L-Citrulline DL-Malate is a combination of Citrulline, an amino acid, and Malate, the salt of malic acid. It is popularly used as a dietary supplement to boost athletic performance and extreme physical exertion by delaying the onset of fatigue and muscle pain.
This compound helps tired muscles recover fast from fatigue and physical exertion. High ammonia and lactic acid content in the blood causes muscles to tire easily and prevents the conversion of glucose into energy. Taking L-Citrulline DL-Malate removes the content from the blood, giving the muscles longer-lasting performance and faster recovery time.
One study conducted to evaluate the activities of Citrulline Malate shows that this combination encourages the production of urea in the liver and the re-absorption of bicarbonates in the kidneys. This metabolic process explains why Citrulline Malate can protect the body from symptoms of acidosis and from muscle fatigue after physical exertion. DL-Malic Acid, on the other hand, is used as food additive mainly to adjust pH level while inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
Taking this supplement can speed up the healing process of tired muscles after extreme physical exertion. It is also important in speeding up healing among the elderly and among patients recovering from surgery and severe trauma.*
The recommended daily dose of L-Citrulline DL-Malate is 3 to 4 grams twice daily. The first dose is best taken in the morning, and the second may be taken 45 minutes before physical activity.