What Is AAKG (L-Arginine)
L-ARGININE IS AN ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID THAT IS REQUIRED FOR A NUMBER OF VITAL FUNCTIONS within our body. Essential Amino Acids cannot be synthesized by our body, therefore we must obtain these Amino Acids through supplementation or diet.
L-Arginine has been popular with the Medical Community for the past 30-40 years (several Medical Journals and Books highlighted the benefits of L-Arginine back in the 1970’s) . It’s primarily used to help INCREASE HGH PRODUCTION AND IMPROVE BLOOD FLOW TO TISSUES throughout the body. It’s also well known for it’s Libido Enhancing benefits for both Men & Women.
Stimulates Increased NO (Nitric Oxide) Production
In more recent years, L-Arginine is becoming very popular as a NO (Nitric Oxide) stimulator. NO (Nitric Oxide) is a Messenger Molecule that controls many of the physiological and pathological processes within our body. NO (Nitric Oxide) plays a VITAL ROLE IN CONTROLLING THE BLOOD FLOW TO ALL THE MUSCLES AND ORGANS THROUGHOUT THE BODY , therefore optimal levels of NO (Nitric Oxide) are essential for our health.
Clinical studies have shown that L-ARGININE PROVIDES A LARGE NUMBER OF HEALTH BENEFITS FOR BOTH MEN & WOMEN, and low levels could potentially lead to health problems. Due to the extensive amount of health benefits provided by L-Arginine, hospitals all over the world have been providing L-Arginine Intravenously to patients for the past three decades.
Poor Absorption Limits L-Arginine’s Benefits
Although this powerful Amino Acid provides a large number of health benefits, it has one significant problem. L-ARGININE HAS VERY POOR ABSORPTION IN OUR BODY, therefore our body has a very difficult time digesting and absorbing L-Arginine.
Clinical Studies have shown that OUR BODIES ARE ABLE TO UTILIZE LESS THAN 50% OF THE L-ARGININE that we consume. Unfortunately, the remainder of the L-Arginine product is excreted from our body in the form of waste. The low percentage of absorption is what forces hospitals to provide the L-Arginine Intravenously instead of Orally.
AAKG Doubles The Absorption Rate
AAKG (L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate) is a uniquely structured form of L-Arginine that COMPLETELY ELIMINATES THE ABSORPTION PROBLEM. (AAKG) L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate is formed by combining two molecules of L-Arginine and one molecule of Alpha-Ketoglutarate. AAKG utilizes a different enzymatic pathway than regular L-Arginine, which ALLOWS OUR BODY TO ABSORB OVER 90% OF THE AAKG THAT WE CONSUME.
In addition to doubling the absorption rate, AAKG INCREASES BLOOD FLOW 200-300% MORE EFFICIENTLY THAN REGULAR L-ARGININE. With AAKG’s high rate of absorption and utilization within the body, there is no need for Intravenous L-Arginine. Oral supplementation of AAKG has proven to be significantly more effective than Intravenous supplementation of Regular L-Arginine.
How Many Grams of AAKG Powder Are In A Teaspoon?
Teaspoon of AAKG powder is equal to approximately 3 grams. ½ teaspoon corresponds to 1300 – 1350 milligrams.
How to Use AAKG?
Depending on your needs, AAKG dosage may vary from 2 to 15 grams per day. Bodybuilders and athletes usually take ½ tablespoon of AAKG powder, which equals to approximately 4 grams, 3 times a day, thus the total recommended dosage is as high as 12 grams of this powder.
If you take AAKG for general and cardiovascular health, consider taking 1 teaspoon (approximately 1.33 grams) 2-3 times a day with the total amount between 2 and 4 grams a day.