Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) is a salt formed by combining two molecules of the amino acid L-Arginine and one molecule of alpha-ketoglutarate. L- Arginine is a nonessential amino acid that influences several metabolic factors that are important to athletes. AKG (alpha-ketoglutarate) is the nitrogen-free portion of the amino acid and it is formed in the Krebs cycle; the energy-producing process that occurs in most body cells.
The alpha-ketoglutarate version of arginine is more efficient. When you combine these two things it’s more easily absorbed, plus you get the benefits of both compounds.
- Support protein synthesis
- Increase nitric oxide levels
- Increase blood flow
- Improve nutrient delivery to muscles
- Increase creatine and glutamine stores
- Potentially increase growth hormone levels
As an adult dietary supplement, take one serving (3g) one to three times daily with fruit juice. This product may be consumed 30 minutes prior to training.