Creatine is a chemical compound formed by the combination of the three amino acids glycine, arginine and methionine. In the body creatine is mainly found in the skeletal muscle, where it is involved in high energy phosphate metabolism to produce and regenerate ATP energy.
Supplementing with creatine can cause an increase in physical performance during short-term, high intensity, repeated bouts of exercise.
Due to creatine’s physiological benefits is it suitable for a range of individuals with a series of different fitness goals, from regular gym goers to runners, cyclists and swimmers. Creatine is generally consumed by individuals looking to improve physical performance with goals including weight loss and lean muscle gain.
Creatine is naturally synthesised in small amounts in the liver and can be found in foods such as red meat. In order to receive the full benefits of creatine many individuals choose a suitable supplementation method.
Creatine monohydrate is a simple powdered form of creatine that can be easily mixed with water and juice pre or post workout.
Creatine tablets provide a more convenient way to supplement with creatine when time is limited and now even come in chewable capsules.
Creapure is a pH adjusted form of creatine that is consumed by those looking for a pure form of creatine.