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Arginine Ketoisocaproate

Also known as: AKIC, AAKIC

The amino acid Arginine bonded to alpha-Ketoisocaproic acid to increase bioavailability. AAKIC is used to boost nitric oxide levels, increase endurance, and muscle pumps.

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What Is It?

Arginine Alpha-Keotiscaproate (AAKIC) is an Arginine monohydrochloride salt of alpha ketoisocaproic acid calcium. The pairing of these two forms a amino-calcium salt that should lead to improved bioavailability and absorption by the body.

What is Alpha-Ketoisocaproate?

Alpha-ketoisocaproate (KIC) is a keto acid ofthe branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) leucine. Branched-chain keto acids (BCKAs) are quite similar to BCAAs, but a keto group replaces an amino group in the chain. This means BCKAs are ammonia-free sources of BCAAs.

KIC helps stave off catabolism, which can be of particular benefit to those on a strict cut or engaged in long bouts of endurance exercise.Furthermore, BCKAs are required for energy production and the removal of ammonia in skeletal muscle.

Remeber, during intense exercise, large amounts of ammonia are produced, which causes fatigue in the working muscle. Removing ammonia will improve endurance and increase stamina during workouts.

Finally, KIC also stimulates insulin secretion in the body. When consumed in the presence of carbohydrates, KIC can help shuttle glucose into muscle cells, where it belongs, and prevent it from being stored in adipose (fat) cells. Not only will your muscles look fuller, but you'll also stay lean. This is particularly useful for those who are bulking and need to consume large amounts of carbs to fulfill their caloric needs.

What does AAKIC Do?

Once ingested, Arginine KIC performs the same functions as L-Arginine, which you can read in full detailhere.

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