oxide and Microgreens

Nitric oxide? Has Dr. Dan been spending too much time in the greenhouse? Nitric oxide should not be confused with
nitrous oxide which is a colorless gas used for pain and sedation mostly in the dental office. Nitric oxide (NO) is
recognized as one of the most important molecules in the body. Its primary function in the body is working with the
vasculature or circulatory system. We do manufacture NO in our oral cavity and get NO from foods such as beets or
spinach. Arugula especially microgreens have 4x more NO than beets and you can get them in our Basic and Spicy
Mixes! NO may be one of the most important molecules in our body for managing blood pressure. The benefits of NO
are important for the body so make sure you get some daily. Here are the facts:

  • NO production decreases in the body starting at age 30
  • NO is vitally important according to numerous studies on lowering blood pressure
  • NO is the body’s most power vasodilator in the body
  • Foods like beets, spinach and arugula are rich in NO
  • Low NO is related to hypertension and sexual dysfunction (ED)
  • NO is required in RBC’s to carry O2 from lungs to tissue
  • Flouride toothpaste, mouth wash and antacids greatly reduces your ability to produce NO
  • NO also has the ability to decrease or prevent plaquing of arteries leading to atherosclerosis
  • NO helps to make mitochondria, our powerhouse for all cells
  • The saying “a man is as old as his arteries” is true especially if you have low NO

Farm Doc Microgreens are locally grown in Strum, WI. The micros are grown in a controlled environment with non-GMO, organic seeds using clean soil, adequate hydration and ventilation. They are hand harvested using sterile procedures, packed and delivered fresh to the farmers market, your favorite restaurant or store or directly to your home.