No, not a gem, but it is precious! NutraPlanet is pleased to carry Agmatine Powder (25 grams) By: NutraPlanet
Agmatine is a naturally occurring compound, formed when arginine breaks down. Agmatine is specifically classified as a neurotransmitter and as such, is synthesized and stored in the brain for later use in nerve, synapse and hormone signaling functions.
It is this latter point that is of most interest to athletes. Agmatine seems to act as a “Super Arginine”, surpassing the old amino acid in every conceivable way and actually fulfilling on the vastly under-met promises of yester-years’ Arginine.
Just some of the proposed benefits of Agmatine include increased growth hormone output, increased IGF-1 output, increase luetenizing hormone output, creates an ideal environment for better insulin sensitivity, increases nitric oxide through multiple different pathways, acts as an anti-oxidant, helps build muscle, helps burn fat and may actually help offset pain associated with over-training.
As you can see, Agmatine is truly a new Super-Nutrient that has the research to back it up. Now, finally, you can affordably see for yourself all of the promises that Agmatine holds!
As a dietary supplement, take 500mg 1-2 times daily.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this or any other dietary supplement.
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Jae-Hwan Kim, et al. Agmatine reduces infarct area in a mouse model of transient focal cerebral ischemia and protects cultured neurons from ischemia-like injury. Experimental Neurology. 189 (2004) 122– 130
a-Hyun Kim. Regulation of subventricular zone stem cell proliferation and differentiation by agmatine. Graduate School, Yonsei University. (2006)
An emerging role for agmatine: J. Satriano, et al.; Kidney Int. 56, 1252 (1999), (Review) Abstract
Is agmatine a novel neurotransmitter in brain?: D.J. Reis & S. Regunathan; Trends Pharmacol. Sci. 21, 187 (2000) Abstract
Agmatine suppresses nitric oxide production in microglia: K. Abe, et al.; Brain Res. 872, 141 (2000) Abstract