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Creatine Supplements

Creatine Supplements

Creatine can increase muscle size and strength, and also boost your energy levels!

Creatine monohydrate (CM) is an extremely popular supplement that serves as an energy reserve in muscle cells. Muscular contraction is powered by the breakdown of ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) to ADP (adenosine di-phosphate). When all the ATP is broken down, creatine phosphate in the muscle donates a phosphate group to ADP, and further energy reactions can occur. Creatine monohydrate is a precursor to creatine phosphate (CP). By supplementing with CM, CP levels in muscle apparently are maximized, and more muscular work can occur, since there are greater energy reserves to use.

Creatine also helps with resistance training by bloating the muscle with creatine rich fluid. This allows for greater leverage and requires the muscle to move less and lift more weight. While this may seem kind of trivial, some researchers today think that one of the stimulating factors of steroid use is water retention. The swelling action and the related stretching of the cells may in and of itself cause a reaction which stimulates the muscle cells to grow.

Creatine creates a better environment inside the muscle for growth. Being hydroscopic (attracting water) amino acids found in the blood are drawn inside the muscle where creatine resides in the body. Creatine is a must have for anyone looking to increase Muscular Size & Strength.