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Author Topic: Arginine vs. Citrulline  (Read 528 times)

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Kano

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Arginine vs. Citrulline
« on: December 05, 2019, 04:30:44 PM »

Since one derives from the other, I was wondering which one is the best to take as a supplement?

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Re: Arginine vs. Cetrulline
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 08:40:58 PM »

Please do a forum search by clicking on HOME and then searching. I quote myself,

Citrulline is superior to Arginine for several reasons.

1. It increases plasma levels of citrulline, arginine and ornithine levels. ornithine is also therapeutic to endothelial health.
2. It is more effective than arginine at increasing arginine levels for long periods of time, rather than a spike like arginine supplementation does.
3. It bypasses the liver and is converted to arginine in the kidneys, allowing it to escape enzymatic degradation. It is better used by the body and you do not need as much, whereas you have to take upward of 5 - 10 grams of Arginine to raise blood levels citrulline only needs 1.5 grams or so.

However, citrulline is ACIDIC and will erode your teeth or possibly cause gerd, possibly. It may reversely help gerd, it depends on what your issue is. If you buy the powder form, use a straw. If this bothers you, just buy arginine or take something else such as ginseng or pycnogenol for NO levels. Also remember that insulin lowers NO levels, so change that diet to get out of a state of too much insulin in the body.

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Re: Arginine vs. Citrulline
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 05:09:20 PM »

Thanks for the info and for replying, NeoV! Next time I'll do a forum search beforehand, my bad!

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Re: Arginine vs. Citrulline
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 04:26:11 AM »

I am very pleased to be a member here. In order for me to access the data fully.
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Re: Arginine vs. Citrulline
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 04:53:05 PM »

Thanks for this research NeoV.
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Re: Arginine vs. Citrulline
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 01:24:29 AM »

There is a very informative post above. It influenced me to purchase Citrulline.  The purchased product is very high quality and does not include any additives. No colors, sweeteners, flavors, etc. This is important to me due to other health problems.  Because there is a comment above about Citrulline being acidic, I measured the pH for a prepared doses.  The pH of two different doses: 1500 grams &  3000 grams of powder mixed in 6 ounces of water.  The measured pH is 7.0 for both doses.  So, at least for the Citrulline purchased by me, doses are neutral (not acidic or basic).

This information is not provided to disprove any one or anything. Rather, it is provided to inform forum members there is a very simple product available from a commercial vendor (not me / not mine), if interested.
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Re: Arginine vs. Citrulline
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 12:29:37 PM »

There is a very informative post above. It influenced me to purchase Citrulline.  The purchased product is very high quality and does not include any additives. No colors, sweeteners, flavors, etc. This is important to me due to other health problems.  Because there is a comment above about Citrulline being acidic, I measured the pH for a prepared doses.  The pH of two different doses: 1500 grams &  3000 grams of powder mixed in 6 ounces of water.  The measured pH is 7.0 for both doses.  So, at least for the Citrulline purchased by me, doses are neutral (not acidic or basic).

This information is not provided to disprove any one or anything. Rather, it is provided to inform forum members there is a very simple product available from a commercial vendor (not me / not mine), if interested.

Would you mind quoting the product name and supplier of this Citrullkine please John.

I currently obtain my Citrulline Mallate from Bulkpowders UK, and find this product to be very effective, although quite unpleasant to drink. I use about 200ml of water over the recommeneded 50ml as at 50ml the concentration is extreme in my opinion. But in a cup of water it is much more bearable.
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Re: Arginine vs. Citrulline
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 07:09:06 PM »

I purchased some l-citrulline capsules from Amazon. I took the recommended dosage of two 750mg capsules for about a week. Unfortunately I can't tolerate it, caused terrible GERD symptoms. I noticed a little extra pump working out at the gym, I didn't notice any help with erections.



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Re: Arginine vs. Citrulline
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2020, 11:19:46 AM »

Yeah I must admit, I definitely had some acidic stomach type symptoms from this. I feel that it will be less intense via water, than it would be if i were to take a tablet.

The effect on the penis is interesting. I suffer from turtling a lot, and I feel this supplement counters that quite nicely. However, I do feel like it has changed the way I get erections a little bit. they just feel different. the whole unit feels spongier. at first i thought this was a good thing, but now I'm not so sure. my erections were firmer before i think.
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