Category - L-Citrulline

L-Citrulline is an amino acid component of the urea cycle in the liver [along with Arginine and Ornithine]. Citrulline supplementation may facilitate the detoxification of ammonia, which acumulates during high-intensity exercise. Since it is easily taken up by the gut it seems more efficient than supplementation with arginine to provide arginine. Animal studies show increased anaerobic performance and repressed blood ammonia. Human studies show that oral citrulline malate supplementation [6 to 8 grams daily] increases aerobic and anaerobic performance.