Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) contains both Arginine and Alpha-Ketoglutarate. Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid that has a number of vital roles in human biochemistry. Alpha-Ketoglutarate is another important biological compound, used by the body to help with the creation of usable energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein.
The Alpha-Ketoglutarate compound helps improve the delivery of l-arginine in metabolic pathways. AAKG is produced at a ratio of 2:1 (Arginine: Alpha-Ketoglutarate).
This is ideal for anyone taking part in physical, intense exercise programmes.
As a dietary supplement we recommend consuming 1-2g, twice daily. For optimal results take in the morning and 45 minutes before your workout.
Add 2 and a half MP mini scoops (1g) to your preferred amount of water or fruit juice and consume immediately.
1 x level MP Plastic Scoop (mini) weighs 380mg (0.38g).
Anyone considering supplementing with arginine who suffers with existing heart or psychiatric conditions should consult with their doctor prior to supplementing with any arginine-based products.
This product is 100% Arginine Alpha-Ketogluterate with nothing added or taken away.
100% Arginine Alpha-Ketogluterate
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Used this in the 3 weeks leading upto a ccontest to help with pumps in the gym and vascularity during the contest! It works a treat and I will always use it in this way. Its alsi a good addition to your creatine and beta alanine!Goes Well With:Creatine
I use 2gof AAKG in my pre-workout stack (2g beta-alinine, 6.5g citrulline malate, 1g lyrsine, 5g BCAA and 40g hydro whey) . I always mix it with 1g Lysine to balance the effect of Arginine and to prevent the outbreak of cold sores. It does not seems to give me massive pump like citrullline malate does because AAKG is limited to lower dosage. It can cause stomach upset in higher dosage. I have tried to take it before bed time and woken up to find myself having a massive erection. But it doesn't give me erection during workout though.Goes Well With:Lysine,
I take this to lower my colesterol as it was suggested by my doctor and it seems to work
Taste as one can imagine is very chalky by it'self but mixing it with a protein shake is perfect. Great pump, gives me that ego beast I need in the gym to get maximum performance.Goes Well With:Protein Shakes
Important for hard trainers and to detox body. I take it in the morning and late evening and i feel effect in 15 minutes.
Very quick delivery, good price so overall a happy customer.
I use this in a self made pre-work out drink and I mix it with several over mp products and its really good mixes really well must be the best performing AAKG product I've used.Goes Well With:tourine, aminos, glutamine
Not bad pumps off this stuff. It has to be taken on a very empty stomach for max results. Tastes nasy but I did not buy it for taste. Pump can last up to an hour after a good workout. Not a bad product!Goes Well With:Caffine & water
Well I have tried it and for the first 3-4 days I didn't feel anything special. But after that the feeling is great. I can probably do +1 or +2 repsets , the venis are much more big and visible, the pump is incredible. You can feel how muscles are more hard and full. I have trided also other NO products and found the same result only with one that is in tablets but it is 2x more expensive. I would recomend this product. I use it 3-4g twice a day.In the morning on empty stomach and 40 minutes before workout on empty stomach. Goes Well With:Creatine Monohydrate
This Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate works as expected. I take 4g about 30 minutes before a workout. It dissolves well with a slightly bitter taste. Just drink it in one gulp and the problem is gone. It does increase rep range (+1 or +2) and focus/energy throughout the sets. Maybe avoid taking it on leg days, as the increased blood flow to the lower body can sometimes cause headaches. Try it for yourself, but I found it caused no side effects apart from during squats and leg presses.Goes Well With:water
Taste and mixability Arginine on Alpha Ketoglutarate are fine and it pumps beyond my expectation, I take it twice per day, one just before heading to the gym with EEC, and another one with the L-Glutamate just before Sleep to encourage my body release more GH. Overall an awesome product - save your money on ON formula and get this one! recommended Goes Well With:L-glutamin and EEC
Too early to see any effects after having Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate.
I am really satisfied with this Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate. It is doing what it should do.
I take this product recently religiously as I'm training for a competition. I do love it as it gives me an awesome pump in the gym with crazy vascularity! I highly recommend this product for that pump in the gym and to help achieve that vascularity that you are looking for! Goes Well With:L carnitine
Hi everyone. Ive been using impact whey + L-leucine for couple of months now and recently got Arginine and creatine Mono. With all the info out there many people say different doses. im confused can someone help. i train mornings around 9am so have breakfast at 7am. arginine states take 1st serving in the morning and then 45mins before training. and creatine mono just states twice daily. so should these be taken with no food or ok with breakfast. when would i need the 2nd dose of arginine if i take pre training. it may be me over thinking it but i know supplements to get optimal results is all about timing. dont want to waste all my hard work and money. Hope to hear asap
"I dont know if its the AAKG or a placebo effect, but taking this 30-45 mins before my workout enables me do carry out 2 more reps with ease, and lift 2-3kg more... will write another review when I have finished the bag!"
