L-Citrulline is an amino acid that supports Arginine and Nitric Oxide concentrations, ultimately assisting in the regulation of blood flow and muscular endurance.*
PRESERVE NITROGEN LEVELS
L-Citrulline is an amino acid that supports Arginine and Nitric Oxide concentrations, ultimately assisting in the regulation of blood flow and muscular endurance
SUPPORT MUSCULAR ENDURANCE
A new study recently just reported that 8 grams of citrulline a day increases leg performance in experienced weight lifters
Nitric oxide (NO) is a key molecular and cellular messenger in the body that, among other biological processes, is used to support blood flow in the body through dilation of blood vessels. Arginine, a precursor to NO, has long been the standard means of triggering supported production of NO in the body. The new research suggests citrulline may be a more effective way of assisting arginine levels and NO in the body. L-citrulline is a naturally occurring amino acid found in food, such as watermelons, and also made in the body. It has been shown to help open up veins and arteries to support blood flow and reduce blood pressure and as such, is used as a sports performance and cardiovascular health supplement. L-Citrulline supplementation may result in reduced fatigue and supported endurance for both aerobic and anaerobic exercise.*
Researchers has experienced weight lifters take citrulline malate before performing submaximal repeated bouts of multiple lower-body resistance exercises would improve performance. Twelve advanced resistance-trained male subjects participated in a randomized, counterbalanced, double-blind study. Subjects were randomly assigned to placebo (PL) or citrulline malate (8 g) groups and then performed repeated bouts of multiple lower-body resistance exercise 60 minutes before the workout. Specifically, subjects performed 5 sequential sets (60% 1 repetition maximum) to failure on the leg press, hack squat, and leg extension machines. Blood lactate, heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure were determined before and after exercise. The exercise protocol resulted in sequential significant decrease in the number of repetitions in all 3 exercises. However, subjects in the citrulline malate group performed significantly higher number of repetitions during all 3 exercises compared with placebo group.