Citrulline Malate: The Future of Athletic Performance

There are so many different pre-workout supplements, with numerous combinations of formulas. Chances are if you are currently taking a pre-workout that gives you an amazing pump, and makes you feel less fatigued, that pre-workout has Citrulline Malate in it. In fact any legitimate pre-workout is going to have this ingredient, as it is one of the single best ingredients ever formulated for pushing your body to the next level. The ability of this ingredient goes beyond the gym however, let me dive deeper into why I ALWAYS supplement this ingredient.

First off there is a difference between L-Citrulline, and Citrulline Malate, so make sure your product has Citrulline Malate and not L-Citruline. Citrulline Malate is comprised of Citrulline, which happens to be a nonessential amino acid. This mean you can achieve its benefits by your diet if you eat high amounts of melons (but seriously, who eats high amounts of melons). Although taking the powder form is much more beneficial as you can time when you wish to get the most out of the ingredient. The first major thing Citrulline Malate does is help you increase your nitric oxide production. This is what allows you to get those awesome pumps in the gym. It does this by increasing your plasma levels of Arginine in the body (Arginine is what your body produces to create that pump feeling). It actually increases these levels better then supplementing L-Arginine would. The benefits do not stop there though.

Citrulline Malate has the ability to reduce your lactic acid almost immediately, this is that tight sore feeling you get from putting constant tension on the muscles. By lowering your overall lactic acid levels, you will be able to perform intense athletic movements with more overall ease. While decreasing lactic acid, it also rids the body of ammonia. Ammonia is EXTREMELY toxic to cells, and can lead to numerous health issues. The problem though, is intense exercise produces more ammonia, so by supplementing Citrulline Malate you are able to effectively counter act the production of ammonia.

One of the final, but certainly not least benefits of CM is its ability to increase Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), and speed up recovery. Most people associate ATP with creatine, and while you should definitely still take a creatine supplement, adding in CM can double the benefits of ATP production. ATP is the main energy source in your cells that allows you to perform heavy movements. Therefore, the more ATP in your body, the more you will be able to perform in the gym. Not only does it increase ATP during exercise, but it keeps the production levels high post exercise as well. This will allow your muscles to heal more properly then they ever would before!

With all of the scientific proven benefits of Citrulline Malate, I recommend looking on the back of your pre-workout label and making SURE it is in your pre. The best dosage for CM is usually between 6-8g. Anything less and you will not be truly reaping the benefits.


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