Also known as AKG or AAKG. Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate is a salt composed of 2 molecules of the conditionally-essential amino acid L-arginine, plus alpha-ketoglutarate, a Krebs Cycle intermediate and nitrogen transporter (via conversion to L-glutamate). AKG is frequently used in nitric oxide (NO) boosting bodybuilding supplements to increase muscle pump during workouts. See Paul’s review, “An Introduction to Nitric Oxide Supplements” for more information.
Other chemical names: L-Arginine 2-oxopentanedioate