Why use Creatine?
ATP is an adenine nucleotide bound to three phosphates. The energy stored in the bond between the second and third phosphate can be used to fuel chemical reactions. When a cell needs energy, it breaks this bond. ATP is required for any muscle contraction. With more contractions, more ATP gets consumed and must be replaced in order for the muscle to keep moving.
Stored ATP floating around only lasts 2-3 seconds. To replenish the ATP levels quickly, muscle cells use a high-energy phosphate compound called creatine.
THIS IS WHY YOU NEED CREATINE+
What is Creatine Monohydrate?
Creatine monohydrate is the most popular form of creatine, simply it’s creatine with one molecule of water attached to it , thus making it MONO. Supplementation with creatine serves to increase creatine stores and phosphocreatine availability in the body, resulting in faster ATP formation.
What is Creatine Citrate?
Creatine Citrate is simply creatine with citric acid to make it more water soluble to increase absorption time.
What is Creatine Nitrate?
Creatine Nitrate is a creatine compound bonded to a nitrogen base, creating Creatine Nitrate. This helps increase the solubility of creatine, and allows for a higher concentration of creatine to be absorbed by the body.
What is Creatine Malate?
Creatine Malate is a combination of creatine and malic acid, allowing for a better creatine entry into muscle cells than with just creatine alone.
What is Creatine Pyruvate?
Creatine Pyruvate intake significantly increases force and decreases fatigability during all exercise, including aerobic exercsie. This is due to enhanced aerobic metabolism.
What is D-Ribose?
D-ribose restores muscle ATP concentrations after intense workout. Skeletal muscle ATP levels after high intensity exercise sessions may take 26 and 93 hours (1-4 days) to recover. With ribose supplementation, a return to full cellular energy charge would take 6 to 22 hours (within a day).