Creatine Monohydrate may be the single most studied product in the history of nutritional supplementation. Over the years, however, creatine has been widely recognized and accepted by the scientific community, medical professionals and hard training athletes as a product that delivers on its promise of improved strength and enhanced muscle size.
Further, the International Olympic Committee and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) allow the use of creatine. It is used among top amateur and professional athletes.
High-Intensity Anaerobic Activity
Creatine enhances the body’s capacity to perform high-intensity work. As a result, the body achieves greater muscle size as well as performance gains.
Athletes and active fitness enthusiasts take creatine because it allows the body to produce more energy. And, with more energy… “you can lift one or two more reps or 5 more pounds” and “your muscles will get bigger and stronger,” according to published reports by Chad Kerksick, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma.
Other published findings in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine suggest that creatine use can increase maximum power and performance in high-intensity anaerobic repetitive work by up to 15 percent (15%).
In general, Creatine Monohydrate is most beneficial during high-intensity anaerobic workouts or competitive events. It does not appear to have much effect on endurance activities.
A preliminary clinical study suggests that creatine supplements may help lower levels of triglycerides. Creatine has also been reported to help lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid associated with heart disease. Other studies have shown creatine to have a positive impact on cognitive brain function. Some researchers and clinician are now incorporating creatine as part of an overall treatment for depression.
About half of the creatine in our bodies is made from other amino acids in the liver, kidney, and pancreas. The other half comes from foods we eat. Wild game is considered to be the richest source of creatine, but lean red meat and fish (particularly herring, salmon, and tuna) are also good sources.
Each serving supplies a full 5 grams (5000mg) of pure Creatine Monohydrate. The patented production method used to produce this Creatine yields a tasteless, odorless powder that mixes easily into water or juice.
Directions for Use:
During loading take one (1) heaping teaspoon (5,000mg of Creatine Monohydrate) 2–4 times per day. For maintenance, during periods of intense exercise, training or performance take one (1) heaping teaspoon, 1 – 2 times per day. Powder should be mixed with at least one full glass of water. Do not exceed 4 teaspoons per day.