What is Creatine Monohydrate powder?
PureBulk's pure Creatine Monohydrate is a synthesized form of the organic acid creatine, which helps supply energy to muscle. Creatine Monohydrate supplements have been extensively studied by sports nutrition experts. Naturally manufactured in the liver, kidneys and pancreas, creatine develops energy in the body for strength. It is found in muscle, heart and brain tissue and is a natural derivative of the amino acids arginine, methionine and glycine.
Creatine is a popular supplement for those working to increase sports performance, including bodybuilders, powerlifters and others who work out regularly.
Creatine may also be derived from dietary sources, primarily from meat or fish, which contain approximately 4 to 5 grams of creatine per kilogram.
Creatine functions to increase the availability of ATP, adenosine triphosphate by donating a phosphate ion. When energy demand is high Creatine Monohydrate donates its phosphate to ADP (adenosine diphosphate) to yield ATP, which drives muscle contraction and protein production. This reaction is reversible. The phosphate of ATP can be transferred back to creatine, generating creatine phosphate by the action of creatine phosphokinase. Phosphocreatine is then stored in the muscle for later energy use. When needed, phosphocreatine later binds with ADP to convert it back to ATP. Studies have shown that Creatine Monohydrate, when combined with proper diet, exercise and adequate hydration, supports healthy lean muscle mass and strength.
Creatine may help users train for longer periods of times.
Purity and Concentration of Creatine Monohydrate
PureBulk's pure Creatine Monohydrate powder contains no fillers, taste additives, or anti-caking agents.
Potential Side Effects of Creatine Monohydrate
Creatine can have adverse effects when used in excess. Side effects can include weight gain, anxiety, breathing difficulty, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, kidney problems, nausea, vomiting, rash and stomach upset.
Certain drugs, including diabetes medications, acetaminophen and diuretics can have dangerous interactions with creatine. Taking stimulants like caffeine with creatine can increase the risk of side effects.
Creatine isn’t recommended for people with kidney or liver disease, or diabetes. Others who should avoid taking it are children under age 18 and women who are pregnant or nursing. Don’t use creatine if taking any medication or supplement that could affect blood sugar. Drink enough water to prevent dehydration. Let your doctor know before you take creatine or any other supplement.
Bioavailability, Mixing and solubility of Creatine Monohydrate
Creatine is a pure white powder that has no flavor or smell. It is easily soluble in water, fruit juice or a shake. Creatine monohydrate absorption is improved significantly when taken with something that increases insulin levels. To improve absorption take creatine with any beverage high in dextrose, like grape juice. Consuming creatine together with a meal provides the same effect due to the heightened insulin production.
References & Further Research
University of Maryland Medical Center: Creatine
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