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Product Overview

Product Overview

What is Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG)?

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.

AAKG Benefits

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).

Who is AAKG Suitable for?

This is ideal for anyone taking part in physical, intense exercise programmes.

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

Suggested Use

Add your preferred amount of water or fruit juice into our shaker. Then add 1g, shake and consume. Use 1-2 times daily.

Note: We advise that all servings are measured using an accurate set of scales. While we make every attempt to provide an accurate equivalent measure using our Myprotein scoops, these are only approximate and are not a substitute for using a standardised measuring device.

Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. This product is a food supplement and therefore should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store in a cool dry place, out of the reach of young children.

Ingredients

Made in a facility that also handles Milk, Soy, Egg, Gluten and products thereof.

Unflavoured: Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate (AAKG) (100%)

Nutritional Information

Serving Size - 1/4 tsp (1g)

Servings Per Container - 250 (250g), 500 (500g)

Nutritional Information

 Per Serving
Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate   1 g

 

The nutritional information is based on the Unflavoured version, when choosing an alternative flavour the nutritional values may vary.

Customer Reviews

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4.56

4.565

(46 reviews)

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AAKG

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

5

25 February 2015 by

First time I took AAKG, I put four scoops (4g) into my preworkout BCAAS's and Creatine mix. I felt a decent enough pump throughout my workout. I was meeting a bird later that day so although it wasn't an arm day, when I finished my session I figured that if bang out a few sets on Preacher curls. After about 10 reps I had an insane pump that lasted all day. Result

Goes Well With:

Vanity, Water and creatine. Do not mix with caffeinated products as they cancel each other out and become both ineffective

Overall:

4

Mixability:

5

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

4

26 March 2011 by

"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!"

brilliant!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

5

20 April 2015 by

Been using my proteins products for a while now and have made huge progress,staying lean but upping my weights massively, I'm already quite vascular but was just looking for a little bit more, found this product and did some research on it and honestly, one of the best products iv ever purchased. The amount of motivation I got just purely from seeing my veins bulging was unreal. I definitely suggest you give this product a try

Goes Well With:

preworkout, water

Great Pre-workout drink

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

19 November 2014 by

I have beem using this product couple monts and I have to say, this one gives a good pump to the gym. Feel more energized and can focus more to lifting. Also, I sleep much better and feel fresh at the morning.

AAKG

Overall:

5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

4 June 2013 by

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

Vascularity King

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

7 August 2015 by

Makes a huge different in your pump/vascularity. Since the first week I noticed a big difference in my fullness from the pump and now my veins are always solid! I reccomend 6-15g a day. Definitely no more than 15g. Take morning first thing, before the gym, and before bed.

Goes Well With:

Your pre-workout for extra pump. Breakfast shake and 2g with casein before bed.

Best product I've tried.

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

20 May 2015 by

I supplement this 1hr before workout and straight afterwards, great pump combined with creatine ethyl ester. Noticed a big difference in size of biceps and triceps, great stuff.... also 5g before bed on empty stomach to promote GH levels and 5g first thing in the morning which gives me more energy throughout the day. I found taking this with only water is the most effective way for fast guaranteed absorption. No taste so easy to drink. Fantastic product. Will be buying again.

Goes Well With:

Just water!!!! Don't take with high sugar drinks.

Insane Pump

Overall:

5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

17 April 2015 by

Best product from MP so far. Tasteless and mixed well. Take 2/3g pre workout and the pump is ridiculous! (In a good way) I've put a little over half an inch onto my arms and an inch on my chest, and half an inch on my legs with the only thing in my lifestyle changing is the addition of this product. Highly recommend and will buy again when I run out

Goes Well With:

Liquid or if you're in a rush then take the powder dry!

Wow!

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

2 November 2014 by

I was very sceptical whether this product would have any effect on me. I have ordered 250grams to give it a try and I took two 5 gram scoops before gym. I have never experienced such a great pump, my muscles were so tensed after few reps. I looked significantly bigger and felt more confident. I could literally feel my muscles growing. Highly recommend this product, I take it with Citruline Malate also two 5 gram scoops.

Great stuff

Overall:

5

1 November 2014 by

it have great price and it is doing right job Great pruduct

good for vascularity

Overall:

5

Mixability:

3

Taste:

3

4 June 2014 by

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

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

24 March 2014 by

I take this to lower my colesterol as it was suggested by my doctor and it seems to work

Great Product

Overall:

4

Mixability:

5

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

4

20 March 2014 by

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

Excellent powder

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

5

28 January 2014 by

Important for hard trainers and to detox body. I take it in the morning and late evening and i feel effect in 15 minutes.

Arginine

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

11 September 2013 by

Very quick delivery, good price so overall a happy customer.

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

30 July 2013 by

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

AAKG

Overall:

3

Mixability:

5

Taste:

1

10 July 2013 by

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

Great pump

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

5

28 June 2013 by

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

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

27 April 2013 by

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

great

Overall:

5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

29 March 2013 by

I am really satisfied with this Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate. It is doing what it should do.

Awesome pump vascularity

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

5

8 March 2013 by

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

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

4

28 July 2011 by

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

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

6 May 2010 by

"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"

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

16 April 2010 by

"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"

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

1 April 2010 by

"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 :)"

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

16 February 2010 by

"Ok, just finished a chest and arms session and i could honestly not lift another thing, i was pumped to the max."

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

16 February 2010 by

"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."

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

10 December 2009 by

"Does what it says on the tin again - MP - basic product, honest, no scifi bullshit, great price."

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

3 December 2009 by

"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."

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

13 November 2009 by

"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"

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

24 July 2009 by

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

Overall:

3

Mixability:

3

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

3

29 May 2009 by

"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?"

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

1 May 2009 by

"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!!!!!"

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

28 April 2009 by

It works especially if combined with some EE.

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

20 April 2009 by

"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."

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

10 September 2008 by

"This stuff is tops for for muscle pumps, very vascular, more blood and oxegen in the muscle, more pump and bigger muscles.\n\n"

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

20 May 2008 by

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!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

16 April 2008 by

Mix with arginine EE to inproved vascalrity! Tastes wierd..\n\n\n\n

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

3 January 2008 by

"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."

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

23 April 2007 by

"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."

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

6 March 2007 by

"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"

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

12 December 2006 by

"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"

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

8 December 2006 by

"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?"

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

16 June 2006 by

"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"

Overall:

3

Mixability:

4

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

3

23 April 2013 by

Too early to see any effects after having Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate.

Overall:

1

Mixability:

1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

1

7 September 2009 by

"I am a Diabetic(type 1-Insulin dependant), does anyone know if i can take this supplement or not? cheeeers"

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