Thursday, 18 April 2013

Creatine Supplements

Creatine Supplements

Creatine is naturally produced in the human body from amino acids primarily in the kidney and liver. It is transported in the blood for use by muscles.

Creatine is not an essential nutrient, as it is manufactured in the human body from L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine.

In humans and animals, approximately half of stored creatine originates from food (about 1g a day, mainly from meat). A study, involving 18 vegetarians and 24 non-vegetarians, on the effect of creatine in vegetarians showed that total creatine was significantly lower than in non-vegetarians.

Since vegetables do not contain the primary source of creatine, vegetarians can be expected to show lower levels of directly derived muscle creatine. However, the subjects happened to show the same levels after using Creatine supplements.

Given the fact that creatine can be synthesized from amino acids, protein sources rich in these amino acids can be expected to provide adequate capability of native biosynthesis in the human body.
Creatine is used by the body for an energy source and production, in the form of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). Creatine is designed and manufactured to provide benefits in improving performance in high-intensity, short-duration activities such as weight lifting. Whilst taking Creatine the user’s body will increases production of ATP whilst decreasing the exhaustion of muscles, helping to contain muscle fatigue by reducing the levels lactic acid, an energy waste.

The effect of creatine supplementation has been studied in people with different levels of fitness and athletic ability, ranging from elite athletes to relatively unfit beginners. Creatine supplementation had a performance-enhancing effect for a wide range of sports.;
For sports that require speed, such as sprinting, long jump, swimming, kayaking/rowing, and for intensive strength training by bodybuilders and cyclists, short-term creatine supplementation can greatly improve performance in the areas of maximum strength and endurance (5-15%), with interval training in the maximum range (5-20%), with power production in short sprints (approx. 30%,) and in training with repetitive sprints (5-15%).

 We have a wide range Discount Supplements, including Creatine monohydrate powders and capsules from the leading brands in sports nutrition, but if you would like more information feel free to get in touch and our competitive bodybuilders will email you with answers.

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