Science

Science

Called the ‘miracle molecule’, Nitric Oxide (NO) is well demonstrated to be instrumental in circulatory health — thanks to highly respected, peer-reviewed research. In fact, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three American scientists in 1998 for their discoveries on ‘Nitric Oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system’*.

As a key to healthy circulation — including vasodilation (relaxing of blood vessel walls), blood flow, blood pressure, and oxygen delivery — Nitric Oxide is deeply connected to almost every biological system in the body. Because of the wide-reaching benefits of adequate circulation, Nitric Oxide is closely linked to supporting healthy energy levels, cognitive health, hormonal health, gut health, sexual health, and more.*

Nitric Oxide is naturally made in the human body. As we age, we produce less of it — and over time, the blood vessels involved in naturally producing NO become less efficient due to free radical damage, inactivity, and poor diet. At the same time, deterioration of veins and arteries results in overall poor circulation, leading to a myriad of health issues.

Nitric Oxide can be re-introduced into the body through a nitrate-rich diet, but the realities of modern eating habits make simple supplementation programs — like Berkeley Life’s — a much more efficient and effective solution.

Research and Thought Leadership

Nitric Oxide research continues to grow at a rapid pace. To leverage findings from these studies and apply them directly to product improvements and innovation, we rely on the help of industry-leading practitioners and thought leaders in the functional and preventative healthcare space. The Berkeley Life scientific advisory board advises on the latest scientific findings, which we directly apply in continuously educating and supporting our practitioners.

If you are a practitioner interested in learning more about the science of Nitric Oxide, please schedule a meeting with our team, who can provide you with access to further research and thought leadership around Nitric Oxide and its health benefits.

Meet the Scientific Advisory Board

Beth Shirley RPh CCN

Executive Director – Scientific Advisory Board

Beth developed an expertise as a Pharmacist and Certified Clinical Nutritionist during her 40+ year career. Her specialties include stress-induced hormonal imbalance, intestinal dysfunction, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory issues, detoxification, and super normal oxidative stress

Since 2009, Beth has spent time working with some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders in Nitric Oxide research and has developed an in-depth knowledge of Nitric Oxide and its potential applications in patient care. She currently is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Life Scientific Advisory Board and has been supporting the team since January 2019.

Greg McKettrick

Scientific Advisory Board

Greg McKettrick is a Compounding Pharmacist with Stanley Specialty Pharmacy in Charlotte, NC. Greg is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and has over 30 years of experience as a pharmacist.

Greg is the Director of Marketing and New Business Development for Stanley Specialty Pharmacy as well as the Men’s Health Specialist. His experience working in Men’s Health and Sexual Wellness led him to develop his Penile Rehabilitation Protocol — a comprehensive treatment plan for men with sexual dysfunction — as well as a comprehensive sexual function intake questionnaire for the Stanley Specialty Pharmacy website. The Stanley Penile Rehabilitation Protocol is currently featured in a five-article series in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding.

Greg is co-founder of Stanley Pharma Group — a firm dedicated to providing care for post-prostatectomy patients and patients suffering from sexual dysfunction through direct consultation as well as physician and pharmacist engagement and training.

Greg works extensively with men suffering from erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence after treatment of prostate cancer and other medical conditions, and consults patients from around the country.

Dr. Chris Meletis

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Chris Meletis is an educator, international author and lecturer. His personal mission is “Changing America’s Health One Person at a Time.” Dr. Meletis has authored 18 books and over 200 national scientific articles in journals including Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension, Natural Pharmacy, and PubMed articles.

Dr. Meletis served as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for 7 years for the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now the National University of Natural Medicine). He was awarded the 2003 Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He has a deep passion for helping the underprivileged — and spearheaded the creation of 16 free natural medicine healthcare clinics in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon.

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