"just got my first pouch yesterday after reading the many benefits, just finished an awesome arm workout, felt great, using recomended dose in my pre-workout, creatine, glutamine, bcaa, AAKG-taurine- this is a top class pre-workout much cheaper then buying a ready made one and alot better then any of the top brands i have used! great price, products & delivery again from HERMES!!!!!!! CLASS"
"I'd been using this for quite a while and then stopped for a bit - I hadnt realised quite what affect it has!\nWhen it says 'increases blood flow/vascularity/pumps' - it actually does - to EVERYWHERE, if you get my drift !! \n\nSo in short guys - you should see a difference in the gym and the boudoir!!\n"
"this product works day 2 from when you start using it. Its a perfect product that does give you a gd pump after a nice workout. But id advise you not to take it before a Cardiovascular exercise, especially running you wont be able to move your legs afterwards. Take it after. \nOther than that, it great :) ordered my second pouch yesterday just waiting for it to arrive :)"
"Ok, just finished a chest and arms session and i could honestly not lift another thing, i was pumped to the max."
"I find that it gives me a good pump not only in the gym but through the day too. I do take an extra dosage at night, 30 mins before my shake before bed. I find it gives me that lil more of an edge.. Thanks MP i find this a great supplement to get a all round greater pump. \n\nJames."
"Does what it says on the tin again - MP - basic product, honest, no scifi bullshit, great price."
"this stuff seems OK! I didn't get mental pumps like I was expecting, I managed to work out as hard as I usually do But the pump I got was better & lasted longer! SO to sum up: it wont make you get a pump just from doing a 5kg bicep curl but the pump you get from your normal workout will be better!! (THIS IS FROM A SCEPTIC TOO) I'm pretty sure it is not just placebo effect."
"Hi,\n Just bought some AAKG first time, so how is best to take it, with water, or something else and how much liquid?\n Thanks Andrew"
"I am a Diabetic(type 1-Insulin dependant), does anyone know if i can take this supplement or not? cheeeers"
It works for pumps and enery but you could possibly benefit ffom cycling it - dont over-do the dosage - i couldnt bi-curl as it was too painful and had to separate tri and bi workouts
"Ive been taking this for couple of days now, tried upto 5 grams in the morning, which is 45 mins before my workout. first day i didnt notice any difference, 2nd day i noticed that i got pumped slightly quicker than normal. Is this just how my body reacts to it, or im i doing something wrong?"
"i ve now took arginine,leucine, and methoxy combination for 3 weeks. argine and leucine at breakfast then arginine pre and leucine post work out. I am pumped and hard have gained an inch arms and chest and am solid all over!!!!!"
It works especially if combined with some EE.
"Hi, I've been using AAKG for three weeks now in addition to usual products (which among other goodies, includes B-Alanine and creatine) and have found that it does have energy boosting properties, so I'm going to buy more. Forget the "pump" effect - that's secondary. The primary benefit is the slight increase in energy that it seems to give me. Best of all, it's cheap and doesn't appear to have any nasty side effects (doesn't taste great though!). I haven't tried MP's pump product yet but I'm happy with AAKG for the time being."
"This stuff is tops for for muscle pumps, very vascular, more blood and oxegen in the muscle, more pump and bigger muscles.\n\n"
For those of you looking for a great pump to reward you after a workout look no further. I find taking 3g 30-45 mins before a workout sufficient. Makes arm fays worth while!
Mix with arginine EE to inproved vascalrity! Tastes wierd..\n\n\n\n
"Have been using this supplement, 4g pre workout, for the past three months and am convinced it makes a positive contribution to training performance. It gives definite increase in the level of pump, although not so much so as to make things uncomfortable.\n\nHad kind of gotten used to it's effects and then had two consecutive workouts without it and really noticed a decrease in performance. An excellent product."
"Took this for the first time today, trained chest, bi's, tri's . Noticed a good pump in chest, arms looked insane, would recomend this product. I've given it 4 stars cos i don't know if its neccassarily going to give me more size as the pump go's away after 45-55 mins although i understand its good taken with cee as it opens up blood vessels and allows the cee to travel easier, or something like that."
"If you seriously push yourselves in your workout with the addition of arginine you experience vein bursting pumps,the only downside with this supplement i think is the price,in comparison with every other supplement it seems to be pretty expensive but hey who can complain with such a wide range of supplements and an excellent team running the site"
"Hey Dylan, I do the same with alot of my supps (creatine ester, green tea extract, taurine etc) by adding a little bit of boiling water, but only to heat it up slightly. Dont add to much, just enough for it to dissolve...if its too hot you cant drink it either\r\n\r\nJust got my AAKG, I will report back in a week. I plan to take 3g pre-workout\r\n\r\nMark"
"jeepers, pump was untrue on biceps and tris. mixed with L-Leucine. 3g of each pre training in cold water. particle suspension, so a bit gritty. adding to boiling water totally dizzolves the powder, but does boiling water damage the powder?"
"I use this on training days and take 1 heaped teaspoon an hour before training on an empty stomach.\r\n\r\nI get a really good pump, but sometimes on arms day I can only do a couple of sets as my Biceps & Triceps fill up with too much blood, so in future I'm cutting down the dosage to a flat teaspoon"