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Creatine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate is alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) added to a molecule of creatine to aid in absorption and uptake. Creatine-AKG is creatine bonded to a molecule of AKG, a precursor of glutamine, an essential amino acid required for muscle growth. AKG is absorbed by the intestines, which eliminates the possibility of gastrointestinal problems associated with other forms of creatine, such as creatine monohydrate. It also does not need the help of a creatine transporter to enter cells, but it taken directly into muscle cells. After the creatine is taken in, the remaining AKG is used as energy for the muscles by being converted into creatine phosphate.
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