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What is Creatine?
Creatine occurs naturally in the body, it’s manufactured in the liver, kidneys, and pancreas from the amino acids l-arginine, glycine, and l-methionine. It’s in some foods, such as meat and fish. Beyond any doubt, Creatine is the most well- researched sports nutrition supplement made; this is because of its benefits as far as increasing lean muscle, strength and energy. About 95% of the total creatine found in the body is in the muscles.
What creatine do and how does it work?
The primary function of Creatine is to provide energy to the muscle cells. Creatine has an important role in supplying your muscle cells with the energy needed to perform – here’s how it works: your body’s primary energy source comes from ATP, commonly known as adenosine triphosphate. When your body begins to exert the energy required to perform any exercise that requires strenuous effort, stored ATP will be used to power the muscles. ATP stores are used up in about 5-10 seconds. To be able to generate more energy, your body must make more ATP. In this period of demanding energy needs, ATP is resynthesized from ADP. However, for this to take place, your body needs to use creatine phosphate. Creatine’s exclusive ability to increase creatine phosphate stores lets the body synthesize ADP into ATP at a fast pace during times of intense training. If your body doesn’t have enough stored creative phosphate, it will turn to other resources, such as glycogen. The drawback to using other resources is that it takes longer to create the needed ATP for intense training.
The different kinds of creatine:
There’s quite a few different kinds of creatine that have been made available to the supplement marketplace over the ten years or so. The original version introduced was creatine monohydrate, soon followed by numerous variations such as creatine ethyl ester, creatine malate, creatine citrate, Kre-Alklyn, and creatine hcl. With so many choices, which one is the most effective?
CEE, Kre Alklyn, Creatine Monohydrate
Creatine ethyl ester, or CEE, is creatine monohydrate with an attached ethyl group, which is meant to provide greater solubility and ultimately improved absorption. Research conducted by Department of Life Sciences, Kingston University, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston-upon-Thames, United Kingdom, compared the bioavailability of creatine from CEE and creatine monohydrate in an acidic condition like stomach acid. The result of this research was that CEE breaks down to the waste by-product creatinine much sooner than creatine monohydrate.
One other study was conducted that compared the bioavailability of creatine from Kre-Alkalyn and creatine monohydrate in an acidic condition like stomach acid by the Department of Life Sciences, Kingston University, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston-upon-Thames, United Kingdom. This research validated that creatine monohydrate was far more stable compared to Kre-Alklynand that a larger amount of Kre-Alklyn broke down to creatinine than was the case with creatine monohydrate.
How PH impacts muscle fatigue:
Intense exercise causes a large reduction in muscle PH. The usual muscle PH is about 7; this is also the PH of water. After a hard, tough workout, which includes such strenuous activities as long distance running, your muscle PH can drop to 6.5. The increase of lactic acid in the muscles causes this drop in muscle PH. This reduction in muscle PH results in muscle fatigue because of the body’s inability to re-synthesize phospho creatine. As well, increasing muscle PH has been research proven to increase performance. Muscle PH can be increased by ingesting alkaline compounds, such as sodium carbonates.
Research has shown that oral delivery of sodium bicarbonate at a rate of 300mgs/kg will improve intense exercise performance between 1 and 7 minutes. A study conducted in Australia at the Tasmanian Institute of Technology (McNaughton LR, Cedaro R The Aust Journal of Sci and Med in Sport 1991; 23(3): 66-69) used elite class rowers as test subjects, each one received bicarbonate at 300mg/kg bodyweight or a placebo. After ninety-five minutes, the test subjects gave a maximal effort for six minutes on a rowing ergometer. Compared to the placebo group, the test subjects taking sodium bicarbonate rowed almost 50 metres further in the same time.
The Science behind Crea –Trona
The manufacturers of Crea Pure have developed a new type of creatine that is much more bioavailable and far more effective than any other type of creatine introduced to date. Alz Chem is involved in each step, from the starting material of coal to the end product of creatine monohydrate. The new type of creatine we’re talking about is known as Crea-Trona and is patented in Europe (DE 102006050931A1) and is patent pending in the USA (US2010/0056633A1). Not just one more blended form of creatine, Crea Trona is a chemically altered version of creatine precisely designed to have a perfect PH. This means that the creatine will absorb into the muscle cells without any chance of breaking down. As demonstrated above, the various blended creatine formulas available, like Kre-Alklyn, creatine citrate or malate, tend to break down in acidic solutions much more easily and quickly than standard creatine monohydrate. On the other hand, Crea-Trona is bonded with 94% creatine monohydrate and 6% sodium bicarbonate (weak acid) and sodium carbonate(conjugated base), resulting in a perfect PH of 10.
A primary drawback of Kre-Alklyn is presented in the USA patent application of Crea-Trona. In this application, it says that “even small amounts of acids are sufficient in order to neutralize these mixtures or set an acid pH.” In order to have a real “buffered” creatine, the compound must include a weak acid and a conjugated base. Kre-Alklyn contains a base only and therefore isn’t a real buffered creatine that results in the conversion of creatinine in an acidic pH environment, meaning the stomach. Creatine monohydrate mixed with just sodium carbonate results in an alkaline creatine that is titrated quickly in low PH solution. Crea-Trona incorporates a real buffered system to control the pH level to stay constant at 1.
The utilization of sodium carbonate (conjugated base) and sodium bicarbonate (weak acid) creates the buffering system of Crea-Trona. An important point is that the pH of a solution is impacted slightly when you add an acid or a base. The pH buffering properties of Crea-Trona come from the equilibrium between the acid HA and its conjugate base A-. HA is in equilibrium with H+ + A-. If you add an acid (such as the stomach) to the buffer mixture (weak acid-sodium bicarbonate, and its conjugate base-sodium carbonate), the equilibrium is shifted to the left. Due to this shift, the hydrogen ion concentration raises by less than the amount expected for the quantity of strong acid added. As well, the opposite holds true if a strong alkali is added to the mixture; the hydrogen ion concentration is reduced by less than the amount expected for the quantity of alkali added.
The buffering system of Crea-Trona protects the creatine from converting into creatinine in the stomach and also is proven to have a significantly higher bioavailability leading to higher absorption into the muscle cells. In the USA patent application for Crea Trona, it sates that “the sodium content of the formulation having a decisive influence on the bioavailability and the uptake of creatine into the cells.” The use of sodium is along the same lines as the typical use of simple carbohydrates to increase creatine uptake.
A research experiment was conducted to demonstrate the bioavailability between Crea-Tona, creatine monohydrate and Kre-Alkalyn. This experiment used three groups of testers, each one consisting of 10 people; each had the same starting levels of creatine in dry muscle mass. This experiment was conducted over a time-frame of 4 weeks, each group received a per day dose of 2 grams of either creatine monohydrate, Kre-Alkalyn, or Crea-Trona. Researchers measured Creatine stores in the muscle cells by way of muscle biopsy both before the experiment and after 4 weeks of administration. Results indicate that Crea-Trona has much better bioavailability than either creatine monohydrate or Kre-Alkalyn. After the 4th week, the testers using Crea-trona had almost 15% more creatine stores in their bodies than the testers using creatine monohydrate or Kre-Alkalyn.