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Agmatine Sulfate Benefits

Jul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8

agmatine sulfateAgmatine is a compound naturally produced in the body by the breakdown of arginine (or l-arginine). Also found in natural foods such as meats, fish, and shellfish, agmatine sulfate has been used for a while in many supplements as giving wicked pumps in the gym, increased vascularity, and muscle fullness. Agmatine sulfate has a variety of benefits to the bodybuilder or athlete.

Let's take a look at 5 reasons why you should be interested in including agmatine sulfate as part of your supplementation.

1. Increased Nitric Oxide Production

Nitric Oxide works to widen your blood vessels to allow for greater blow flow and a greater amount of nutritional ingredients to your muscles. This in turn provides many benefits, including improved strength, simply because agmatine is a chemical neurostransmitter. In a 2001 research study done by Baylor University, nitric oxide supplementation through agmatine improved subjects' max bench press by a greater amount than in subjects taking a placebo.

2. Increased Energy and Endurance

Agmatine influences release of such hormones as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. These hormones influence many physical functions like energy production and stress management. So the use of agmatine results in improved energy metabolism and increased endurance.

3. Muscle Vascularity & Fullness

Agmatine sulfate appears to boost muscle pumps in a couple different ways. First, agmatine sulfate may improve nutrient partitioning, leading to more muscle glycogen (carbohydrates stored in muscle tissue) stored and consequently more water retained in the muscle. This can lead to a full look to the muscle and increase muscle pumps.

4. Decreased Cortisol Production

Cortisol is a stress hormone (of course it is undesirable) that adds weight to the abs, breaks down muscle and puts the body in a catabolic state. You don't want that. You want to promote protein synthesis and tissue growth, so agmatine plays an important role in this.

5. Improved Insulin Response

Agmatine is known to enhance insulin production leading to improved insuline response, which leads to positive effects in attaining a leaner and harder body physique.


All of these effects and benefits will support your physique development and performance during your training. Then, how should you take agmatine sulfate? Take agmatine prior to your workout. Many stack agmatine with creatine, pre-workout and/or carbohydrate before workout. Some of our customers combine Allmax Agmatine Sulfate with Allmax Carbion and Creatine as a muscle growth stack. We have a lot of options when it comes to agmatine. It's available in powder and pills, and it's offered as a stand-alone product as well as a pre-workout formula with agmatine being a major ingredient.