Alpha-ketoglutarate has been studied for its implications in mediating the effects of excess ammonia in the body. However, the results of these studies have been mixed - and most were focused on hemodialysis patients. There is speculation that taking alpha-ketoglutarate with ornithine may affect the urea cycle, which is necessary for the removal of ammonia from the body, but nothing conclusive in patients with normal kidney function. We would recommend that you discuss this supplement and possible options for helping you to reduce your ammonia levels with a licensed medical professional.*
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- What is Alpha-Ketoglutarate derived from?
- What is the expiration date on Alpha-Ketoglutarate?
- Does Alpha-Ketoglutarate contain corn or grain-derived ingredients?
- Is Alpha-Ketoglutarate suitable for vegans and vegetarians? If not, why?
- Is Alpha-Ketoglutarate safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Can Alpha-Ketoglutarate be used for children?
- Are there any side-effects or precautions when using Alpha-Ketoglutarate?
- Is Alpha-Ketoglutarate free of magnesium stearate?
- Does Alpha-Ketoglutarate contain sulfur?
- While taking Alpha-Ketoglutarate does one need to also supplement with L-glutamate or protein?