Agmatine is a substance on a list of most popular ingredients of dietary supplements, made for people with active life styles. Preparations containing Agmatine can be beneficial for people who would like to lose weight.
Agmatine is a compound from a biogenic amines group, which is found naturally in a human body, as a product helping with the breakdown of arginine. It’s made in organs such as brain, kidneys, adrenal, liver and small intestine. The exact role of Agmatine in human body is still being the subject of scientific research, but it’s known that it’s essential to a lot of metabolic reactions. It’s also been found that Agmatine affects the work of the nervous system. It helps with anxiety and depression. Agmatine can make weight loss easier, and also limit the deposition of fat while building muscle mass, which is associated with consuming more calories. It’s a compound affecting the activity of a lot of enzymes and receptors. Stimulating some of them may lead to improvement of process of lipolysis. According to the tests made on animals, Agmatine increases cAMP, so it supports carnitine metabolism and improves activity of mitochondria responsible for controlling fat burning. Fatty acids insoluble in plasma are released from the fat cells. Considering the impact of Agmatine on transport and work of mitochondria, it comes to removal of excess fat.
Even though Agmatine can make weight loss easier, for now it’s not used in production of supplements that support it. However, it is often used as an ingredient for pre-workout supplements, creatine stacks and no-boosters. You could say that preparations that include Agmatine are useful especially for people who want to reduce their body mass and at the same time build some muscles and increase their strength. It’s worth introducing a few supplements that include Agmatine. Agmatine can be found, among others, in a pre-workout supplement; Rich Piana’s FULL AS FUCK, by 5% nutrition. This preparation also contains ingredients such as: L-citrulline, L-taurine, glycerol monostearate, beet root extract, L-norvaline and Bioperine. The supplement is made for people that want to maximise the muscle pump effect while working out.
An interesting proposition is also a supplement called Mesomorph by APS. It’s a multicomponent preparation which, apart from Agmatine, also contains Beta-Alanine, L-Citrulline Malate, Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate, Two-Creatine Malate and Creatine nitrate. The preparation stimulates the body pre-workout and increases the endurance, at the same time improving the regeneration rate. Mesomorph increases the production of nitrous oxide, accelerates anabolism and inhibits catabolism. Scientist continue to study the effect of Agmatine, so we can conclude that in the future, this substance will have more use in dietary supplements and nutrients.