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Old 09-01-2020, 05:01 PM #1
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Default 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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Old 09-03-2020, 01:37 AM #2
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Can you buy it at shops like GNC?
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:45 PM #3
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Can you buy it at shops like GNC?


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.

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Old 09-16-2020, 10:53 PM #4
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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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Old 09-17-2020, 11:27 PM #5
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Did you ever buy it?
I did. Too soon to tell if itís going to be as effective as the ginger powder Iíve been using.

Awhile back I started taking ginger and turmeric, in place of my usual ibuprofen, with really good results.
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I did. Too soon to tell if itís going to be as effective as the ginger powder Iíve 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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Haven't tried it, but interested in feedback from anyone who has.
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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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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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I did. Too soon to tell if itís going to be as effective as the ginger powder Iíve 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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