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Agmatine may support muscle pumps, nutrient transport, nutrient partitioning (greater number of calories shunted towards muscle tissue and less stored in fat cells) and blood flow. Agmatine appears to support muscle pumps in various ways:
Agmatine may support nutrient partitioning, which leads to more muscle glycogen (carbohydrates stored in muscle tissues) stored, thus more water retained in the muscle. This can lead to a “fuller” look to the muscle and muscle pumps.*
Agmatine appears to assist NO production by playing a competitive inhibitor role of the enzyme nitric oxide synthase. The nutrient partitioning effects of Agmatine may be due to its potential ability to support the insulin response to carbohydrates, as well as the blood flow to the muscle seen with nitric oxide production.*
Defining Agmatine: Arginine vs. Agmatine
Arginine is well renowned for its capacity to support protein synthesis, sustain the endogenous production of creatine, support insulin sensitivity via attenuation of blood glucose, as well as its assistance during the removal of nitrogenous waste in the urea cycle.*
Until recently, Arginine has been labeled as a go to supplement in many athletic and bodybuilding regimens. However, with the growing literature and knowledge on the potential ergogenic value of Agmatine, athletes are beginning to gear their supplementation needs in a new direction. Agmatine is likely the one molecule to take part in more metabolic processes than Arginine. There exists nineteen well-documented mechanisms of action suggested in the research and a minimum of thirteen elicit direct benefits to the athlete or bodybuilder with even more effects emerging as the research continues.*
Agmatine as an Ergogenic Aid
Agmatine supports insulin production which elicits better insulin responses. Increased insulin response has been shown to have positive effects on body composition and musculature.*
Agmatine offers potential assistance in kidney function via stimulation of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). This can prep the bodybuilder as various nitrogenous waste products are eliminated through this system.*
Agmatine serves as a potential aid in the recovery process of the athlete. It can also support the effects of analgesics required during recuperation from injury.*
Agmatine modulates NO through a variety of mechanisms. It stimulates some types of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) while restraining others. This is crucial to the proper functioning of the polyamine biosynthetic pathways. Specific to body composition, Agmatine has an independent role of testosterone and insulin management on lipid (fat) metabolism.*
Agmatine offers antioxidant properties. This is of particular interest to the committed athlete. The load an athlete endures throughout a strict training regimen directly affects the free-radical buildup in the human body and can have damaging effects if the buildup continues. Agmatine can serve as a protection from these unwanted effects that free radicals impose on the body.*
Agmatine acts as a novel neurotransmitter and can support a healthy mood. It can be beneficial to those looking to achieve a mental edge, whether it be in the gym or in everyday life.*
As a result of these effects, supplementing any athletic and/or bodybuilding regimen with Agmatine may support athletic performance, fat loss, and muscle size, vascularity, and fullness. Additional benefits including protection against free radical damage and recovery support also add to the quality of everyday life. Arginine was the miracle worker of its time, but Agmatine may appear to be an even better supplemental option in regards to body physique advancements and performance.*