L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) is an amino acid that may build and maintain muscle and improve athletic endurance. It is a 2:1 salt formed from two parts arginine and one part alpha-ketoglutarate. Arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate.
AAKG is formed naturally during the energy-generating process in the body. It is a popular supplement among bodybuilders and athletes because of claims that it increases production of nitric oxide in muscles. Nitric oxide is known to have blood-flow-enhancing effects and should in theory increase the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to exercising muscles. Double-blind trials of AAKG suggest it improves some measures of strength and power resulting from weight training.
People take AAKG for a number of reasons and it may have a positive effect for:
- Athletic performance
- Loss of energy
- Muscle twitching
- Muscle cramps
- Multiple sclerosis
As a dietary supplement, take 2600 mg (1 tsp) up to three times daily on empty stomach.
Some people may want to take more due to specific training exercises, but it is generally recommended that use should not be continued for longer than 80 days without taking a longer break.
Pure AAKG. Contains no fillers. Free from sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn, and additives.
As long as suggested serving sizes are adhered to, no adverse side effects should be experienced. However, taking too much L-Arginine may cause minor side effects, such as upset stomach, due to an accumulation of extra stomach acid. When side effects are experienced, they range from minor stomach pains and bloating to gout.
People with asthma are cautioned from taking this supplement, while people with insomnia should avoid taking the supplement before bed. Women that are pregnant or nursing should not take the supplement since not enough is known about the safety. People that have recently had a heart attack may want to avoid the supplement. If unsure, it’s always best to consult a physician before beginning any regimen.
The various effects are not guaranteed and results may vary due to several factors between different people.
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