How our body converts L-citrulline to L-arginine


 

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Did you know? L-citrulline is an amino acid normally made by the body? The body converts L-citrulline to L-arginine, another type of amino acid. L-arginine improves blood flow. It does so by creating nitric oxide (NO), a gas that helps dilate blood vessels. L-arginine has been shown to help people with heart disease or clogged arteries because of its vessel-widening abilities.

The same effect on blood vessels helps improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED). Watermelon is one of the best food sources of L-citrulline. Legumes, meat, and nuts also contain the amino acid. But most people use supplements to increase the amount of L-citrulline in their diets.

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