By Bryan Kernan author of Bodybuilding Supplement Secrets Revealed
Do you want to boost your energy output? Citrulline malate is a supplement you may be interested in. The buzz about citrulline malate got going in 2002 from the study . "Citrulline/malate promotes aerobic energy production in human exercising muscle" from the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It has been found out that L-Citrulline supplementation results in reduced fatigue and improved endurance for both aerobic and anaerobic prolonged exercise (Ezamine.com) and that it also can potentially increase the body’s capability to put out power during training.
WebMD notes that citrulline is a naturally occurring amino acid found in food, such as watermelons, and also made in the body. If you want to get a lot of it, however, you have to supplement.
Supplementing with L-citrulline increases arginine plasma levels if you supplement over a period of time. Supplementing with citrulline also enhances erectile function and circulatory health.
Different dosing levels are suggested for optimum intake. For exercise benefits, take 6,000 – 8,000 mg of citrulline malate about an hour prior to exercise. If you are just taking it for circulatory or erectile health, you only need to take about half that amount.