Creatine Monohydrate is a metabolite that functions as a precursor to creatine phosphate (it provides a binding site for free phosphate). Once converted to creatine phosphate it provides a 'high energy' phosphate molecule for ATP production. ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is the chemical in our bodies that fuels all muscular contractions. This chain of events is known as the Krebs Cycle. Creatine's role, coupled with strength training, influences muscular contraction, cell hydration, strength, and ultimately, long term muscular growth.
Creatine is quickly becoming one of the most widely studied ergogenic aids in sports nutrition, leading to a better understanding of what mechanism, or mechanisms, it acts upon.
Scientists now know that supplementing with creatine monohydrate provides a saturation effect in skeletal
muscle. This muscle cell creatine saturation effect occurs after 5 days of 'loading' (5 grams 4 times per day) with creatine monohydrate. Once the muscle cell is saturated with creatine it is easily maintained at this level with just two 5 gram doses per day.
Muscles typically are comprised of about 70% water. The 'hyper-hydration' aspect of creatine may allow the muscle cell to hold 73% to 75% water effectively, making the muscle bigger in a rather short period of time. (Some individuals have reported 10 to 15 pound weight increases in as little as two weeks.)
Increasing muscle cell hydration leads to benefits in leverage for increased strength and possible reduction in lifting injuries. It is also believed that increasing muscle cell hydration may lead to greater protein accrual - solid lean muscle gains.
AST Sports Science uses only the purest, HPLC tested and laboratory certified, pharmaceutical grade creatine monohydrate money can buy. Our creatine is manufactured specifically for us, and to our rigid standards so you are guaranteed the finest, most effective creatine monohydrate available.
New Micronized Creatine Monohydrate is a faster acting, better absorbing creatine to help you build muscle quicker without the stomach upset and without gritty creatine left at the bottom of the glass.
May Be Helpful For
. Prolonged muscle energy production
. You will be able to lift heavier weights for more reps
. Allows you to train at maximum muscular output for longer periods of time
. Increase in muscular overload, leads to faster and greater lean muscle gains
. Has a swelling effect on the muscle making it bigger and fuller
Creatine Monohydrate 325 Grams
Creatine Monohydrate 550 Grams
One serving supplies the following ingredients:
Pure HPLC tested and laboratory certified micronized creatine monohydrate - 5 grams
Mix 1 heaping teaspoon in 4 to 6 oz of water or juice. Drink immediately. To maximize results be sure to drink 8 to 10 - 8 ounce glasses of water daily.
Creatine Loading - Phase 1- Day 1 throught Day 5: Take 1 heaping teaspoon 4 times daily. Creatine Maintenance Phase 2- Day 6 forward: Take 1 heaping teaspoon twice daily.
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