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Posted by: 13251 (Guest), Thursday, May 26, 2011, 6:35pm
The iPhone app mentions that the amino acid Arginine and it's role in the production of nitric oxide (NO) is somehow important to Type B.  I don't understand how.  Is Arginine and NO beneficial to Type B or is the opposite true?

NO is receiving a lot of attention in bodybuilding and fitness circles.  It apparently dilates blood vessels to allow greater blood flow and increase muscle volume. It even benefits men with erectile dysfunction for the same reason.  To increase one's NO, one consumes more Arginine.

I have avoided unnecessary Arginine since learning that it increases the frequency and severity of cold sores.  Arginine is abundant in some of my avoid foods such as corn but is also in some beneficial foods like walnuts.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, May 26, 2011, 6:39pm; Reply: 1
Nitric Oxide, known to influence many of our most basic health processes, including the speed and ease at which we learn. In our bodies Nitric Oxide functions as a “signaling molecule,” influencing learning, blood pressure, heart/arteries, immunity and the nervous system.

Nitric Oxide is also known to enhance the flow of blood to the muscles, bringing with it much needed nutrients, oxygen and hormones. Nitricycle blends synergistic botanicals with the amino acid L-Arginine, a natural potentiator for Nitric Oxide, known to sustain levels of Nitric Oxide in plasma, prolonging its enhancing effect on muscles and nerves, thus making the nutrient popular for performance nutrition. Although most anyone can benefit from healthy modulation of nitric oxide metabolism, there is some evidence blood types B and AB may be more at risk for health problems associated with imbalances in nitric oxide metabolism.  
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, May 26, 2011, 6:51pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from C_Sharp
Nitric Oxide is also known to enhance the flow of blood to the muscles, bringing with it much needed nutrients, oxygen and hormones. Nitricycle blends synergistic botanicals with the amino acid L-Arginine, a natural potentiator for Nitric Oxide, known to sustain levels of Nitric Oxide in plasma, prolonging its enhancing effect on muscles and nerves, thus making the nutrient popular for performance nutrition. Although most anyone can benefit from healthy modulation of nitric oxide metabolism, there is some evidence blood types B and AB may be more at risk for health problems associated with imbalances in nitric oxide metabolism.  


I can see where the confusion comes from.  It looks like we type B's and AB's may need more nitric oxide, although the last sentence is vague as to which direction we need to go in, if we had not read the earlier paragraph.  Especially since there is much written by others about the imbalances created by too much nitric oxide in the system (not efficiently clearing it).
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, May 26, 2011, 8:02pm; Reply: 3
btw...since I rebegun the intake of L'arginine, I do feel much better... a good aid also for muscle/mental relaxations, especially for intp/j's ;) ;D   (smarty)(whistle)

2-3'000 mg's daily  ;D a good aid for a 12 to ... hours job daily.... :B
Posted by: Twenzel, Thursday, May 26, 2011, 8:13pm; Reply: 4
My husband, type O, was prescribed arginine to lower his BP.  He was told not to take it with in three hours before or after any protien.  Do you all think that's necessary?  It does hinder him taking it.  Of course I can't get that man to do much that good for him.  He doesn't take his arginine because he is to busy eating his avoids, ugh.

Tara
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, May 26, 2011, 8:41pm; Reply: 5
btw.. I'm nearly convinced that higher bp is merely due to too much of loooong lasting
mental/psychological issues....observe how peeps get older.... and you're going to receive the response... :o(eek)(think)(scared)(mad)
Posted by: 13251 (Guest), Friday, May 27, 2011, 2:44am; Reply: 6
Quoted from Victoria


I can see where the confusion comes from.  It looks like we type B's and AB's may need more nitric oxide, although the last sentence is vague as to which direction we need to go in, if we had not read the earlier paragraph.  Especially since there is much written by others about the imbalances created by too much nitric oxide in the system (not efficiently clearing it).


Your reasoning appears correct.  I re-read the app's discussion of NO and it appears to emphasize NO's role in healthy neurotransmitter function.  Since Type B's are similar to Type A's in that we have higher-than-average Cortisol responses to stress, NO's contribution to endorphins regulation is an important countermeasure.

Type B's, unfortunately, eliminate NO more rapidly than other blood types.  The imbalance mentioned must be one of too little NO.

It would be great if the good doctor would elaborate on this subject.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, May 27, 2011, 3:01pm; Reply: 7
So how do you add more nitrous oxide to a B's diet?
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, May 27, 2011, 3:45pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from ruthiegirl
So how do you add more nitrous oxide to a B's diet?

