Jun 29, 2022
What do heart health and erectile dysfunction have in common? A
tiny molecule called Nitric Oxide (NO)… but we’ll let the “Father
of Viagra” explain that.
Today’s guest, Dr. Louis Ignarro, PhD is a distinguished
Professor Emeritus of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at UCLA
and has been a research scientist for over 40 years. Dr. Ignarro is
known for his discovery of Nitric Oxide and its many life-critical
biological actions in the human body, a discovery that led to
winning a Nobel Prize and Viagra.
In this discussion, Chase and Dr. Ignarro talk about his Nobel
Prize-winning discovery and how Nitric Oxide plays a critical role
in improving cardiovascular health, longevity, and even your sex
life. He also shares a few simple and actionable insights on what
you can do to naturally boost your heart health and prevent
disease. This is truly a discussion you won’t want to miss!
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- Dr. Ignarro first breaks down what the free radical Nitric
Oxide is and how it affects the human body, particularly in terms
of cardiovascular health. Our body produces tiny amounts of NO
which has been found to lower blood pressure and prevent harmful
blood clots, thus supporting heart health and preventing
- Why is the discovery of Nitric Oxide so important for the human
race? Simply put, this enabled the scientific community to discover
how we can naturally boost NO in the body to improve heart health:
through nutrition and physical activity.
- Dr. Ignarro highlights the role of nutrition in NO production
and how a quality, balanced diet contributes to heart health. “If
you don’t eat enough protein, you’re not going to make enough NO,”
he says. Plus, Louis emphasizes the crucial role of antioxidants in
heart health and what fruits and vegetables have the highest
amounts of antioxidants.
- One of the keys to increasing longevity (and quality of life)
is increasing cardiovascular health and mental health.
- Dr. Ignarro shares his thoughts on the obesity epidemic, the
harmful relationship between Nitric Oxide and body fat, and how
that’s impacting the severity of cardiovascular disease in
- Why is Dr. Ignarro known as the “Father of Viagra”? How does NO
impact erectile dysfunction? Listen in as he shares the story
behind his discovery that made the development of Viagra