1997, a published study from the University of Hawaii found that Noni
fruit appears to enhance the production of nitric oxide in
the body. Anne Hirazumi, PhD., the main researcher on the project and
considered by some to be the top Noni researcher, found “Noni effectively
enhanced the production of nitric oxide."
Nitric oxide is not to be confused with nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.
Instead, small amounts of nitric oxide have been shown to be beneficial
in the body, aiding the immune and circulation systems. Noni extracts
have been found to promote the biosynthesis of nitric oxide, giving the
the ability to lower blood pressure, fight cardiovascular disease, and
slow down viral and bacterial activity.
The national magazine, "Science," chose nitric oxide as "Molecule
of the Year" in
1998 Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to three researchers
for their discovery that nitric oxide acted as a signaling molecule
in the cardiovascular system. They found nitric oxide is involved in
controlling the circulation
of the brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, stomach and other organs.
In the cardiovascular function of the
body, nitric oxide has been shown to relax and expand blood vessel walls.
This makes them more elastic and results in lower blood pressure, alleviating
undue stress in the arteries and the heart.
The immune system uses nitric oxide
in fighting viral, bacterial and parasitic infections and tumors. Nitric
oxide helps the immune
system’s macrophages, which are the cells in the body that are
activated during injury and illness. They seek out invading
bacteria or cancer cells to destroy. sources:
Hirazumi, A. Rursawa, E., Chou, S.C., and Hohama, Y. "Anticancer activity
of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) on intraperitoneally implanted Lewis Lung
Carcinoma in syngenic mice". Pro. West Pharmacology Society 37 (1994):
Wright, Pearce. Association of British Science Writers. "Nitric oxide:
From menace to marvel of the decade." London England: May 1996.
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