ARGININE ALPHA-KETOGLUTARATE (AAKG) POWDER
Nutritional Facts ARGININE ALPHA-KETOGLUTARATE (AAKG) POWDER -150g
|per servingDaily dose|
|Information ARGININE ALPHA-KETOGLUTARATE (AAKG) POWDER -150g|
|Serving size: 2 scoops (1g)|
|Daily dose: 4 scoops (2g)|
|Servings per container: 150|
|Amount per serving|
|AAKG Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate||1g|
|Ingredients: AAKG Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate.|
How to take ARGININE ALPHA-KETOGLUTARATE (AAKG) POWDER -150g:Mix 1g (2 scoops) with the desired amount of water or juice. Drink 1-2 times a day.
- 100% Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate powder
- Provides 2g of pure Arginine in each daily dose
- Easy to consume, dissolved in water or with your protein shake
- 100% natural RAW product
- Ideal to use as a pre-workout
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- In-House Production
Table of contents
- What is Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) by HSN Raw?
- What is AAKG (Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarato?
- Properties of Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate AAKG
- How to combine AAKG?
- Who can benefit from AAKG Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate?
Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) by HSN Raw is a nutritional powder supplement of arginine alpha-ketoglutarate.
In order to use this nutritional supplement, it is recommended to mix 2 scoops (1g of product) with the amount of water or juice that you like. The daily recommended dose consists on consuming it between 1 and 2 times a day, before physical exercise for the pre-workout period.
Arginine is a conditionally essential or semi-essential amino acid, since our body needs it during childhood and learns to synthesise it when we are adults, even though this does not mean that it is not important to acquire it trough supplementation or food.
Arginine has gained a lot of popularity among sportspeople in the world of sports nutrition, since its properties for the organism are quite relevant, specially in metabolic processes.
Among the different types of arginine that can be found as nutritional supplement in the sports nutrition market, we can find several according to their degree of absorption and efficiency that we are looking for.
Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) is a combination of the arginine amino acid with alpha ketoglutarate (AKG), a molecule that is obtained from the Krebs cycle, also known as the citric acid cycle.
The Krebs cycle is a process through which the organism produces a metabolic pathway derived from different chemical reactions that are produced through cell breathing, which is in charge of the organism's energy release. This process is truly important since it is responsible for the metabolic unification of macronutrients such as carbohydrates, fat, and proteins.
Therefore, binding a molecule from the citric acid cycle, alpha ketoglutarate, with the arginine amino acid, transforms AAKG in a way of consuming arginine with a better assimilation and absorption than the other types of arginine.
Nitric oxide is in charge of the dilation of blood vessels, which facilitates the absorption of blood in the muscle, as well as in the rest of organs, and contributes to the supply of nutrients to the organism, which optimises muscle growth, strength, and endurance.
Arginine promotes this process for the synthesis of nitric oxide through the cytoplasmic enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NO synthase).
Among the functions of nitric oxide, we highlight:
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Contributes to the vasodilation
- Has an important task as a neurotransmitter
- Contributes to muscle recovery processes
- Protects the muscle fibres during physical exercise
Several studies investigate and support the intake of arginine along with alpha-ketoglutarate, which results in AAKG. They claim that this improves muscle endurance and the production of the maximum effort for power and endurance physical exercises.
Consuming alpha ketoglutarate through a nutritional supplement such as L-arginine alpha ketoglutarate (AAKG) could increase the flow of the Krebs cycle, increasing in this way the oxidation rate of acetyl-CoA.
Moreover, supplementation with alpha ketoglutarate can save glutamate in the body. This is important since AKG can be restored through the transamination of glutamate, which is a necessary amino acid for the proteic anabolism, and it is also a very important nervous system neurotransmitter. Thus, alpha ketoglutarate supplementation can have neurological and metabolic ergogenic properties.
An injury caused by burns can be improved with the intake of Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AKG), since an insufficient production of the two amino acids that are involved in the immune response, such as glutamine and arginine, are generated with the intake of this molecule.
Therefore, another one of the properties AAKG is its role of producing amino acids that are in charge of the immune-modulating properties of burns.
If your objective consists on improving the cognitive function and performance during endurance workouts, AAKG supplementation can be combined with :
- Sportspeople who want to improve their objectives
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