Facts: Creatine is a nutrient found naturally in our bodies. It's made of 3 amino acids: Arginine, Glycine and Methionine. The main function of Creatine is providing energy to your muscles for movements, especially quick and explosive movements. Creatine increases the energy in your muscles. Creatine Monohydrate is a dietary supplement that athletes and many bodybuilders use to increase high intensity exercise performance, increase strength, have fuller looking muscles, increase body mass and have faster post workout muscle recovery.
Benefits: Basically, once the creatine is stored inside the muscle cell, it attracts the water surrounding the cell thereby enlarging it. This super hydrated state of the cell causes nice side effects such as the increase of strength and it also gives the appearance of a fuller muscle. Some studies suggest that a super hydrated cell may also trigger protein synthesis and minimize catabolism. In addition, creatine provides for faster recovery in between sets and increased tolerance to high volume work. The way it does this is by enhancing the body's ability to produce Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the compound that your muscles use for fuel whenever they contract. ATP provides its energy by releasing one of its phosphate molecules (it has three phosphate molecules). After the release of such molecule, ATP becomes ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate) as it now only has two molecules. The problem is that after 10 seconds of contraction time the ATP fuel extinguishes and in order to support further muscle contraction glycolisis (glycogen burning) has to kick in. That is fine and well except for the fact that as a byproduct of that mechanism lactic acid is produced. Lactic acid is what causes the burning sensation at the end of the set. When too much lactic acid is produced, your muscle contractions stop, thereby forcing you to stop the set. However, by taking creatine, you can extend the 10 second limit of your ATP system as creatine provides ADP the phosphate molecule that it is missing (recall that creatine is stored in the muscle as creatine phosphate). By upgrading your body's ability of regenerating ATP, you can exercise longer and harder as you will minimize your lactic acid production and you will be able to take your sets to the next level and reduce fatigue levels. More volume, strength and recovery equals more muscle (assuming nutrition and rest are factored in). Creatine also seems to allow for better pumps during a workout. This may be due to the fact that it possibly improves glycogen synthesis. In addition, studies have shown that creatine helps lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Creatine Monohydrate 100% Pure Powder
Following Certificate of Analysis (COA) is transferred from the COA of manufacturer
Extract Testing Method: HPLC
Expiration date: 3 years from purchase date.
Grade: High Pharmaceutical; Food Grade
Purity: 99.98%+ purity (HPLC)
Appearance: White crystalline powders
Classification: Amino Acid
Loss on Drying: 11%
Residue on Ignition: 0.03%
Mesh Size: 200
Molecular Formula: C4H9N3O2
Free of the following (does NOT contain): Sugar, Starch, Salt, Preservatives, Corn, Soy, Wheat, Yeast, Dairy, Gluten, Mold, Metal.
Our powders are Kosher and Vegan/Vegetarian.
Recommended Dose: There are two popular methods of taking Creatine Monohydrate. The first is called LOADING when you rapidly load your muscles with creatine. Take up to 4-5 teaspoons (20-30 grams) per day mixed with juice, water or in a shake. Mix 1-2 teaspoons (5-10 grams) of creatine 4-5 times a day for a maximum of 20-30 grams a day. After the loading period, cut back to 1-3 teaspoons (5 to 15 grams) a daily.
The second method is skipping the loading phase and begin taking 1-3 teaspoons (5-15 grams) per day, each day. With either method, avoid caffeine and other diuretics and include glucose with your dosage one hour before your workouts. It is imperative that you drink a lot of water and stay hydrated while taking this product!
Side Effects: Generally there are no side effects with Creatine Monohydrate however when starting this product, you might have a little stomach discomfort until the product is absorbed into your system but that is in the initial phase of the first few days.
Pills vs. Powder:
Powder goes further
Pills have fillers- this is why supermarkets and drugstores sell them so cheap
Powder is cost efficient
Stir powder into anything you're drinking
You pass pills through your urine before they have absorbed into your system
Powder is much more practical
Invest In Your Health!
Our commitment to you: rest assured that the products you order with our company have been strictly evaluated for their quality and purity by the USP: United States Pharmacopeia. We have zero tolerance for impurities.
Warning: Please keep away from heat and light. Store your nutritional supplements in cool, dry places.
Disclaimer: We do not ask you to substitute our judgement for your own. Know your body's limitations, we are NOT responsible for any adverse reactions to our products. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. If you have any medical conditions, please consult a medical professional before buying.