Agmatine is found when Arginine is broken down. Agmatine powder has been shown to have a number of benefits, above and beyond Arginine supplementation. It has been even been referred to as the new and improved Arginine! Benefits include increased blood flow, reduced oxidative damaged and enhanced mood. Agmatine is naturally occurring and is formed when Arginine is broken down. To be more specific, Agmatine is decarboxylated Arginine (Arginine without carboxylic acid). Recently, Agmatine has been referred to as the new and improved form of Arginine! Due to its superiority over Arginine, a smaller amount of Agmatine is required to achieve the same benefits and more. So, despite being a significantly more expensive product, Agmatine still works out to be a relatively cost-effective supplement when viewed on a cost per serving basis. Where to find Agmatine: Agmatine is found throughout the body; its concentration and effects on the brain are where most research is focussed, however. Agmatine can also be referred to as: 4 (aminobutyl) guanidine. Agmatine improves blood flow, increasing the delivery of nutrients to the muscles, thereby increasing muscular pump and aiding recovery. Anecdotally, if you look on bodybuilding forums, many users of Agmatine powder have reported a constant pump - far greater than that experienced with Arginine! Some users have even commented that Agmatine is one of the best supplements they have ever tried! Agmatine powder has been shown to increase and prolong GH output; GH is linked with increased muscle and fat loss as well as aiding recovery. Interestingly for hard training athletes, Agmatine has been shown in research to reduce pain caused by inflammation. This could have implications for recovery, as intense training causes high levels of inflammation. Agmatine powder has been shown to have anti-anxiolytic benefits, as well as enhancing mood. It has also been shown to effectively cross the blood-brain barrier, hence its positive effects on the nervous system. This overall sense of improved well-being brings with it numerous related health benefits. Agmatine powder has also been found to benefit the renal system, by improving glomerular function rate (GFR). GFR is essentially used to measure how well the kidneys are functioning.
Agmatine powder can be used with other popular ingredients in a pre-workout formula, such as Caffeine and Beta Alanine. It can also be used with BULK POWDERS Complete Multivitamin Complex as a product combination to improve general health.