What is L-Citrulline?
L-citrulline is non-essential amino acid. Our kidneys change it into another amino acid called L-arginine and a chemical named nitric oxide. These compounds are important to heart and blood vessel health. 1
- Aids in maintenance of elasticity of blood vessels via increasing nitric oxide production (Nitric oxide is a molecule that relax the blood vessels resulting in increased oxygen and blood flow)
- L-citrulline has been shown to be more effective in promoting the production of nitric oxide than L-arginine itself.
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Erectile dysfunction due to insufficiency of blood flow
- Athletic support
L-Citrulline is an amino acid involved in both urea cycle and nitric oxide cycle. Though being the precursor of L-arginine, L-citrulline has been shown to be more effective in promoting the production of nitric oxide than L-arginine itself.
Potential applications may include cardiovascular conditions, erectile dysfunction due to arteriolar insufficiency, and athletic support.
Adults - take 1 teaspoon a day, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
In a human clinical trial involving male patients (mean age 56 years old) with mild erectile dysfunction, daily 1.5 g of citrulline for 2 months was shown to significantly improve erection hardness score, overall satisfaction score, as well as the frequency of intercourse per month.
high blood pressure and hardening of arteries
In a clinical trial, it demonstrated effectiveness in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (high blood pressure in the . In the trial pulmonary artery pressure and exercise capacity (i.e. mean walking distance) were significantly improved after 3 g of L-citrulline daily for 2 weeks
Ensure to drink enough fluid before, during, and after exercise. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a healthcare practitioner.
Ingredients (per teaspoon): (49 servings)
- Kashani BS, Pour PT, Malekmohammad M, Behzadnia N, Sheybani-Afshar F, Fakhri M, Chaibakhsh S, Naghashzadeh F, Aidenlou S. Oral L-citrulline malate in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and Eisenmenger syndrome: a clinical trial. Journal of Cardiology (2014). 64:231-235.
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