What Is Creatine?
In this article you will find information on Creatine, and the benefits of introducing it into your supplements and training.
As the most ergogenic (physical performance enhancing) supplement available on the market, and widely available, Creatine is a great supplement to impliment into your training and can help to increase body mass as a result of producing a higher intensity exercise capacity.
There are 4 main types of creatine. These are Creatine Monohydrate, Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE), Creatine Phosphate and Creatine Citrate. Supplementing with creatine is a great way to improve performance, not just for bodybuilders but for all athletes. The benefits will show in the form of strength, lean mass growth and mainly increased energy.
Creatines main function in the body is to store high energy groups in the form of phosphocreatine. When the body is put under stress, phosphocreatine releases this energy to aid in cellular function. This is how creatine can increase strength/intensity during training.
Creatine can be found in a wide variety of sources, most commonly taken in powder/tablet form.
- Creatine is found in meat and eggs.
- Creatine is naturally produced by your body.
- Safe to use.
- Cheap to buy.
- Proven to work.
- >Creatine works by aiding the body to produce ATP (adenosine tryphosphate)
People following a high meat based diet may not see great benefits from taking creatine as a supplement as creatine is found in meat, and you could already be meeting your bodies requirements by doing so.
Creatine used at a sensible dosage and with the correct amount of hydration per day has no proven negative side effects. Misuse of creatine has shown some evidence of increased hair loss. Consuming too much creatine without the correct amount of water per day can cause stomach cramps and diarrhea.
Do I Need TO Cycle Creatine
The majority of supplement companies recommend cycling creatine. This is not recommended and has been scientifically proven as unnecessary. Creatine is a natural source of energy and should be used a supplement to ensure you get enough for your own individual goal, body size and activities.
Overall creatine is a good supplement to take as it aids in recovery as well as increasing intensity and strength during