Should i use creatine? Core Nutritionals creatine monohydrate

Should I use creatine?


Creatine is the one of the most researched ingredient in the sport supplement industry. It is used by everyone from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. It comes in a few different forms, but the most common form found in sport supplement products is creatine monohydrate.

What is it?

Creatine is a naturally occurring substance in our body and is used in the muscles as a form of energy. Creatine monohydrate is a creatine molecule combined with a water molecule made into a powder.

What does it do?

Creatine monohydrate assists in the energy production cycle. Energy also known as Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is what fuels our muscles. When creating ATP the body requires creatine to do this process. With no creatine we have no energy.

The process.

When you perform any movement of the body it requires energy to be used in the muscles. When ATP is used it creates a bi product of adenosine diphosphate (ADP). This ADP is useless to the human body. The body then uses stored creatine, self-made or supplemented, to resynthesize into ATP and thus allows us to keep moving the muscle. With more intramuscular creatine stored in your body it allows for more energy to be produced. This relates to stronger and increased ability to perform movement.

Why use creatine?

If it is created by the body, why add more into supplement routine? By supplementing with creatine monohydrate your body increases the amount of creatine it has at its disposal to create energy with. This allows for increased muscular endurance, recovery and strength. Creatine monohydrate also helps with muscle hydration due to it having the one water molecule attached. Recommended amount taken per serve is 5g.

Extra benefits

There are many other benefits of taking creatine monohydrate such as:

  • Increased muscle fibre production (increase strength
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Helps with brain function (due to the brain requiring large amounts of energy to function)
  • Does not have adverse effects to health individuals (BRIAN K. SCHILLING, 2001)

Creatine monohydrate is available online at 4WN Supplements Singapore

December 18, 2019 by 4WN Supplements