Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (also known as AAKG) is a non-essential amino acid that is needed to help the liver produce nitric oxide. Both AAKG and nitric oxide amplify the muscle building effects of exercise and nutritional supplements.
AAKG is used to improve athletic performance because it helps the liver break down exercise by-products like ammonia. AAKG has been proven effective in helping you exercise more with less pain and stiffness, while improving lean body mass.
AAKG increases the production of nitric oxide in blood vessels, increasing their diameter, which also improves blood flow. This, in turn, results in more blood reaching the muscle, providing greater amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and various muscle building hormones that can potentially help improve muscle performance and recovery.