Explosive strength and power support
What is it?
- What is it: Ultra-pure creatine powder
- Why take it: Research proven training aid
- When to take it: Twice daily
- Benefit: Increases training strength & power
Performance creatine is an ultra-pure creatine monohydrate supplement formulated to promote enhanced exercise intensity, power and strength. The nutrient is naturally found in muscle cells and plays a key role in short-term energy production. Simply put, creatine combines with phosphate molecules to make a substance called creatine phosphate (CP). When muscles get the signal to contract, CP is 'split' and bonds with a substance called ADP (Adenosine diphosphate), creating a compound known as ATP (Adenosine triphosphate). ATP then splits again in a high-energy reaction that provides the energy for muscle power:
Creatine Phosphate >>>>> ADP >>>>>> ATP >>>> ENERGY (muscle contraction)
Supplementing with creatine allows you to increase your intra-muscular stores, which is proven to enhance ATP production and boost power and strength output during short-term, high-intensity, repeated exercise. Creatine is a highly effective supplement for weight trainers, power sport players and endurance athletes.Why take it?
Supplementing with creatine is a highly effective way to support your power production, strength development, muscle growth and fatigue-resistance during high intensity, repetitive exercise. This makes it an excellent supplement for a wide range of exercisers – including weight trainers, boxers, footballers, rugby players, sprinters and endurance athletes. In addition, creatine has a rapid performance enhancing impact, with proven results after a few as five days of supplementation.
Creatine works by enhancing intra-muscular energy metabolism. During muscle contractions, the nutrient is rapidly metabolised as part of the process that generates energy. Once it's depleted, your muscle performance drops, because your body is forced to produce energy using fatigue-generating systems. Examples include the drop in rep number during weight training sets, and reduced sprint capacity on the football pitch. Supplementing with creatine enhances your natural creatine stores, helping you to produce more muscle contractions before fatigue forces you to reduce your intensity. Creatine remains the world's most researched sports nutrition supplement – offering proven results and maximum safety.When to take it?
To get maximum benefits from creatine it is recommended to follow a loading, maintenance and 'off' protocol:Loading
Consume 5g of creatine four times per day for five days to rapidly increase intra-muscular levels of the nutrient.Maintenance
Consume two 5g serving per day to maintain optimal levels of muscle creatine.Off
After 6 weeks stop taking creatine for 2 weeks before recommencing with the loading dose.Consumption
Creatine can be taken with water or added to your protein shake. It is also common to mix creatine with fruit juice to aid absorption.BenefitsProven increase in training intensity
Creatine is proven to increase physical performance during short-term, high-intensity, repeated exercise bouts – such as weight training sets, sprinting and boxing.Supports power, strength and growth
Adding creatine to your diet supports power-packed workouts, which means it can help you train harder and stimulate greater gains in strength and muscle mass.Fast results
Supplementing with creatine has been shown to have a noticeable impact on training performance in just 5 days, when taken as recommended.