A-AKG Powder
Olympian Labs

A-AKG Powder , 180 Grams Unflavored

Arginine-Alpha Ketoglutarate
Supports More Intense Workouts & Recovery*
7.4  out of 10  (16 Reviews)

Product Overview


A-AKG Powder Bottle

Supports Longer and More Intense Workouts*

Supports Vasodilation*

Supports Muscle Growth & Recovery from Exercise*

PURE ARGININE Alpha-Ketoglutarate
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Intensify Your Performance and Build Your Foundation of Growth*

Arginine is the main ingredient in any Nitric Oxide (NO) booster because it's readily converted to NO. This is the base line of why this supplement helps build muscle.* With A-AKG flavorless powder there is no flavor added, you also get to choose what liquid you add it to.

Why is Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate Better?
Olympian Labs A-AKG, (Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate) is arginine bonded to alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) 2:1 ratio, rather that just arginine.



  • Muscle Growth- Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate is a Nitric Oxide (NO) inducer, which may help support a reduction in body fat, more muscle mass, and greater energy during exercise.*
  • Endurance- Supports exercise endurance by helping vasodialation.*
  • Recovery- Supporting vasodialation may help quicken recovery time from high intensity exercise.*
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Take Note, This Product Is:


NO: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustaceans shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, or Soybeans

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires food manufacturers to list the 8 most common ingredients that trigger food allergies. The ingredient that’s at the top of all of these lists? Milk proteins.

No surprise, you’ve heard this over and over again. Followed closely by soy, wheat, shellfish & peanuts to name a few. All of these land on the “watch out list!”

Why is this important you ask? It’s well documented that allergens, like milk proteins, can cause your immune system to go into overdrive!


Gluten-free products exclude gluten, a protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye.

Ratings & Reviews

A-AKG Powder
Overall Rating
16 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
6 Ratings
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Jan 01, 2016
Verified Buyer

Not much to this stuff, really. It's flavorless, so it's easily stackable, and it does help give my pumps a little extra oompf. The price is decent, and I've noticed they run two-fers every now and again. It's not an essential part of my supplement routine, but I think it works well in tandem with the citrulline in my pre-workout powder. If you want to make sure every last base is covered, this is an inexpensive way to do it, but it won't make my "must have" list anytime soon.

May 27, 2015

good for a pre-workout and I like to mix it into my protein drink with some glutamine. the jury is still out on this but my impression is good - certainly helps- those days feeling some fatigue or lack of motivation.

May 26, 2015

Shout out to Olympian Labs for hooking me uo with a free tub The AAKG came in powder form which means that it was able to get to the body faster compared to pill form. It contained Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (2:1) 3 g. I generally used a scoop with my preworkout shake and another scoop with my postworkout shake. Because the powder was unflavored and didnt have a taste, it blended in well pre and postworkout. It was also really easy to mix in, just a couple of shakes n its mixed in the water. It was very effective for me when I used it as well. It helped get my body primed and ready to workout pre workout and some high quality pumps during my workout. post workout it help with muscle recovery so I can do it all over again the next day. at 30 scoops with 3grams a scoop for $12.11 that is a really good deal. I would definitely recommend to a friend and definitely use again. 9/10 Overall

May 17, 2015

Was given a tub of A-AKG powder which I have taken for over 2 weeks in different formats. I have taken it alone, and I could tell a small increase in energy and pumps. Now when stacked with a PWO, this enhanced the effects of energy and pumps noticeably. One thing I noticed is that the more water you take in before using A-AKG as a PWO the better the pumps feel. This is a great product as you are able to mix with PWO, or if just doing cardio in the am with your BCAAs. MIxability as it blends in with liquid in no time at all. This is a great product to stack with a non-stim PWO and I will give you more motivation to hit the gym as you will feel some nice pumps.

May 11, 2015

for me, anything that increases pumps and vasodilation im in for. ive heard good things about the effectiveness of A-AKG (Arginine-Alpha Ketoglutarate) in the past and this was my first time actually trying the product. after 10 days of use, here are my impressions... when mixed in 4-6 oz of water, 3 grams of A-AKG is basically tasteless and mixes easily and completely. on training days i mixed it into my Pre-wo prior to training, on off days i took the same dosage in the morning as per label directions. i loved the increased vasodilation provided by A-AKG. on chest/tri and back/bi days my arms looked like roadmaps! the pumps were noticeably increased and longer lasting...this i particularly liked. A-AKG is a pre-workout that is designed to help attain a deeper a level of training to help provide sustained muscle growth in a shorter timeframe. whether it does this or not will be determined by continued use. all i can say at this point is im very satisfied with the results and would recommend it to anyone. the price point of Olympian Labs A-AKG makes it well worth it.

