Creatine is found naturally in the body where it is used to create ATP, the most explosive form of energy. Whilst creatine can be obtained from red meat, it is more practical to take higher-dose creatine supplements in order to achieve the required levels.
Who is creatine suitable for?
Creatine is one of the most researched supplements around the world. It has been subject to hundreds of clinical trials done with individuals from all of the different sports fields and it has convincingly passed the exam.
Creatine has been scientifically proven to increase physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise. This is why you will find a broad range of athletes and consumers taking creatine supplements, from bodybuilders to sprinters and anyone looking to improve their sports performance.
Creatine is the perfect supplement to enhance sports performance and to give you that competitive edge that can make the difference in terms of results and achievements. The most popular creatine supplement is Creatine Monohydrate.
Due to its efficiency in enhancing sports performance, creatine is often included in pre-workout formulas. For instance, our Creapump combines 5 g of Creatine (Creapure®) with 20g of carbohydrates and amino acids (citrulline malate, arginine and taurine).
Another example is our advanced pre-workout formula MYPRE which not only delivers 4g of performance-enhancing creatine but also a solid dose of caffeine, in addition to BCAAs and other essential amino acids.
Creatine-based formulas are excellent alternatives to conventional creatine supplements that can make the difference at your workouts.
When to take creatine?
The general rule of thumb for supplement consumption times consist of taking 20g of creatine p/d during the first 5 days (split into 5g dosages throughout the day) - this is known as the 'creatine loading phase' - followed by a consumption of 5g of creatine over the following days (known as the 'maintenance phase'). However, recent literature seems to suggest that you can go without the creatine loading period (although it will take you more time in order for muscle cells to be saturated with creatine).
For best results, try drinking your creatine along with a carbohydrate-rich drink.