L-Citrulline is an amino acid that is commonly used in dietary supplements to increase sports performance and improve cardiovascular health. L-Citrulline has been proven to
-increase nitric oxide levels in the body
-improve blood flow
-reduce muscle fatigue
-reduce muscle soreness
-increase training volume
Supplementing with Citrulline:
L-Citrulline enters the body and is converted to L-Arginine in the kidneys. L-Arginine is then broken down into Nitric Oxide and Citrulline through oxidation induced by enzymes known as Nitric Oxide Synathases (NOS). Nitric Oxide relaxes the muscles around vessels allowing the vessels to widen for more blood to flow freely.
By improving blood flow you are in turn improving oxygen and nutrient delivery to muscles which will result in increased anaerobic and aerobic endurance and improve recovery.
The recommended dosage for L-Citrulline is 3-4 grams, while Citrulline Malate is 6-8 grams.