L-Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid frequently used to increase nitric oxide (N.O.) production. It’s a vital component of the urea cycle, alongside L-Arginine and L-Ornithine, which supports sports performance and overall cardiovascular health.
Although L-Arginine has traditionally be the “go-to” nitric oxide boosting supplement, Citrulline if vastly superior to arginine as it is not prematurely degraded by the gut and liver, as is the case with Arginine. Rather, Citrulline passes predominantly intact the the GI system, where the vast majority of it is then converted into L-Arginine in the kidneys. Consequently, L-Citrulline is a superior method for increasing nitric oxide production in the body.
In terms of performance improvements, L-Citrulline helps combat fatigue and sustain power. Specifically, it helps the body metabolize protein and nitrogen which relaxes and dilates blood vessels, thus improving circulation. The end result is increased stamina, decreased fatigue, sustained strength and power, and enhanced recovery coupled with some of the biggest, densest pumps you’ve ever experienced!
L-Citrulline fits perfectly into pre or post workout supplementation. For better workout performance dose 3g 30-40 minutes prior to exercise, and for faster recovery, dose 1-2g L-Citrulline immediately following exercise.