Alpha Ketoglutarate (AKG) for Sports & Fitness
Why Do Athletes Use It?*
Some athletes say that alpha ketoglutarate (AKG) improves the results of weight-training.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
Advocates point out that AKG is important for cell growth and is used in patients undergoing surgery to help maintain normal muscles' protein synthesis and to protect the heart muscle.
Dosage & Side Effects
How Much Is Usually Taken by Athletes?
Manufacturers recommend 1 to 2 grams prior to workouts.
Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds
Interactions with Medicines
Where to Find It
AKG is present in many foods and is synthesized for use in dietary supplements.
Last Review: 03-18-2015
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