Q & A with Dr. Ignarro
By Louis Ignarro, Ph.D.
Nobel† Laureate in Medicine
Dr. Lou Ignarro's new book discusses the role of Nitric Oxide (NO) and cardiovascular health. NO More Heart Disease is a compelling account in Dr. Ignarro's own words about his breakthrough research that led to his collaboration with Herbalife resulting in our Niteworks® dietary supplement. Each serving of Niteworks® powder contains the exact combination of L-arginine and L-citrulline that generates heart-healthy Nitric Oxide - essential for one's cardiovascular system.*
NOTE: Niteworks® dietary supplement from Herbalife is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The opinions expressed in the book are those of Dr. Ignarro and are not endorsed by Herbalife. As an Independent Herbalife Distributor, you may not promote Niteworks® dietary supplement citing any disease risk reduction claims appearing in this educational reference. Herbalife created the unique Niteworks® dietary supplement formula with the exact combination of L-arginine and L-citrulline that generates heart-healthy Nitric Oxide-essential for one's cardiovascular system.
Q: Can you explain how L-citrulline and L-taurine fit into the Niteworks® formula?
A: L-citrulline is of critical importance because of its synergistic role with L-arginine in the production of Nitric Oxide (NO). L-citrulline is actually a by-product in the production of NO and is recycled by the body to make more L-arginine to form NO. This "recycling" action is further enhanced because L-citrulline and L-arginine reach cells by different paths, resulting in broader support for NO production. L-taurine has been shown to strengthen the heart muscle, and as an antioxidant, it protects NO during its brief lifetime.*
Q: Can you tell us a little about your continuing research on Nitric Oxide?
A: I continue to focus my research on the benefits of Nitric Oxide in several different areas of health. While cardiovascular health and function continues to be a primary area of focus, I am also seeking to understand the critical relationship between NO and antioxidant activity in the body. In addition, I am working to further define the synergistic relationship of L-arginine, L-citrulline and antioxidants in the human cardiovascular system.
Q: What has the response been like to your new book NO More Heart Disease?
A: The response to NO More Heart Disease has been tremendous. The book is bringing the Nitric Oxide story to millions of people. I'm the lucky one, because every day I get to hear the grateful stories of people whose lives have been transformed.
Louis Ignarro, Ph.D. is a Nobel† Laureate in Medicine, and is also member of the Herbalife Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Boards.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
†The Nobel Foundation has no affiliation with Herbalife and does not review, approve or endorse Herbalife® products.