Can someone tell me what is the apropiate dose of Citrulline and if I should see any change in my Berkley strips ?
I'm taking 2 (1.2 grams) tablets of L Citrulline from Now Foods each day divided in two servings . I'm not seeing any increase in my measurements.
Thanks in advance.
[MODERATOR: I split this out from this Citrulline thread: https://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=4743.0.]
Great question. I am not sure that the strips measure Citrulline NO improvements, because these don't (I believe) show up in increased nitrite levels.
I will ask the rep your question and let you know what he says. It will probably take a day or two.
The Citrulline E.D. study used 1.5 grams and I would guess split it up into 3 X daily.
Did you see Festus' warning on Citrulline?
I'm not sure but I would think that citrulline would show up indirectly. The NO strips only show salivary nitrite levels. But the less nitrites you need the higher your nitric oxide levels are. So for an example a child with high endothelial NO output should show up high assuming they're getting some nitrites because they don't need as much so the spillover will happen much quicker than a middle age person that has low levels of endothelial nitric oxide... That's just a theory though and when I get my strips I will test it out on myself...
I have tested the strips thoroughly. Cirtrulline, Arginine, PDE5 inhibitor, and many types of foods, doses and volumes. I only see the effects when I use food. Even on high dose PDE5 when I know I get NO levels off the chart, it does not show. My conclusion is really that it only serves the purpose to know if your food intake is helping you get the NO levels you want.
In my experience, to get that thing to high levels you need to be focusing on this all they long. It unbalances my diet.
I am starting to conclude that the Nitrate/Nitrite pathaway is an auxiliary path for me and we should all think leaves and vegetables. But main stream should be curing back your NO production function.
Cirtrulline/Arginine plus Davis and the other folks referenced by peak should be mainstream, I believe. With food as a core part of the recovery plan.
However, one element I have been missing is the discussion on how to increase the activity of the enzime that produces NO from Arginine. When we are supplement with Cirtrulline/Arginine, we are giving our bodies more feedstock, but we still need the enzime.
Gingko? Resveratrol? How much? How can we measure?