L-Arginine a-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) Powder

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L-Arginine is a type of amino acid that does work to maintain the integrity of the skin, joints, liver, and muscles. It also helps in maintaining good levels of blood sugar, hormones, and keeps the immune system functioning well.

Arginine is one of the rare amino acids that is considered semi-essential because although the body can manufacture perfectly appropriate amounts of the acid to keep up to normal amounts, every once in a while it may be necessary to supplement it. Arginine is able to support the immune system through its ability to produce T-cells and it is also supportive of the liver in that it is able to rid the body of toxins. Urea is needed in order for the body to expel Ammonia through the urine however; urea would not be manufactured without Arginine.

Arginine is also helpful in releasing insulin when necessary, and in creating and facilitating the creation of important hormones. Arginine helps to stop the restriction of blood flow throughout the body. It allows blood vessels to relax rather than be constricted, dilating them so that there is better flow of oxygen throughout the body.

Health Benefits Provided by L-Arginine AAKG

Due to its status as an nonessential amino acid, many people do not need to supplement L-Arginine. However, particularly during strenuous exercise cycles, the body is not able to create enough Arginine to sustain this level of activity; making this an essential element to supplement if you are in any way involved in physical activity or exercise on a regular basis.

There are many different foods which contain L-Arginine including soy products, barley, almonds and other nuts; raisins, types of cereal, meats, oats, and wheat products including flour. These are all major sources of L-Arginine. There are some conditions which cause people to not be able to accumulate or produce enough Arginine. If you happen to have one such condition, Arginine supplementation is the best alternative for you. Also, those who are interested in maintaining strict levels of exercise should keep up their levels of Arginine.

Arginine can be found in high concentrations in the skin. Muscles and connective tissues are also supported by the presence of Arginine in the blood. Creatine and nitrogen supplements are generally taken by body builders and exercise enthusiasts because of their ability to create energy and enhance muscle mass respectively. However, the strength and effectiveness of these supplements is determined by Arginine because without this amino acid, it would be impossible for the body to process these other elements making Arginine just as important for exercise as either of the other two.

Some studies also state that the combination of AKG and Arginine allows the breakdown of muscle tissue to be slowed during exercise. Since muscle is usually the first type of tissue to be burned (due to it having greater mass than fat) this means that taking this supplement may allow you to retain much of your muscle when exercise, even building upon it, while losing fat at the same time.

Supplement Facts

Serving size: 2600 milligrams
Serving per container: *
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
L-Arginine... 1700 mg *
Alpha-ketoglutarate... 700 mg *
* Daily Value not established.
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet


Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn and additives.

As a dietary supplement, take 2600mg up to three times daily on empty stomach.


As long as suggested serving sizes are adhered to, no adverse side effects should be experienced. However, taking too much 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.

Those with asthma are cautioned from taking this supplement. People who have insomnia should avoid taking this supplement before bed. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not take this supplement. Those that have recently had a heart attack and those who are taking Viagra or other performance enhancing drugs should not take Arginine either. If unsure, it is best to consult a physician before any regimen.


This supplement is easily dissolved in water and has a bit of a sour flavor. It may also be mixed with juice or protein shakes.

There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

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