Why L-Citrulline Malate 2:1 ?!?

About L-Citrulline Malate 2:1

  • Promotes power and strength output during workouts*
  • Supplements ATP production*
  • Includes 6cc scoop for easy dosing
  • Comes in re-sealable bag to maintain freshness
  • Tested for purity

L-Citrulline Malate benefits your performance at the gym by supplementing amino acid utilization in skeletal muscle and promoting healthy blood flow, while supporting ATP production [1]. After absorption, citrulline either maintains its structure or gets converted to arginine, an amino acid commonly consumed to supplement strength and endurance. Additionally, arginine may benefit mental clarity, alertness, & memory due to it being an intermediate in brain protein synthesis* [6].

What is Citrulline?

Citrulline is a non-protein amino acid, meaning it is not used to form proteins, which also means that it is not found in abundance in common food sources. Watermelon has the highest natural content of citrulline, despite watermelon having ~1g protein per serving. L-Citrulline is bonded to malic acid in a 2:1 ratio to result in citrulline malate.

L-Citrulline Benefits

Power & Strength

Citrulline malate enhances the ease at which one can obtain the “pump” due to it being a precursor to arginine. Promoting blood flow aids in recovery from exercise  This same mechanism is what allows it to promote creatine production and amino acid utilization in muscular tissue [3]. Physical strength benefits are common when taking citrulline malate, as one study showed a 23% increase in force output [1]. In another study done on trained weightlifters, citrulline malate increased reps per set, delayed fatigue, and decreased muscle soreness [2]. In addition to it benefits for strength, allowing you to perform more reps, and combating soreness, Citrulline Malate supplements the rate of phosphocreatine restoration post-workout [3]. This not only translates to strength benefits at the beginning of your workout, but maintaining high levels of strength throughout your workout, allowing you to tear through weights.*


Lactic acid is responsible for the burning sensation that occurs while exercising, and can also prevent you from running as far as you would like and lifting as long as you want to. The secondary action of citrulline malate is its ability to act as a buffer. It achieves this by supplementing the reabsorption of the body’s natural buffers, such as bicarbonates* [5].

Literature points to a benefit to oxidative ATP production during exercise by up to 34%, which is likely due to malic acid being an intermediate in ATP production [3]. Put more simply, the malic acid component of this powder compliments the replenishment of ATP (energy) stores.*


Healthy blood flow is what allows L-citrulline malate to not only increase your performance at the gym, but also aid recovery outside of the gym as well* [4].

L-Citrulline vs Citrulline Malate Supplements

Citrulline malate is the form studied in patients with fatigue that has been shown to promote ATP production and creatine phosphate regeneration. L-citrulline alone has not been shown to have these benefits.

L-Citrulline Malate Dosage

The recommended dose is 3-6 grams per serving for optimal health and performance benefits. If you do not notice effects at this dosage, then increase up to 10 grams per day.

Start with a lower dosage and increase after assessing tolerance. If you find higher doses intolerable, experiment with split dosing before and after workouts, or at different times of the day.

For best results, take citrulline malate on an empty stomach in the morning or before bed. For performance benefits, consume within 15-60 minutes before a workout.

Synonyms: L-Citrulline DL-Malate, Stimol, Citrulline Malate


What is composition of your L-citrulline malate 2:1 powder?

Our L-Citrulline DL-Malate powder is 2 parts L-citrulline bonded with 1-part Malic Acid. In a serving size of 3g, 2g would be L-citrulline and 1g would be Malic acid by weight.

How should I take L-Citrulline Malate?

L-Citrulline Malate is best taken on an empty stomach early in the morning, at least half an hour before exercise, or prior to sleep.

Taking citrulline prior to sleep allows the body to continue delivering nutrients to the muscles to maintain an anabolic state.