With many years of collecting data, we too believe that L-Citrulline Malate is the ergogenic powerhouse in our pre-workout. Recently Bodybuilding.com released a supplement bio on the difference between L-citrulline and L-citrulline Malate. Because we use L-Citrulline Malate, we had to share.
But first, what's the ingredient that we're talking about?
L-Citrulline Malate works primarily by regulating Nitric Oxide, commonly known as NO. Over the years, there has been an influx of NO products using Arginine as the primary ingredient. While Arginine has been shown to spike plasma levels of arginine, L-Citrulline Malate has actually shown to be more effective at raising plasma levels of Arginine even more than Arginine itself, and for longer periods of time! L-Citrulline Malate does this by forming with Ornithine to become Arginine in the body. Since all three of these amino acids are part of the urea cycle, the increased levels also boost your body's ability to withstand the muscle "burn" felt during exercise, as well as increased elimination of toxic byproducts of exercise.
Follow the link below for a more in depth look on the differences between L-citrulline and L-citrulline Malate. Written by Nick Coker for Bodybuilding.com, we felt compelled to share his expert opinion.
The article, "L-Citrulline or Citrulline Malate? N.O. Contest!" by Nick Coker, can be found here.