Some athletes say that alpha ketoglutarate (AKG) improves the results of weight-training.
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.
Manufacturers recommend 1 to 2 grams prior to workouts.
AKG is present in many foods and is synthesized for use in dietary supplements.
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