Peak Nitric Oxide FAQs

Q:  What is Nitric Oxide?

A:  Nitric Oxide (N-O) is a free radical that is an important cellular signaling molecule. It is involved in many physiological and pathological processes.


Q:  What is a free radical?

A:  Free radicals are molecules with an odd number of electrons, formed when oxygen reacts with certain molecules. Once formed, they are highly reactive. Free radicals have both positive and negative characteristics. For example, when produced sufficiently, the free radical N-O plays a vital role in many key bodily functions. When produced at lower or higher than normal rates, it can cause bodily damage.


Q:  What is a signaling molecule?

A:  A signaling molecule is a chemical that is involved in the transfer of data between cells of a living multicellular organism of the same or different species. 


Q:  Why is Nitric Oxide an important molecule?

N-O plays a crucial role in the regulation of many important bodily functions, such as maintaining a healthy immune system, regulating blood pressure, facilitating memory, and optimizing sexual health.


Q:  How do I know if my level is low?

A:  You can test yourself at home using an easy to use saliva test strip. Simply transfer saliva onto the testing pad using your fingers, and compare the result to the color chart to determine your N-O level.


Q:  Who is at risk for low N-O level?

A:  The body decreases production of N-O as you age. Anyone over the age of 40 is at risk of having low N-O levels.


Q:  Why is Peak Nitric Oxide preferred over L-arginine?

A:  Many people with N-O deficiency rely on L-arginine supplements to boost their cardiovascular health. This treatment plan often does not work for people over the age of 40, because aging causes dysfunction in the L-arginine pathway itself. While L-arginine can be effective for people under the age of 40 with no endothelial impairment, it will not work for older people. In addition, it is not effective for those who are at high risk for developing heart disease, have sedentary lifestyles, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, are diabetic, or have a family history of heart disease. Peak Nitric Oxide does not rely on L-arginine to increase nitric oxide levels in the body. It is safer and more effective for people over the age of 40 and those with existing health problems.