BCS Citrulline is an amino acid. But unlike some amino acids, citrulline is not used to make protein. It is found in watermelon. The name “citrulline” comes from “citrullus,” which is the Latin term for watermelon. The body can also make citrulline.
BCS citrulline is used for heart failure and improving athletic performance. It is also used for sickle cell disease, erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure in the lungs, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.
Possibly Effective for
- Athletic performance. Taking L-citrulline by mouth might be effective for improving some types of exercise performance when taken for up to 7 days. L-citrulline may help some athletes work harder, lift weights longer, and go faster on an exercise bike. But it does not seem to help people run for longer distances. Also, taking L-citrulline for up to 8 weeks does not seem to increase muscle size or strength.
- Heart failure. L-citrulline can help people with heart failure who are already treated with standard medications. Taking L-citrulline by mouth seems to reduce blood pressure in the lungs in these patients. This helps the heart work better, allowing people with heart failure to walk farther.
Direction to use:
Consume 5g, during, and after training. Citrulline Malate is highly synergistic with Arginine, Beta-Alanine and Creatine supplementation
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
There isn’t enough reliable information to know if L-citrulline is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
L-citrulline is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth or when given by IV in appropriate amounts.
DOSING : (Adults by Mouth):
- For athletic performance: 2.4 grams or 5 grams daily for 7 days. A single dose of 5 grams just before exercise has also been used. L-citrulline maleate 2 grams daily for up to 8 weeks has also been used. 1.2 grams daily plus L-arginine 1.2 grams daily for 7 days has also been used.
- For heart failure: 3 grams daily for 2-4 months.