L-Citrulline Malate plus Vitamin C
L-Citrulline is a non-proteinogenic amino acid. It support the many important bodily functions, such as
- stimulation of metabolism
- important component of many vital organs
- maintenance and protection of muscle mass
The amino acid L-citrulline is bound to malic acid, which is achieved by esterification of these two compounds.
The name Citrulline comes from Latin "citrullus" and means "watermelon". L-Citrulline is involved in the urea cycle, one of the most important metabolic cycles in our body.
Many positive attributes are attributed to Citrulline Malate in the literature.
An important feature for athletes is the faster elimination of the ammonia, which naturally occurs in the body and may accumulate. Ammonia is a breakdown product during intensive workout and should be removed as soon as possible because ammonia is a toxin and may attack other cells.
High levels of ammonia can negatively affect physical performance and acidification of the muscles. Citrulline Malate accelerates the breakdown of ammonia and thus delays the hyperacidity of the muscle, which leads to muscle soreness.
L-Citrulline Malate increases ATP synthesis during workout by about 30 percent, but also creatine phosphate regeneration due to high training loads. In fact, the creatine synthesis can be increased by about 20 percent following a training session.
Further advantages are:
- efficient insulin distribution
- improved utilization of BCAAs
- increase in the secretion of growth hormone (GH)
Numerous sports medicine studies demonstrate the benefits of Citrulline Malate. They prove the immediate benefit of supplementing just prior to each training session. Measurements of muscle metabolites such as ammonia and lactate during periods of intense stress indicate overall performance.
New scientific studies have shown that the supplementation of 8 grams of Citrulline Malate in comparison to test groups given only placebo, increases performance between 19 and 53 percent. It turned out that Citrulline Malate is increasing the performance and improving the effectiveness of the workout.
Citrulline Malate is used in many sports, but preferably in weight training and endurance sports.
Note: People, who take blood thinners or suffer from a cardiovascular disease should consult their doctor before taking Citrulline Malate.