Creatine – more than just a muscle builder
Creatine is found naturally in our muscles, as well as our brain, kidneys and liver. While there are many forms of it on the market, one of the most well researched and scientifically validated is creatine monohydrate. It’s not only effective and safe to use long term, it may have some health benefits as well. But what does it actually do?
What does creatine do?
Its main role is to boost energy production in cells. It works by helping you replenish your energy molecules called ATP (adenosine triphosphate) – the cells’ most basic form of energy. You don’t have unlimited amount of ATP, and it runs out especially quickly when you’re doing an intense workout or heavy lifting.
Creatine also aids muscle repair and new muscle growth, as well as hydrates and reduces muscle breakdown. In simple terms – it helps you keep and gain lean muscle mass.
More creatine – more energy
The more creatine you have, the more ATP your muscles can produce during a high intensity workout. ATP usually gets depleted after 8-10 seconds of high-intensity activity – taking creatine monohydrate prolongs this time.
According to multiple studies, taking a creatine monohydrate supplement can improve performance by up to 15% during high-intensity workouts. An improvement of this magnitude could take many months (even years) to achieve with training alone. If you have low stores of creatine (if you’re vegetarian, vegan or an older adult), you may see even more noticeable improvements.
Where to get creatine?
You need about 1 and 3 grams of creatine per day, and more if you are very physically active. Roughly half of this is synthesised by your body and the other half you need to get from your diet. The richest sources are red meat and fish.
If you want to be sure you’re getting enough, we recommend taking a high-quality creatine monohydrate supplement.
PowGen Essenital Creatine with creatine monohydrate
This high-intensity product will change the way you train and make you stronger, faster. Essential Creatine will:
- Aid muscle recovery and growth
- Boost exercise performance
- Increase your muscle mass
- Let you train longer and harder