AAKG Powder
  • Unflavored 250 grams

Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) is the salt of arginine and alpha-ketoglutaric acid bonded together.

Both arginine and alpha-ketoglutaric acid are precursors to nitric oxide (NO) production. The rate-limiting step of amino acid uptake into skeletal muscle is the transportation of the amino acids through the blood to the skeletal muscle, which is governed by blood flow. Nitric oxide vasodilates blood vessels, thereby increasing blood flow. This increase when combined with exercises means greater blood flow and greater amino acid deliver and uptake in the working skeletal muscle. Exercise itself results in an increase in nitric oxide production, and the increased blood flow created by exercise is believed to be linked to the increase in protein synthesis post workout.

Arginine is a precursor for nitric oxide production. Supplementing with exogenous arginine increases nitric oxide production and therefore blood vessel dilation and blood flow, which promotes nutrient delivery (i.e. amino acids) to skeletal muscle. Arginine is also involved in hormone secretion, wound healing, and immune system functioning. Alpha-ketoglutaric acid is a vital intermediate in the Kreb's energy cycle, used in the formation of amino acids, and a nitrogen/ammonia transporter. The combination of alpha-ketoglutaric acid's benefits with arginine's benefits give AAKG a clear edge over standard L-arginine.*

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