What is Agmatine Sulfate?
Agmatine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in plants and animals and is a byproduct of Arginine that is produced through a process called decarboxylation. In essence, it is Arginine with the carboxylic acid end removed. Agmatine is thought to act as a neurotransmitter, a chemical that modulates the activity of cells in your brain. It is also an intermediate product in the synthesis of polyamines, an essential compound for cell growth. Agmatine can even help regulate the production of NO from Arginine by inhibiting the enzyme synthetase in the body. The uptake of agmatine effects Arginine in NO synthesis and blood vessel dilation, which is usually limited naturally by the body.
Agmatine Sulfate Benefits & Uses May Include:
- May enhances Nitric Oxide (NO) Production†
- May promote lean muscle growth†
- May Increase pump intensity†
- May support healthy metabolism†
How Does Agmatine Sulfate Work?
While the specific mechanisms of Agmatine need further study, the amino acid has been shown to inhibit various receptors such as N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), nicotinic acetylcholine, and imidazoline. Agmatine can also inhibit nitric oxide synthase enzymes, which allows it to regulate elevated levels of nitric oxide. Agmatine can inhibit calcium channels and specific serotonin receptors as well. Further research is needed to determine the full extent of Agmatine's mechanisms.