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Hey guys, Sean Nalewanyj here of,
and in today’s video I’m going to be a doing a review of citrulline malate. So this
supplement isn’t nearly as popular in comparison to other performance-boosting compunds like
creatine or beta alanine or caffeine, but it has been gaining more and more credibility
in recent years as an effective pre-workout ingredient for improving overall strength,
endurance and bottom line muscle growth. So I’ll be covering what citrulline malate
is, what it does, how to take it, possible side effects as well as my top recommended
product. So citrulline malate is a combination of the amino l-citrulline and malic acid,
and there are two primary ways that it might benefit your program. The first is by reducing
muscular fatigue during exercise. Citrulline assists in clearing out metabolic waste products
such as ammonia and lactate during your workouts, and this should allow you to basically squeeze
out additional reps on sets that use moderate to high reps. And in addition to that it’s
also going to help you recover more quickly in between sets. And the second benefit is
that it reduces post workout muscle soreness, and this might improve overall recovery in
between workouts. So if you’re somebody who is on a higher frequency plan that has
you training each specific muscle group twice a week or more, then this might improve your
overall strength and performance if you do tend to get quite sore after training. And
I will provide a link in the description box below to the most popular citruline malate
study available that clearly showed both of the benefits I just mentioned, both a significant
increase in lifting performance and a reduction in post workout muscle soreness. Citrulline
malate is also marketed for its supposed ability to raise nitric oxide levels in the body,
but I’m not quite convinced that this is a legitimate benefit that is going to carry
over to your actual workouts. Citrulline malate does increase the levels of l-arginine in
your blood, but arginine is not a limiting factor when it comes to nitric oxide production.
In other words, your body already has enough l-arginine circulating in order to maximize
its effects, and dumping a few extra grams of arginine on top of this is not likely going
to make any significant difference when it comes to nitric oxide production or when it
comes to your overall workout performance. So how much citrulline malate should you take
and when? Well, based on the available research, the proper citrulline malate dosage in order
to see optimal benefits is going to be between 6-8 grams. This can be mixed in whatever liquid
you prefer based on your taste preference, and should be taken anywhere from 30-45 minutes
prior to your training session. Do keep in mind that citrulline malate does have a very
strong sour taste to it, so you’ll probably want to mix it in a flavored drink in order
to mask this. In terms of side effects, The only known side effect of citrulline malate
supplementation at this time is that it may cause stomach discomfort in a small percentage
of users, and consuming your citrulline malate on an empty stomach is going to be the best
way to reduce this effect. So, who should supplement with citrulline malate? Well, I
definitely wouldn’t consider citrulline malate to be a must-have by any means, and
also keep in mind that the actual concrete research on this supplement is still very
limited. However, given that the available research that is out there does show measurable
benefits, and given that the effects of citrulline malate do make sense on paper, and given that
the real-world feedback is usually positive in the majority of users, I would say that
citrulline malate is a worthwhile supplement for you to experiment with if you already
have the basics covered first of all, so you can check out my complete Fitness Supplementation
Guide using the link in the description box below to find out which specific supplements
that I consider to be foundational in a muscle building and fat loss program. And secondly,
assuming that money is not an issue because this stuff is not particularly cheap and it
is quite a bit more expensive on a gram per gram basis in comparison to other popular
supplements like creatine or beta alanine. And thirdly, because of the way that citrulline
malate functions in the body, it’s only going to primarily benefit those who are following
a training program that involves moderate to higher reps (so at least 8 reps per set),
shorter intervals in between sets, and a reasonably high workload per session, and a reasonably
high training frequency. If you’re utilizing a plan that involves lower reps and longer
resting intervals in between sets, then the effects of citrulline malate are going to
be far less pronounced, though it might still be useful for its effects on reducing post
workout muscle soreness. And the final question here is what is the best citrulline malate
product available. So there are two main criteria that a high quality citrulline malate product
should meet. The first criteria is that it should deliver a chemically bonded source
of l-citrulline and malic acid. In other words, each molecule of l-citrulline is directly
bonded to each molecule of malic acid, rather than simply having them dumped in and mixed
together separately. And the second criteria is that it should provide a 2:1 ratio of l-citrulline
to malic acid, rather than the 1:1 ratio that some companies use. I would also strongly
recommend purchasing a pure citrulline malate powder and measuring out the dosage for yourself
rather than relying on commercial pre-workouts that simply include citrulline malate as part
of the overall blend. The proper citrulline malate dosage, again is going to be between
6-8 grams, and most of the popular pre-workout formulas on the market are not even going
to come close to delivering this amount. So based on that criteria, I personally recommend
Primaforce Citrulline Malate, which I will provide a link to in the description box,
as it is a bonded source of citrulline malate and it is present in a 2:1 ratio. So my overall
suggestion when it comes to citrullina malate is to take the potential benefits that I’ve
outlined in this video into consideration, weigh it against the cost, and then decide
if you think that it is a worthwhile supplement to try out based on your individual situation,
and if you do decide to experiment with it, I’d be curious to hear your feedback, and
if you have used it up to this point already, then you can go ahead and leave a comment
below and let me know what your experience with it was. So thanks for watching this video.
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