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  • ALPHA-KETOGLUTARATE (AKG), a body building supplement. Anybody use it?

    There were several articles recently about AKG extending the lifespan of mice. Probably because it fights inflammation. I'm wondering if there are any other benefits of the kind that would cause bodybuilders to use it. The mice in the study didn't see any kind of athletic type improvement.

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...pan-least-mice


    https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/in...oglutarate-akg
    sounds safe enough, I think.

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    Can you buy it at shops like GNC?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by OctoberRed View Post
      Can you buy it at shops like GNC?
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      This is a version available at GNC. According to the research I've dug up, it doesn't do as advertised. It isn't going to give your workouts a boost except maybe as a placebo.
      https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21813912/

      Nevertheless, I was more interested in using it for anti-inflammatory purposes (though a boost in physical performance would have been a nice plus). The more I read the more I'm convinced that inflammation in your body is a real accelerant of aging. The mice in that recent study I posted the link to just boosts my belief.
      Last edited by 4truth; 09-03-2020, 03:20 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 4truth View Post
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        This is a version available at GNC. According to the research I've dug up, it doesn't do as advertised. It isn't going to give your workouts a boost except maybe as a placebo.
        https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21813912/

        Nevertheless, I was more interested in using it for anti-inflammatory purposes (though a boost in physical performance would have been a nice plus). The more I read the more I'm convinced that inflammation in your body is a real accelerant of aging. The mice in that recent study I posted the link to just boosts my belief.
        Did you ever buy it?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by OctoberRed View Post
          Did you ever buy it?
          I did. Too soon to tell if it's going to be as effective as the ginger powder I've been using.

          Awhile back I started taking ginger and turmeric, in place of my usual ibuprofen, with really good results.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 4truth View Post
            I did. Too soon to tell if it's going to be as effective as the ginger powder I've been using.

            Awhile back I started taking ginger and turmeric, in place of my usual ibuprofen, with really good results.
            Let me know if start seeing any gains

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            • #7
              Haven't tried it, but interested in feedback from anyone who has.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by LoadedWraps View Post
                Haven't tried it, but interested in feedback from anyone who has.
                It certainly won't be that fat Anorak to try it first.

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                • #9
                  I'm about half way through the jar and it seems to be effective as an anti-inflammatory, which is what I was looking for. So far as a boost in athletic performance, strictly speaking, I haven't noticed any. The boost in performance for me is being able to workout everyday with minimal muscle and joint soreness.

                  The link below takes you to a study and also to links for previous studies.


                  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21813912/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 4truth View Post
                    I did. Too soon to tell if it's going to be as effective as the ginger powder I've been using.

                    Awhile back I started taking ginger and turmeric, in place of my usual ibuprofen, with really good results.
                    How has the ginger powder been effective for you? Bought some in the last couple weeks but just cuz I'm lazy about slicing up ginger sometimes. How much/how often do you use it?

                    That turmeric stuff doesn't hit well with my taste buds or I'd be using that.

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