WHAT IS A CREATINE?  WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CREATINE ?

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    • Creatine


      Creatine has been recognized as a product that delivers on its promise of improved strength.

      Those involved in the bodybuilding/strength training world - trainers and athletes alike - would know the importance of proper supplementation. One of the more successful supplements to hit the shelves would be creatine.

      In it various forms, which over the years have become more and more advanced, creatine has been recognized by the scientific community and the hard training athlete as a product that delivers on its promise of improved strength and enhanced muscle size.

      However, creatine (basically a fuel source for ATP, which is an energy system used for short bursts of power) is a product not without its share of controversy.

      Creatine Benefits

      High Intensity Work :

      Creatine enhances the body's capacity to perform high intensity work (and assists greater muscle size and performance gains as a result).

      Creatine phosphate (creatines high energy molecule form, stored within cells) is used to supply the type 11b muscle fibers (fast-twitch high-glycolytic; the ones that get largest in size) with immediate energy, ensuring these muscles do not prematurely fatigue 6.

      This strengthens muscular contraction of these fibers, and helps the athlete to pump out more reps, sprint at a faster rate, or engage more forcefully in whatever sport or type of exercise they take part in. Supplementing with creatine allows the muscles to store more of this high-energy molecule to provide greater gains in strength and muscle.




      Muscle Volumization :


      Another important benefit for bodybuilders and strength athletes is creatines muscle volumizing effect 3. Creatine has a property that causes muscle cells to inflate, which produces a more heavily muscled appearance, and, more importantly, serves as a stimulus for protein synthesis.

      Up to six pounds of added bodyweight in the first few weeks is commonly reported in those who begin creatine supplementation (a process primarily accounted for by water moving rapidly from the bloodstream to the muscle).

       

      Creatine Enhances Recovery :

      creatine supplementation somehow reduced muscle cell damage and inflammation following the exhaustive exercise. The researchers issued the following statement: