Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Agmatine ((4-aminobutyl) guanidine, NH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-NH-C(-NH2)(=NH ))

Agmatine ((4-aminobutyl) guanidine, NH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-NH-C(-NH2)(=NH )) has been turning up in numerous pre-workouts.

Agmatine is the by-product of the breakdown of the amino acid arginine. As with arginine, agmatine boosts nitric oxide (NO) levels. It also boosts the release of insulin an anabolic hormone that increases muscle growth and dilates blood vessels to further boost blood flow.
Other benefits of agmatine are:
  • Increased pain tolerance leading to increased training intensity.
  • Support for testosterone and growth hormone (GH) production.
  • Antioxidant benefits for recovery.

The suggested dosage is 500 - l,000mg 30-60 minutes before workouts.

The Encyclopedia of Supplements A-F Author: Jim Stoppani Source: Flex. 29.10 (Dec. 2011): p196.

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