100% PURE CREATINE MONOHYDRATE
Creatine is one of the most studied sports supplement to date. In fact, there have been done more than 700 human research studies on creatine. Creatine is naturally found and present in the human body. It serves as a fuel source for various tissues including muscles and the body produces it on its’ own on a daily basis. While we do get creatine in our diets, it does not mean that we ingest sufficient amounts to experience a performance boosting effect from it.
What is creatine and what does it do? You might have heard of the different energy systems within the human body. Perhaps you are aware of the fact that there is an aerobic as well as an anaerobic set of energy systems, and also the very fast high-intensity ATP/CP (creatine phosphate) system. The best way to go about how the human body performs work is to think of it in terms of sustainability and availability. For example, we know intuitively that a high-intensity activity like sprinting is not something that is sustainable for a very long period of time. For such an activity, a high amount of energy is required immediately, and that is where the ATP/CP system comes into play. While the ATP/CP system is very capable of delivering energy fast, it is not very efficient at making large quantities of energy, meaning that is delivers energy to the body immediately but runs out in a short amount of time. This is the reason why bodybuilders, weightlifters, powerlifters and other anaerobic athletes supplement with creatine: it gives them a boost in the energy system that they use the most.
Who is creatine suitable for? Anyone who partakes in prolonged or very high-intensity activity or exercise can take creatine. If you are looking to improve physical performance, dietary supplementation of creatine can be helpful. The recommended dosage is 5 grams of creatine every day, immediately pre- or post-workout with a source of both protein and carbohydrates for maximized uptake by the muscle cells. Before using Full Force Nutrition’s “100% Creatine Monohydrate”, please read the directions found under the “additional information” section on this page.