Improves Blood Vessel Health

Citrulline - Improves Blood Vessel Health
The amino acid citrulline is converted to an amino acid called arginine, which is important for promoting blood vessel health, increasing nitric oxide production and buffering the effects of ammonia that cause fatigue. A Japanese study on mice showed that supplementing the diet with L-citrulline helped detoxify ammonia and improved endurance exercise capacity. In another Japanese study, citrulline reduced blood vessel stiffness in middle-aged men. Citrulline is a healthy food supplement that enhances blood vessel health and might prevent fatigue. We don’t know if the results of animal studies apply to humans. (Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, 57: 246-250)