What is Muscle Gauge Nutrition (MGN) NO2XL?
MGN NO2XL is positioned as a supplement for individuals wanting to drastically increase their muscle strength and size, giving them a bigger look. It contains high levels of amino acids that can be converted by the body into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide widens blood vessels to increase blood flow and circulation, without raising blood pressure. It also helps with the release of growth hormones.
Boosting the levels of nitric oxide (NO) in the body sufficiently, therefore helps to stimulate what some call the “perpetual pump”. It is also said to help with cell regeneration during exercise, and thus to protect the muscles against the strain. In addition, this supplement is said to help you lose fat and get lean while building muscle.
- L-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate 3000mg
- L-Orthinine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate 100mg
- L-Glutamine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate 100mg
- L-Arginine-Ketoisocaproate 25mg
Other ingredients: Dextrose, natural and artificial flavors, and sucralose. These ingredients are purely there to add taste and sweetness to the product.
All the active ingredients in this product are directly associated with building muscle size and strength.
With 3000mg per serving, L-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AAKG) is the main ingredient by far in this product. AAKG is a modified version of arginine, an amino acid. It is widely used by athletes and bodybuilders to improve not only the capacity for exercise but also sports performance. It is also said to reduce muscle fatigue and enhance recovery.
AAKG is often combined with orthinine and Alpha-Ketoglutarate to improve its absorption in the stomach while L-Glutamine alpha-ketoglutarate itself is said to be particularly effective in aiding recovery during the post-workout and boosting immunity. L-Glutamine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate itself is said to maintain muscle and can also help to heal wounds.
The combination of L-glutamine and alpha-ketoglutarate is said to help support healthy nitrogen metabolism and energy production.
Ketoisocaproate acid – in combination with L-arginine (as is the case in this product) was once thought to enhance high-intensity exercise performance, but there are some recent studies which indicate that this might not be the case. Nevertheless, there are indications that Ketoiscoproatge acid provides benefit – albeit limited – in the recovery of muscle function after exercise-induced damage in untrained individuals.
Mix one scoop (4000mg) into 6 oz. of water and drink, once in the morning on an empty stomach and again 30 minutes before to lunch.
If you want to get the most from this product, you are encouraged to drink at least 64oz of water every day as well.
What is the Cost?
One container contains about 250 servings and sells online for around $77.
We were unable to find any information regarding a manufacturer’s guarantee. This could be because the product is promoted in such a way as to encourage other supplement providers to sell it under their own brand name – and therefore provide their own guarantee. We, therefore, recommend that you check out the returns policy of the retailer from whom you purchase any NOX2L supplement.
Our Final Review of MGN NO2XL
Muscle Gauge Nutrition (MGN) NO2XL is a high dosage formulation of the amino acids that help to raise the levels of nitric oxide in the body.
While the product is said to be manufactured in accordance with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) protocol, we could not find any certification to this effect.
We were also concerned that the product did not appear to be guaranteed in any way by the manufacturer. And we found it disappointing that for a dietary supplement, it contained nothing that would enhance the athlete’s overall health.