Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid found in watermelons that boosts the bodies stores of Arginine.
Citrulline Malate (2:1) is 2 parts Citrulline and 1 part Malic Acid. This is the form commonly used by athletes as both parts have physiological benefits.
Citrulline is commonly used for its vasodilating benefits. It achieves this by converting into Arginine and then into NO2 (nitric oxide).
Citrulline also helps support the urea cycle (ammonia excretion), may boost exercise performance, and help promote muscle growth.
Malic Acid or L-Malate is known to reduce fatigue and boost stamina by supporting the Kreb cycle.
In a study of 41 individuals, participants that supplemented with Citrulline Malate were able to perform 53% more repetitions. Even more impressive the supplement group who did 53% more reps had 40% less muscle soreness.
Citrulline may help with:
- Enhancing vasodilation (pump)
- Supporting muscle recovery
- Reducing ammonia in muscles
- Improving athletic performance
How to use:
Consume 3-8g of Citrulline Malate before exercise to help boost workout performance and reduce muscle soreness.