Agmatine Nerve Protector – No Performance Benefits?
A company called Gilad&Gilad has filed a patent for using agmatine in dietary supplements, nutraceuticals and foods. Agmatine is a breakdown product of the amino acid arginine. Limited research has shown that the chemical protects nerve cells from metabolic damage (Pain Medicine, 11: 356-368, 2010). A small study published in 2010 got the attention of some bodybuilders who started using it as a supplement. Gad Gilad, CEO of Gilad&Gilad, said that there is no evidence that the supplement helps bodybuilders improve performance. (NUTRAingredients-usa.com, April 7, 2017)