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Creatine helps to supply energy to all cells in the body, primarily muscle. Creatine is naturally produced in the human body from amino acids primarily in the kidney and liver. In humans and animals, approximately half of stored Creatine originates from food (Mainly from meat).
What kind of results can I expect from supplementing with Creatine Monohydrate?
How it works: Creatine Monohydrate and ATP
To understand how creatine monohydrate works you first need to know what ATP is and what it does. ATP is the immediate source of energy for muscle contraction. Muscle fibers only contain enough ATP to power a few twitches, additional ATP must be drawn from the body’s ATP “pool”. Creatine monohydrate is converted into creatine phosphate in the body to keep the ATP pool filled.
What does this mean in the real world? Having a good reservoir of ATP available may help you lift heavier weights for more reps by providing your muscles with enough the fast-converting energy it needs for maximum performance. You’ll often hear this referred to as “explosive energy”.
Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate
Now that you understand how creatine monohydrate works you can probably already see some of the benefits of using it. Here’s a list of the possible benefits of taking creatine for someone who is doing intense resistance training (weight training) or a sport which requires high amounts of instant energy (for example a sprinter).
Who Should Take Creatine?
Creatine may be effective for healthy Men and Women, over the age of 18.
What dosage should I take?
Loading and Gradual approach over time have both been proven to be effective. We recommend skipping a loading phase and take 5 to 10 grams per day (1 to 2 servings) after your workout. This method allows you to skip the loading phase, and therefore there is no need to “cycle” Creatine use.
What Side effects can I expect from Creatine?
5 to 20 grams per day has been shown to be safe and relatively free of adverse side effects. At this dosage Creatine has been shown to improve response to resistance exercise, and increase maximal force production of muscles. The Mayo Clinic has stated that Creatine has been associated with asthmatic symptoms and warns against consumption by persons with known allergies.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This product is intended for adults only. Not for use for anyone under 18 years of age, pregnant or nursing women. If you have had a medical condition or are currently using prescription drugs consult your physician before using this product. Avoid this product if you have any previous history of medical dysfunction or disease including but not limited to kidney disease. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.
As with any dietary supplement, we recommend that you consult a physician before use.
"These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ALWAYS consult your physician before taking supplements."