MyProtein Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 251g/500g
Product Overview What does AAKG stand for? AAKG stands for Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate. What is the difference between l-arginine and alpha-ketoglutarate? L arginine is simply another name for the amino acid, arginine, which is a semi-essential amino acid. This means that it is not just found in foods, but also produced by the human body – in this case from glutamine via citrulline. The body uses arginine to produce biochemicals, enzymes and proteins. AAKG, on the other hand, is a salt of the amino acid arginine and alpha-ketoglutarate, which have been bonded together. The two are often coupled and offered in nutritional supplements such as pre-workouts. Many forms of arginine have been produced in order to improve effectiveness and absorption. Our AAKG is different to many 1:1 forms on the market as it offers AAKG with a ratio of 2:1. This means that our arginine alpha-ketoglutarate is made from two arginine molecules attached to one molecule of alpha-ketoglutarate. Which foods are high in arginine? Arginine is a semi-essential amino acid, which means that it can be found in your diet. Foods which contain arginine include meats, seafood, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and dairy amongst others. Arginine can also be found in numerous protein supplements in varying quantities. Our Packaging We’ve gone through an exciting redesign, and as we step into a new era, you’ll see fresh packaging in your orders. Change is a good thing. But change takes time. Especially when you make change responsibly. Because we don't believe in wasting perfectly good packaging — that would go against our sustainability pledge — you might get a mix of old and new designs inside your orders. Rest assured, it’s still the same consistently high-quality product, just as you’d expect. If you happen to receive classic packaging, know that your order is helping to reduce waste. And if you receive anything with a fresh look, you’re one of the first, and we'd love to hear what you think. Thank you for joining us on our journey to reduce our impact on the planet, while maximising our impact for our community. Key Benefits Contains Arginine and Alpha Keto-Glutarate Produced in a 2:1 ratio (Arginine and Alpha Keto-Glutarate) Arginine is an essential amino acid Why Choose? Getting amino acids from your diet can be expensive and time-consuming — shopping, prepping meals, as well as cooking. Our AAKG is a convenient way of keeping your body topped up on arginine and alpha-ketoglutarate. What are the benefits of arginine? Amino acids occur naturally within protein, which helps to repair and build new muscle1 — an important factor regardless as to what your fitness goals may be. Arginine is also a direct precursor of the biochemical, nitric oxide (NO). NO is a vasodilator, meaning it causes the blood vessels to expand. It is for this reason that AAKG has been added as a component to many pre-workout boosters and pump formulas. What are the benefits of alpha-ketoglutarate? Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) is a form of glutaric acid. It is a chemical found in the body, which is involved in the citric acid cycle. In the body, it is a precursor of glutamate and glutamine. 1. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. Suggested Use Mix 1 small scoop (3g) with your preferred amount of water or fruit juice, shake and consume. For best results, mix with minimum 50ml liquid. Consume once daily. Powder settles over time, we recommend weighing for most accurate measure. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Ingredients Ingredients: Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate Produced in a facility which also handles milk. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep out of the reach of young children.