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Frontline 06-08-2006 11:33 AM

Citrulline Malate Dosing
 
I just picked up some bulk CM as I decided to give this stuff a whirl as a pre-workout supplement.

For those of you who are currently using citrulline malate or have before, what is your recommended dosage? BN's article says "The effective dosages commonly seen in the literature is three to four grams twice daily" but I want to see what you guys have to say.

Also, do you just use one dose in your Pre-Workout shake or do you split it up throughout the day?

Any advice would be great.

EricT 06-08-2006 11:55 AM

For me, CM is one of the few supplements that I can notice the difference when I'm off it. I can feel that boost and experience less fatigue. By that token I have found it to work best with 3 or 4 grams pre-workout.

If I take less than that or split the dosage in two, say pre and post I don't get the same "boost". If I could afford more of it I would use it in this way pre and then take more post.

I only do it this way because that is how I've noticed the biggest immediate difference. You could call it a placebo effect but I've also taken it in split dosages though the day for a month because that is what some of my research indicated I should do and I was pretty confident this was the way to go but I didn't get the same results, placebo or otherwise.

hrdgain81 06-09-2006 05:43 AM

I usually split it up, 2-3 grams pre, and 2-3grams post. Pretty much the same ass CEE. I also cut the dose in half on off days, just to keep some in my system, and help with cardio.

EricT 06-09-2006 08:21 AM

That is exactly what I would do, sticking w/ 3 grams, IF I could afford to keep more in stock.

hrdgain81 06-09-2006 11:37 AM

its not that exspensive as I recall. are you buying bulk powder eric?

Either way i only lift twice a week, so that keeps costs down right now.

EricT 06-09-2006 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Hardgain
its not that exspensive as I recall. are you buying bulk powder eric?

Yeah bulk powder. Absolutely it's not that expensive but when you add in all my other "must haves" and the cost of raising a son...well you know.

hrdgain81 06-09-2006 06:18 PM

yeah, i feel your pain bro, I spend far too much on supps ... and I have cut back so much lately.

Its hard to imagine what I would spend if I didnt use bulk powders. I dont even want to think about it.

Frontline 06-10-2006 01:58 PM

Thanks for the advice guys, I decided to do around 4 grams preworkout. So far I can actually notice an increase in energy at least for the first half of my workout (doing long DFT 5x5 days). I also am taking it prior to my HIIT sessions which helps since I do them on an empty stomach.

I guess when I took it a while back I was really only taking 2 grams so that was probally the issue.

EricT 06-10-2006 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Sleazy
I guess when I took it a while back I was really only taking 2 grams so that was probally the issue.

Absolutely. I've tried smaller dosages because I'm so cheap and I definitely needed AT LEAST 3 grams. Hope you have a better result from it this time.

Darkhorse 06-11-2006 03:01 AM

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Thanks for the advice guys, I decided to do around 4 grams preworkout.
That's what I did.


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