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UP&GO: Helping Sport, Exercise and Energy

June 12, 2012

The endothelium (inner lining) of blood vessels uses nitric oxide to signal the surrounding smooth muscle to relax, thus resulting in vasodilation and increasing blood flow.

Nitric oxide is highly reactive (having a lifetime of a few seconds), yet diffuses freely across membranes.

The effect of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) in Model systems was studied by Devi et al.  Lemongrass is a herb used extensively in traditional herbal recipes and medicines.

These results indicate the relaxation effect of various Lemongrass components on the endothelium. The scientists suggest that Citral, one of the Lemongrass key components, may partially act through the NO pathway.  The results suggest that Lemongrass could help to increase oxygen delivery  –  a healthy and natural way to benefit sports performance or aid exercise.

Lemongrass is a key ingredient of The Wise Herb Company Natural Drink UP&GO.

UP&GO is ideal for facilitating the boost of energy and to help start the day, preparation for exercise and keeping you active throughout the day.

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