Berkeley Life Nitric Oxide Test Strips
Berkeley Life Nitric Oxide Test Strips provide an indication of nitric oxide levels in a simple saliva test. The test takes 15 seconds to complete and will provide a reading somewhere on the color spectrum provided. The test is based on the Greiss Test which is a commonly used measure of nitrite in a solution. Best practice with your patients is to test their levels before and after a dietary nitrate rich meal or supplement. A noticeable difference should be apparent on their test strip readings after 90 minutes. If no change is apparent on the test strip 90 mins after the dietary nitrate intake, it is worth considering: •Did the patient abstain from consuming food or drink at least 15 mins before doing both tests? •Does the patient use an antibacterial mouthwash or whitening toothpaste which can affect the oral microbiome and as a result nitric oxide production? •Is the patient on a strong antibiotic which could also affect their oral microbiome?