Vasodilation is the widening of the blood vessels and occurs naturally in the body when an increase in blood flow to muscles and issues is needed. During exercise, vasodilation has several benefits: it helps your body cool itself down, it allows oxygen to travel more quickly to your muscles and organs, and it increases blood flow, which in turn creates a “barrier” around organs and muscles.
Nose breathing stimulates the production of nitric oxide, which acts as a potent vasodilator.
Though vasodilation can also occur as an inflammation response, healthy vasodilation helps our blood maintain optimum oxygenation, helping keep our tissues more resilient. You can boost this natural process by breathing through your nose, rather than your mouth. Nose breathing stimulates the production of nitric oxide, which acts as a potent vasodilator.
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