First, the title should read nitric oxide, as nitrous oxide is the anesthetic "laughing gas"...

I didn't want to paste the whole article, but essentially, L-arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide(NO), so as long as your body is processing the amino acid into NO, eating more foods rich in that amino acid will increase your supply of NO.

Food sources of L-arginine

L-arginine is found in high content in protein rich foods such as peanuts, walnuts, brazilnuts, cocunut, animal products (milk and milk products, pork, beef, chicken, turkey), seafoods, cereals (oats and wheat), and chocolate. Legumes such as soybean and chickpea are also rich natural sources of L-arginine.


Posted by: Victoria, Friday, May 27, 2011, 4:44pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from ABJoe

First, the title should read nitric oxide, as nitrous oxide is the anesthetic "laughing gas"...


Done .. Thanks!  :)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, May 27, 2011, 6:32pm; Reply: 10
[b][/b]OK then... milk, beef, oats, legumes- I think he's getting enough NO in his diet. I can cross this worry off my list.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, May 28, 2011, 3:36pm; Reply: 11
Quoted Text
It would be great if the good doctor would elaborate on this subject.


he has done that and more!!! :)
http://www.4yourtype.com/TypeB_basic.asp
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euXPJuoBIMY
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read the mono for Nomads
http://www.genotypediet.com/nomad.shtml
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, May 28, 2011, 3:45pm; Reply: 12
I always took the statement to mean we needed more NO.

Chocolate has it so another excuse to eat more chocolate – Yeah!
Posted by: radioron, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:50pm; Reply: 13
According to something I read on medicalnewstoday.com, the sun can provide us with free nitric oxide. It seems that our skins contain both nitrite (NO2) and nitrate (NO3). The action of sunlight can convert nitrate into nitric oxide and nitrite. I don't know if a study has been done on seasonal variation of blood pressure, but if this is correct, blood pressure must be lower in the summer.
Posted by: wayland B+, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 3:06am; Reply: 14
Foods that boost nitric oxide levels:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut-ncMLoVmU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Posted by: maukik, Friday, June 20, 2014, 2:48pm; Reply: 15
Last month when I visited my hormone gyn, I bought some test strips for measuring nitric oxide. I am showing "depleted", so I just ordered Nitricycle from RFYT, along with some other things.

I do have high blood pressure. It says that it can help balance already normal blood pressure, but I am hoping it will help lower it.  

I just watched this, below. I already eat a lot of animal products and other known NO producers. But, not always enough green leafy vegetables. I vow to get more. But, I am wondering if I am someone that cannot convert L-Arginine to NO, as mentioned in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtN2PT-PsX4
Posted by: Seraffa, Friday, June 20, 2014, 3:09pm; Reply: 16
Youtube Quote underneath Wayland B+'s post:

For anyone who is interested, you can buy nitric oxide test strips on Amazon.com and test your own levels.


Are there any genetic mutations in other Blood Types that would end up with NO depleted just like a depleted B Type? I would like to find out......
Posted by: maukik, Friday, June 27, 2014, 2:53pm; Reply: 17
I received the Nitricycle I ordered and took it for two days.

I then tested my nitric oxide level again and it registered "optimal" (after being depleted).

The options on the test strip are depleted, low, and optimal. I thought, wow, that was fast. It went from depleted, bypassed low, to optimal with just two days of capsules?

I decided to skip taking any for two days and see what it tested. Maybe I did something wrong the first time. Today, after those two days off, I tested depleted again.

They made such a difference it two days! I look forward to seeing what difference they make in my body/health.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:54am; Reply: 18
Yes!  I love that product because it works so fast and sure!  :)
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, June 29, 2014, 9:20am; Reply: 19
and remember... l'arginine and l'lysine do compete !!! ....(whistle)
Posted by: maukik, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2:06pm; Reply: 20
Yes, Amazone. I was aware of that, although I am not taking L-lysine. All of the females in my family of origin break out in herpes virus. I never have. I hope I don't have it latent in my system and start to have breakouts.
Posted by: susanC, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 5:31pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from maukik
I received the Nitricycle I ordered and took it for two days.

I then tested my nitric oxide level again and it registered "optimal" (after being depleted).

The options on the test strip are depleted, low, and optimal. I thought, wow, that was fast. It went from depleted, bypassed low, to optimal with just two days of capsules?

I decided to skip taking any for two days and see what it tested. Maybe I did something wrong the first time. Today, after those two days off, I tested depleted again.

They made such a difference it two days! I look forward to seeing what difference they make in my body/health.

I think NO supplementation is ongoing for the B's among us.
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