Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate (AAKG) is the primary ingredient in most pre-workout, cell volumising supplements. It’s an amino acid compound that’s been shown to help increase muscular ‘pump’ and vascularity as well as the delivery of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the working muscles during exercise.
Looking more specifically at the profile of Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG), it is a conditionally essential amino acid that plays a number of vital roles in human biochemistry. In particular, it has an important role to play in protein synthesis, the process by which the muscles use protein to repair and regrow bigger.
The addition of the -Ketoglutarate compound helps improve the delivery of L Arginine in metabolic pathways. In simple terms, this helps the L Arginine to work more effectively within the body which is designed to assist you in achieving superior results.
Although Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) has been historically used by strength athletes and bodybuilders looking to increase muscle size and nutrient uptake, it’s more recently been used by endurance athletes too. This is because AAKG is known as a vasodilator, which means it widens the blood vessels within the body, and it’s theorised by experts that this vasodilation could allow more oxygen, blood and nutrients to be delivered to the muscles, therefore improve an athlete’s aerobic fitness.
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Serving Size: 1-2g (two small 0.5ml Orange coloured scoops provides 1g )
We recommend using 1-2g, twice a day. One serving in the morning and one serving 45 minutes before training for best results.
Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) can either be taken on its own or added to your protein shake.
Add the desired amount of water or juice to your TPW™ Master Blender. Then add two small 0.5ml Orange Coloured scoops (1g). Shake well and consume.
For anyone suffering from an existing heart or psychiatric condition, always consult with your doctor before beginning use of any Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) product.
Q. What does Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) actually do?
A. It’s an amino acid compound that serves as a vasodilator, meaning it increases the size of blood vessels allowing more oxygen, blood and nutrients to be delivered to the working muscles which in turn increases muscular pump and vascularity.
Q. When should I take Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG)?
A. Most athletes will take 1-2 grams of Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) 45 minutes before a workout.
Q. Can you take Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) on its own or do you add it to a shake?
A. The answer is both, many people will solely take AAKG for their preworkout supplement, whereas other people will either add it to their pre-workout protein shake or even combine it with other preworkout ingredients.
Q. What does Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) taste like?
A. It does have a slight bitter taste therefore we do recommend mixing it with a fruit juice or your protein shake in a TPW™ Blender to help make it more palatable.
Q. Can endurance athletes take Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG)?
A. Yes, in fact more and more endurance athletes are looking to supplement with AAKG as a performance enhancing supplement as a way of increasing blood flow and oxygen to the working muscles.
Q. How can I tell if the Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) I’m currently using is good quality?
A. Please read our Certificate of Analysis for your complete peace of mind regarding the certified quality of this product.
Q. Can I take Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) with other supplements?
A. You can and experts will recommend Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) with certain supplements since the increased blood blow it creates could also help the absorption of those. So for example, preworkout many people recommend taking AAKG with Caffeine and Beta Alanine since the AAKG increases blood flow. Caffeine creates a more favourable ionic environment within the muscle and Beta Alanine buffers lactic acid, therefore all in all, you create a more positive environment within the working muscle.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG)?
A. It’s important to adhere to the recommended dosage since too much AAKG can result in digestive problems and electrolyte imbalances which can lead to dizziness and nausea.
Q. What effects should I expect from taking Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) alongside my training regime?
A. Increased muscular pump and vascularity.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG)?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes and endurance athletes.