L-Citrulline dosage information
L-Citrulline dosage information

L-Citrulline dosage information

There is relatively little extensively written on L-Citrulline. As a supplement, L-Citrulline is usually described in the context of the supplement that it compliments, L-Arginine. As a supplement the role of L-Citrulline is relatively simple. L-Citrulline is meant to be converted into L-Arginine by the body. The addition of L-Citrulline allows for there to be a greater amount of unabsorbed L-Arginine once this amino acid passes through the digestive system. L-Citrulline and L-Arginine work together to create synergy. If you are planning on using an L-Citrulline supplement in your diet, you should also be taking an L-Arginine supplement in order to obtain the desired results.

The recommended daily supplemental dose of L-Citrulline is 200-1000 mg once a day before bed (at the same time of the day when you ought to be taking your L-Arginine supplement). L-Citrulline supplements may be difficult to find on their own as they are most likely going to be combined with L-Arginine or included as a part of a collection of supplements meant to do a number of specific things. This is why the dosage amount can vary so greatly. The lowest recommended daily dose is the 200 mg while the most that you will want to take in a 24 hour period should not exceed 1000 mg. You will need to keep this in mind especially if thus supplement is combined with other supplements that are taken in high doses or more than once throughout the day.

As is the case with just about anything in this world, you can find L-Citrulline from several sources in the internet or through companies that offer supplements as part of powder or juice lines. Remember that as you are looking over dosage information and comparing products that you need to have the synergy between L-Citrulline and L-Arginine in order to receive the fullest benefits of nitric oxide production. Taking dosages of L-Citrulline that are too low or absent of L-Arginine will not allow you to take full advantage of the heart health, improved immunity or increased energy results that you are looking for. A dosage that is too low will simply be absorbed in the intestinal tract before it can reach the cells in the remainder of the body.

As with any medication or supplement, it is always a best practice to have a discussion with your doctor before supplementing your diet. There are some serious consequences that are possible if your L-Citrulline dosage is not first approved. For example, L-Citrulline can interact with other medication and lessen the effectiveness of those medications. Perhaps the most dangerous of these medication interactions is in the case of blood thinners (commonly used to keep blood pressure under control). The increase in L-Citrulline and L-Arginine may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. This is just one example of how when it comes to improving blood flow you can certainly have too much of a good thing. There are also situations where one may be being treated for heart disease or another cardiovascular problem and in these cases both L-Citrulline and L-Arginine might be inappropriate. Even at the perfect dose, L-Citrulline cannot cure a disease nor can it prevent disease, your personal physician or specialist are best suited to treat these diseases and their advice should be solicited whenever you are in doubt regarding the kinds of supplements that are safe and may provide benefits to you.


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