Saturday, November 24, 2012
Citrulline Malate Benefits
Citrulline malate might also be beneficial in maintaining muscle strength and preventing muscle breakdown. According to results of an animal study published in 2009 in the "European Journal of Pharmacology," administration of citrulline malate limited skeletal muscle breakdown in the presence of a bacterial toxin. Researchers induced muscle weakness in rats by administering Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bacterial toxin. Citrulline malate blocked the toxic properties of the bacteria and maintained the integrity of skeletal muscle. More research is needed to determine whether the same effects would occur in humans.