Alpha Ketoglutarate (AKG) for Sports & Fitness
Alpha Ketoglutarate (AKG)
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.
How Much Is Usually Taken by Athletes?
Manufacturers recommend 1 to 2 grams prior to workouts.
*Athletes and fitness advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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