AAKG is best known as a powerful vasodilator that results in significant muscle pumps during and after exercise.
Since AAKG is directly involved in amino acid synthesis and protein availability, many athletes supplement with AAKG to increase muscle mass and strength.
Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) is a salt formed by combining two molecules of the amino acid Arginine and one molecule of alpha-ketoglutarate. L-arginine is an essential amino acid that helps the healing of wounds, helps to remove excess ammonia from blood, stimulates your immune function and contributes to a number of hormone secretions, including insulin, growth hormone and glucagon. Alpha-ketoglutarate helps the body to create usable energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is found in high concentrations in nuts and seeds like peanuts and almonds. It can also be found in chocolate and dairy products.
Why do I need AAKG?
AAKG is a powerful vasodilator that increases energy, endurance and muscle pumps during and after exercise. Muscles literally feel and look larger and harder.
AAKG achieves these results by stimulating the body to produce Nitric Oxide which relaxes blood vessels and expands their internal diameter for greater blood flow to muscles. By increasing blood flow, you increase oxygen transport, delivery of nutrients to muscles, better glucose uptake and speed the removal of waste. That creates the optimum environment for generating new muscle growth, increased strength, stamina, and faster recovery. AAKG creates an anabolic or muscle-building environment in your body by hemodilution or increasing the volume of blood flowing through muscle tissue.
AAKG increases muscle size and strength, reduces body fat, and stimulates the immune system. The increased blood flow results in big muscle-swelling pumps that look and feel great. Eat Me – AAKG 200g
That’s why AAKG is used in small amounts in almost every nitric oxide muscle pump supplement, including Gaspari SuperPump250, BSN NO Xlpode and Muscletech Pump-Tech N4.
Benefits of AAKG
Many users experience intense vasodilatation or muscle pumps from the very first dose of AAKG.
Arginine is also used in the treatment of medical conditions that are improved by vasodilation, such as angina, coronary artery disease, and erectile dysfunction.
Arginine also aids protein synthesis and has been studied for wound healing, muscle building, and increasing sperm production (spermatogenesis). L-Arginine is beneficial for overall cardiovascular maintenance and sexual function as well as other areas that depend on a healthy circulatory system.
The perfect choice for…
- Feeling enhanced muscle hardness and pump during and after exercise.
- Feeling more energetic.
- Strength improvement and muscle building.
- Promotes better quality sleep (deep sleep) for recovery.
- Enhanced libido and sexual performance.
How long does it take to work?
AAKG provides a constant and steady release rate of nitric oxide (NO), and maintains its concentration in the blood about 24 hours. You will feel the effect in about 30-60 minutes, so you should take your AAKG powder before training to improve strength, muscle pump and endurance. As in other arginine compounds, AAKG powder should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before meals or after it.