What You Should Know
LG Sciences has broken all the rules with NO Infuse. The NO stands for nitric oxide and the Infuse stands for the delivery system. This nitric oxide boosting supplement is applied directly to the skin where it is absorbed, bypassing the stomach. This could be a useful delivery system if there are ingredients that tend to be broken down in the stomach during digestion.
List of Ingredients
L-Arginine, Arginine AKG, DiArginine Malate, Citrulline Malate, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Adenosine TriPhosphate, Adenosine MonoPhosphate, Nicotinic Acid.
The first three ingredients in NO Infuse are Arginines. Arginine is used in clinical medicine for various treatments including decreased recovery time after surgery, chest pain and weight loss due to chronic illness. In the bodybuilding sector, Arginine is thought to improve exercise and muscle performance, but the effects has not been proven in a clinical setting. In cream form, Arginine may help to improve blood flow to the area where the cream is applied.
Citrulline Malate is a nonessential amino acid promoted to decrease fatigue when muscles are used during exercise or bodybuilding. One study supports the fact that Citrulline Malate may, in fact, increase energy production during exercise. There is no mention of the supplement being delivered through the skin.
Acetyl L-Carnitine is a more bioavailable form of L-carnitine. Notoriously, L-carnitine is not absorbed well unless the body has an increase in blood glucose, which is why the ingredient is commonly packaged with carbohydrates. Acetyl L-Carnitine may have the same problem during digestion, so a cream based formula could increase effectiveness of the antioxidant.
Adenosine TriPhosphate is a natural anti-inflammatory with healing properties. There is no mention of nitric oxide, but when it is applied to the skin it can decrease healing time and promote healthy tissue. It is also responsible for energy production. Adenosine MonoPhosphate is just another source of adenosine.
Nicotinic Acid is nothing more than Vitamin B3. This B vitamin is commonly consumed in the diet and it is necessary in proper amounts to prevent pellagra. In terms of a cream applied to the skin, Vitamin B3 will not increase nitric oxide.
NO Infuse sells for $36.99. LG Sciences makes many claims about this supplement but they all start with the word “May”.
- A few ingredients could promote skin health and tissue repair.
- None of the ingredients will increase nitric oxide levels.
- Claims may by LG Sciences are just plain false.
There are plenty of reasons to lotion up your skin every day, but none of them will increase nitric oxide levels for increased muscle gains. LG Sciences has prepared a tissue healing lotion with a B vitamin and listed several things that “May” happen if the supplement is used.