Creatine Monohydrate Description: Our Creatine Monohydrate is made
in the USA! Creatine is a naturally occurring metabolite which
helps recycle the body's supply of ATP for increased energy output,
strength and endurance. Research indicates that athletes who
exercise and supplement their diet with Creatine Monohydrate may
increase the total Creatine pool within the muscle. Creatine
Monohydrate is research proven to help increase peak power and
delay fatigue during high intensity intermittent exercise (1).
Mega-Pro Creatine Monohydrate is 100% pure Creatine Monohydrate.
Creatine Monohydrate References:1. Birch, Noble, Greenhaff;
Influence of Dietary Creatine Supplementation on Performance During
Repeated Bouts of Maximal Isokinetic Cycling in Man; Queens Medical
Center, UK; 1994
Creatine is formed in the liver and kidneys. From there, 95 percent
of it goes to the muscles and forms creatine phosphate, which
boosts the body's manufacture of the energy-producing molecule
adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Loading with creatine allows muscle
fibers to work harder for a longer time before the body runs out of
ATP. This allows for a heavier more intense workout as creatine can
fuel muscle development at a greater speed.
Creatine is found in a variety of foods in various concentrations -
the "richest" source of creatine is lean red meat - 2.2 lbs of
steak contain approximately 5 grams of creatine. Vegetarians have
been shown to have lower creatine storages than meat eaters. But
just storing, let alone cooking meat, diminishes its creatine
Creatine monohydrate may do much more than make you stronger and
allow you to recover faster between sets: it could also help you
pack on the pounds! There's a reason for that - when the muscle
absorbs creatine, it also brings water in with it. This promotes a
phenomenon called "cell volumizing" or "cellular hydration." Now,
when a muscle cell is "hydrated" (holding more water), it gets
bigger - fuller - and rounder!
Researchers recommend five grams (usually a teaspoon) dissolved in
liquid and taken four times a day for five days to load your
muscles. From there, two grams a day - about half a teaspoon - will
keep levels sufficiently high.
Source: The Natural Way - Aug. - Sept., 1995
1996 - Supplement Review
Recent research in human sports science indicates that if you
supplement a normal diet with creatine monohydrate it will increase
the creatine content in the muscles. In a study that was published
in Clinical Science, muscle creatine concentrations went up by more
than 35% in the exercising muscles of subjects who took creatine
supplements several times a day.
This work, which shows that creatine supplementation can help imp