L-Citrulline – Powder, 100g
The organic compound citrulline is an α-amino acid. It is a key intermediate in the urea cycle, the pathway by which mammals excrete ammonia by converting it into urea. Citrulline is also produced as a byproduct of the enzymatic production of nitric oxide from the amino acid arginine, catalyzed by nitric oxide synthase.
L-citrulline is the L-enantiomer of citrulline. It has a role as an nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, a protective agent, a nutraceutical, a micronutrient, a human metabolite, an Escherichia coli metabolite, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite and a mouse metabolite. It is an enantiomer of a D-citrulline. It is a tautomer of a L-citrulline zwitterion.
What is L-Citrulline?
Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid. In hepatocytes, L-citrulline is synthesized in the urea cycle by the addition of carbon dioxide and ammonia to ornithine. L-citrulline is converted into L-arginine by the enzymes argininosuccinate synthetase and argininosuccinate lyase in the presence of L-aspartate and ATP. Subsequently, L-arginine is converted to nitric oxide by nitric oxide synthase and L-citrulline is regenerated as a by-product.
L-Citrulline Benefits and Uses
Studies have shown that L-Citrulline may have the following benefits:
- Promotes a healthy heart
- Supports a robust cardiovascular system
- Promotes endurance
- Supports a healthy immune system
- May support male health and libido
Additional Information on L-Citrulline
L-Citrulline has been shown to support the ammonia recycling process and the metabolism of nitric oxide which may help to support cardiovascular health.
Where to Buy L-Citrulline
Botany offers high-quality L-Citrulline powder in a quantity of 100g. Our L-Citrulline has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
For Best Results:
- Take 1g orally up to 3 times daily.
- Sensitive to flavors? Feel free to mix your powder into your favorite food or drink.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from light.
- A 100g jar contains 100 x 1g servings.
- We recommend using a milligram scale to accurately measure dosages.
One Serving (1g) Contains:
- L-Citrulline 1g
- Other Ingredients: none.
- No artificial colors, preservatives, or additives.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Consult your physician if pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition.
Do not use if tamper seal is broken.