Ingredient Focus: Citrulline Part 2 – What It Does

In Part 1, we used grapes and toothpicks to understand what citrulline is. In part 2, we discuss what it does.

Like a watermelon seed, the best part of citrulline is not what it is, but what it becomes: arginine. When citrulline is ingested, it is converted into the amino acid arginine.

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Ingredient Focus: Citrulline – What It Is, What It Does, How Much to Take (Part 1)

Since citrulline is one of the key ingredients in the Energy Drink of the Month for June 2016, it’s time to take a closer look. With the help of grapes and toothpicks, GreenEyedGuide answers your biggest citrulline questions.

Citrulline is an amino acid, but not an essential/non-essential amino acid our bodies use to build proteins. Citrulline is called “watermelon extract” and gets its name from watermelon’s Latin botanical name, (Citrullus vulgaris). So you’d think watermelon has a lot of citrulline, right?

Wrong. Read more