$0.45 / serve
Magic pill to the end of early fatigue, poor endurance, and lack of pump? Citrulline L-Malate from ATP Science is about as close as you can get. As a star ingredient in a number of well formulated pre-workout nowadays, Citrulline plays a huge role in increasing the blood flow to your muscles and removing the waste products within your muscles. ATP brings this goodness straight to your shake, so you can control the dosage and reap the ultimate rewards.
- Increases nutrient delivery to muscles to train harder and perform better -Increases waste disposal within muscles - High absorption by your body and minimal side effects - 100% natural and GMO free
When it comes down to the molecular level of our muscles, citrulline is not a huge player of a game, and if definitely a supplement that is far less talked about. Instead, you're more likely to hear about Arginine. The amino acid Arginine plays a super-effective and incredibly crucial role when it comes to relaxing blood vessels so that more blood can flow to the muscles. Increased blood flow and circulation means that our muscles are provided with more nutrients, such as oxygen, energy and water, more often.
However, the bioavailability of arginine is very poor - we can take it in, but our body sucks at actually absorbing it. Instead, we depend on Citrulline - because in comparison, it is super bioavailable and is actually converted to arginine in the body anyway. So, by using citrulline as a round-about source of arginine, we end up with a significantly longer, more controlled and more effective increase in arginine levels and all the positive effects that come associated with that!
Citrulline also increases the levels of ornithine in the body - which plays a major role in getting rid of ammonia within muscles. When we train, especially with high intensity, our body starts to produce ammonia as a by-product and waste product of energy creation. This ammonia increases our levels of fatigue, and decreases the ability of our muscles to contract a muscle and perform with strength and power the way we want it to. Therefore, your performance, stamina and endurance tend to take a hit, and your workout performance is significantly reduced. Citrulline is one of the crucial and critical amino acids required to effectively get rid of this ammonia through the process we know as the urea cycle - transporting that ammonia out of your muscles, and instead to your kidney for excretion. In the end, this means your muscles have reduced fatigue, are able to perform better for much longer.
In the human body, increases in circulation naturally brings greater amounts of nutrients (fuel) and oxygen to working muscles, while also providing greater waste disposal, including the lactic acid removal (you know, the burning pain we all get when he hit the gym, run or ride). ATP's L-Citrulline Malate comes in a 250gm (125 serves) size.
The combined effects of greater circulation leads to vast improvements in muscle strength and power, while reducing muscle soreness. This results in us being able to train harder, perform better, while reducing the muscle soreness that halts our training in its tracks. There is a chemical that resides within our blood vesicles which allow the wall of the blood vessels to relax and thus increases the circulation. This amazing chemical is known as nitric oxide.
Benefits of L-Citrulline Malate
If you are keen at all about getting more out of your training sessions, you should be taking CM before each bout of exercise. The studies are in and this works. Whether you are keen on hitting the road for a 10km run or hitting the gym for a workout, taking CM will help you in the following ways.
- Improved blood circulation to the muscles
- No artificial stimulation, meaning this can be taken in the evening without keeping you up all night
- Improved muscle performance
- Strength improvement
- Do more reps
- Make your workouts easier and more enjoyable
- Less muscle pain (reduced ‘DOMS’)
- Great aerobic duration of your body
- Get that ‘pumped’ feeling we all love
For best results take 1 - 3 grams 2 to 3 times daily.
Is this product vegan?
Yes, this product contains no animal-products or GMO, and is 100% suitable for a vegan lifestyle.
Is this product gluten-free?
This product is approved and tested to be 100% gluten free!
Is this product safe for use during pregnancy?
While this product has demonstrated no adverse effects or conditions for those who use during a pregnancy, we recommend discontinuing use for the duration of pregnancy to ensure safety. For more information, consult a medical professional.
Does this product contain any banned substances?
No, this product has been tested and confirmed to contain no banned substances. However, we advise that the list of banned substances as noted by the Australian Regulatory Board, ASADA, changes very frequently. For utmost assurance, please consult the ASADA Supplement Checker or contact the MAK Crew.
We recommend a serving size of 1 flat scoop (1-3g). This can be taken 2-3 times daily. To mix, combine with 1/2 cup water, or add to other supplements. For optimal results, consume before a workout, and additionally throughout the day. Ideal timing could be before breakfast, pre workout and before bed.