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Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate - Top 2 Supplements & Conclusion

Updated on February 26, 2014

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Now that you know about all the benefits, possible side effects and proper dosages for supplementing with arginine alpha-ketoglutarate you’re probably anxious to get some supplements for yourself.

I could let you go shop for whatever product you want; there are a lot of different supplements that contain arginine in a lot of different forms, but continue reading if you’re interested in two of the top rated arginine alpha-ketoglutarate supplements.

I’m not saying that supplements that contain arginine in a mix with other supplements aren’t beneficial but if you only want the benefits that we’ve gone over then you want a pure arginine alpha-ketoglutarate supplement.

Let’s get right into it!

Top 2 Arginine AKG Supplements


NOW Foods is a very popular supplement company that has their own handy arginine alpha-ketoglutarate supplement.

You don’t have to deal with mixing powder into a drink; this supplement comes in tablets.

This takes the hassle out of supplementing with arginine and you can take it pretty much anywhere.

You can get a bottle of 180 tablets, which will come out to 60 servings per bottle.

So you’ll end up buying a new bottle every 2 months; not bad.

You have to take 3 tablets per serving but you’ll get a nice dosage of 3.5 grams of arginine alpha-ketoglutarate with each serving.

Olympian Labs A-AKG Powder

You can save a little money, while giving up a little convenience, if you’d like to go with Olympian Labs’ arginine alpha-ketoglutarate supplement.

It comes in a 90 gram container, which will come out to 30 servings per container. So you’ll have to buy a new container every month; still not that bad.

You’ll have to mix one scoop with 4 ounces of water to get a single serving of 3 grams of arginine AKG.

Not as quick as popping a pill but it’s a little cheaper to go this route.


I hope that you’ve learned a lot about arginine and its many benefits from this series of articles. My aim is to help people supplement safely and reach their fitness goals.

By now you should know:

And now you have two of the top supplements to choose from to ensure that you’re getting a pure and efficient arginine supplement!

Good luck in reaching your fitness goals!

What Arginine Supplements Do You Take?

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      Ben Guinter 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You only need to take a break if you're taking the highest dosage, Michael... which is 6 grams of STRAIGHT AKG (if it's in a mix of supplements you want to check how much AKG you're really getting). So, if you're only taking 3 grams a day, then there's no need to stop.

      But if you are taking 6 grams a day, then take 2 or 3 weeks off it every couple months and you should be fine. Other people also cycle off it when they're not feeling as big of a "pump" from it anymore, and then in a couple weeks they start taking it again.

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      Michael 6 years ago

      After two months of taking AKG, do you stop & then start again?

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      Ben Guinter 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      For some it appears to, Edward... and for others it doesn't... but acne is caused by hormonal imbalances, right?

      And from what I've shown, arginine can boost your growth hormone, which can then boost the big T which can definitely bring on the acne. But it all depends on how your body reacts to it, how much of an HGH boost it gives you and if it really puts you in a hormonal imbalance.

      All I can suggest is to take it as you are told to on the bottle, don't over do it and don't take the max amount... and then keep an eye on your skin. If you start breaking out then lower your dosage and see if that was really the cause.

      Acne can be caused by a number of things (anything from stress (you are stressing your body during exercise), not getting enough vitamins and your diet) so if the only thing you change in your life is taking A-AKG and you get acne... then it could be putting you in a hormonal imbalance.

      But if you workout more, don't get into the shower right away, have sweat all over your body and then scrub your skin hard in the shower, change your diet or a number of other things... then perhaps the finger shouldn't be pointed at the arginine.

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      Edward 6 years ago

      Does A-AKG contribute to acne breakout?

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      Ben Guinter 8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You're welcome Hello, hello, many more to come!

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      I am really oblige to you for doing all these researches and sharing the information. Thank you very much indeed for giving such a great help