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What does L-citrulline do in your body?

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L-citrulline boosts the amount of nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide helps your arteries relax and work better, which helps with blood flow.

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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 24, 2019

SOURCES:

News releases, National Standard Database: "L-Citrulline May Lower Blood Pressure," "Watermelon and Viagra."

Venes, D., editor, Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 19th edition. F.A. Davis Company, 2001.

Cormio, L. Urology, January 2011.

Smith, H. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, July 2006.

Sureda, A. Medicine and Sport Science, 2013.

National Medicines Comprehensive Medicines web site. "L-Citrulline Monograph."

DiPetrio, N. Atherosclerosis, Nov. 8, 2012.

Osowska, S. American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, 2006.

Curis, E. Amino Acids, 2005.

Carpenter, T.O.  New England Journal of Medicine, 1985.

Jesse, S. CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics, June 2009.

Tremblay, G.C. New England Journal of Medicine, 1975.

Mandel H. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, 2005.

Diego M. C., Zhao-Jun Liu, Omaida C. V. Oxygen: Implications of Wound Healing, 2012

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 24, 2019

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