Supports healthy growth hormone levels
*The amino acids arginine and ornithine have been shown to synergistically support healthy growth hormone production. Growth hormone is naturally released by the pituitary gland in response to sleep and exercise in order to help replenish tissues. It supports muscle protein synthesis, moderates the breakdown of muscle tissue and promotes fat utilization for energy. Arginine supports healthy growth hormone synthesis and is also a precursor for protein synthesis. Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG) is composed of two molecules of ornithine and one molecule of alpha-ketoglutarate. OKG has indicated the ability to support healthy nitrogen balance, important for healthy muscle function. OKG also promotes healthy polyamine, arginine and glutamine levels, important metabolites for muscle protein support. One study suggested the potential for arginine and ornithine in combination to support lean muscle mass when combined with physical training. A second study also suggests a possible role of arginine and ornithine in supporting lean muscle mass and strength training when combined with a high intensity exercise program.
Taken one hour before physical activity or bedtime, arginine and OKG may support healthy growth hormone production and may also promote healthy muscle protein synthesis, muscle recovery, and lean muscle mass when combined with physical training.
Take 2–4 capsules per day, on an empty stomach, with juice or water, before bedtime or 1 hour before a workout, or as directed by your physician.
Serving Size: 1 vegetable capsule
Amount Per Serving
arginine HCl … 500mg
ornithine alpha- ketoglutarate … 250mg
other ingredients: vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Because of its effect on nitric oxide production, l-arginine is theoretically best avoided by individuals with migraines, depression, autoimmune disorders, and kidney or liver disease. Arginine is contraindicated for individuals with the herpes virus.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.