APS Nutrition Creatine Monohydrate is used to increase muscle mass and muscle recovery. Creatine is a natural substance that is synthesised in the body from three amino acids.
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SUGGESTED USE FOR APS NUTRITION CREATINE MONOHYDRATE
- Mix one scoop of Creatine Monohydrate Powder with 350-450ml of water or non-acidic fruit juice once daily for maintenance. For loading, have one serve 4 times per day.
Creatine is a natural substance that is synthesised in the body from three amino acids; arginine, glycine, and methionine. It’s also found naturally in certain foods. This Creatine is manufactured in Germany under U.S patent no. 5.719.319 This patented manufacturing process eliminates unwanted by products. CreaPure, manufactured by AlzChem AG, is the only Creatine manufactured in Germany.
This Creatine is known around the world for its quality and purity, which is due to our careful selection of materials and our technologically mature, patented system for synthesising Creatine. Creatine is a non-essential amino acid that is an important source of chemical energy for muscle contraction. In the body, Creatine, helps to regenerate ADP back into ATP for increased energy output involving short, intense bursts of energy. Once Creatine reaches the muscles, it’s converted into phosphocreatine, and ultimately becomes the body’s primary energy source – adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
In your skeletal muscles, where you build bulk and generate the energy for movement, creatine participates in the complex muscle contraction process to maximise muscle energy. ATP is a key fuel for muscle contraction, the repetition exercises you perform when bodybuilding.
The more ATP you make available to your muscles, the more energy created to power bodybuilding and boost performance in dynamic sports like sprinting, rowing, bodybuilding. Normal levels of ATP allow you only a few seconds of high intensity energy. Although creatine’s role in the energy production process is its most noticeable trait, there is evidence that creatine may stimulate muscle growth. It does this in a couple of different ways: By allowing you to perform more work as a result of additional energy, increased protein synthesis is stimulated.
Secondly, when an abundance of creatine phosphate is stored in the muscle, the muscle will hold more water in its cells and become what is known as ‘volumised’ or ‘super-hydrated’. The more volumised a muscle is, it will promote the synthesis of protein, as well as deter the breakdown of protein. Volumising the muscle will also create an environment where an increased level of glycogen synthesis will take place. Increased protein synthesis along with training will lead to muscle growth. There is also scientific evidence that shows that supplementation with creatine may assist muscle tears to repair themselves more quickly. The conversion of ADT to ATP takes place inside the mitochondria. These are the tiny ‘power plants that convert energy. The mitochondria are where cellular respiration takes place, which his the process that generates the fuel that our cells use for energy.
During resistance training, the glycogen breakdown process has a side effect of the development of lactic acid. This is the substance that is responsible for the intense burn that is felt during exercise and the fatigue of the muscle. Creatine phosphate acts as a buffer to lactic acid build up. As mentioned earlier, creatine phosphate aids in the production of ATP, and this process consumes large amounts of hydrogen ions which are released by lactic acid and can build up in muscle cells during intense exercise. These excess hydrogen ions interfere with muscle contractions, but creatine phosphate ‘buffering’ action helps to delay fatigue allowing for longer workouts.
Short term supplementation of Creatine has been shown to help significantly increase muscular performance. It may help athletes work at a higher intensity during resistance exercise. A resulting greater training stimulus over time may result in advanced physiologic adaptations.