L-Citrulline Helps Beat DOMS

 L-Citrulline Helps Beat DOMS L-Citrulline is an amino acid precursor to nitric oxide (N.O.) synthesis, and it's become a favorite of weight lifters in search of a good pump. Now a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that endurance athletes have something to gain from L-Citrulline supplementation.

Researchers gave seven experienced college-aged cyclists 500 ml of natural watermelon juice, enriched watermelon juice or a placebo before a maximal effort ride. Both watermelon drinks helped ease delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) 24 hours after exercise.

True Strength Moment: Watermelon is the best source of L-Citrulline. The natural watermelon juice contained 1.17 grams while the enhanced version provided 6 grams. Both doses were effective at significantly reducing the kind of pain that comes from pushing limits. Give this amino acid a tryout next time you want to hit cardio day harder.
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