"By Joachim Bartoll / Thorax. January 11, 1998.
Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG) is a salt formed of two molecules of ornithine and one molecule of alpha-ketoglutarate. Studies in the medical field have shown that ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate preserve muscle protein synthesis and spares nitrogen (reduces urinary amino acids) after elective surgery.

OKG treatment decreases muscle protein catabolism and/or increases synthesis, according to the metabolic situation. The anti-catabolic effect might not be from OKG alone. OKG increases the plasma concentrations of, for example, arginine, leucine, isoleucine, tyrosine, glutamine, proline, and ornithine. There are several studies that show these amino acids to have anabolic properties; hence, the anti-catabolic effect."

Has anyone tried OKG?

I tried it ten years ago. It’s worthless.

Doesn’t Trevor Graham recommned that his athlete’s take it?

If you notice, OKG has completely disappared from the store shelves. The
reason is that a European study was
conducted that showed it had zero effect
on several types of performance. Do
not waste your money. Trevor Graham
knows very little about nutrition. TwinLab
and all of the other companies that used
to sell OKG have discontinued because
of the research showing it has no effect
on performance.

Thanks 716!