What is L-Citrulline?
Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid that is organically produced in the rind and flesh of watermelon.
Malate, is a salt compound that is often used to preserve food and, in nature, contributes to the sour flavour of apples and other fruit.
Why use it?
L-Citrulline Malate has been reported to:
- Delay fatigue during intense training
- Assist to increase training capacity
- Provide improved pump through increased vasodilation
- Reduce muscular soreness
- Improve recovery
- Improve immunity (especially when overtraining)
- Elevate protein and creatine synthesis
- Improve the use of Branch Chain Amino Acids during workout
A recent study focusing on heart patients found that a 3 gram dose of citrulline malate yielded improvements in vascular function and vasodilation equivalent to a 6g dose of arginine. It is also easy on the stomach and digestive system unlike arginine.
Additionally, since the liver doesn’t break down citrulline at the same fast pace as arginine, the benefits last longer. As many serious and recreational athletes have found out, being able to get the vascular benefits of arginine, without having to supplement with arginine, is ideal.
Who should use it?
Who will it help? L-Citrulline Malate will help athletes who train hard and push their physical limits for training and recovery. If you’re looking for training and improvement without having to sacrifice your health to get it, citrulline malate could be exactly what you need.
How to take?
3 grams about 1 hour before training. L-Citrulline Malate doesn’t need to be consumed with food.