What is Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Primaforce AAKG

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Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) is a salt of the amino acid arginine and alpha-ketoglutaric acid. It is marketed as a body building supplement. The components are intermediates in the metabolism of nitric oxides'

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 25 21
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) 4 2
Loss of energy 1 2
Multiple sclerosis 1 0
Muscle cramps 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 2
Constipation 1
Headaches 1
Insomnia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate

Dosage Patients
4 capsule(s) daily 1
2 g three times daily 1
7 g twice daily 1
16 g daily 1
1,000 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Expense 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate

Duration

Currently taking Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 6
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 4
< $25 1
Not specified 17
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4 patient evaluations for Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate

Oct 5, 2016 (Started Jul 05, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Three times daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Delivers energy to cells)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2013 (Started Dec 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18 g Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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