Citrulline is an amino acid that is closely related to Arginine, one of the main ingredients of COR-Restor. Arginine is well known by nutritional scientists for its ability to increase nitric oxide production which produces a wide variety of health benefits. COR-Restor combines Citrulline, Arginine, and Beet Root to give you maximum vasodilation and relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, especially in the large arteries and veins and smaller arterioles.
You may be asking, "Is Citrulline or Arginine the more beneficial for Nitric Oxide Production?"
In the body, citrulline is converted to arginine, which goes on to make another important substance—nitric oxide. When citrulline enters the kidney, vascular endothelium and other tissues, it can be readily converted to arginine, thus raising plasma and tissue levels of arginine and enhancing nitric oxide production.
Now, the reason some are claiming Citrulline to be better than arginine is, bioavalibility. Bio-availability is the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into a living system, or is made available at the site of physiological activity. Citrulline is more bioavailable, thus causing some to believe it is a more potent vasodilator, especially in those over 40 years of age.
Citrulline seems to be more bioavailable because it is more readily absorbed than arginine alone, and it bypasses metabolism in the liver and gastrointestinal tract and is readily absorbed in the kidneys. Because of the way Citrulline is absorbed some suggest it is a better source for elevating NO production.
In COR-Restor, we have both Arginine and Citrulline. Citrulline is more effective at raising nitric oxide levels (in vascular endothelium) than arginine alone because approximately 50% of the arginine (when taken orally) gets converted by the intestines and the liver. Products containing Arginine alone are far less effective at raising Nitric Oxide levels.
When taken together, you get an immediate boost of nitric oxide production from the arginine, while allowing the citrulline time to produce additional arginine for maximum nitric oxide production.
The combination of arginine and citrulline is a promising treatment for cardiovascular disease and vascular dysfunction.
Together, citrulline and arginine supplementation is a natural and safe means of providing your body with the nutrients it needs to create arginine, both short and long term. This combination can increase the natural production of nitric oxide, reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke, boost your immune system, and improve your love life without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.
Citrulline, in numerous clinical studies is proving to be of benefit for those with a number of other disease:
- Chron’s disease
- IBS – Irritable Bile Syndrome
- Parkinson’s Disease
In closing, Citrulline is one of the powerful ingredients of COR-Restor. Its ability as a precursor of Arginine, extends the life of NO production. As a powerful ammonia inhibitor, Citrulline is critical for anyone suffereing from renal failure, and individuals who want to perform, physically, at higher levels. It is also a powerful recovery agent.