A funny sounding bodybuilding supplement has recently been introduced by Muscletech. Gakic, also known as glycine-l-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaproic acid has been in development for about 8 years by Muscletech.
What Does Gakic Do?
GAKIC is a pre-workout supplement that is designed to help your body remove toxins that are released when you fatigue your muscles. Research has shown that two of these toxins, ammonia and lactic acid, can be reduced by taking Gakic prior to working out. The theory is that when you reduce these fats toxins, you will allow yourself to lift more weight and for longer periods before you actually fatigue the muscle. Obviously, if you can lift more weight, your muscles will grow bigger, faster.
The interesting part about the Muscletech research on Gakic is that there is a lot of data to support their claims (something you do not get much in the bodybuilding supplement industry) that have been published in some pretty decent publications.
How To Take Gakic
Gakic works pretty quickly. You can get it in powder or pill formula and you take it about 30 minutes before you workout. It is intended to get into your blood system within 15 minutes and while it is mostly used as a bodybuilding supplement, a lot of new users are athletes such as football, hockey and basketball players because it remains active in your system for several hours. Muscletech recommends that it only be used on days that you train and that you only take one scoop every 24 hours. Since there are 16 servings in a container, if you train every 4 days, it should last you about a month. The pill version will last the same time. Overall it's not a bad deal since it lasts a month.
Is Gakic Hormonal?
No. Gakic has no hormonal elements to it. It is purely meant to help your body reduce the toxins that are released by physical exertion.
Who Should Not Take Gakic?
As with most supplements, unless told otherwise by a doctor, anyone under 18, any pregnant or nursing women should not take Gakic. Also, if you have high blood pressure or diabetes you should not try it.
Gakic is showing a lot of promise mostly based on the research behind it and also from anecdotal evidence by users. Considering all the choices bodybuilders have, it might be a useful tool in their supplement budget.