Glycine-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid (GAKIC)

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Claim Ratings
  6. Dosing
  7. References

Glycine-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid (GAKIC) Simple Report

  • Supplement: Glycine-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid (GAKIC)
  • Supplement Category: other
  • Number of Products Containing Glycine-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid (GAKIC): 0
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.9 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 45 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 5
  • Number of Claims: 4
  • Effective Dosage Range: 10.2 - 11.2 grams per day

Glycine-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid (GAKIC) Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for glycine-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaproic acid (gakic) is 1.9 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for glycine-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaproic acid (gakic) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Glycine-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid (GAKIC)

There are 5 studies in the database on glycine-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaproic acid (gakic); the research rating is 45. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for glycine-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaproic acid (gakic) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Claim Ratings

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The Supplement Database includes 5 studies on glycine-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaproic acid (gakic) dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 10.2 to 11.2 grams per day, the average dose being 10.53 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Glycine-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid (GAKIC).


Title of Study
Effects of glycine-arginine-α-ketoisocaproic acid on muscular force and endurance
Effects of glycine-arginine-α-ketoisocaproic acid supplementation in college-age trained females during multi-bouts of resistance exercise
Effects of supplemental GAKIC ingestion on resistance training performance in trained men
Failure of glycine-arginine-α-ketoisocaproic acid to improve high-intensity exercise performance in trained cyclists
Glycine-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaproic acid improves performance of repeated cycling sprints