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Berkeley Life

What is Berkeley Life?

Berkeley Life is a drug free dietary supplement which supports Nitric Oxide (NO) levels for Heart Health*. It has been developed using the same bio-active as those found in plants. With our proprietary NOx:BP Complex, the supplement provides a source of nitrates which trigger the bio conversion to NO which may help maintain normal healthy blood pressure levels*.

What are the ingredients in Berkeley Life supplements?

Other ingredients

Calcium carbonate, microcrystalline cellulose, coating (polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, magnesium silicate, titanium dioxide (color)), stearic acid, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.

Who should take these supplements?

Anyone concerned about their heart health and want to maintain normal blood pressure levels.

What is the recommended daily intake for Berkeley Life supplements?

Take two tablets once a day, with water after food. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.

Are Berkeley Life supplements suitable for everyone?

Berkeley Life Heart Health Supplements are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The supplements are made without most allergens (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy). They are also gluten and gelatin free.

What allergen information relates to this product?

Berkeley Life Heart Health Supplements are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The supplements are made without most allergens (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat).Gluten and gelatin free.

How will I know if the supplements are working?

You can track your Nitric Oxide levels with the Berkeley Test Nitric Oxide test strips which shows your Nitric Oxide levels in seconds.

How long will it take to see my NO Intake results?

Typically, you should see results 1 to 2 hours after your nitrate high meal or Berkeley Life Supplements

Can I take Berkeley Life if I am on medication?

If you are taking any medications, consult your doctor or health professional before use.

Does Berkeley Life contain L-arginine?

No, it doesn’t. L-arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that can help the body produce nitric oxide but supplementation doesn’t work in all people, especially those over 40. Berkeley Life accesses a different nitric oxide pathway in the body that works for all age groups and levels of heart health.

Test Strips

What are Berkeley Nitric Oxide Test strips?

The Patented Berkeley Test Nitric Oxide Saliva Test Strips show Nitric Oxide levels in the body in seconds.

How do I use them?

Ensure you have not consumed anything 10 minutes prior to testing. Allow a minimum of 1 hour after your nitrate high meal or supplement before testing.

  • 1. Place the test strip with ‘saliva here’ side on your tongue
  • 2. Fold the strip over and gently press the 2 sides together
  • 3. Separate and review your results on the test pad end against the Nitric Oxide scale

How many times can I use a Nitric Oxide Test Strip?

Strips are for single use only.

What exactly do the test strips measure?

The Berkeley Test Strips show Nitric Oxide (NO) levels in the body through a salivary reading.

The strips are based on the well-established Griess reagent reaction, which is the current standard for publications evaluating saliva NO. The strips do not show nitrates, but the bio-conversion of nitrate to nitrite, which occurs in the mouth. Thus, if bio-conversion does not occur, NO is not generated downstream from the natural food or supplement sources of nitrate (NO3).

Nitric Oxide

What is Nitric Oxide?

Some people think it’s the gas that makes us laugh at the dentist office. Some think it’s the fuel racecar drivers use to speed up their cars. But it’s neither!

A Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery that Nitric Oxide (NO) plays a significant role in the cardiovascular system*. NO is the molecule for Nitric Oxide. NO is naturally made in your body, but as you age you produce less of it. NO is created in the body when you eat dietary nitrates. Examples of foods high in nitrates are beetroot, arugula and spinach. When you consume these dietary nitrates your body coverts this to NO in your stomach. Our proprietary NOx:BP Complex in the supplement provides a source of nitrates which trigger the bio conversion to Nitric Oxide which may help maintain normal healthy blood pressure levels*.

Why do I need to maintain my Nitric Oxide levels?

NO is naturally made in your body, but as you age you produce less so to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system you need supplement with dietary nitrates.

Why is it so important?

Nitric Oxide (NO) plays a significant role in the cardiovascular system*. NO is naturally made in your body, but as you age you produce less. Our supplement provides the dietary nitrates found in plants to help support NO levels. There are a number of vegetables rich in nitrates see our functional foods page for more information.

What foods are rich in nitrates?

Foods such as beetroot, arugula, spinach, kale, lettuce, wild radish, bok choy, cabbage are all rich in nitrates. See our functional foods section for more details..