L-arginine AKG provides alpha-ketoglutarate and the amino acid, L-arginine. L-arginine is a non-essential amino acid that is central to the urea cycle, a process which allows the body to dispose of excess nitrogen. L-arginine, a proteinogenic amino acid, provides support for healthy metabolic and immune system function.
Alpha-ketoglutarate (α-Ketoglutarate or AKG) is a keto acid produced by de-amination of the amino acid, glutamate, and is a metabolic intermediate in the Citric Acid Cycle. Alpha-ketoglutarate is an important nitrogen transporter in biochemical pathways. The amino groups of amino acids are attached to alpha-ketoglutarate via transamination reactions, where it is then carried to the liver where the urea cycle takes place.
Supplementation of alpha-ketoglutarate and L-arginine though L-arginine AKG may be considered by athletes and bodybuilders as part of their workout routine.
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