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Creatine Monohydrate - 2.2 lbs.
 
  • 100% Pure Powder
  • ATP Energizer
  • Vegetarian Product

Creatine Monohydrate is a naturally occurring compound found in the human body and obtained in the diet primarily from meat and fish.  Creatine is a popular supplement among active individuals because of its ability to serve as an energy reservoir, especially during intense physical exertion.  During short, intense bursts of activity, the body breaks down adenosine triphosphate (ATP) into adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and phosphate for energy. 

Creatine helps the body convert ADP back to ATP, providing greater amounts of ATP for energy, which may increase short-term endurance and strength.  Creatine can also be stored for later use by cells, creating the "energy reservoir" active individuals desire.  NOW Creatine Monohydrate is 100% pure and contains no additives or preservatives.


Creatine provides your muscle with the high-energy molecule needed to produce energy. Increasing your body’s creatine stores increases phosphocreatine re-synthesis and subsequent quick-energy production, allowing you to train harder (especially fast, explosive exercise).  Creatine has been found to increase strength and maximal power by up to 15%, and can also improve lean body mass. High levels of creatine can enhance your muscle’s ability to renew energy for up to 20-second energy bursts. Increasing your body’s stores of creatine can be accomplished in one of two ways. First, you may chose to “load” creatine at a dosage of 20 grams per day for 7 days, followed by a maintenance dose of 5 grams per day for 28 days. 

This will result in a more rapid accumulation of creatine in muscles and can be important if there is a competition that will occur within just a few days of beginning supplementation. Individuals with lower initial levels of creatine in muscle, such as vegetarians, are more likely to respond to supplemental creatine. Additionally, of the nearly 500 research studies conducted on creatine, more than 70% (300 studies) have found a beneficial effect with creatine. These studies have used a broad range of individuals, including young male athletes and non-athletic females, and older adults.
 

Creatine Benefits include:

Increase in muscle size – Creatine supplementation causes an increase in the water content of muscles, making them larger. This is not due to an increase in the size of the muscle fibers. However, creatine can increase real fat free mass over time, as its strength and power-boosting properties allow higher quality training and thus, better gains.

Improved athletic performance – A large body of research shows that oral creatine supplementation can make an athlete faster and stronger when performing high intensity activity.

Increased muscle protein synthesis – If someone who uses creatine can lift more weight, muscle protein synthesis should increase.  The creatine itself simply increases the available energy supply (ATP) for muscle contraction.

discovered that jumpers and sprinters who supplemented with creatine significantly improved the first 30 seconds of their performance by roughly 10%. - See more at: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/6-reasons-you-should-be-taking-creatine/slide/2#sthash.ba2L9n
discovered that jumpers and sprinters who supplemented with creatine significantly improved the first 30 seconds of their performance by roughly 10%. - See more at: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/6-reasons-you-should-be-taking-creatine/slide/2#sthash.ba2L9nEX.dpuf
discovered that jumpers and sprinters who supplemented with creatine significantly improved the first 30 seconds of their performance by roughly 10%. - See more at: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/6-reasons-you-should-be-taking-creatine/slide/2#sthash.ba2L9nEX.dpuf
discovered that jumpers and sprinters who supplemented with creatine significantly improved the first 30 seconds of their performance by roughly 10%. - See more at: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/6-reasons-you-should-be-taking-creatine/slide/2#sthash.b
discovered that jumpers and sprinters who supplemented with creatine significantly improved the first 30 seconds of their performance by roughly 10%. - See more at: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/6-reasons-you-should-be-taking-creatine/slide/2#sthash.ba2L9nEX.dpu
 
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Serving Size: 1 Heaping Teaspoon

Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, mix 1 heaping teaspoon in fruit juice or other sweetened liquid 3 to 4 times daily, before and after exercise, for the first 7 days.  Thereafter, for maintenance use, consume 1 to 3 times daily.  Allow 3 to 4 hours between doses.  For continuous use beyond 28 days, use one serving daily.  Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Pyruvate, D-Ribose and Carbo Gain.

Other Ingredients:  None.
 
Contains no:  sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.  Vegetarian/Vegan Product.

Caution:  Consult a physician if you have impaired kidney function or are taking any prescription medications that affect kidney function.

Creatine may be especially useful for those doing short-term, intense exercise, such as weight lifting, football, basketball, swimming, skiing and cycling.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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