Arguably the best supplement available, in fact it's considered just about mandatory, so what is it? How does it work? What does it do?
What is it?
Creatine is simply 3 amino acids, Glycine, Arginine and Methionine, and is naturally occuring within our bodies and within protein dense food sources such as red meat.
How does it work?
First. We need to talk ATP, (Adenosine Tri-Posphate) which is the energy source of almost all human function and is created through oxidisation of carbs, protein or fat. ATP then provides energy by hydrolyzing a posphate group which turns it into ADP (Adenosine Di-phosphate) which is a virtually useless biproduct UNLESS it can be converted back into ATP to be used as energy again.
What does it do?
This is where Creatine comes into play.
When creatine is absorbed into the body, it becomes Creatine Phosphate, which then can be used to contribute that previously lost Phosphate to rebuild ATP from ADP!
Essentially. Creatine helps create MORE ATP than usual, helping your body perform processes such as muscle contraction, more efficiently and for longer.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE
Not only does it help rebuild ATP. But it ALSO hydrates the muscle cells, hydrated muscles means higher protein synthesis and larger muscle size AND increased/more efficient glucose metabolism and better general brain function.
Considered one of the safest supplements available, with no known side effects other than mild weight increase (DUE TO MUSCLE CELL HYDRATION, NOT FAT GAIN), Creatine really is absolutely vital for anyone and everyone who performs regular exercise or even just for overall efficient body processes!. While creatine is created naturally in our body, Supplementing 3-5g of creatine per day has been proven to increase performance as much as 25%! Want to chat about supplements, need some advice on what you can use to be the best possible? Come down and see us here at mass Wagga, we are always happy to talk anything and everything health, nutrition, fitness!
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