AAKG USP or pharmaceutical grade amino acid L-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate is a white powder that is a result of the merger of two molecules of amino acids arginine and one alpha-ketoglutarate molecule. It is a type of arginine which is more bioavailable. Arginine is a crystal form of free amino acids which exerts different roles in many body processes, such as ammonia detoxification, muscle metabolism, the immune system and secretion of hormones. Nuts and seeds like peanuts and almonds contain AAKG richly. It can also be obtained from dairy products and chocolate.
The body needs arginine to produce creatinine, therefore it is essential for proper physical performance. For this reason, serious bodybuilders use it. The involvement of AAKG USP in the synthesis of protein and amino acid availability is why many serious bodybuilders and athletes supplement with it. One of its many benefits for physical performance is in augmenting the supply of nitric oxide (NO) for better muscle pump. Powerlifters to get a large muscle gains and athletes to improve athletic performance, supplement their training with it. Thus, sports supplements and formulations contain AAKG USP to make it available to these athletes.
The benefits of USP AAKG extend beyond the field of sports and into the sphere of medicine as it is also prescribed by doctors to promote heart health. It may also be utilized for burns, wounds, malnutrition, during or after surgery and trauma of others.