An enzyme, glutamate dehydrogenase, is responsible for converting between glutamate and ammonia and Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AKG) or vice versa. This enzyme favors the production of AKG and ammonia unless high enough levels of AKG and/or ammonia are present to reverse the reaction. Increasing protein or glutamate intake is likely to encourage the reaction toward ammonia and AKG. Depending on your individual needs and your qualified healthcare professional's recommendation, you may not want to increase your protein/glutamate intake when using AKG - or you may want to increase your protein/glutamate intake to maintain the same balance between AKG and glutamate. We recommend that you consult with your healthcare professional for an individualized recommendation.*
Articles in this section
- 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?