Muscle Nation Creatine Monohydrate
What Is Creatine & how can it benefit you?
Creatine is the number one supplement for improving performance in the gym. It is the single most studied and tested ingredient / supplement which shows increase muscle mass (gain muscle), strength and improved exercise performance.
Creatine is found naturally in muscle cells. It helps your muscles produce energy during lifting or exercise. About 95% of your body's natural creatine is stored in muscles in the form of phosphocreatine. The other 5% is found in your brain, kidney's and liver.
When supplementing with creatine, you increase your stores of phosphocreatine. This is a form of stored energy in the cells, as it helps your body produce more of a high-energy molecule called ATP.
ATP is often called the body's energy currency. When you have more ATP, your body can perform better during exercise (It helps your muscles produce energy during lifting or exercise).
Creatine also alters several cellular processes that lead to increased muscle mass, strength and recovery.
Creatine also helps you gain muscle in the following ways:
enables more total work or volume in a single training session, which is a key factor in long term muscle growth.
INCREASED CELL HYDRATION:
lifts water content within your muscle cells, which causes a cell columization effect that plays a role in muscle growth
1. Your body produces ATP naturally (source of energy in muscle cells)
2. Working out uses up your ATP stores
3. Depleted ATP produces ADP as it's bi-product
4. Supplementing with CREATINE converts ADP back into ATP
5. Increases muscle energy & recovery (performance)