May 10, 2015

Took 1 heaped scoop prob around 4g for a entire week and hit all body parts, the effects were pretty similar in all workouts. Mixability:10/10 Mixed and dissolved easily with 6oz water, no leftovers. Smell/Color:Plain White Smells similar to glutamine. Taste:flavorless witch is good cause you get to add it to your favorite beverage of choice. Energy/Focus:?/10 aakg has no stimulant effect but i did always notice a sort of 'kick" once i got a pump going. Strength/Explosiveness:7.5/10 Did notice strength went up slightly not much, but definitely notice myself being able to slightly push more weight. Endurance:9/10 Endurance was good! Really felt like my body was able to last longer and recovery in between sets was also better then usual. Pump/Vascularity:8.5/10 The pumps were impressive. Imo everyone reacts differently to certain type of supplement but for me a-akg is hands down one of my favorite supplements that helps with pumps, with that said i pretty much always ended up getting massive pumps(especially on bicep/chest) once i started incorporating this in my regimen.Vascularity was most noticeable while working out but some veins in my forearms and bicep seemed to have stayed somewhat visible thru out the day. Overall Rating:8.5/10 Really good product that has become a staple in my stack. Would recommend to anyone looking for the added benefits of this. It helps that its in plain form so that it can easily be added to any pre-workout drink mix.

May 10, 2015

Was given a tub of Olympian Labs AAKG as sample. I used this solo for 5 days and then 2 day on top of a PWO. Took 1 scoop head to gym in about 30 min. Taste : 9/10 This has no taste. Just mix it with water and easy to get down. Mixability:10/10 No problems, just put one scoop in shaker bottle and add water and no clump or stuff sticking to bottom. Energy and Focus:9/10 I noticed a spike in energy and focus-not a stim like affect but more natural affect. Pump: 7/10 During lifting I had a normal pump which was ok , nothing special or out of the ordinary. Stamina/Endurance: 10/10 I keep going heavier and heavier with weights and even toward the end I had a lot more in me. I was also a lot more faster set to set. Recovery: 9/10- Felt less sore after workouts. Overall 9/10 I was hoping for better pumps, but the endurance and stamina that this product gave me was so huge, that even solo(without PWO) I had a killer time in the gym. I even prefer this without the use of a PWO. For people who want to stay away from stim or take a stim break , then this is the product to buy.

Jan 21, 2015

A great product that improves performance and stamina.

Jan 03, 2015

Great product to stack on top your preworkout. Gives great pumps most of the time and it is very cheap.

Nov 01, 2014
Verified Buyer

Great product for price.

May 12, 2014
Verified Buyer

For the price you cannot beat it added to the pre-work out the pumps are awesome. It proves you don't have to spend a lot to get a good quality product

Mar 14, 2014
Verified Buyer

This product isn't even what you get on the BodyBuilding.com websites picture. I originally purchased this product through another vendor and saw a couple users complain about the size of the bottle but thought I'd still take a chance on the product. I have to say I was very disappointed when the bottle came and was only 1/2 full. I then tried BodyBuilder.com thinking it was just a defective batch or dispensed amount and I got the same results - a 1/2 full bottle of product, in both bottles. I even took the time to count out the number of servings with a full scoop, but not piled too high, not even "well rounded" but just a little more than the scoop that comes with the bottle and only got 19 servings! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

Dec 26, 2013
Verified Buyer

I mixed one scoop with my preworkout. The pump is unreal. I also noticed more vascularity.

Aug 01, 2013
Verified Buyer

A good product, that does exactly what it's suppossed to. I've used Primaforce AAKG, which is complete garbage and has no effect whatsoever : no pump, no vascularity, nothing, even if taken at double dosage (2 scoops). First time i've ordered Olympian Labs AAKG i was pretty skeptic about the effectivness of this product, but was surprised for good. So let me break it down for you : Vascularity 8/10 : 10-15 min after taking one scoop of this product on empty stomach, the vascularity started to appear on my forearms, and i've started to feel a slight gradual pump spreading on my upper body, mainly on my arms and forearms, and that was before i've started workout session. Pump 7/10 : the pump was ok, nothing special though. Stamina 8/10 : While the pump was good, the stamina i've experienced was even better, don't know why, but i tend to regard this to the good amount of alpha ketoglutaric acid added for the absorption, which may increase athletic performance by itself. Taste 5/10 : i don't really know what rating can i give here, cause this product doesn't really has a taste, doesn't smell very good though, but the taste is almost absent. I've added the taste review for the one and only purpose, in order for the product to be fully reviewed, however products of such kind must not be rated by their taste, that has not much of importance over here. Effectiveness 8/10 : overall quite an effective product, which i recommend to everyone, seeking a good vascularity, pump, muscle fullness and stamina during the workout or non workout days.

Jun 13, 2013

I can't even describe the pump i got with this product mixed with my pre workouts i take 1 scoop of this and half a serving of my pre workout and my arms gets super veiny. Plus its probably the cheapest aakg you can buy in the market.

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What's in Olympian Labs A-AKG Powder

Serving Size: One (1) Rounded Scoop 3g (3000mg)
Servings Per Container:30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (2:1) 3 g
† Daily Value not established.

Directions For A-AKG Powder: As a dietary supplement, take one (1) rounded scoop (3g) daily, with a 4 oz. (120ml) of liquid pre & post workout. On days off from training, take one (1) rounded scoop (3g) in the morning, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Warnings: If you are pregnant or nursing, have a medical condition, or are taking medication, consult your healthcare professional before using this or any other nutritional supplement. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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