Citrulline Malate

Does citrulline malate work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Citrulline Malate

The overall effectiveness rating for citrulline malate is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using citrulline malate may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Citrulline Malate

There are 11 studies in the database on citrulline malate; the confidence rating is 33. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for citrulline malate as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Citrulline Malate

Products Containing Citrulline Malate
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Unleaded Pre
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Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about citrulline malate. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve focus
improve muscular endurance
improve sports performance
decrease fatigue
increase pump (muscle swelling)
increase strength
improve cycling sprint performance

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve recovery
reduce muscle soreness


Title of Study
Acute citrulline malate supplementation improves upper- and lower-body submaximal weightlifting exercise performance in resistance-trained females
Acute Citrulline-Malate Supplementation and High-Intensity Cycling Performance
Acute citrulline-malate supplementation improves maximal strength and anaerobic power in female, masters athletes tennis players
Acute Effect of Citrulline Malate Supplementation on Upper-Body Resistance Exercise Performance in Recreationally Resistance-Trained Men
Citrulline Malate Does Not Improve Muscle Recovery after Resistance Exercise in Untrained Young Adult Men
Citrulline Malate Enhances Athletic Anaerobic Performance and Relieves Muscle Soreness
Citrulline malate supplementation does not improve German Volume Training performance or reduce muscle soreness in moderately trained males and females
Effect Of Acute Citrulline-malate Supplementation On Muscular Power
Effects of supplemental citrulline malate ingestion during repeated bouts of lower-body exercise in advanced weightlifters
Effects of Supplemental Citrulline-Malate Ingestion on Blood Lactate, Cardiovascular Dynamics, and Resistance Exercise Performance in Trained Males
The Effect of Citrulline Malate Supplementation On Muscle Fatigue Among Healthy Participants