What is it?
L-Citrulline is an amino acid. It is efficiently turned into L-arginine in the kidneys after supplementation, which makes it a good choice for increasing nitric oxide synthesis in the body.
What does it do?
Research suggests a modest reduction in blood pressure and improvement in blood flow from chronic citrulline supplementation, particularly for those with hypertension and other cardiovascular problems.
Additional Reading and References:
- Arginine and citrulline supplementation in sports and exercise: ergogenic nutrients? - PubMed - NCBI
- Citrulline/malate promotes aerobic energy production in human exercising muscle. - PubMed - NCBI
- Effects of supplemental citrulline malate ingestion during repeated bouts of lower-body exercise in advanced weightlifters. - PubMed - NCBI
- Effects of Supplemental Citrulline-Malate Ingestion on Blood Lactate, Cardiovascular Dynamics, and Resistance Exercise Performance in Trained Males
- Effects of Supplemental Citrulline-Malate Ingestion on Blood Lactate, Cardiovascular Dynamics, and Resistance Exercise Performance in Trained Males. - PubMed - NCBI
- L-citrulline reduces time to exhaustion and insulin response to a graded exercise test. - PubMed - NCBI
- Acute citrulline malate supplementation improves upper- and lower-body submaximal weightlifting exercise performance in resistance-trained females. - PubMed - NCBI
- Acute citrulline-malate supplementation improves maximal strength and anaerobic power in female, masters athletes tennis players. - PubMed - NCBI
- Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. - PubMed - NCBI