While l-arginine gets the most attention as far as amino acids that support the heart, l-citrulline just might offer more for the heart.
And you may have noticed L-arginine Plus contains 1010 mg of l-citrulline.
You may NOT know about all the l-citrulline benefits you get when you take L-arginine Plus because this amino acid seems to take a back seat.
Read on for an overview of one of the star players in L-arginine Plus, and the l-citrulline benefits that can provide serious support for your health.
What is l-citrulline?
Like l-arginine, l-citrulline is an amino acid naturally produced by the body, and also found in some foods.
L-citrulline actually gets turned into l-arginine by the body, which in turns allows more release of nitric oxide (NO) to increase the overall impact of L-arginine Plus on expanding the blood vessels and improving blood flow.
What does it do?
In the grand scheme of things, a more consistent and abundant release of nitric oxide (with the help of l-citrulline and l-arginine) can result in better blood flow which leads to lower blood pressure, better heart health, sexual health and improved workouts.
What is l-citrulline used for?
The benefits of l-citrulline are more expansive than you might think. These benefits include but are not limited to:
• Immune system health
• Preventing muscle fatigue
• Alleviating anxiety
• Boosts energy levels
• Dementia treatment
• Sickle cell disease treatment
• Athletic performance
I’m 100% healthy. Should I still take l-citrulline?
Even if you don’t have high blood pressure, dementia, or cardiovascular issues, l-citrulline (and l-arginine) is still a beneficial supplement!
Our body’s production of nitric oxide decreases as we age, even if we don’t have any predispositions to health issues.
If you’re just looking to boost your every day energy levels or see improvement in your athletic performance or daily workouts, l-cittruline could be a great supplement to add in your daily routine.
How do I get l-citrulline?
Many experts say that to see a difference in health and rep the benefits of l-citrulline and l-arginine supplementation, you need at least one gram (1000 mg) of l-citrulline and 5 grams (5000 mg) of l-arginine daily.
There are already 1000 mg of citrulline in l-arginine Plus if you’re looking for a supplement.
L-citrulline can also be found in foods such as melons and cucumbers, but the concentration of l-citrulline in these foods is so low that you would expend a lot of money and calories trying to supplement l-citrulline in your diet alone.