Kyowa Hakko USAs L-Citrulline Self-Affirmed GRAS

Kyowa Hakko USA, Inc., announced it has completed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) self-affirmation for the amino acid L-Citrulline for use at levels of 275 mg per serving in various food products, such as beverages and beverages bases, grain products and pastas, and milk products.

NEW YORK—Kyowa Hakko USA, Inc., announced it has completed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) self-affirmation for the amino acid L-Citrulline for use at levels of 275 mg per serving in various food products, such as beverages and beverages bases, grain products and pastas, and milk products.

L-Citrulline is an amino acid that plays an important role in nitric oxide (NO) metabolism and regulation. L-Citrulline is converted to L-arginine in the body to support L-arginine and NO levels. Increased production of NO promotes vascular dilation which improves oxygen and blood circulation throughout the body. L-Citrulline is also expected to relieve muscle fatigue through ammonia elimination. Antioxidant action and heart protection are also known.

“We are extremely proud to announce GRAS for our amino acid L-Citrulline, and look forward to working with manufactures to incorporate it into foods and beverages," said Dr. Toshikazu Kamiya, President & CEO of Kyowa Hakko USA.

L-Citrulline is preservative-free, allergen-free, and contains no artificial flavors or colors. It is manufactured in the United States using a proprietary fermentation process.

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