Today in Master Class we look at the Supplement Citrulline Malate
What is Citrulline?
AKA L-Citrulline, Stimol (Brand Name), Watermelon extract
L-Citrulline is a non-protein amino acid compound, that means it does not get used to form structural proteins such as enzymes.
L-Citrulline is a potent hydroxyl radical scavenger and much more effective precursor of arginine and nitric oxide (NO) than arginine itself so exploited in therapeutics.
Its supplementation holds potential in conditions like erectile dysfunction, sickle cell anemia, short bowel syndrome (to restore nitrogen balance), hyperlipidemia, cancer chemotherapy, hypercholestremia, in hyperoxic lung damage, urea cycle disorders, Alzheimers disease, multi-infarct dementia and as an immunomodulator ( see anti-aging chapter ) – wow long list
In recent years ( since 2015 ) there has been growing research into the application for increasing Athletic Performance. The potential ergogenic effect in this domain is thought to be through increased ATP production.
In some studies, the consumption of Citrulline Malate has been shown to increase repetitions to failure by as much as 50 percent, along with decreasing perceived muscle soreness by 40 percent and improve maximal strength and anaerobic power
There are very few foods that contain notable amounts of Citrulline, it is highest in watermelon ( where it derives its name, Watermelon’s are known Scientifically as Citrullus Vulgaris )Other food sources of L-citrulline include muskmelons, bitter melons, squashes, gourds, cucumbers, and pumpkins.
However, consider that you would need to eat between 1.5 and 5.0kg of Watermelon per day to meet the minimum and maximum respective dosage required for effect and you soon realize that this is one amino acid that you basically ” have no choice but to supplement” ie there is no viable food intake pathway for us to realize ” maximum effect” no matter how flawless your diet.
What is Citrulline Malate ?
Citrulline bound to Malate, an organic salt of Malic Acid, an intermediate in the citric acid cycle is the most researched form of Citrulline.
There is some speculation about an independent role of Malate in producing performance benefits, but as yet there’s insufficient research to compare Citrulline Malate to L-citrulline directly.
All this from an OTC Supplement makes Citrulline Malate IMO one of about only 7 OTC supplements worthy of your hard-earned cash
This one of the few supplements that stands up to critical review rather the fuckers in the Supplement Industry try to steal your money
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OTC Sports Supplements that work Part 1, Citrulline Malate
What is Citrulline Malate ?
Increase in Athletic Performance ?
Anti-aging Impact ?
Blood Flow and Blood Pressure Modulation ?
Sexual Function – Pro-erectile Properties ?
Interaction with Hormonal Profile – HGH and IGF-1 ?
Safety and Toxicity ?
Recommended Dosage and Timing ?