What is Creatine? Creatine is a naturally-occurring amino
acid found in a variety of foods, with the richest source being lean red meat. A two-pound
beef steak contains about 5 grams of creatine. More than 95% of the creatine in your body
is stored in the muscle cells.
Additionally, creatine enhances muscle cellular hydration "volumizing". Muscle
cells hold more water, becoming larger and better defined. This enhances the
"ripped" look that bodybuilders strive to attain.
First introduced to Olympic athletes, this amino acid metabolite provides increased muscle
energy by maximizing ATP (Adensoine Triphosphate) output. This is important because during
intense training, ATP, which does for your muscles what gasoline does for your car,
becomes depleted and causes muscle fatigue.
When used in conjunction with a vigorous training regimen, creatine, experts say, can add
up to 10 pounds of muscle mass to a person's body.
Creatine is a naturally occurring metabolite which helps recycle the body's supply of ATP
for increased energy output, strength and endurance. Research indicates that athletes who
exercise and supplement their diet with creatine monohydrate may increase the total
creatine within their muscles. Creatine monohydrate is research proven to help increase
peak power, delay fatigue, and increase energy during high intensity exercise.
Creatine is also known as: