We already know that creatine monohydrate is one of the most effective sports supplements
on the planet no matter what your goal, but not all creatines are created equal!
You need to make sure you’ve got a quality creatine monohydrate in order to reap all of its
benefits, and that is why we source none other than Creapure®, the ‘gold standard’ when it
comes to 100% micronized creatine monohydrate. Creapure® is the brand name for pure
creatine monohydrate produced by AlzChem Trostberg GmbH in Germany and is assured to
– HPLC Verified
– GMO Free
– Gluten Free
– Sugar Free
– Banned Substance Tested
– IFS Food Certified
So what is creatine?
Creatine is a substance that is found naturally in muscle cells. It helps your muscles to
produce energy during heavy lifting or high-intensity exercise. Creatine is manufactured in
the human body through the interaction of the amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine
in the kidney and liver.
Creatine increases the synthesis of a compound called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is
your body’s primary source of energy for the phosphate energy system; the energy system
which your body uses to power short, sharp muscle contractions and other anaerobic
exercises. This allows your muscles to contract with more power for an increased number of
repetitions, increasing your anaerobic exercise capacity. Creatine, therefore, allows you to
train harder, for longer, and stimulate more muscle growth, resulting in an increase in muscle
strength and size.
Typically speaking, consuming 5 – 10 grams of creatine monohydrate per day is adequate
regardless of your size. Absorption will be improved with a carbohydrate or protein-based
meal due to the related release of insulin.
To take advantage of the performance-enhancing effects of creatine monohydrate, it is best
taken twice per day – first thing in the morning and post-workout.
Creatine loading: Some users may wish to complete a creatine monohydrate “loading cycle” once every 12-16 weeks, taking up to 30 grams per day split into six 5-gram doses for an entire week to completely saturate the skeletal muscle with creatine.
Creatine monohydrate supplementation should be as consistent as possible.