What exactly is creatine?
A nitrogenous organic compound that's naturally synthesized in the body helps to supply energy to each cell. Creatine is also a compound of three amino acids which is, arginine, glycine, and methionine. It's primarily found in the liver but in smaller amounts in the kidneys and pancreas. Creatine can be found in certain foods such as fish and meat and consumed through dietary supplements. Creatine accumulates within our muscles, smaller amounts can be traced to the brain, heart, and testes. The way creatine travels throughout the body is from the place of synthesis to muscles through circulation.
How does one use creatine?
There are multiple ways that people use creatine supplementation. It can be ingested in a loading phase, meaning that one might use around 20-25 grams each day for five or so days then follow up with maintenance doses of approximately 2 grams each day. Another way is just ingesting creatine without loading; This is also effective yet reaching muscle concentration will take a little longer. Creatine is found in certain products that are taken daily to help achieve goals without taking creatine alone. Creatine alone vs. in pre-workout comes down to the individual and how they want to take it.
Let’s look at Creatine Monohydrate.
Athletes and bodybuilders have used this dietary supplement for years. When using creatine monohydrate, it’s known to help with increasing power output and helping with lean mass—two essential factors for athletes and bodybuilders. Creatine monohydrate benefits the liking of high-intensity movements as sprints or weightlifting; supplementing with creatine monohydrate helps to replenish your ATP levels faster, which is beneficial when resting before your next set.
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