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Take Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AKG)

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Alpha-Ketoglutarate is a naturally occurring compound found in the body that plays a role in energy production and amino acid metabolism. Taking an AKG supplement may provide numerous benefits for physical performance and overall health.

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Time Commitment

1 minute

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Suggested Frequency


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Time of Day

Taking an AKG supplement on an empty stomach or between meals is recommended for optimal absorption.

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How to Do It

Simply take one to two capsules of AKG with water, preferably on an empty stomach. The recommended daily dose is 1000 mg. Be sure to consult your doctor before use.

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Required Equipment

AKG supplements are widely available in capsule or powder form and can be purchased at health food stores, pharmacies, or online.

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  • Improved physical performance and endurance
  • Enhanced protein synthesis and muscle growth
  • Increased energy and endurance
  • Reduced muscle fatigue and soreness
  • Improved immune function and general health
  • Improved cognitive function and mental clarity
  • Increased nitric oxide production, leading to improved blood flow and cardiovascular health

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Why it works

AKG plays a role in energy production and amino acid metabolism, which can help support physical performance and muscle growth. In addition, AKG has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may benefit overall health.

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Possible Side Effects

AKG supplements are generally considered to be safe and well tolerated. However, some individuals may experience mild side effects such as upset stomach or diarrhea. It's important to speak with a health care professional before taking any new supplement.

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  • Choose a reputable brand of AKG supplement to ensure quality and purity.
  • Take AKG on an empty stomach or between meals for optimal absorption.
  • Be patient, as it may take several weeks of consistent use to see the full benefits of AKG supplementation.

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Supporting Studies and Articles

  1. Alpha-ketoglutarate: Physiological Functions and Applications - Biomolecules:  https://www.mdpi.com/2218-273X/10/9/1299/htm
  2. Alpha-Ketoglutarate, an Endogenous Metabolite, Extends Lifespan and Compresses Morbidity in Aging Mice  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32877690/
  3. Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate and glutamine supplementation during refeeding of food-deprived rats https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1494205/ 

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