Effects of 7 days of arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate supplementation on blood flow, plasma L-arginine, nitric oxide metabolites, and asymmetric dimethyl arginine after resistance exercise.

@article{Willoughby2011EffectsO7,
  title={Effects of 7 days of arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate supplementation on blood flow, plasma L-arginine, nitric oxide metabolites, and asymmetric dimethyl arginine after resistance exercise.},
  author={Darryn Willoughby and Tony Boucher and Jeremy Reid and Garson Skelton and Mandy Clark},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          291-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) supplements are alleged to increase nitric oxide production, thereby resulting in vasodilation during resistance exercise. This study sought to determine the effects of AAKG supplementation on hemodynamics and brachial-artery blood flow and the circulating levels of L-arginine, nitric oxide metabolites (NOx; nitrate/nitrite), asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA), and L-arginine:ADMA ratio after resistance exercise. METHODS Twenty-four physically… Expand
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