Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate: Information
Arginine_alpha-ketoglutarate, or A-AKG, is a form of arginine is which two arginine molecules are attached to an alpha-ketoglutarate molecule. Arginine is an amino acid and alpha-ketoglutarate is a form of another amino acid, glutamine. It is believed that this formulation improves arginine's absorption, thereby further increasing nitric oxide (NO)production.
Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate's Health Benefits
The benefits of arginine alpha-ketoglutarate are similar to those of arginine, mostly due to the increased NO production, which increases blood flow to muscles and all parts of the body. Research shows that arginine may help the body repair wounds, may help some kidney disorders, may help decrease the severity or incidence of migraine headaches, and may help improve symptoms of male infertility caused by erectile dysfunction.
Using Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate
Use A-AKG products as directed. Consult your physician about arginine supplements if you suspect you are deficient, or suffer from a serious condition.
Side effects and Cautions:
May occur with daily intake of 15 grams or more, and include nausea, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Sensitive individuals may experience side effects at lower doses. Do not use arginine supplements if you suffer from the rare genetic disorder argininemia. Consult your physician before using arginine if you have any medical conditions, or are taking any of the following medications: nitroglycerin, Viagra, cyclosporine, ibuprofen, organic nitrates, or the herbal supplement yohimbe. High doses of arginine may cause herpes or cold sore outbreaks in prone individuals.