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Sports Performance Nutrition and the Benefits of Nitric Oxide

The benefits of Nitric Oxide by Dr Louis Ignarro - Nobel Prize Winner and Member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board

Nitric Oxide is the natural performance booster that strengthens your heart, lungs, and nerves, along with every cell in your body. It also allows you to prolong your exercise, and prolonged exercise increases NO levels in your body. It’s a virtuous cycle that can lead to improved athletic performance and better health.

For the athlete seeking enhance performance, endurance and strength, as well as faster recovery, the availability of NO in the body is critically important. As any endurance athlete can tell you, a triathlon or other long-distance event becomes a competition between body parts over demand for the blood supply. The skin wants the blood circulating to dissipate heat, but the muscles are screaming for the oxygen and nutrients that the blood carries. Meanwhile, the stomach needs blood to digest food and make those nutrients available in the first place. It’s not hard to see how ample NO, with its ability to increase circulation, would be critical to athletic performance.

But as additional research is beginning to show us, NO doesn’t stop with cardiovascular benefits. It now appears that NO is the “master signaling molecule” throughout the body and that maintaining sufficient levels through exercise and nutrition not only improves cardiovascular condition but also optimizes the function of every body system; this leads to superior athletic results and greater wellness, quality of life, and even longevity.

Read more here in the book Health is Wealth - Performance Nutrition by Dr Louis Ignarro and Dr Andrew Myers

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Team Herbalife Wheelbase are in 4th position in BCF National Road and Track League

Team Herbalife Wheelbase has had a brilliant cycling season moving up to 4th position in the British Cycling National Road and Track league.

Meet the Team

Results so far

2011 National Club Road & Track
1    Rapha Condor Sharp    North West    4067
2    Motorpoint Pro Cycling    West Midlands    3881
3    Cyclepremier.com – Metaltek    East Midlands    3284
4    Herbalife/Wheelbase.co.uk    North West    3156
5    Team RaleighEast     Midlands    3135
6    Felt-Colbornes RT    South    3020
7    VC St Raphael    South    3017
8    Twenty3c-Orbea    Eastern    2926
9    Team Corley Cycles/Cervelo/Alpha R.C    Central    2783
10    Sigma Sport Specialized Cycling Team    South East    2666
11    Endura Racing    Headquarters2572
12    Wilier/Goselfdrive.com    South    2558
13    Primal Europe Powered By Rutrainingtoday/Bikechainricci    South West 2212
14    Hargroves Cycles-Specialized-Trant-Next-Elliott’s-GSI    South    2001
15    Pendragon – Le Col – Colnago    South West    1791

 Team Herbalife Wheelbase were formed in 2010

Herbalife products used by Team Herbalife Wheelbase in training and racing (before Herbalife 24)

Herbalife Formula 1 Protein Shake, Chocolate Protein Bars, Lift Off, H30 Pro Isotonic Drink, Niteworks, Formula 3 Personalised Protein Powder

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