New nutritional strategy in malnourished patients with compromised intestinal function

New nutritional strategy in malnourished patients with compromised intestinal function Citrulline (CIT) is an amino acid that is not involved in protein synthesis CIT supplementation is able to restore nitrogen balance, generate large amounts of ARG in rats with short bowel syndrome, and **increase muscle protein content (+20%) ** **as well as muscle protein synthesis … Continue reading New nutritional strategy in malnourished patients with compromised intestinal function

A strong rationale for citrulline supplementation in short bowel

A strong rationale for citrulline supplementatArginine supplementation seems logical in situations where this amino acid becomes essential, for example after massive intestinal resection. Arginine is taken up and metabolised by the liver to a large extent and its supplementation is potentially unsafe. Citrulline is not captured by the liver and passes freely to the kidneys … Continue reading A strong rationale for citrulline supplementation in short bowel

Citrulline as a supplement for short bowel syndrome patients.

Citrulline as a supplement for short bowel syndrome patients. Only citrulline was able to prevent muscle atrophy and it was achieved independently from any noticeable effect on the gut in particular because citrulline and arginine share the same effect on mucosal ileal protein content. These results suggest that citrulline should be considered as a potential … Continue reading Citrulline as a supplement for short bowel syndrome patients.

Warning! Citrulline May Decrease After Gastric Bypass

Warning! Citrulline May Decrease After Gastric Bypass In experimental intestinal resection, arginine availability decreases as intestinal citrulline synthesis decreases. Supplemental Oral Citrulline and Creatine may be of value!Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govCurr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2010 Jan;13(1):65-9.Effect of intestinal resections on arginine metabolism: practical implications for nutrition support.Crenn P, Cynober L.SourceLaboratoire de Biologie de Nutrition, … Continue reading Warning! Citrulline May Decrease After Gastric Bypass

Citrulline improves protein synthesis

The effects of Citrulline were tested in feeding malnourished rats and in healthy volunteers fed a low-protein diet. ** Citrulline improves protein synthesis ** Citrulline is very efficiently transported into enterocytes and escapes hepatic uptake.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govClin Nutr. 2010 Oct;29(5):545-51. Epub 2010 Aug 16.The 2009 ESPEN Sir David Cuthbertson. Citrulline: a new major signaling molecule … Continue reading Citrulline improves protein synthesis