The overall rating for citrulline malate is 1.6 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Citrulline Malate
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Citrulline Malate Simple Report

  • Supplement: Citrulline Malate
  • Supplement Category: non-essential amino acids
  • Number of Products Containing Citrulline Malate: 857
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.6 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 33 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 11
  • Number of Claims: 9
  • Effective Dosage Range: 8 grams per day

Citrulline Malate Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for citrulline malate is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for citrulline malate as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Citrulline Malate

There are 11 studies in the database on citrulline malate; the research 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 research rating is for citrulline malate as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Citrulline Malate

Products Names Amount of Citrulline Malate
C4 Ripped Sport Amount not listed.
Pre Gold 3.5g
TinFold Pre-Workout 6g
Komodo Pump 8g
Uncaged 8g
Full list of all 857 products containing Citrulline Malate.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research 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 Research Rating
improve recovery
reduce muscle soreness


The Supplement Database includes 9 studies on citrulline malate dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 8 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Citrulline Malate.


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